Heading along the via Salaria from Ascoli Piceno towards Rome the distant outline of Arquata del Tronto is unmistakable against the heady backdrop of Monte Vettore. Towering above the old town is the high keep of the 13th century Rocca, or fortress, that once guarded the important road below. It's remained almost unchanged after the earthquake in the year 2016. Otherwise the whole historic centre has been destroyed.
Stop here to explore the lanes of the old town and search out the impressive Torre Civica, or civic tower, and the churches of the Annunziata and San Pietro. [South: 30km W of Ascoli Piceno].
The town was hit by an earthquake in 2016. For information please write to Toll Free Number Marche Tourist Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)