Acquasanta betekent “heilig water” en het dorp is dan ook vooral bekend vanwege de heilzame werking van zijn waterbronnen. Het ligt in het zuid-westelijke gedeelte van de regio Marche.
Acquasanta Terme city guide
Town hall: Via Salaria, 4 – 63095 Acquasanta Terme (Province: Ascoli Piceno; Region: Marche). Phone: +39 0736 801262).
Tourist office: Piazza Terme – 63095 Acquasanta Terme. Opening hours: From 09:00 till 15:00.
Public transport: The nearest airports are Ancona and Pescara. The nearest railway station is in Ascoli Piceno.
Like almost every village in the area, Acquasanta Terme has a magnificent medieval center. It is characterized by the use of travertine marble.
The 14th century Castel di Luco is characterized by an elliptically shaped floor plan.
The Ponte di Quintodecimo and the Ponte Romano are two bridges dating back to Roman times.
Acquasanta Terme, despite not having much more than 3 thousand inhabitants, has no fewer than 9 churches.
The most interesting one of these is the 18th century San Giovanni ad Acquasanta church, with an altar piece painted by Cola dell’Amatrice.
Acquasanta is located on the ancient Via Salaria consular road between Rome and Porto d’Ascoli.
Although Acquasanta is a quite attractive small town, most tourists visit mainly for its medicinal mud baths and thermal baths. These are especially beneficial to people suffering from arthritis or respiratory problems.