MEETING POINT: De Gasperi Street

DURATION: 6 hours, full day  

TRANSPORT: walking route bus or car for long travelling

ACCESSIBILITY: some sites aren’t accessible for the presence of architectural barriers

Extra costs could be expected to enter into some sites

NOTES: The route could be changed according yours demands

The route starts in Malatesta Fortress and in the Museum of the Early Middle Ages with the “treasure of the Langoards“, precious funeral endowments discovered in the Langobard tombs in the Necropolis of Castel Trosino, one of the most important in Italy, not far from Ascoli Piceno. The museum is located on the last floor of the Church of S. Mary of the Lake, a Renaissance church built in the fortress. Pope Paul III Farnese ordered to erect the Malatesta Fortress: it was designed by the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger.

Museo dell'Alto Medioevo, Forte Malatesta

The Museum of the Early Middle Age, Malatesta Fortress

In Arringo Square you can visit the beautiful Baptistery dedicated to S. Johannes where a Langobard stone tablet in travertine is conserved: today it is used as the seatback of the Bishop’s chair..

In the medieval historical centre of the town you can admire the Langobard Palace: it is linked to a curious story..

From Ascoli Piceno we are going to Castel Trosino; Castel Trosino is a medieval village, Langobard settlement, located on a travertine rock…still today you can admire medieval resideces in travertine stone conserved this village you can find a medieval residence linked to a curious legend: this residence is called “Queen’s House” or “Manfrì House”..behind the Church of S. Lorenzo you can enjoy a beautiful view; here we can see the “salmacina spring”, a curative water. 

Particolare esterno Battistero, Ascoli Piceno

The Baptistery, Ascoli Piceno


We are visiting the Necropolis of Castel Trosino, not far from there; in a suggestive way through the woods, we are seeing the Necropolis of S. Stefano where you can recreate the story of the cemetery  and the archeological excavations by educational panels. Here the Langoard treasure was discovered during the XIX century: today it is conserved in the Malatesta Fortress.