Porto Sant’Elpidio is a well-equipped Blue Flag seaside resort that started life as an ancient fishing village. It offers a beach made up of sand and shingle that extends for over 7 kilometres. The extensive pinewood next to the sea has a cycle path running alongside it. The accommodation facilities include a number of camp sites dotted along the coastline that are extremely well-equipped and the ideal place for lovers of outdoor vacations. Continuing along the coast we find Porto San Giorgio, an important Blue Flag seaside resort with a sandy beach and numerous holiday accommodation facilities, a well-equipped leisure port and a cycle track.
Moving a few kilometres inland, we come to the splendid city of Fermo with the Renaissance Piazza del Popolo, the city’s main square with its 16th century Palazzo dei Priori, home to the Civic Art Gallery which exhibits important paintings by the Venetian and Marche schools, the "Nativity" by Rubens and the ‘Sala del Mappamondo’, which takes its name from the map of the world drawn by the cartographer Moroncelli from Fabriano in 1713. Do not miss a visit to the Roman Cisterns dating from the 1st century A.D. and attributed to Cesare Ottaviano Augusto.
A visit should also be made to Fermo Torre di Palme, a medieval village which, standing on high ground next to the sea, offers excellent views along the coastline at Marina Palmense, its beach. The nearby thermal water treatment centre of Fonti di Palme is worthy of note; set amidst a lush green park it makes use of the ‘Palmense del Piceno’ mineral water, indicated for treating metabolic disorders.