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Province of Ascoli Piceno

A region of Italy: 2087 square kilometers. 2003 population: 372,000 in 73 comuni.

[image ALT: A striking square, about half of which is visible. It is paved with travertine marble; on the left side of the piazza, a 4‑story building with arches and a clock, and a taller tower behind it, and a smaller arcaded building towards the rear; on the back side of the square, a large church the lower parts of which are in the Gothic style, but crowned by a cupola with an attached pointed belfry. It is a view of the main square of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche (central Italy).]

The Piazza del Popolo in the capital city of Ascoli.
For now, please see my diary, Aug. 23‑26, 2000: 3 pages, 5 photos
(not counting the handsome dog met on this very piazza).

Although I know some nearby areas of central Italy very well indeed, I've barely spent 24 hours in the province of Ascoli; until I go back to Italy then, for the province as a whole, see the sites listed in the navigation bar below. They often have pages on individual towns, of course.

For the actual city of Ascoli, an article by Thomas Ashby, excellent if somewhat dry, covers its buildings and history.

Also, in the course of roaming the Web, I've happened to find some pages — in addition to whatever towns are represented, usually quite well, on the general sites in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page — for specific places I've never been to; I've collected them here. This list is almost random, by no means comprehensive:

Amandola (1 2) • Comunanza Cupramarittima Favalanciata Fermo Folignano Force • Grottammare (1 2) • Maltignano Montedinove Montefalcone Appennino Montefortino (1 2) • Montegranaro Montelparo Montemonaco Monteprandone Offida Paggese di Acquasanta Terme Quintodecimo • Ripatransone ( 1 2) • Rotella (1 2) • S. Benedetto Tronto S. Vittoria in Matenano • Smerillo (1 2)


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