The seaside resorts of the Adriatic Coast in the Le Marche region are crowded only from mid-July to the third week of August when the Italians take their annual holidays. The rest of the time when the weather is hot, you’ll have plenty of space and find the Italians looking at you strangely and wondering why you are on the beach outside peak period.
Although all resorts on the Adriatic Sea in le Marche have scetions of free public beach (spiaggia libera), it’s not as well kept and clean as the private beaches. For a proper Beach holiday in Italy and the real Italian beach experience you will need to bite the bullet and select one of the private Italian Adriatic beaches denoted by their uniform banks of umbrellas and sun beds. These are not usually that expensive, especially if you wish to take advantage of their facilities which include changing rooms, showers, toilets, childrens playgrounds and restaurants and bars. They are also the best place to watch Italian holidaymakers on the Adriatic Coast up close and compare the peacocks strutting along the shore in their dark glasses and revealing beachwear.
The Adriatic resorts of Le Marche include one of the highest number of beaches of any region in Italy that have won the prestigious European Blue Flag award for environmentally well-kept beaches. The important “eco-label” is given to parts of the coast that meet strict criteria including beach water quality, environmental management, safety and other services.
This small adriatic resort is deep in the Conero national Park and is found at the end of a windy road with great views. The sandy Adriatic beach; which has plenty of restaurants and bars is split in two by the Fortino Napoleonico, a fort (now a hotel) built in 1808 by Napoleon’s Italian Viceroy to fight off English ships. As the lush Conero oaks reach the sea at Portonovo you will see the Romanesque church of Santa Maria. Built between 1034 and 1048, its Norman form is strangely unique in Italy.
The Adriatic resorts of Sirolo & Numana
You will find the Conero national park’s main two resorts to the South of Portonovo. Sirolo is set on the Spruce clad cliffs and has a medieval centre and many great seafood restaurants,from the small piazza that perches high above the sea you can drive or walk down to a series of small coves that boast tattorias serving up fresh fish. Head south and you will reach the marina and then the long Adriatic drag of Numana. It has a superb long with plenty of sports and activities and an archeology museum documenting the history of the Piceni tribes who lived here until Rome muscled in (Via La Fenice, 4). Head to the southern end for trampolining and gokarts and stay later for the amazing clubs and nightlife on offer. Make sure that you visit a Cantina or two whilst at Conero, it is home to arguably Marche’s best wine, the robust Rosso Conero made primarilyfrom Montepulciano grapes
The nearest Le Marche beach to Agriturismo Fontechiara is Porto Recanati with its coarse sand, stylish shops, childrens play areas it makes a great day out. Combine this with a visit to Recanati itself, Osimo or the amazing basilica at Loreto
To the north of Civitanova Marche and also close to the B&B is Porto Potenza Picena – it has a good sandy beach and is near the lovely town of Potenza Picena and the well preserved 18th century Villa and gardens at Giardino Bonaccorsi.
Civitanova Marche combines an Adriatic seaside resort with a vibrant fishing port and is also centre for the Italian footwear industry. It is a long seaside resort of coarse sand that is split, by the fishing port, into a North and South beach
The promenade by the South beach has a collection of nice gardens and some impressive childrens playgrounds. The Adriatic town itself has its centre in Piazza XX Settembre which has plenty of stylish shops and green public gardens, This is the home to the sprawling market on Saturday mornings. The North shore has some more interesting kinks formed by breakwaters and cafes that include Cocoloco a favourite for its incredible range of Gelati or Ice Creams
Four km inland from the beach at Civitanova Marche is the Medieval hilltop town of Civitanova Marche Alta, It often hosts Summer festas and pageants within its medieval walls amongst the ancient palaces and churches and has an extremely good modern Italian art gallery in the civic Galleria d’Arte Moderna.
One of the Marche’s earliest and most distinguished churches, Santa Maria a Piè di Chientiis 6km away on the SS 485. This beautifully preserved romanesque structure originates from the 9th Century. It houses impressive 14th Century frescoes in the apse above the upper altar.
The port that once serviced the Roman town of Fermo is now a stylish sandy seaside resort on the Adriatic with a small working port. There is a small but eclectic mix of shops and in high summer the place comes alive with gigs, festas concerts and other entertainments.
Much of its elegance comes from the Liberty Style art nouveau architecture from the turn of the 19th century. Porto San Giorgios 13th century fortress, built by Lorenzo Tiepolo, famous from his works in Venice, has robust towers and high keep. This jewel of Le Marches Adriatic Riviera has a fine sandy beach and some superb but moderately priced restaurants
South of Porto San Giorgio is Pedaso, The Adriatic Coast of Le Marche’s “mussel beach” – the seafood delicacy is farmed on concrete pillars off the coast, Pedaso has a short, gravely beach and is home to scuba and skindiving.
The Adriatic Riviera resort of San Elpidio lies to the north of Porto San Giorgio, it has a long beach accessed through pine woods at the northern end and many outlet shoe shops on the SS16 road. There are also some good restaurants and kids play areas some with zipwires.
Far from the madding crowd and untouched by mass tourism, this tranquil Le Marche resort on the Adriatic sea is surrounded by lush vegetation. This Adriatic riviera resort has a good spacious clean sandy beach (2.5kms long), and an attractive port overlooked by the fortified medieval walls of the town. It also has an interesting shell museum.
Agriturismo Fontechiara is located in Treia in the province of Macerata in the region of Le Marche in central Italy. We offer B&B or bed and breakfast holidays or for lovers of slow food there are half board or all inclusive holidays. A vacation at Fontechiara allows you to sample ecotourism, locally grown food, our own organic produce, home cooking and great Le Marche wines in a restored farmhouse with stylishly furnished rooms and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. We offer yoga retreats, horse riding holidays, fishing holidays, Italian lessons, olive oil holidays, we offer a dog sitting service and are ideally located for sports and outlet shopping. Le Marche has fantastic beaches, mountains, nature, history, art, activities and more. Please check out our reasonable prices or contact us for more information or to book.