for a weekend
at 10 minutes, the Conero Riviera: a sea with blue flags and medieval villages.
From the enchanting Bay of Portonovo, passing through the medieval village of Sirolo and the evocative Numana overlooking the sea, with its ancient Piceno port, along the Marcelli coast up to Porto Recanati. For lovers of the sea and nature, this picturesque stretch of jagged and rocky coast, different from the rest of the coast, is truly unmissable. Since 1987 the green Promontorio del Conero, a paradise of nature, has become a Regional Park.
at 12 Minutes, Loreto
The Piazza and the Basilica of Santa Casa di Loreto are probably among the most visited and famous places in the Marche. Pilgrims from all over the world come to admire these fascinating and timeless places: masterpieces of art as well as spiritual destinations.
Not to be missed: A tour of the Basilica’s walkways with spectacular views of the city and the sea; moreover they discover some small “secrets” of the Basilica otherwise not visible. Recommended.
at 14 Minutes, Osimo
Osimo has an underground world full of symbolism and mystery, which is a valid and suggestive alternative to the surface city. The defensive walkways and secret passages dug deep into the hill date back to about 2,500 years ago. Discovering them today will be an adventurous and unforgettable experience.
The most famous caves, those of the Cantinone, run for about 300 meters and are open all year from Tuesday to Sunday with guided tours at fixed times and can also be purchased with a single ticket together with the smaller ones of Piazza Dante and those of Camerano.
at 16 Minutes, Recanati
It is the typical “balcony city” because it has a wide view that can be seen as far as the eye can see. It is rich of leopardian suggestions, it has also collected the legacy of the tenor Beniamino Gigli (museum in the Town Hall with costumes and photographs) of the painter Lorenzo Lotto (numerous paintings preserved in the Civic Picture Gallery).
at 22 Minutes, Offagna
Offagna, a typical medieval village dominated by a 15th century fortress, waves the Orange Flag and it is part of the association “The most beautiful villages in Italy”.
Not to be missed: Medieval Festivals in July / Colombaccio Fair in September. Crescia cooked on the grill with herbs.
at 25 Minutes, Ancona
The Doric regional capital, in whose historic center, will focus on the most significant monuments: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, the Roman amphitheater, San Francesco delle Scale, Santa Maria della Piazza, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Loggia dei Mercanti, the Teatro delle Muse, the Arch of Traiano.
discovering the Marche
A visit to Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno
The white travertine makes it unique and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful not only in the Marche but in Italy. After a visit to the Church of San Francesco, you can not stop in the historic Meletti cafe where you can have a proper coffee with the famous anise liqueur that gives the place its name.
Grotte di Frasassi
Spectacular and majestic the Grotte of Frasassi are the largest in Europe. The opening and evolution of the Frasassi Gorge has been realized by the progressive cut of the limestone relief made up of Monte Valmontagnana – Monte Frasassi, along the slopes of which flow diametrically opposed waterways that, integrated both by the fractures of the rock and from a particular and grandiose karst, they have made possible the capture of the waters of the catchment basin of the Apennine hinterland, giving rise to the current hydrographic structure. The guided tour lasts 75 minutes. From the age of 12 and for the more adventurous, it is possible to choose between two speleological routes, the simplest blue one and the more challenging red one, to be tackled with suit and helmet and necessary equipment.
A Visit to Urbino and to the Albornoz fortress
The Ducal city, its Cathedral and the masterpieces of Piero della Francesca are not to be missed, but our advice is to also climb the Albornoz Fortress on the highest point of the San Sergio Mountain with a spectacular view of the city.
It is a gem, an ancient village that is part of the most beautiful villages in Italy with a mixture of very suggestive alleys. It is absolutely necessary to reach Piazzetta Peretti where there are eighteenth-century buildings and where the ancient Loggia with 3 arches opens with a breathtaking view.
Tasting some specialties.
Here are the DOP of Marche:
Caciotta d’Urbino DOP, Formaggio di Fossa di Sogliano DOP, L’Olio Extravergine di Cartoceto DOP, L’Oliva all’Ascolana DOP, Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP, Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora DOP.
And here are ours DOCG of wines:
Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva
Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
Vernaccia di Serrapetrona
and for the shopping?
Outlet Tod’s & Il Castagno
A very large shopping center dedicated to as many well-known brands of footwear and leather goods.
Address: CASETTE D’ETE – SANT’ELPIDIO A MARE (FM) Industrial Zone corso Garibaldi, 134
Falc and Naturino Outlet
Address: Contrada S. Domenico, 21, 62012 Civitanova Marche MC
Hours: from Monday to Saturday, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.; Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Sale of shoes for children from 0 to 14 years.
Address: Il Castagno Brand Village, Strada Brancadoro Mostrapiedi Seconda, 63811 Sant’Elpidio a Mare FM.
Hours: from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Retailer of clothing, bags, fragrances and other luxury items signed by the Italian designer.
Nero Giardini Outlet
Address: Via dell’Artigianato, 6, 63815 Monte San Pietrangeli FM.
Huors: from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.; Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Sale of footwear, clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
Lori Blu – Factory Store
Address: Via dell’Economia, 9, 63821 Porto Sant’Elpidio FM
From Monday to Sunday: from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Roberto Botticelli Outlet
Address: SP 8, 63811 Sant’Elpidio a Mare FM.
Hours: from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Shoes of all kinds, even golf! Addressed to an audience of men and women.
MOMa Shoes MORROVALLE
Via verdi Morrovalle
Calzature effetto vissuto
Contrada S. Domenico, 24, 62012 Civitanova Marche MC
Address: Via Achille Grandi 19, Filottrano (AN)
Outerwear, ready-made and made-to-measure garments.
Address: Via Pirelli 16, Zona Industriale A
Discover the Marche between history and culture
Between history and culture
The Town Hall also houses the international accordion museum, the musical instrument that has had in the city of Castelfidardo, for over a century, the major production center.