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martedì 17 maggio 2011

Osimo guided tour

Osimo is a lovely town situated at 265 m. above sea level.
Most of its best buildings date back to the 16th and 17th centuries but signs of its ancient past sometimes show through. Traces of the roman town are evident in its centre. The tour guide of Osimo will show you the entrance hall of the town hall housing a dozen headless statues from Roman times; they once stood in the town's forum and were, according to tradition, decapitated during an early occupation of the place. The town hall itself is a fine 17th century building that boasts some interesting canvasses inside.
During the walking tour of Osimo, you can see the Roman walls; the street plan of the old town still retains its Roman layout. Osimo's main attraction is the cathedral: the mosaic floor of the cathedral is a fine relic of Medieval times: the church, originally built in the 13th century in Romanesque-Gothic style, has a magnificently atmospheric crypt and an outstanding bronze baptismal font from the early 17th century. The tour guide of Osimo will lead you to the old Romanesque church of San Francesco, that has been restored in Baroque-Neoclassical style and is now dedicated to San Giuseppe da Copertino, the patron saint of those undergoing exams (1603-1663). It is nowadays an important centre of pilgrimage. His remains are kept in a crystal urn in the modern crypt.
The guided tour of Osimo also include the visit at further tourist sites: in the heart of the old centre there's Palazzo Gallo, a splendid palace from the 16th century with an epic fresco of the Judgement of Solomon (1609) by the Tuscan painter Pomarancio.
A few kilometres south-east of Osimo in the valley of the Musone river, stands the imposing Sanctuary of Campocavallo, a striking piece of early 20th century architecture in Lombard Neo-Gothic style. It guards a venerated image of the Virgin behind the main altar; in 1892 it was seen to weep by the faithful, a phenomenon reputedly repeated a number of times since then.
Near Osimo
Guided tour Castelfidardo
Guided tour of Offagna
Guided tour Conero: Numana, Sirolo, Camerano and Portonovo
Guided tour Recanati
Guided tour Ancona

For information and booking
Tour Guides Ancona , guided tours in Osimo and in the province of Ancona, Tourist Guides Marche;
Andrea Giordani Tel +39 071 2905303; Mob +39 339 2964619 ; e-mail:

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