ASSISI OSIMO


16 May 2018
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Wednesday
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156 km
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OSIMO

Perched on a peak at an altitude of 265 m, Osimo stands in a hilly landscape. Its historical centre stands on two hills, of which the highest one – with the cathedral – is called Gòmero. The Romans, since the III century BC, turned it into a major colony and built the strong walls (174-175 BC) that are still a unique landmark in the Marche, as well as a fountain, Fonte Magna, the name of which is attributed to Pompeo Magno’s arrival to Osimo during the civil war against Cesar.

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GALLERY

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FOOD

Boccolotti del Batte, Frescarelli all’osimana (a specialty made of cornmeal and meat sauce), Coniglio in potacchio (braised rabbit), Crescia (a kind of pizza), Sciughetti (sweet polenta), Cecetti (fritters).

WINE

Rosso Conero DOC, Conero Riserva DOCG (Montepulciano and Sangiovese, red).

MAIN SIGHTS

Cattedrale di San Leopardo (5th century), Concattedrale di Osimo (13th century), Santuario della Madonna di Campocavallo (19th century), the caves of Osimo, Teatro La Nuova Fenice (19th century).

HISTORY

Population: 30,000

Foundation: Pre-Roman age

Ancient name: Auximum

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