Ascoli Piceno. The city of a hundred towers
ANCIENT VILLAGES & CITIES OF ART
Ascoli Piceno is known as the city of the Hundred Towers in memory of the many noble towers that once stood out over houses and palaces and of which today some of notable importance and beauty remain, including the one adjacent to the Palazzetto Longobardo .
The historic center is mostly built with travertine extracted from the surrounding quarries which makes the setting suggestive, enhancing the monuments and squares in a unique setting. Equally notable is the presence of works of art in the churches, such as the magnificent polyptych by Carlo Crivelli in the cathedral, and in the museum network.
Ascoli is also renowned for the tender olive, its local gastronomic excellence already known by the Romans and today famous in the stuffed and fried version which takes the name of Oliva Ascolana .