On the trail of the ancient Piceno tradition
Museums and Galleries in the Riviera delle Palme
Important and fascinating art routes are found not only in Museums, Picture Galleries and many big urban centers, but also through the discover of many church's insides, precious architecture art facts that give an idea of the hidden richness of this territory.
Precious frescoes in the churches of the Riviera delle Palme
Just a few examples: the figurative arts of the town of Offida, credited to the frescos of the beautiful crypt of the Church of Santa Maria della Rocca; the frescos of the Church of Santo del Pastore in Ripatransone in which are visible the Annunciation and Deposition of the Saint Antonio Abae.
Craft and tradition in the Riviera
The Piceno's craft is a result of personal creative resources. Abnegation and dedication have always won in the past, even though with little availability of materials and means, reaching unexpected success; one for all the international shoe and hat market, which represent an important part of the Piceno's industry. Among the different kinds of artistic craft, we find also ceramics, produced in Ascoli Piceno and bobbin lace made in Offida.