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Discovering Fermo and its coastline

 

Between art and sea views

 

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.

 


 
 
 

Discovering Fermo and its coastline

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Marina Porto San Giorgio

Marina Porto San Giorgio

Marina di Porto San Giorgio is one of the most modern and best equipped marinas along the Adriatic Sea. It can accommodate 800 boats from 8 to 50 meters and has...

Discover the attraction of Porto San Giorgio - St. George Martyr Church

Porto San Giorgio - St. George Martyr Church

The parish church is dedicated to the town’s patron Saint George. The church was built between 1831 and 1851 by the architect Giunchini near the Clock...

Discover the attraction of Porto Sant'Elpidio - Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows

Porto Sant'Elpidio - Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows

The shrine is also known as Shrine of Our Lady of Corva; the name, probably, derives from the word curve which refers to the shape of the ridge; but in some old...

 
Discover the attraction of Porto Sant'Elpidio - Holiest Our Lady Church

Porto Sant'Elpidio - Holiest Our Lady Church

The Holiest Our Lady church is located in the old town of Porto Sant’Elpidio. The church was built in the 11th century, which hosts various works by...

Discover the attraction of Roman cistern

Roman cistern

Not far from Piazza del Popolo, the Roman cisterns are entered through a door in Via degli Aceti, a steep and evocative alley in the historical centre with...

Discover the attraction of Fermo - Piazza del Popolo

Fermo - Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is the heart of Fermo. The square is closed on the shorter sides by very important historic buildings: the Town Hall, the Studi Palace, and...

 
Discover the attraction of Palazzo dei Priori Museum complex - Civic Art Gallery  – Archaelogical Museum Picene Section  - World Map Room

Palazzo dei Priori Museum complex - Civic Art Gallery – Archaelogical Museum Picene Section - World Map Room

The Civic Art Gallery is located in Palazzo dei Priori, built in 1296 and seat of the municipality. The building was restored in the first half of the 15th...

 
 
 

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