Urbs Salvia was an ancient and great city of the Piceno, colony and Roman municipality. Today it is a town dominated by the valley of the Fiastra, surrounding walls, worthy heir of the glorious Roman city. The Archaeology Museum offers a general overview of the Roman civilization in the area. Thefortress is remarkable, constructed between the XIII and XV centuries, in the form of a trapezoid with four towers and a donjon with Ghibelline merlons. Just a short distance away is the church of Our Lady of Sorrows, with a door of Roman origins and frescos from the beginning of the sixteenth-century.
What not to miss
The Archaeological park, with the amphitheatre of I century A.D. and the theatre, believed the most conspicuous of the Marche for its form and dimensions and the only in Italy to still preserve pictorial decorations. In summer it hosts the season of classical antique theatre. The excursion to the Abbey of Chiaravalle of Fiastra, today a nature reserve, with the church, of typical Cistercian architecture, the monastery and the palace of the princes Giustiniani Bandini. In the reserve there are two nature paths.
Why it received the “Orange flag”, seal of tourism and environmental quality
The town is distinguished for its efficient tourist information service, thanks to a dedicated and well-stocked office and to informative notice boards throughout the territory. The historical-cultural resources are varied and of merit, the environmental management is good and the separate collection of rubbish is elevated. The town is furthermore particularly lively.