City of Ripatransone
Piazza XX Settembre, 1-0735 917 314
Ripatransone rises on a hill with a panoramic view so beautiful as to deserve the title of “viewpoint of Piceno”. Its historic center shows buildings of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and a particular curiosity, the most narrow alley of Italy, of only 43 cm.
The town has a rich historical and artistic heritage, with six museums: archaeological, art gallery-plaster casts, the peasant and artisan, diocesan sacred art, historical and ethnographic pottery and whistle. The heart of the town is Piazza XX Settembre is located in the Palazzo del Podesta of 1304. The Cathedral, the end of the sixteenth century, preserves inside statues and seventeenth-century paintings. Many others are the architectural and artistic treasures to be discovered.
The most important event is the “Horse of Fire” (first Sunday after Easter). The typical dish is the “ciavarro” (to baste of legumes and cereals with hot sauce). The pleasant city tour will conclude with a tasting of typical local nellaBottega Wine Hall, located under the arcades of the old Palace of the Elders.