Lapedona | Accommodation details
The territory that stretches between Fermo and the River Aso, not very far from the sea, bears traces, as does all of the Picenum area, of colonization and therefore of Roman civilization. Perhaps the most notable evidence of this is expressed by the memorial stone of a local magistrate preserved under the municipal portico. During the High Middle Ages the Lombards and the Avellaniti Monks founded various castles, the churches of which, in Romanic style, are still well preserved. During the XIII century the scattered settlements were abandoned and the present day town was born on the highest hill (m. 264 over the sea level) and in the proximity of a large watch tower (also well preserved and transformed in time into the majestic bell tower in the Collegiate of San Lorenzo).
Monuments and Churches
- Parish Church, besides being host to the venerated small wooden statue of the patron St. Quirico, protector of children, there is also a painting on wood panel attributed to Pietro Alemanno, two small paintings on wood depicting San Sebastiano and San Rocco and a “Madonna enthroned” of local XIV century art.
- Church of San Nicolò, XVII-XVIII century, in the central piazza, in perfect and sober baroque style, internally it has 5 altars in golden and marbleized wood, a wooden damascated ceiling and an altar-piece by Simone De Magistris (presently preserved in the municipal palazzo), besides an organ of the caladium school.
- Church of San Lorenzo, with valuable golden wooden baroque altars, a XVI century wooden crucifix and an organ of 1700 of Gaetano Callido, now brought back to life for concert activities.
- Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (or ad Nivem), in the castle ‘borgo’, frescoes of the XV century are preserved here.
- Church of the Madonna Manù, XI century, small but very elegant, it can be found half way between the town and the sea.
- Church of San Pietro XII century, with original columns and capitals it is now integrated into the civic cemetery.
- Church of San Giacomo and San Quirico, internally it preserves some capitals variably decorated, an elegant crypt held up by cylindrical cross vaults on small columns with different style capitals and also important works of art attributed to Pietro Alemanno.
- Porta Marina presents itself in an imposing manner with an arch at an acute curve surmounted by a Ghibelline battlement.
- Porta da Sole is partially readapted and penetrates under the arcade of the Municipal Palazzo.
- Municipal Palazzo XVI century with ogival portico under which has a bas-relief memorial stone with roman-imperial age inscriptions