Porto Sant’Elpidio is a town along the coast of the Marche Region, in the province of Fermo; it is in the heartland of the Marche’s shoe industry. The historic fishing village, which was the seaport of Sant ‘Elpidio a Mare, has today become a fashionable seaside resort. It features a 7 km sandy and pebbled beach, a cycling path, pine woods and well equipped campings. Porto Sant'Elpidio is a member of "Friend of Itinerant Tourism City", giving the motor caravans the possibility to stop and use essential services, such as dumping waste and drinking water.
Must see attractions are: the old Clock Tower, symbol of the city, built to defend the town from pirate raids, the Church of the Annunciation and splendid villas, such as Villa Murri and Villa Barrucchello, that host cultural events in Summer. The Sanctuary of Addolorata was founded in the 16th century in the nearby Cova area. The basin of the Tenna river, also called “Paludi di San Marco” (St. Marco’s Marshes), is an ideal location for bird watching in early Spring and late Autumn. The most important event taking place in Porto Sant'Elpidio is "The World Theatre", the International Theatre Festival for children (July), with shows and perfomances at the "Teatro delle Api", opened in 2006. The Festival is one of Italy's most remarkable events dedicated to the theatre for children. A must in summer time is the Sant'Elpidio Jazz Festival.