Walls and ramparts, a massive stronghold, narrow streets and churches. Acquaviva Picena, not far from Ascoli Piceno, gathers all its beauty in a tiny village laid on the hills of Marche. It’s a place full of history and culture that is well-known for its handcrafted products like the typical pajarole, baskets made of straw and willow that tell a lot about its inhabitants’ traditions. Acquaviva Picena is also an interesting archaeological site since it keeps a heritage that goes back to prehistory and witnesses a manufacturing tradition that goes back to the Paleolithic Age. Some domestic tools were found as well as some tiles and even some crafted flint objects although at a very elementary level. And the pottery from later Ages was also found together with some objects that enable to date the first important settlements in this area back to the sixth century B.C. You can see this heritage at the Archaeological Museum that is based inside the stronghold, it’s the main landmark of Acquaviva, it’s the best starting point to start your journey through the village and go deep into its artistic and historical richness.
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