Castel Trosino Village
The splendid and characteristic medieval village of Castel Trosino is located in the welcoming Marche region, in the province of Ascoli Piceno and overlooks a suggestive hill overlooking the valley of the Castellano stream. The village certainly owes its peculiarity to a unique and unmistakable position of its kind since it stands on a travertine top that allows entry from a single wooden entrance, perfectly preserved, as well as the houses of this wonderful strip of land, typically in stone and perfectly restored. The village, although small in size, is inhabited especially in summer, and offers a great variety of excellent typically local dishes. The history of the town is lost in the mists of time and the exact date of foundation of the castle is still unknown. The first finds date back to Roman times, it is certain that there was a transit of the Lombards, as well as that of the Goths, and that the fortress was chosen by Charlemagne as a defense of Ascoli Piceno. The most characteristic and well-known home is the so-called House of the Queen or also the House of King Manfrì. The legends that concern her are different, but two are better known: some believe that it was the home of a princess with whom Federico II's son, Manfredi, had fallen in love; others report that the house was instead of the latter who would have stayed in Castel Trosino for some time. Another symbol of this shining area is the source of pure and diuretic water, still used today. Ducted through a system of pipes, it seems to have been brought in the past to the city of Ascoli Piceno. This suggestive and singular place is also known for the extraordinary discovery, at the end of the nineteenth century, of a complex of Lombard tombs, datable between the fifth and seventh centuries. The excavations have made it possible to find numerous funerary objects, weapons and precious glass and gold manufactures, now partially exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Ascoli Piceno.