Monteprandone

 
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Piazza dell'aquila, 1 - Monteprandone (AP)
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Monteprandone is located in the sub-Apennine area of the Marche, to the left of the lower river Tronto valley and at the south-eastern end of the Province of Ascoli Piceno. Its name is made up of the term monte (mount) and the name of person of Germanic origin Prando, Prandonis, that tradition identifies as Prandone or Brandone, a warrior and follower of Charlemagne. Some of the 14th /15th century fortified walls are still intact, that contain the medieval gate of Borgo da Monte. Religious buildings of note include, near to the residential area, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Franciscan Convent complex, built in 1449 by San Giacomo della Marca, the town’s most illustrious figure, whose remains are conserved in this church. The convent cloisters are now home to the Museum of the Sanctuary of San Giacomo della Marca di Monteprandone, which mainly contains items to do with the life of the saint, including his chalice, robes, seals and manuscripts, an ivory tryptic in dating from the early 15th century, and a splendid Reliquary bust of San Giacomo carved in wood, gilded and painted, a work of startling realism crafted in Naples between 1612 and 1615, a Via Crucis from the early 1700s taken from the Franciscan church and items fabricated in China, imported by Franciscan missionaries at the beginning of the 20th century. The Church of San Nicola di Bari should also be visited, which contains a 14th century wooden cross and a pipe organ made to the design of the Perugia-born Angelo Morettini in 1839, one of the first modern organs enclosed in a wooden sound box with one compartment.


 

Monteprandone

Cities
Piazza dell'aquila, 1
Monteprandone (AP)
0735.71091 0735.62541


 
 

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Discover the attraction Monteprandone: The St. James della Marca Library

Monteprandone: The St. James della Marca Library

Among the libraries of the high medieval period belonging to monasteries and bishops exclusively reserved for Franciscan monks’s use, the library of Santa...

Discover the attraction Monteprandone - S. Giacomo della Marca

Monteprandone - S. Giacomo della Marca

San Giacomo della Marca, whose real name was Domenico Gangale, was born in Monteprandone, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, on 1st September 1393. During his...

Discover the attraction Church of St. Francis

Church of St. Francis

This is considered as the most ancient Franciscan complex in the entire Marche region, since it was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi himself following the...

Discover the attraction San Benedetto del Tronto - La Contea Centre for Environmental Education

San Benedetto del Tronto - La Contea Centre for Environmental Education

“la Contea” Educational Centre is the fruit of the cooperation between the AsinoPiceno Association and the Social Cooperatives “Capitani...

Discover the attraction Acquaviva Picena - Church of St. Nicolò

Acquaviva Picena - Church of St. Nicolò

The church dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, the patron saint of Acquaviva, and completed within the first half of the sixteenth century, was subjected during...

Discover the attraction Acquaviva Picena - Rocca degli Acquaviva of Atri

Acquaviva Picena - Rocca degli Acquaviva of Atri

The fortress was built by the family Acquaviva in 1300, but few traces remain of the original. In 1447 the fortress underwent full-bodied primitive faults from...

 

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