PresentationFermo has always been hospitality and culture.
Its Renaissance structure, from Piazza del Popolo goes through churches, noble palaces, courtyards, artistic portals. It offers a rich Art gallery with late Gothic tables and Rubens’ Adoration; the Library boasts a valuable ancient book heritage and the seventeenth-century Globe Room.
Must see: Underground Roman Cisterns, the largest ever; Cathedral and Diocesan Museum with Becket’s chasuble; Palazzo Priori and Piceni museum; Oratory of Saint Monica with late Gothic frescoes; Palazzo Paccaroni and Scientific Museums, the former Church of San Filippo Neri, now auditorium and exhibition hall. Place of excellence: city theatre “dell’Aquila” with precious backdrops and frescoes. Built in the eighteenth century, it has always hosted opera, symphony, prose, recalling big international names. In summer: open-air theater in the nineteenth-century Villa Vitali, designed by architect Manfredi.
Another strong point of Fermo is the landscape. Perched on the Girfalco hill, natural panoramic terrace, the city has as Adriatic Sea and gentle hilly landscapes as backdrops, with all kinds of accommodation and sports facilities, up to the Sibillini National Park, Leopardi’s “Azure Mountains”.
Finally, from Fermo refined shopping trips are possible to large outlets and precious artisan realities, where clothing and accessories are trendsetters.