Sant'Elpidio a Mare

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 8 - Sant'Elpidio a Mare (FM)
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Contrary to its name, meaning Sant'Elpidio by the Sea, Sant'Elpidio a Mare is not situated on the sea level, but on a hill between the valleys of Ete and Tenna. It preserves the medieval walls and seven gates. 
A remarkable artistic heritage is well-preserved in its numerous religious buildings, among which: the church of Maria Ss. Della Misericordia dates back to the XVI century and has a painted vault by Pomarancio. The fourteenth-century church of S. Agostino has a Renaissance portal, and the Collegiate (XIII-XVII centuries) preserves, behind the altar, a Roman sarcophagus, made with Greek marble, from the III century BC. The Cavalieri di Malta built the Gerosolimitano Tower during the fourteenth-century. At the bottom of the town there are the city walls.
To be mentioned the following events: the three-days Medioeval City , when the entire historic centre, with over 1,000 walk-ons from the four districts, goes back to the past through scenes and aspects of daily life, entertainment and shows; The Contest of the Bucket, first historical re-enactment of the Marche, which takes place since 1953 on the second Sunday of August and the events taking place in December during Christmas times.

The Attractions of Sant'Elpidio a Mare

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Sant'Elpidio a Mare things to Watch

Discover the attraction Vittore Crivelli Civic Art Gallery

Vittore Crivelli Civic Art Gallery

Vittore Crivelli Civic Art Gallery was inaugurated in 1998 and set up in the rooms of the old Filippini Convent (a majestic palace built in the 18th century),...

Discover the attraction Cicconi Theatre

Cicconi Theatre

The Luigi Cicconi Theatre is located in the heart of the city centre and it was designed by the famous architect Ireneo Aleandri, who believed that the building...

Discover the attraction Porto Sant'Elpidio - Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows

Porto Sant'Elpidio - Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows

The shrine is also known as Shrine of Our Lady of Corva; the name, probably, derives from the word curve which refers to the shape of the ridge; but in some old...

Discover the attraction Fermo- Abbey San Marco alle Paludi

Fermo- Abbey San Marco alle Paludi

The Abbey of San Marco alle Paludi (which means near the Marshes) is located in the countryside, in the district Paludi . It’s one of the oldest and most...

Discover the attraction Porto Sant'Elpidio - Holiest Our Lady Church

Porto Sant'Elpidio - Holiest Our Lady Church

The Holiest Our Lady church is located in the old town of Porto Sant’Elpidio. The church was built in the 11th century, which hosts various works by...

Discover the attraction Fermo - Theatre

Fermo - Theatre "Dell'Aquila"

The original structure of the theatre  was built between 1780 and 1790 by the master builder Luigi Paglialunga, following the aproject of Cosimo Morelli...


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