Porto Recanati it is the northernmost coastal town in the province of Macerata. The central strip of the coast features pebbled and sandy beaches with steep sea. The area is completely flat and is located nearby Mount Conero.
The central belt of the coast is generally pebbly but there are also sandy beaches; the sea is rather deep. The area, by the Monte Conero, is perfectly flat. This, along with its calm and peaceful atmosphere, makes it especially fit for walking with strollers along the boardwalk. Modern beach resorts equipped with playing gardens for children and the possibility of practicing water sports, three biking tracks (by the Potenza river, close to the provincial “Sorbelli” road and in the Scossicci area) make Porto Recanati one of the most visited holiday resorts in Marche.
The town preserves some important witnesses of its past. In the main square stands the medieval Castello Svevo, donated by Frederick
II to the city; it hosts in the first floor the Civic Art Gallery “Attilio Moroni.” The Sea Museum documents the maritime tradition of Porto Recanati; it is located in the complex of the former fish market - a modern two-level palace built between 1975 and 1980. To the south of the city is the archaeological area of the Roman city Potentia, where there are the ruins of the Abbey of Santa Maria in Potenza, founded in the twelfth century by the order of the Cross-bearers; moreover, there are the statue finds coming from diggings, preserved in the keep of the Castello Svevo. In the valley of the Scossicci area stands the church of the Banderuola, built on the place where, according to tradition, the Holy House (now housed in the famous Sanctuary of Loreto) stopped for the first time during its transfer to Italy.