In an elevated position and close to the sea, the Marche village of Torre di Palme enjoys a remarkable view of the Adriatic coast.
 
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Torre di Palme

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Village of Torre di Palme
Municipality of Fermo

Province of Fermo
Marche Region

Population: 37.238 (670 in the village)
Altitude centre: 319 m s.l.m.

the municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'italia

Municipality of Fermo
Via Mazzini 4 - Fermo (FM)
Tel. +39 0734 2841

Torre di Palme originates from the ancient Picena city of Palma, founded in the 6th century BC and later occupied by the Romans, like the rest of the region, in 268 BC. The capital of Ager Palmensis was a center of great strategic importance and famous throughout the empire for its wine. Precisely because of its port relief, the Romans established the Fermana colony, charging it with the control of trade in the area.

In the early Middle Ages Palmense continued to submit to Fermo, but was soon exhausted by pirate raids, which reduced Palma to a pile of rubble. In this way the inhabitants had to repair on the hill where there was a sighting tower (Turris Palmae), in the wake of the hermitan monks who first settled there in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was at Torre di Palme that on November 28, 1798 the French army rejected the invasion of the Department of Tronto (Roman Republic) by the most numerous, but poorly organized, Bourbon soldiers.

Autonomous municipality until 1877, Torre di Palme is one of the ten districts of the Marche city of Fermo. It is part of the 4 contrade foranee. The district represents the people of the sea and in fact in the historical re-enactments parade carrying a boat. It is the farthest district, but also the oldest in Fermo.

The most important architectural emergency of the village is the church of Sant'Agostino, which houses a precious polyptych by Vittore Crivelli. In the surrounding area, finally, the Cugnòlo wood is a marvelous example of Mediterranean vegetation. You can visit it with a ring trail of about 2 km that crosses it completely. There is also the Lovers' Cave, the scene of the story of the two young men, Antonio and Laurina, who in 1911 chose death in the nearby ditch of San Filippo.

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Other destinations nearby

Altidona
Altidona
The village of Altidona, in the Marche region, is located on a hill overlooking the entrance gate of Val d'Aso.
Fermo - 3.69 KM from Torre di Palme
Moresco
Moresco
The castle of Moresco is located in a strategic position on the top of a hill that controls the underlying Aso valley, in the Marche.
Fermo - 8.89 KM from Torre di Palme
Montefiore dell’Aso
Montefiore dell’Aso
Between leopardian horizons, in "a ondeggiar glad packages", we ascend to Montefiore dell'Aso along the valley of the Aso river, that from the Adriatic leads to the Sibillini Mountains.
Ascoli Piceno - 11.09 KM from Torre di Palme
Grottammare
Grottammare
Grottammare, the village loved by Franz Liszt, who stayed there 6 weeks in the summer of 1868, is the frame of the festival dedicated to the great Hungarian composer.
Ascoli Piceno - 17.21 KM from Torre di Palme
Acquaviva Picena
Acquaviva Picena
Acquaviva Picena is a panoramic medieval village a few kilometers from San Benedetto del Tronto.
Ascoli Piceno - 21.86 KM from Torre di Palme
Montalto delle Marche
Montalto delle Marche
The village of Montalto delle Marche is located on the hills between the Sibillini mountains and the Adriatic sea.
Ascoli Piceno - 23.84 KM from Torre di Palme

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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