The provincial capital: FERMO
Of very ancient Villanovan origins, the city of Fermo was then an important Piceno and then Roman center developed from the top of the Sabulo hill where the Girfalco square houses the Metropolitan Cathedral with the Diocesan Museum next to it.
The Piazza del Popolo , among the most beautiful in the Marche, is the center where the Palazzo degli Studi is located, home to the important library, the Palazzo dei Priori with the Art Gallery and the Palazzo Comunale. From Via degli Aceti you can access the underground complex of the Roman Cisterns , a work of high hydraulic engineering that is excellently preserved and unique in the world for its size together with its network of tunnels. The nearby Teatro dell'Aquila is the largest in the Marche region, built in 1780 by Cosimo Morelli.
Villa Vitali is located along the road that leads from Fermo to Porto San Giorgio and is now home to the Scientific Museums of Fermo which include the Polar Museum, the only one in Italy, with material from the Inuit populations and collections from the expeditions of the explorer Silvio Zavatti, the Ornithological Museum dedicated to the local scholar Tommaso Salvadori, the collection of Cordella cameras, the Fermo meteorite that fell on 25 September 1996 and the Pipe Museum which collects pipes of every type and shape, including those of famous people. The adjacent park is a beautiful example of an Italian garden with a fountain, paths and flowerbeds where you can admire holm oaks, Aleppo pines, yews, palms, cypresses, shrubs and medicinal plants and a pergola with Gothic arches.