Ascoli Piceno is a unique city in Italy and the entire city has been built out of stone from the quarries of the area, and thus the city is remarkable as a novel tourism area in the country. There are a lot of churches and squares and religious buildings in the city, and even auditoriums and spas. Not surprisingly, to spend some quality night time in Italy in the city of Ascoli Piceno is anything but dull.
1. Piazza del Popolo
This is a unique square in the city and features some prominent historical buildings and religious structures, and is noted for the great architectural harmony and unification. The square can be easily visited at night and the buildings here really look gorgeous at that time. There are a lot of Renaissance buildings in the area; the church of San Francesco beside the historic and stylish Café Meletti.
The place is a meeting point for people from the region and they come here to enjoy some coffee or a cocktail or just hang out in the streets. The red bricks and travertine columns are really beautiful and they give out a sense of the beauty of Italian architecture and craftsmanship.
Piazza del Popolo
Address: Via Cesare Battisti 16 - 63100 Ascoli Piceno
Website: Piazza del Popolo (in Italian)
2. Medieval town and streets
The medieval town and streets feature a lot of people-oriented activity and visiting in the night can bring out a sense of awe and wonder. Some prominent hallmarks in the city include the Piazza Arringo, which is a square, and there are buildings like churches and other attractions and buildings, which are built in the Roman architecture style. There is also an ancient palace in the region that now features a municipal art gallery and there is also a civic art gallery in the region, that features paintings of prominent artists.
Medieval town and streets
3. Ponte Solesta bridge and tunnel
The bridge in Ascoli Piceni is an important structure to visit and a great example of Roman architecture, and can be easily visited at night. Here you will find city walls, medieval towers and palaces and even a river for that lovely evening walk. There are also the remains of ancient shops and cobblestone streets and the views of the river can be exciting. The bridge is a great place to visit in the night and it becomes a social gathering area, where people just hang out or stroll around the area. There is also a remarkable tranquility in the atmosphere of the area.
4. Ventidio Basso Theatre
This is the communal theatre in the town of Ascoli Piceno and can be a great pastime, with opera and musical performances. The exterior of the building is built in Neo-classical style, and reminds one of the architectural beauty and classicism of the country. There are also stucco statues in the complex of the Italian muses of theatrical arts and styles, including music and dance, and there are also paintings to look at for the art and culture lovers. There is also a balcony with seating arrangements, so the shows at the theatre can be enjoyed from a great view in a spectacular and gorgeous architectural setting.
Ventidio Basso Theatre
Address: Trivio Road, - 63100 Ascoli Piceno
Website: Ventidio Basso Theatre (in Italian)
5. The Auditorium
The Auditorium, or the arena, is a great meeting place for people of the region and can be an amazing place to visit in the night, with some great cultural events and shows put on regularly. There are some Sant Emidio temples in the region and the building of the auditorium is also built on an ancient Roman amphitheater. People of the region come to hold conferences or even normal meetings, or just walk and stroll around, with art exhibitions and even scientific and technical conferences on display. There is also a palace where exhibitions and events are held and there is also the town hall where community programs and events are held.
6. Acquasanta Therme
The Acquasanta Therme is a remarkable spa to visit in the region and the waters of the area are considered holy, according to the Italian hippie tradition, and they also contain sulphur which is beneficial to the body and eliminates body ailments. The spa can also be visited in the evening when the area is cool and the hot water can rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The mineral rich thermal springs are natural and there is also a pool for taking a swim or bath. The pools are also adorned with waterfalls and small caves and spending some time there in the night can definitely be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Address: Southwest of Ascoli Piceno
Website: Acquasanta Therme (in Italian)
Ascoli Piceno is definitely a hippie style town in Italy, with spas and religious history
The town is not just visited by ordinary trades folk. The unique cafes and auditoriums in the area also bring out painters, musicians and artists that brings a throbbing night life and hippie style community. People can enjoy not just a relaxing swim in the waterfalls or the waters of the mineral rich springs, but also gorge on coffee in historic and stylish cafes like the Café Meletti. This place is definitely a top draw for tourists to the region, particularly for the night life.
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