The stunning province of Ascoli Piceno lies in the Marche Province of Italy, surrounded on three sides by mountains and the sea on the other. There is both natural and architectural beauty prominent almost everywhere you look in Ascoli Piceno, Italy’s medieval heart. Neither the province nor the capital (of the same name) are targeted at visitors and tourists, retaining instead an undeniable Italian culture, with shops and services set up to provide comfort and luxury for inhabitants of property in Ascoli Piceno, and not casual visitors.
There are two large national parks in Ascoli Piceno, the Sibillini National Park and the Gran Sasso-Laga National Park, which are the ideal destination for walkers and mountain climbers who have taken Ascoli Piceno accommodation for their holidays.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in Ascoli Piceno accommodation over the first Sunday in August, the sights, sounds and smells of La Quintana cannot fail to excite. La Quintana, the best medieval jousting tournament in Marche, is a great spectacle, with riders representing the six districts of Ascoli Piceno.
A self catering property in Ascoli Piceno is perfectly situated to take advantage of both the beaches of the Adriatic and the ski resorts of northern Italy. You can be relaxing in the beach within hours of leaving the mountains, or take beach accommodation on Ascoli Piceno’s beaches.
The main town of Ascoli Piceno, which goes by the same name, is an amazing place to stay. Many people come to Ascoli Piceno for just a few days to see the incredible architecture and sit in a pavement café in one of the glorious, open squares, soaking up the atmosphere and gazing in disbelief at the outstanding historical centre. Touring the centre is best done on foot, and although you can see the majority of sights in one day from a holiday rental property in Ascoli Piceno, there is plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
Average temperatures in Ascoli Piceno reach a blissfully warm 25°C, with daily peaks reaching into the mid 30’s (°C). In winter, temperatures drop, but due to the proximity of Ascoli Piceno accommodation to the ski resorts of northern Italy, this is not surprising.
A property in Ascoli Piceno is easily reached from Ancona Airport (AOI), around an hour away. Although it is a small airport, Ancona receives direct flights form Liverpool (LPL) and London Stansted (STN), provided by Ryanair.