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Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

A look at Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto

Arquata del Tronto adjoins three regions (Lazio, Umbria and Abruzzo) and is known for the presence of the historic medieval fortress that overlooks the town. It is also the only town in Europe enclosed within two protected natural areas: the National Park of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga South, and the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini north. The territory of the arquatano, predominantly mountainous, is characterized by the presence of Monte Vettore, Del Monte Ceresa, of the massif of the Sibillini Mountains and the chain of Monti Della Laga. The landscape varies between alpestri steep rocky walls that is relayed to the thick woods of chestnut, beech and conifers; among hillsides and ample balconies natural, green fields and pascolive areas. From the highest peaks can be seen the profiles of the Gran Sasso d'Italia and the Adriatic Sea.

This is the area of the so-called "magic slope" of Sibillini, drenched since the Middle Ages of beliefs, traditions and tales, animated by mysterious presences, which still today there are looming. Guido Piovene describes them as "Monti most legendary d'Italia". On the sides of these mountains there were the ancient paths that led to the road of the fairies, to the Grotta della Sibilla, Apennine prophetess, and Lake Pilato, where it is believed to be plunged the carriage driven by oxen which transported, ingovernato, body of Pontius Pilate.

The name of Arquata del Tronto is composed by the combination of two terms. Arquata, which derives from the latin Arx, (arx, Arcis), or fortress, fortified settlement or fortified hill; del Tronto, in reference to the homonymous river that flows close to the resort. The first certain news and documented on Arquata are found in the period of the high middle ages when, in the VI century, was defined Summantina Land. Further and subsequent historical reference is provided by the invasion of the longobard people who came up to Spelonga, where perhaps there was a castrum. It returns the citation in the chronicle of the journey undertaken by Carlo Magno that, in 800, he crossed these places to go to Rome on the occasion of his coronation. In the XIII century the city of Ascoli, with the contribution of Amatrice and Castel Trione, built the fortress on the top of the cliff to the north of the country and, from this moment, the history of Arquata you will confound and will overlap with that of its Fortress, bitter bone of contention between norcini and ascolani for about three centuries. In the year 1215, it recalls the visit of Saint Francis of Assisi, who has come here in its apostolic mission. In the Statute of Arquata 1574 we read one of the sentences are more notes linked to this common: "that any not part from the land of Arquata and its countryside without the will to return to it". Among the events that occurred in the country of Arquata should remember the arrival and accommodation of Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the year 1849, that here stood when went to Rome.

A violent earthquake on the night of 24 August 2016 struck the area of Accumoli and Amatrice, causing serious damage even in Arquata.

Municipality of Arquata del Tronto
Province of Ascoli Piceno
Marche Region

population: 1.141
Altitude centre: 777 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione montana del Tronto e Valfluvione

Protected Natural Areas:
Sibillini Mounts National Park
Gran Sasso and Laga Mounts National Park

Municipality of Arquata del Tronto
Via Umberto I 20 - Arquata del Tronto (AP)
Tel. +39 0736 809122

Pro Loco Arquata del Tronto
Via Mattatoio 2 - Arquata del Tronto (AP)
Tel. +39 329 9530703 - +39 347 2808288
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Recipe: Olive ascolane, picene land to taste

Crispy golden spheres that contain olives stuffed with meat and scent. An icon of the Marche gastronomy, delicacies to be enjoyed at the table or while walking, in the name of tradition applied to street food

Next or present Events

  • Christmas in Arquata
    From 08-12-2018
    To 06-01-2019
    Christmas in Arquata
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-08 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome Christmas in Arquata Arquata del Tronto

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  • Santissimo Salvatore
    18-03-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-03-18 2019-03-18 Europe/Rome Santissimo Salvatore Arquata del Tronto

  • Night of the Mysteries
    18-08-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-08-18 2019-08-18 Europe/Rome Night of the Mysteries It takes place in the park of the Rocca, a medieval style evening with music and entertainment of the time Arquata del Tronto

    It takes place in the park of the Rocca, a medieval style evening with music and entertainment of the time

  • To the Court of the Queen
    19-08-2019
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-08-19 2019-08-19 Europe/Rome To the Court of the Queen Historical recalling in period costume. It akes place in the afternoon of the day 19 of August and was established in memory of the staying at the fortress of Giovanna d'Anjou during the first half of the XV century. For the village the event represents the synthesis of the expression of the history and the traditions linked to the fortification that dominates the village. The conduct of the event is composed of two moments. The first is constituted by the ceremony said "the descent of the Queen", from the costume parade of many listed that wear clothes inspired by the Fifteenth Century. The historic procession begins to compose from Rocca and along the narrow streets of the village, reaches up to Piazza Umberto I. The order of parade is open by musicians who with their chiarine and their drums announce the arrival of the sovereign. After these there is the queen, followed by paggetti that sustain the long trail of habit, accompanied by his dame of the Court. You add the nobles, the bridesmaids, the squires, archers, the pastors and all the laggers who will perform showing skill in choreographies created to handle with dexterity their flags. The main square of the town is the seat of the second moment of the pageant. Here, after the arrival of the procession is held an alfresco dinner presided over by the Castellana. The banquet proposes a menu based on Medieval dishes. All guests are entertained by dancers, musicians and artists who propose street games. Arquata del Tronto

    Historical recalling in period costume. It akes place in the afternoon of the day 19 of August and was established in memory of the staying at the fortress of Giovanna d'Anjou during the first half of the XV century. For the village the event represents the synthesis of the expression of the history and the traditions linked to the fortification that dominates the village. The conduct of the event is composed of two moments. The first is constituted by the ceremony said "the descent of the Queen", from the costume parade of many listed that wear clothes inspired by the Fifteenth Century. The historic procession begins to compose from Rocca and along the narrow streets of the village, reaches up to Piazza Umberto I. The order of parade is open by musicians who with their chiarine and their drums announce the arrival of the sovereign. After these there is the queen, followed by paggetti that sustain the long trail of habit, accompanied by his dame of the Court. You add the nobles, the bridesmaids, the squires, archers, the pastors and all the laggers who will perform showing skill in choreographies created to handle with dexterity their flags. The main square of the town is the seat of the second moment of the pageant. Here, after the arrival of the procession is held an alfresco dinner presided over by the Castellana. The banquet proposes a menu based on Medieval dishes. All guests are entertained by dancers, musicians and artists who propose street games.

Past Events

  • 23rd Brown Festival What a Passion
    28-10-2018
    Feasts

    You will find roasted chestnuts to welcome you, Vin Brulè typical local products, music and lots of fun.

Other Events

  • Weekly Market: every tuesday, in Garibaldi Square.
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Where to eat

Ristorante Pizzeria Papa Sisto

Via Palmaroli, 15 , Grottammare (AP)
52.58 Kilometers from Arquata del Tronto