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Giovanni Allevi, a famous pianist and composer, elaborates the European classic tradition opening it to new trends and to contemporary pop. Born on April 9, 1969 in Ascoli Piceno, Giovanni Allevi graduated with honours in piano and composition at the Conservatory "G. Verdi” in Milan.

The musician is strongly linked to his hometown, recalling how the best way to start the day is "to look out the window of my parents' house in Ascoli Piceno. The landscape is amazing and I like to sit still watching the Tronto river flowing into the woods”. Ascoli Piceno is calm and peaceful, a humane place, whose modesty is not a limit but a virtue, and the lack of opportunity for the music is not a defect, but are intrinsically linked to its small size. 

Allevi moves to Milan, New York, but cannot help but recall the beautiful historic centre of Ascoli in many interviews: the night strolls, made in youth, between the "rue" of the historic centre of Ascoli Piceno, forming the dense and ancient city grid and the medieval towers, the symbol of the power of noble families in the capital Piceno. These are the places that have inspired his early works for their beauty and have a special charm.

About Ascoli, he appreciates the simplicity of medieval architecture, with its simple square towers that suggest the idea of pride and grandeur of the past. To Allevi Piazza del Popolo is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, an open-air lounge of extraordinary elegance. A simple man, that despite the success of recent years with "JOY", his fourth album for piano solo, recalls the pleasures of life that help to address a concert; the pianist admits the habit of a slice of chocolate cake before each performance. 

But he is quick to point out: "The Sacher? I don’t like it because of the jam ... I prefer the chocolate éclairs of Coffee Meletti of Ascoli, in Piazza del Popolo. "The flavours and aromas of Ascoli Piceno are once again in his thoughts! An extraordinary city, to visit with headphones in her ears and Allevi which opens the mind and heart.

  • Giovanni Allevi
    Giovanni Allevi
  • Caffè Meletti
    Caffè Meletti
  • Piazza del Popolo
    Piazza del Popolo


written by Chiara Guzzetti

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Ascoli Piceno is the southernmost province of the Marche region, which summarizes the many quality and diverse landscape and the simplicity of the people, the wealth of art and the strong link with tradition, an innate shiness that has always put the town away from mass tourism, and the multitude of flavors.

Among the many treasures of this delightful place, there is one that does not go for the artistic beauty of resources, but for the variety of natural resources, and that table is its stage and its audience. The gastronomic tradition of Ascoli reserves a place of honor all its own for the PDO Ascolana olive tree. This is a fine table olive, enjoyed as natural, or as required by a long tradition, stuffed, ideal for cocktails and appetizers. The oil has been awarded the PDO mark in 2005 and its production continues year after year in the name of tradition.
During a visit, you can attend one of the many events related to the celebration of this olive, or simply by visiting one of the many restaurants you will certainly have the opportunity to make a good tasting!

Ascoli Piceno is a small treasure chest that conceals the precious jewel. Surrounded by the Monti Sibillini and Monti della Laga, lapped by the waters of the Tronto, dotted with churches and palaces, unsettled in the stones of the villages of the old town, made famous by a square, it is considered among the world's most beautiful and historic theater of Giostra della Quintana.

During your visits do not forget a good walk after a meal to see the most famous monuments, the Palace of the Captains, a famous example of a long series, the Church of San Francesco, Piazza Arringo, the oldest of the city, the Cathedral of St. Emidio, the Roman bridge and the fortress to the Tower of Ercolani, a survivor of many medieval towers once encircling Ascoli, renamed just for this "city of hundred towers".



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The town of Ascoli Piceno, with an elevation of 154 m (505 ft), is in the Province of Ascoli Piceno (AP). The Patron saint is St. Emygdius on August 5. The town is divided in parishes: see list. Residents of Ascoli Piceno has the demonym of "Ascolani".

In Ascoli Piceno there are 107 accomodation.. You may visit 23 places of interest.

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