Historic buildings in San Benedetto del Tronto

The Gualtieri Tower (Torre dei Gualtieri)

Symbol of the town and landmark for the people, the Gualtieri Tower is more commonly known as “torrione” (keep). It stands in Piazza Sacconi (Sacconi square) in the Paese Alto in San Benedetto. From the hill where it stands, it defends the town beneath.
It was built by the Gualtieri family. Its construction started in the XII century and it ended three centuries later. When the sea got to the ancient city walls, just at the foot of the tower, the Gualtieri Tower was place of sighting and assault against the enemy ships.

Opening hours: from June to August the Tower opens Saturday, Sunday, holidays and the days before holidays from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
From September to May: Saturday and days before holidays from 5:30 pm to 7.30 pm; Sunday and holidays from 10:30 am to 12:30 am.
Extraordinary opening if requested and for groups.

Info - +39 3393011428 – amicidelpaesealto@libero.it
for foreigners: + 39 3804337477  

The Guelfa Tower (Torre Guelfa)

Fortified building with quadrangular plant, it was built in the XVI Century. It stands in Porto d'Ascoli and it is easily visible from the State Road 16. It is the only tower left from a fortress with two big towers and seven keeps with seventy merlons. It was destroyed by Gentile da Mogliano, lord of Fermo.

Caserma Guelfa

It is located along the State Road 16. It was built in the XVI Century. At the beginning it was intended as hospice at the harbour, tavern and new warehouses for the goods. Later it bacame the last Pontifical outpost before the Kingdom of the two Sicily. For this reason it is popularly called “Papal Customs”. Now there is a restaurant.

The Concordia Municipal Theatre

Located in largo Mazzini 1, the Concordia Theatre was born as a Community project in 28 July, 1827. During the Unification of Italy, its room were used for trials, lotteries, conferences, polls, meetings and charity parties. Just after the Second World War, it was converted in cinema and it was named after its manager Pomponi. Later, after a closing period, it was re-opened as theatre in 30 April, 2008.

info: cultura@comunesbt.it
tel: +39 0735 794460; + 39 0735 588246

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