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The suggestive center of Torre di Palme is a fantastic panoramic balcony on the top of a hill in a dominant position on the coast and the Adriatic Sea. The village belongs to the circle of the Fermo castles divided, according to their location, in marine, medium and mountain areas. The town stands out for the preservation of its environment and for the stylistic uniformity of the medieval and Renaissance buildings, elements that make it, despite its small size, one of the most interesting historical centers in the region.
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Torre di Palme  | Comune di Fermo
Torre di Palme
Comune di Fermo
Torre di Palme  | Andrea Luciani
Torre di Palme
Andrea Luciani
Torre di Palme  | Andrea Luciani
Torre di Palme
Andrea Luciani
A look at Torre di Palme
A look at Torre di Palme
Bouganville in Torre di Palme  | Silvia Grungo - e-borghi Community
Bouganville in Torre di Palme
Silvia Grungo - e-borghi Community
Torre di Palme, July 2020  | Silvia Grungo - e-borghi Community
Torre di Palme, July 2020
Silvia Grungo - e-borghi Community
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About the village

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.

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

BY CAR

  • From North and South: Take the A14 motorway (from the north in the direction of Ancona and from the south in the direction of Naples), exit at Fermo - Porto San Giorgio, continue on the SS 16, cross Porto San Giorgio and continue following signs for Fermo .
  • From Ascoli Piceno: Take the SP 235, continue in the direction of the Ascoli-Mare RA11 highway, follow the direction of San Benedetto del Tronto - Ancona, continue on the A14 motorway to Fermo - Porto San Giorgio, continue on the SS 16, cross Porto San Giorgio and continue following signs for Fermo.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Porto S. Giorgio-Fermo railway station

BY PLANE

  • Ancona airport
  • Pescara airport

BY PLANE

  • Port of Ancona

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