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From the Conero Riviera to the inland municipalities

 

 

From the beaches of the Conero Riviera to the hills of infinity, from walled cities to wild coves, from cultural itineraries to walks in the protected nature of the Conero Park, so many attractions in a single destination for a holiday of discovery and emotions

The section of coastline that stretches from the port of Ancona to the port of Numana is called the Conero Riviera, named after the promontory of the same name that plunges down to the sea, full of coves and small beaches made up of rocks and pebbles. The territory is protected by the Conero Regional Park and includes, as well as the seaside resorts of Ancona, Portonovo, Sirolo, and Numana, all with Blue Flag beaches, places of naturalist interest for engaging in sports along with museums and religious complexes.

Start your tour by visiting Ancona, the capital of the Marche. Founded by the Syracusans, this city has always had its existence linked to the harbour, dominated by the Cathedral of San Ciriaco. Discover the most ancient and charming part of the city with a tour of the historic centre: Piazza della Repubblica and the Theatre of the Muses, the Arch of Trajan and the Clementine Arch, the Church of Santa Maria della Piazza, the Mole Vanvitelliana and the Loggia dei Mercanti. Plebiscite Square is flanked by a sixteenth century tower, the Government Palace and the Church of St. Domenico. From Passetto one can admire the beautiful sight of Mount Conero. The pearl of the coast is the bay of Portonovo: this beach has an emerald-green sea and features ancient treasures, such as the Napoleonic Fort and the Clementine Tower. After a stop on Mount Conero the next stop is Sirolo, a delightful resort overlooking the sea, and soon after comes Numana, where visits can be made to the harbour and the State Antiquarium as well as to Marcelli, a modern seaside resort.

Leaving the coast, we travel inland to Camerano, full of interesting historical places such as the caves, a vast underground complex. On the top of a nearby hill stands Loreto, the largest Marian Sanctuary in Italy. Then we reach Castelfidardo, the capital of the piano accordion, an instrument to which a Museum is dedicated.

Shortly after we arrive in Osimo, which boasts thirteen Roman statues dating from imperial times preserved in the Town Hall. Visits can also be made to nearby Polverigi and Offagna, home to the Museum of Ancient Weapons.


 
 
 

From the Conero Riviera to the inland municipalities

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Marina Numana

Marina Numana

The marina of Numana, awarded with the Blue Flag by the EU, from May 1 to September 30 can boast around 800 berths, distributed in piers and the buoy. The...

Discover the attraction of Marina Ancona

Marina Ancona

To the southwest of the port of Ancona lies the new "Marina Dorica", capable of 1320 berths and 23 piers.Today Marina Dorica is one of Italy's best equipped and...

Discover the attraction of Ancona - Church of Santa Maria di Portonovo

Ancona - Church of Santa Maria di Portonovo

Perfectly nested in the natural paradise of the Monte Conero, this church overlooks the white limestone cliffs on which it is erected. In harmony with its...

 
Discover the attraction of Ancona - the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus

Ancona - the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus

The Cathedral of St. Cyriacus represents the emblem of Ancona, both for its geographical position as well as for its historical and religious meaning. The...

Discover the attraction of Sirolo  - St. Peter's Church in Conero

Sirolo - St. Peter's Church in Conero

The Abbey of San Pietro al Conero is situated on Mount Conero at about 450 m. above sea level. It was a former Benedictine Hermitage. The abbey now retains the...

Discover the attraction of Osimo - Cathedral of  S. Leopardo

Osimo - Cathedral of S. Leopardo

The Cathedral of St. Leopardo is the most important religious building in Osimo and stands at the highest point, on the site of an ancient pagan temple.The...

 
Discover the attraction of Osimo - Basilica of S. Giuseppe da Copertino

Osimo - Basilica of S. Giuseppe da Copertino

San Giuseppe da Copertino, known as the “The Saint of flights”, is one of the most interesting personalities of the Christian mysticism. As...

Discover the attraction of Regional Park of  Mount Conero

Regional Park of Mount Conero

The Regional Park of Mount Conero covers an area of about 6000 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1997; the towns included in the park are...

Discover the attraction of Riviera del Conero

Riviera del Conero

The city of Ancona is located on the coast of central Adriatic on a promontory formed by the northern slopes of Monte Conero. The port of Ancona is one the most...

 
Discover the attraction of The Sanctuary of Loreto Holy House

The Sanctuary of Loreto Holy House

Loreto, a small town of Ancona Province, is known all over the world for its Sanctuary that makes it one of the most important places of pilgrimage and...

Discover the attraction of Numana, Numana Alta e Marcelli

Numana, Numana Alta e Marcelli

The southern spur of Conero shelters Numana, a lovely resort of the Conero Riviera, included in the Conero Regional Park. From the gardens of Piazza Nova...

Discover the attraction of Osimo - Town walls of opus quadratum and the Fonte Magna

Osimo - Town walls of opus quadratum and the Fonte Magna

Osimo’s town walls are one of the most important evidence of town planning made by the ancient Roman colony of Auximum, founded in the 2nd century A.D....

 
Discover the attraction of The Sirolo Picene Princess Grave

The Sirolo Picene Princess Grave

In Sirolo you will find an interesting archeological area at Pini place. This area is very important because it is the only one in Marche in...

Discover the attraction of Sirolo - Conero Golf Club

Sirolo - Conero Golf Club

Opened in 1992, the Conero Golf Club is in the Conero Regionale Park, in the municipality of Sirolo, which offers the extraordinary beauty of the Marche's...

Discover the attraction of Museum - The State Antiquarium

Museum - The State Antiquarium

The State Antiquarium stands behind the Town Hall. It is an archeological museum established and opened to public since 1974; it contains numerous archeological...

 
Discover the attraction of The Museum of ancient weapons and medieval Fortress

The Museum of ancient weapons and medieval Fortress

The museum, located in the medieval Fortress of Offagna, has a quadrangular plan with keep and towers. It was built in the 15th century on a cliff. The...

Discover the attraction of Fabriano . Accordion International Museum

Fabriano . Accordion International Museum

When you are at Castelfidardo, you can miss anything but a visit at the Accordion International Museum, a musical instrument work of genius with an...

Discover the attraction of Osimo- Sanctuary to the Sorrowful Blessed Vergin in Campocavallo di Osimo

Osimo- Sanctuary to the Sorrowful Blessed Vergin in Campocavallo di Osimo

About 3 kilometres far from Osimo, in the hamlet Campocavallo, you can find the Sanctuary to the Blessed Vergin. It was built at the end of the 19th century by...

 
 
 
 

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