Getting to know the region Marche: Osimo.
In the province of Ancona, upon a hilly area, rises Osimo, a small city of averagely 35 thousand inhabitants, between the river Musone and the Adriatic Coast only few kilometers away, whose underground and hidden part represents a priceless historical and natural heritage for the whole region Marche: Osimo and its caves are an indisputable proof of the past of the city.
Osimo and its ancient history
Already 2500 years ago the peoples who lived this evocative land, the origin of its name is still not clear whether it derives from latin “augeo” (increase) or from the ancient picene word “uxama” (high), and they decided to drill down the hill to safeguard the existence of the people, searching for a way out in case of possible enemy assaults. Among wells, tunnels and symbols which wind along the underground path which includes several caves, this precious piece of history can be visited today with the support of a tour guide. The most famous are the caves of Cantinone, rich in evocatively religious low relief works, while the most uncommon are those in Piazza Dante, located on two underground levels, built more recently compared to the previous caves and rich in mystery because of several esoteric symbols on the walls, but also were used as bunkers during the World Wars and eventually became a proof of the devastating period, thanks to many writings on the walls. You could also visit other caves, such as the private Simonetti and Riccioni caves open to visitors.
Osimo is a small but beautiful pearl, outside but also underground: it keeps large and stunning works of art, mankind and tradition which should never miss during a visit!
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For further information about Osimo and its caves, please visit the website: http://www.osimoturismo.it