Top 10 tourist attractions Amandola

The main square of Amandola is Piazza Risorgimento and its main streets are Via Roma and Via Indipendenza. Out-of-town attractions include San Ruffino and Vitale Abbey and Santi Vincenzo and Anastasia Abbey.

Top 10 tourist attractions Amandola

01. Sant’Agostino Church

Portal Beato Angelo Church Amandola
Portal Sant’Agostino Church

Also called Beato Antonio Church, the Sant’Agostino Church is located in the central square Piazza del Risorgimento. It is the most important and famous church in the municipality. Parts of the original construction from the very early 14th century are still visible.

02. San Ruffino and Vitale Abbey

Santi Rufino and Vitale Abbey Amandola
Abbazia dei Santi Rufino e Vitale

The Abbey of the Saints Ruffino and Vitale is right opposite the Santi Vincenzo and Anastasio Abbey in the suburb of San Ruffino. The church faces the Tenna River bank. Currently, due to damage caused by the 2016 earthquake, the church is not accessible.

03. Santi Vicenzo and Anastasia Abbey

Abbey of the Saints Vincenzo and Anastasio Amandola
Abbazia dei Santi Vincenza e Anastasia

The Benedictine Santi Vincenzo and Anastasio Abbey is located at an altitude of 850 metres outside the historical center of Amandola. At the moment, the abbey cannot be visited. After the 2016 earthquake, the church was severely damaged and there are fears of collapse.

04. Museo Antropogeografico (Largo Leopardi)

The Museo Antropogeografico is housed in the halls near the cloister of San Francesco Church. Everything related to the Monti Sibillini Natural Park and to the city itself is exhibited here. The flora and fauna of the area are highlighted, as well as its art, history and popular culture.

05. Romanesque-Gothic Bridge

On 30 July 1402, the city council decided on the construction of the Ponte Romanico. A sum of 100 ducats was set aside for this purpose. An earlier bridge had been destroyed (perhaps by the citizens themselves, to prevent enemy troops from passing through). A restoration took place in 1425. Today, the main streets no longer reach the bridge, which has been completely closed to car traffic.

06. Torrione del Podestà (Piazza Alta)

The Palazzo del Podestà was built on the Castel Leone hill, where most of the important religious and civil buildings were already located at the time. A complete renovation took place in 1352. The Torre Comunale was completely rebuilt in 1518 and in 1547. The great clock was moved from the San Francesco Church to the façade of this Torrione del Podestà in the 18th century.

07. Town Hall and Museum of Peasant Civilisation

The town hall is the seat of the Museo della Civiltà Contadina, which translates to English as the “Museum of Peasant Civilization”.

08. Piazza del Risorgimento and Porta San Giacomo

The Piazza del Risorgimento is Amandola’s central square. Highlights in this square are the clock topping the Porta San Giacomo and the facade of the Sant’Agostino Church.

09. City wall

Of the 14th-century defenses that used to protect the town, only a tower in Piazza Umberto I remains.

10. Monti Sibillini

For nature lovers, the Parco dei Monti Sibillini is a great attraction. The belvedere Rifugio Città di Amandola a Capolungo offers stunning views of the area. It is also a good starting point to explore the area on foot or by bike.

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