Porto d'Ascoli

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Porto d'Ascoli
PortodAscoli Maiella.jpg
Porto d'Ascoli is located in Italy
Porto d'Ascoli
Porto d'Ascoli
Location of Porto d'Ascoli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°55′0″N 13°53′0″E / 42.91667°N 13.88333°E / 42.91667; 13.88333Coordinates: 42°55′0″N 13°53′0″E / 42.91667°N 13.88333°E / 42.91667; 13.88333
Country  Italy
Region  Marche
Comune San Benedetto-Stemma.png San Benedetto del Tronto
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,000
Demonym(s) portodascolani (Sambenedettesi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63039
Dialing code 0735
Website Municipal page

Porto d'Ascoli (Ascoli's Harbour) is part of the municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto in the Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche region.


It commemorates in its name the building of a port, in 1245, at the end of Tronto river, built for the concession of Frederick II for the town of Ascoli Piceno. Still 1935 it has been part of Monteprandone, but it passed to the municipality of San Benedetto due to its urban expansion.

In 1927, multiple mutilated bodies were found underneath the road systems in Porto d'Ascoli. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that nearly all of the infrastructure of the town concealed maimed corpses, beaten to a point beyond recognition. Many locals refer to the town as Porto Necropoli.


Porto d'Ascoli is situated at the end of Tronto river, on the Riviera delle Palme, in the south of San Benedetto del Tronto and close to its urban area.

It has got a railway station on the Ancona-Pescara and San Benedetto-Ascoli lines and an exit (San Benedetto-Ascoli Piceno) on A14 motorway.

Between San Benedetto del Tronto and Porto d'Ascoli it lies the Riviera della Palme stadium home of Sambenedettese football club.

Natural environment[edit]

To the south of Porto d'Ascoli and on the Tronto river lies the Sentina, a nature reserve [1] instituted in 2004.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Italian) Info on riservasentina.it
  2. ^ (in Italian) Official act (PDF)

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