I am so glad that I did my research before I left home so that I was aware of the Car Park near the ancient section of Ascoli Piceno.
This car park is really unique. We asked directions because we were somewhat lost, and young men got into their own car and showed us the way. We drove into the gated car park, took a ticket, and parked our car. Then, we walked across a terrific bridge over a small stream that lead to the Municipal Lift that took us up to the city street level.
We stayed in the Car Park for three days and two nights, and the cost was about 10 Euro.
Ascoli Piceno ancient section is compact, and a car is not needed and would be a real difficult proposition; thus, having this convenient car park was greatly appreciated.
Photo One: Inside the large Car Park
Photo Two: The wooden bridge that leads to the lift to the city street level
Photo Three: The small stream and water fall beside the Car Park
Photo Four: The City Map of Ascoli Piceno that shows the location of the Car Park
If you visit Ascoli Piceno, be sure to use this Car Park.
Getting to Ascoli isn't the easiest thing in the world without a car. Trains go there, but the timetable is confusing, and the climb up the valley from the coast is slow and full of stops. You may be able to get a train direct from Ancona or you may have to change at San Benedetto del Tronto. Our official Italian timetable was confusing and ambiguous.And some departures are actually carried out by busses operated by the railway system, who knows why, which give you a scenic tour of the horrible suburban development that straggles all the way up the valley, blighting the hillsides.