Places not to Miss
Civitanova Marche is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic coast:
North Beach is broad and sandy and the water is shallow; the South Coast has a sand mixture of sand and gravel and deeper water. Long beach is divided from the fishing port and the Marina. There are three ciclabilIi runways: runway of Carlin, del Chienti and a lead on two Lungormari North and South (blue flags 2016).
Loreto and santa casa
The basilica of the Holy House is one of the main places of Marian devotion. Is one of the most important and most visited Marian shrines of the Catholic world.
Is located in Loreto, in piazza della Madonna, at the end of via Lauretana. Inside the basilica, Catholics worship of devotion towards the remains of the Holy House of Nazareth where Jesus lived. In this famous shrine is connected the devotion to Mary mother of Jesus that has cultural and historical iconography of the Virgin of Loreto, patroness of aviation; among the many characters and saints have visited include Saint Camilla Battista da Varano, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Gianna Beretta Molla; among the popes who visited the basilica include Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.
The Sanctuary has the dignity of a papal basilica.
Recanati town of Giacomo Leopardi
Recanati is located atop a lonely Hill, whose winding Ridge is almost flat, 296 m above sea level, between the valleys of the rivers Potenza and Musone. It is about 20 km from Macerata, 8 km from Loreto and just under 40 km from Ancona. The Adriatic Sea, after which when the air is clear you can see the mountains of Dalmatia, about ten kilometers east of the city. Heading north you can see the mount Conero, which is lost in the waters and from the other side of town, not closed nor limited by upcoming elevations, you can see the peaks of the Apennines. The summits of the Sibillini mountains with mount carrier and more on the San Vicino mount, the Witch and the Catria are clearly visible. Like other towns marches, even Recanati is the typical city balcony for panoramic view that can be seen: towns and villages are scattered in large numbers in the vast expanse between floors, valleys and hills
Genga - le Grotte di Frasassi
The caves of Frasassi are underground karst caves located in the territory of the municipality of Genga, in the province of Ancona. The complex of the caves falls within the Regional Nature Park of the Gola della Rossa and of Frasassi.
The complex consists of a series of caves, the first one, accessible from the present entrance, is Ancona's Abyss, a huge cavity that has an extension of 180 x 120 m and a height of 200 m; Is so wide (more than 2 million m3 of volume) that the Duomo of Milan could easily be contained within it.
Since 1972 it is under the protection of the Consortium Frasassi, which is the municipality of Genga and the Province of Ancona, with the aim of safeguarding and enhancing its scientific and tourist usability.
Since September 1, 1974, part of the caves is open to the public, becoming one of the major tourist attractions of the Marches; It has been estimated that since then more than 12 million people have visited them
The sferisterio Macerata
Capital of the province of the Marche region, the municipality of Macerata joins the Association of cities of art and culture. Boasts a University, one of the oldest in the world, founded in 1290.
One of the most representative monuments of the city is the Arena Sferisterio of Ireneo Aleandri, a splendid example of neoclassical architecture that hosts each summer a prestigious opera season, the Macerata Opera Festival.
Urbino city world heritage site and home to Raphael
Urbino is one of the most important centers of the Italian Renaissance, which still preserves the architectural legacy; Since 1998 its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to one of the oldest and most important universities in Europe, founded in 1506. Palazzo Ducale is one of the most interesting architectural and artistic examples of the entire Italian Renaissance characteristic for its torrents, is home to the National Gallery of Marche.
Riviera del conero
The coastline that reaches from the port of Ancona reaches the road of Numanaè called Riviera del Conero, from the homonymous headland to the sea, full of coves and small beaches, rocky or stony, all Blue Flag. Immersed in the Regional Park Natural of Monte Conero, certified with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, the Riviera is one of the most famous symbols of the natural light beauty that looks to the East of the Adriatic Sea, home to the production of Red Conero wine, dotted with suggestive villages boasting Greek stories , Picene and romans like Sirolo and Numana, with spectacular bays such as Portonovo and includes naturalistic sites, art cities, museums, rocks, fortresses and religious complexes.
Jesi Pergolesi's city of Frederick II and Verdicchio
Jesi is in the low Valley of the river Esino, and is the most important city of the Vallesina. It is the third-largest city after the capital and the province of Ancona, Senigallia. 1969 was reported by UNESCO as an exemplary city for architectural integration of its various historical layers.