Piazza XX Settembre - Ripatransone (AP)
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High on a ridge above the northern slopes of the attractive valley of the Tesino river stands the small hill town of Ripatransone. Here you can enjoy stunning views over the surrounding countryside . It belongs to the National Association of Cities of Olive Oil and Cities of Honey and boasts the Orange Flag. Its historic centre boasts buildings dating back to Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque time. The town's uniqueness comes in the form of a tiny alleyway - it is only 43 centimeters wide and the narrowest in all Italy. Built and strengthened between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, the town walls  - 2,418 m. long - are some of the best preserved in the Marche region. The most remarkable monuments are: the Cathedral, built in 1957 but completed in 1902, boasting the seventeenth century canvases and statues; the Town Hall, built in the thirteenth century and rebuilt several times between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries; the fourteenth-century Palazzo del Podestà, the Teatro Comunale Mercantini, with its horseshoe plan and richly decorated ceiling. Must-see attractions are also: the Civic Museum, boasting five collections (the art gallery, with  important works of Vittore Crivelli and Vincenzo Pagani, the Gipsoteca One Gera, the historical ethnographic museum, the historical Museum of Risorgimento Luigi Mercantini and a contemporary art gallery); the Archaeological Museum, which houses many prehistoric, Roman and Piceno finds; the Museum of Country Life and Handicraft, which documents the rural tradition of the country and the Potter's Museum, with over eight hundred terracotta products including the typical whistles.
In Ripatransone’s neighborhood there’s a good production of extra virgin olive oil and top quality wines, such as Falerio dei Colli Ascolani and Rosso Piceno Superiore. The typical specialty is ciavarro, a spicy vegetable soup. The most important events taking place during the year are : the "Cavallo di Fuoco", a historical re-enactment on the Octave of Easter and the "Festa della Maddalena", patroness of the city, in July.


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Ripatransone - "C. Cellini" Archaeological Civic Museum

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Ripatransone was set up in 1877 by the priest Cesare Cellini that gave to the town its private collection. After him many...

Discover the attraction Ripatransone - Luigi Mercantini Theatre

Ripatransone - Luigi Mercantini Theatre

The Mercantini Theatre was designed by Pietro Maggi of Ticino in 1790, and it is located inside the Podestà Palace. Maggi was a designer from Val di...

Discover the attraction Ripatransone - The Church of San Filippo Neri

Ripatransone - The Church of San Filippo Neri

The Church of San Filippo Neri and the Immaculate Conception was designed by Francesco Massari between 1680 and 1722 and finished by Lucio Bonomi. The interior,...

Discover the attraction Ripatransone - Municipal Picture-gallery - Bonomi Gera Palace

Ripatransone - Municipal Picture-gallery - Bonomi Gera Palace

Collections kept in the Bonomi Gera Palace form the original core of the first Civic Museum of Ripatransone dating from 1877. Afterwards the Civic Museum...

Discover the attraction Ripatransone - RIPAdventure

Ripatransone - RIPAdventure

The Quercus Park "la Selva dei Frati" is an Acrobatic Forest Park just outside the ancient walls of Ripatransone, at the town entrance, just across the Teatro...

Discover the attraction Ripatransone - Motocross track San Savino

Ripatransone - Motocross track San Savino

The Motocross race track San Savino is run by the Moto Club San Savino and is located between two hills. The track is of medium difficulty. You can race...


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