Porto San Giorgio

 
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Via Vittorio Veneto, 5 - Porto San Giorgio (FM)
0734.680256 - 0734.680308 0734.680234
 

Porto San Giorgio is a town on the Marche’s coastline. What was once the ancient port for the inland city of Fermo is now a pleasant seaside resort with sandy beach, numerous facilities and a well-equipped marina. Its streets, sandwiched between the main SS16 road and the sea, offer plenty of chances for window shopping and in high summer the place has a lively air and plenty of concerts. It owes some of its charm to a few fine examples of the Liberty Style architecture that was much in vogue in the smarter seaside resorts across Italy at the turn of the 19th century. Its 13th century fortress, built by Lorenzo Tiepolo, later Doge of Venice, stands close by the town’s central square, and has fine towers and high keep.

Porto San Giorgio is an important holiday resort. Its beach (awarded the Blue Flag in 2018) is sandy. It boasts many beach resorts and hotels. A biking track is also there, and a richly equipped yacht basin offers to yachtsmen and yachtswomen the pleasure of a safe haven for high level sailing (it is awarded the Blue Flag since 1987). The boardwalk is embellished with century-old palm trees; its paving and city lights are enclosed in a suggestive frame by liberty apartment houses built in the beginning of the XX century. Many of such houses can be admired in the town centre: for instance the Villa of Roses. Built in 1921, whose outside is decorated with most refined majolica ornaments, while Art Nouveau embellishes the whole inside. Since 2015 children may enjoy the Bambinopoli (“Childrentown”) Square, a wide playground by the boardwalk where they may run around, bike and skate and have fun on brand new toy structures.

Must see attractions are: the historic Theatre “Vittorio Emanuele”, built at the beginning of the twentieth century; the nineteenth century church of San Giorgio, housing a copy of the polyptich of Porto San Giorgio made by Carlo Crivelli; the baroque Church of the Suffrage; the Church of the  Holy Rosary; the Villa Bonaparte, built upon the order of Girolamo Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother, who lived in Porto San Giorgio between 1829 and 1832. Another very interesting building is Villa degli Oleandri (Riva Fiorita), surrounded by a large garden, now housing the Museum of the Sea. The most typical dishes are the garagoli ( sea snails in red sauce and spices) and the fish stew. Vin cotto (boiled wine) is the traditional local wine. The most remarkable event is the Sea Festival (Festa del mare) a celebration of all things fishy, and featuring a giant "frying pan". The Padella gigante dell'Adriatico is six metres in diameter, holds some 1,000 litres of cooking oil and is used to fry roughly 1,000 kilos of baby squid and sardines in around three hours. In September there is the International Festival of Chess, attended by professional players from around the world.

 

 

Porto San Giorgio

Cities
Via Vittorio Veneto, 5
Porto San Giorgio (FM)
0734.680256 - 0734.680308 0734.680234


 
 

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Discover the attraction 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 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 Lido e Marina Palmense

Lido e Marina Palmense

Fermo is one of the most alluring of the hilltowns of the southern Marche; it features also a coastline of 5 km south of Porto San Giorgio (Marina...

Discover the attraction Fermo - Kart Track Dino Ferrari

Fermo - Kart Track Dino Ferrari

The kart Track "Dino Ferrari" is synonymous with fun on the track. The 850m racetrack covers an area of 25,000 square meters. The direction of travel is...

Discover the attraction Fermo- Abbey San Marco alle Paludi

Fermo- Abbey San Marco alle Paludi

The Abbey of San Marco alle Paludi (which means near the Marshes) is located in the countryside, in the district Paludi . It’s one of the oldest and most...

Discover the attraction Località Torre di Palme

Località Torre di Palme

The charming center of Torre di Palme is a fantastic panoramic balcony on top of a hill dominating the coast and the Adriatic Sea. Torre di Palme is...

 

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