Rose on the slopes of the
Sabulo hill in 264 a.C in obedience to Romans' will who, preoccupied
for the presence of the Piceno people in the region, decided
to found a lookout-post point with the objective to watch
their capital Asculum.
As other cities knew a phase of development thanks to the
pax augustea that left flourish the commerce all
over the Empire.
As a result of the fall of the Roman Empire suffered the barbaric
invasions of Goths, it was witness of the fight between Ostrogoths
and Byzantins, and made part of the Longobard
Reign starting from the 575.
As a result of the invasion of the French commanded by Charlemagne
the territory of the Marches became part of the Patrimonium
Petri (Pope Peter's property), term used to define the
lands under the power of the Pope and protected by French
Empire. It Became Comune in 1199 and therefore, after seeing
the alternation of several lordships returned to make part
of the Papal State in the XVI century.
Fermo is a city that keeps intact its medieval aspect
through its town-walls and its ancient village dominated
by the Cathedral of the Assunta. Of the roman
period it is possible to visit the Roman Cisterns
(I sec. d.C) for the water supplying of the ancient city and
the rests of the theatre in Falerone.
In the center it is Piazza del Popolo that shows the ancient
and prestigious palaces like Palazzo dei Priori,
once Seat of the Comune and today of the Municipal
In Fermo every August 15th it takes place the “Palio