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Ascoli Piceno is an old atmospheric town in the Marche region of Italy. It is several centuries older than Rome and you can feel the breath of centuries literally on every corner. The area around the town is very beautiful – two rivers and green mountains form a precious frame for this medieval jewel. Car hire in Ascoli Piceno is an optimal way to explore the area, to take pictures of amazing landscapes or to climb the mountain and view the ancient town in all its splendour.
In the course of history the town witnessed a lot of battles and wars. In the Middle Ages Ascoli Piceno was ravaged by the Ostrogoths. But every epoch added something specific to the town’s image and a lot of historical monuments (including those built by the Romans) survived until our times. The residents are very proud of their rich historical heritage. Local stuff of car rental service in Ascoli Piceno will gladly recommend you the most interesting places. They may even tell you a couple of legends that every old town should have. You can also learn which of the numerous restaurants serves the most authentic local meals, where it is better to stay and what interesting events are planned for the time of your visit.
It is very advisable to visit the annual festival held on the first Sunday in August in honour of Saint Emidio, the protector of the city. During the festival the streets are filled with people in medieval and Renaissance costumes, and parade with more than 1500 participants is very spectacular. But the main event of the festival is Quintana, the famous tournament of knights. It has been held in the city since the 14th century. The streets and squares form natural stage for this amazing competition – splendid palaces, magnificent churches, ancient gates, impressive towers… You can rent a car in Ascoli Piceno and move around the town, without any haste and strict schedule, to stop wherever you want and to admire the work of generations of architects, builders, painters, sculptors.
The main historical and architectural treasures of the city – beautiful palaces Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo and Palazzo dell'Arengo, twin Roman gate Porta Gemina, tower-like gate Porta Tufilla, fortress Fortezza Pia, Roman Solesta bridge. The gem of the old town is Piazza del Popolo which is believed to be one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Service of car hire in Ascoli Piceno will help you to plan your time better and to make you visit the most memorable and pleasant.