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Fermo, Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is the heart of Fermo. The oval-shaped square is made of impressive arcades (16th century) and historic buildings.

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The nine arches of the St. Roch arcade (1505), built as an ex-voto by merchant Gianfrancesco Rosati, are an excellent model of the graceful beauty of this square.

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In the square we find the Town Hall, the public library “Romolo Spezioli”, and the municipal art gallery at the first floor of “Palazzo dei Priori”. The gallery hosts valuable paintings like the polyptych Madonna with Child and Saints by Andrea da Bologna (1369), the panels depicting the Stories of St. Lucy’s life by Jacobello del Fiore (1412), and the Worship of the shepherds by Pieter Paul Rubens (1608). Here you can see also the great wooden globe made by Silvestro Moroncelli (1713), preserved in a room called “Globe hall” that links Palazzo dei Priori to the public library.

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20140304_135655(Palazzo dei Priori, with the statue of Pope Sixtus the Fifth in the facade)

After the guided tour, I suggest to take a rest under the arcades.

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Fermo, Cathedral

The S. Mary Cathedral in Fermo, made in white Istrian stone, is one of the most striking and beautiful churches of Le Marche. It rises up on the top of the Girfalco Hill, where the Romans built the city for the first time. 

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The church preserves a wonderful Gothic rose window and the valuable decoration of the portal, where it appeares vineyards, winemakers and symbolic creatures.

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“Via del Teatro Antico” links the Cathedral to Piazza del Popolo, the main square of the Old Town. Along this way, it was placed the roman theatre. 

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You can also take a look to the S. Sabino statue.
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(S. Sabino statue rises up on a full-daisies grass)

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Fermo, S. Zenone

I went into the old town of Fermo from Porta S. Giuliano:
the school bell had just rung
and I met young students returning home.

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First I visited the S. Augustine Church and the S. Monica Oratorio:
they host important frescoes
and show nice exterior decorations.

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Then I reached the S. Zenone Church
that preserves the bell tower,
the beautiful rose window
and the Romanesque portal.

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In front of S. Zenone it is set Palazzo Fogliani,
a valuable building in Venetian style.
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