This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ... contains two good works by Lor. Lotto (1508 and 1512), a bronze bust of Leopard! (see below) by F. Monteverde (1898), and a charter of municipal privileges accorded to the town by Emp. Frederick n. in 1219. The Cathedral of San Flaviano, with a Gothic porch, contains the monument of Gregory XII., of 1417. In the small church of Santa Maria sopra Mercanti is an Annunciation by Lor. Lotto. San Domenico (with a fresco of the Apotheosis of St Vincent Ferrer by Lor. Lotto! and Sant' Agostino have Renaissance portals of 1481 and 1484, while the palace of Card. Venter has a loggia (towards the court) by Ginliano da Maiano (1477-79). The palace of the Leopardi contains the collections of the scholar and poet Count Giacomo Leopardi (d. 1837). to whom a marble statue has been erected in front of the Municipio. The train crosses the Potenza. 23 M. Pottma Pieena (8000inhab.), named after a Koznan colony, the ruins of which have disappeared. 27 M. Porto Civitanova, at the mouth of the Chienti. To Albacina and Fabriano, see Baedeker's Central Italy. The town of Civitanova (about 11,193 inhab.) lies 3 M. inland. The railway crosses the Chienti. 31 M. Sant' Elpidio a Mare. The village of Sant' Elpidio lies 5 M. inland.--The Tenna is next crossed. 36'/2 M. Porto San Giorgio, with a handsome castle (12691 On the hill, 3i/? M. inland (seat in a carriage 50 c.) is situated Fermo (1046ft.; Alb. Broglio), the ancient Firnmm Picenum, with 50,512 inhab., and the seat of an archbishop. It became a Roman colony after the beginning of the FirstPunic War, and has continued since that period to be a town of some importance. At the Porta San Francesco, by which the town is entered, are seen remnants of the ancient Cyclopean town-wall. The streets ascend somewhat precipitously to the he...