365 meter above sea level Acquaviva lies
among down hills roads toward Adriatic sea
and it offers a nice and close opportunity
(only 3.7 miles far from San Benedetto
seaside) to go for a walk through the
ancient and suggestive tortuous lanes of its
medieval historic centre.
At the top
of the historical city centre you will find
Rocca Medievale, a wonderful
fourteenth-century masterpiece of ancient
military architecture in Marche region. The
Rocca has kept its magnificent beauties and
today it symbolizes the town.
Mastio, the highest tower of the dungeon,
you can enjoy one of the most beautiful
sights that opens up towards the sea, the
hills and the tops of Gran Sasso mountains.
is a town that preserves its ancient artisan
traditions. The art of producing straw
baskets still survives: they are called
pagliarole, typical hand-weaved
most important events we point out the
Palio del Duca, a medieval
commemoration falling every first Friday of
August, during which the two wards of the
town, “La Rocca” and “Il Colle”, compete
both in ancient games.
time, every Wednesday night of July and
August, a small market takes place along the
picturesque lanes where you will find craft
made products and typical food on dozens of