The perfect marriage of culture and nature, history and modernity, home to churches, theatres, and noble baroque palaces that are resplendent with works of art. Palazzo Bonaccorsi is a prime example with its magnificent garden and water displays. Don’t miss the Pincio viewpoint with its view of the Sibillini mountains and the Riviera del Conero.
An elegant maritime cultural hub which combines seaside charm with the history of an open-air museum. Don’t miss the Arch of Trajan, the gate to the Doric city, Ancona cathedral on the panoramic Guasco hill, the famous National Archaeological Museum of the Marche Region, and the Omero Tactile Museum. The port and Lazzaretto district are the heart of the region’s capital and boast a lively nightlife. And you simply must try the stockfish and brodetto all’anconetana fish soup!
A delightful village nestled between the hills of Conero with a view of the sea, it is also a popular place of pilgrimage. It is renowned for the Santuario della Santa Casa di Maria di Nazareth with the sculpture of the Black Madonna of Loreto made of Lebanon cedar, as well as works by Bramante. Don’t miss the picture gallery featuring exquisite works of art, the Vanvitelliano basilica and belltower, and the Piazza del Santuario.
Ancient medieval village nestled in the Riviera del Conero, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” because of its magnificent beaches and its sea that boasts both the Blue Flag and “quattro vele” or four sails from Legambiente. Don’t miss the Teatro Le Cave carved out of the pink stone of Conero, and the I Pini archaeological site preserving prehistoric remains of the Picenian civilisation.
The village where poet and philosopher Leopardi was born, where poetry meets the famous Colli dell’Infinito. Don’t miss the renowned Palazzo Leopardi with a library boasting more than 20,000 books, using which he carried out his “mad and most desperate studies”, the Sabato del Villaggio square, the dimora di Silvia, the famous Colle dell’Infinito, Passero solitario tower, and Mount Tabor with the World Poetry and Culture Centre.
Picturesque fishing village with a historic centre that boasts a wealth of colourful houses and ancient steps known as “La Costarella”, which lead down to the wonderful beaches of fine sand and the Blue Flag sea. Don’t miss the Neolithic remains in the Antiquarium state archaeological museum and the precious, legendary Byzantine crucifix.
Stunning Roman city rich in Neoclassic works of art and architecture, such as the Basilica della Misericordia decorated with frescoes, marble, and stuccoes, the lavish Lauro Rossi Theatre, Palazzo Buonaccorsi with the precious Sala dell’Eneide, the Church of Santa Maria delle Vergini featuring Tintoretto’s “L’Epifania”, and the Sferisterio Arena, which Pavarotti once called the most charming open-air theatre.
A Roman village that is overflowing with history, magic, and secrets. You absolutely mustn’t miss the ancient city of Auxismus with its ancient Roman walls featuring the famous Fonte Magna and the acephalous (or headless) statues. You should also explore the historic centre with its stately palaces, churches, elegant cafés, the lavish theatre, and the lively streets of the centre that contrast with the silence of the subterranean city. The Piazza Dante and Cantinone caves are also well worth a visit.