The San Vittore Church is one of the oldest churches in Ascoli Piceno and is located near the Roman thermal baths and the Forte Malatesta Castle.
San Vittore Church Ascoli Piceno
Address: Largo Ludovico Cattaneo – 63100 Ascoli Piceno. Phone: +39 0736 252883. At the moment the church is not being used as such and is generally closed.
History and description
The church already existed in the year 966 and is a construction built in the Romanesque style.
The unadorned facade is made of blocks of travertine marble. The only decoration on this facade is a large rose window above the entrance. On the left side is a low bell tower with a sloping roof.
The interior is divided into three naves. These are separated from each other by a number of columns and walls with arches. Both the columns and the walls are decorated with frescoes.
A small staircase leads to the presbytery.
What to see
Under the sacristy is a crypt that used to serve as an ossuary. The crypt is also decorated with frescoes, depicting “Events from the Life of Saint Eustachio.”