Surrounded on three sides by mountains, near the confluence of the river Tronto with the river Castellano, here is the beautiful Ascoli Piceno. Town inhabited since the Stone Age and, according to a tradition mentioned in ancient literature, it was founded by a migration of the Sabines several centuries before Romans, led by a bird sacred to Mars, the woodpecker who then became symbol of the March. Its historic center is one of the most beautiful and admired in the region: the wealth of travertine, its endless towers, its picturesque streets, called Rue, and the wonderful Piazza del Popolo make it a must for all those who decide to discover the Marche Countless events to know the true history of the city and its rich gastronomic heritage. From the patronal feast of S.Emidio until the Giostra della Quintana two unmissable events of the summer of Ascoli. Another important event is “Fritto Misto”, international exhibition dedicated to fried, where reigns the queen of the city, Oliva all'ascolana. Tasting Marche ahs founded in Ascoli a company producing wines able to accompany any dishes, Cantine Pantaleone, not to be missed!