Fermo is a city of the regione Marche and is the second last province on the South of this region.
You arrive in this city from the coast with a very comfortable street that from the beach brings you in the heart of the refined Marche culture.
The city has a bit less of 38000 inhabitants and is 6 kilometers far from the sea. It is on a hill which is 319 meters high on the level of the sea and from where you have a spectacular view on the Adriatic Sea.
As soon as you arrive in the city you will look up and will find a succession of medieval roofs and towers that will make you fall in love immediately.
Despite this is a small city, in addition to the renaissance and middle age beauties, the city is burning with activities.
Since 825 this city was the seat of a University created by Lothar I, Emperor of the Sacred Roman Empire and King of Italy from 818 to 839. Already at that time students from all over Italy, Germany and Illyria where flowing into Fermo.
Still today numerous students from all over Italy are coming to Fermo to attend the course of the faculty of Conservation of Cultural Assets, Engineering, Medicine and Surgery or to attend the courses of the Academy of Music Pergolesi.
The city library preserves 3000 manuscripts and 15000 editions from 1500 but it is not the only library as this city has 17 further libraries, amongst them the Library of the archiepiscopal seminary with more then 45000 volumes.
The City Picture Gallery preserves works from Rubens, Giovanni Lanfranco and Jacobello del Fiore.
Amongst the different museums of the city you can find the Polar Arctic Museum
Silvio Zavatti, the only polar museum in Italy.
Fermo, whose first human settlements are going back to the IX and VIII century b.C., owns a treasure of religious and civil monuments. Amongst them the Duomo di Fermo, Piazza del Popolo, Palazzo Maggiori, Palazzo Sassatelli and many more.
The city still preserves the Roman Tanks, a building work from 40 a.C. which has a surface of 2000 meters and was used to collect water by the romans. They are still in very good state and it is possible to visit them.
The Theater dell'Aquila, with a capacity of 1000 place and a stage of 350 square meters, is amongst the most impressive theaters of '700 in the center of Italy.
Around the city three different necropolis were found, all going back to the IX and VII century b.C.
Amongst the big names to which this city has given birth we can find Ostilio Ricci, teacher of Galileo Galilei, Lucio Taruzio, roman astrologist and mathematician, Renier Zen, condottiere and doge of Venice and Galeazzo Maria Sforza Duke of Milano in 1400.