San Benedetto del Tronto

San Benedetto del Tronto town is located on the “Riviera delle Palme”. This city is inhabited by 48.000 people. It lies in the province of Ascoli Piceno, the second most important city in the Marche region


the southernmost coastal municipality of Marche region. The natural boundaries to the south (river Tronto) and east (Adriatic Sea) are well defined, while to the north and west are not so identifiable. The high urban expansion in the territory squeezed between the sea and the hill does not allow easy reading of the limits of the town.

Monumenti e luoghi di interesse

Torre dei Gualtieri (o Torrione)

More properly called “Keep the Rock” and more popularly known as the “Tower” perhaps it’s the most representative of the city, standing out from the heights of the High Country to dominate the entire village. Performed in the last two decades of the fifteenth century as a result of a restructuring of the walls after one of the many conflicts between Ascoli and Fermo presumably by the Gualtieri’s family, who, about the year 1145 began the rebuilding of the castle (on the ruins of the ancient church fell into ruin at the hands of Turkish pirates who plundered the coasts or to the barbarian invasions) finished about three centuries later with the construction of this tower from the unusual shape so singular. Of relatively low height (20 m), an hexagonal crushed entirely in brick, has a clock on the side facing the sea and an higher battlements followed in the 1901 restoration by architect Giuseppe Sacconi. The interior is divided into four levels of coverage provided to a time (barrel for the first two levels).

Lungomare Riviera delle Palme

Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto In 1931, a design engineer Louis Onorati was built promenade that even today, in addition to being an essential means of communication, the pulsating center of San Benedetto tourist and also become the place in which it identifies the image little town in Italy and also abroad. Considered outrageous at the time of construction, it has a total of 30 meters wide roadway and part of the Round Giorgini, at the end of the central Viale According to Moretti, and, in its most northern part, for the withdrawal of the sea resulting in the continuous enlargement of the port, is much back from the seashore. It ends in round Salvo D’Acquisto in Porto d’Ascoli for a total length of about 6 km. Bordered by lush gardens, pine trees, tennis courts, a skating rink and a building, the “Blue Palace,” local historian of the city, at the mouth of the river Albula which causes the end of the first section, south of which part of the more properly tourist area, with beach on one side and beach villas and hotels on the other side of the road. A special feature of the waterfront the abundance of palm trees (Phoenix canariensis in prevalence and sylvestris) which have become a little ‘the symbol of the city (today, including public and private gardens and along the streets of the city, there are a total of about 8,000 palms various species) in the tourist sense, having taken the same company for promoting tourism on behalf of the Riviera delle Palme. In 2001 he completed the cycle path that constitutes a single walk up to Cupra Marittima, though, the connection between San Benedetto del Tronto and Groton, crossing the port area, between the south jetty and the old stadium “Brothers Ballarin “, some sections remain promiscuous and therefore less useful. The southern part of the promenade, which goes to Porto d’Ascoli, was the object of interventions at different times. In 2004 he embarked on a radical makeover that saw the modernization of the first part of the waterfront south: both have been expanded pedestrian area that the bike path. Then in 2007 opened the second stroke. In addition to the pedestrian and bicycle trail, there are the “theme gardens”, the “oasis”: garden dry, wet garden, palm garden, the rose garden, the garden of the Mediterranean. The materials chosen are compatible with the new vocation of the waterfront so as to show these traits true natural spaces of the sea, where to stop and admire the view, or for direct access to the beach. On the official website of the Municipality can see photos of the new promenade and make a virtual tour. Planned modernization of the last section (North promenade) in the coming years.