Not only Nature. The Marche, with its cities and historic towns can give the careful and curious visitor fascinating paths to discover the true Masterpieces of Art and Italian History, Architecture, and Crafts.
Loreto is one of the most important cities for religious pilgrinage in the catholic woeld. Inside of the beautiful sanctuary you fill find the Holy House of Nazareth, an experience you just can't pass up when you visit the Marche..
Distance from Porto Recanati: 6 km circa.
Recanati is the native town of Giacomo Leopardi and the family palace with museum and the places in which Leopardi seems to be present even today. The museum Beniamino Gigli conserves the memories of the illustrious tenor, while the civil pinacotheca houses works of Lorenzo Lotto and the diocesan museum those of Mantegna, del Guercino and Sassoferrato.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 10,5 km circa.
Ancona is a cultural and artistic town. Thanks to its peculiar “elbow” shape jutting out onto the sea, it is the only town on the entire coast to see the sun rise and set over the sea.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 29 km circa.
Macerata is a peaceful town with a beautiful historic centre. Musicultura, Palazzo Ricci and the Sferisterio are destinations must for those who visit this city. the Sferisterio is a neoclassical arena theater in wich there is a famous opera season.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 30 km circa.
Fermo is an ancient Roman colony and center Piceno, Fermo is an important industrial footwear. It has a pebbly beach long 2 km.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 46,5 km circa.
This small town has ancient origins.
Matelica is situated in the heart of the Marche and it is famous by its vineyards and its good wine, in particular the known Verdicchio di Matelica.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 68 km circa.
Frasassi Caves are the largest complex of caverns in Europe of exceptional scientific and speleological interest offers a wonderful spectacle of stalactites, stalagmites and a selection of other phantastic forms. The big cavern of the wind is 13 km long! Frasassi can be reached by car in about 45 minutes, an experience you will never forget..
Distance from Porto Recanati: 85 km circa.
National Park of the Sibillini Mountains
a nature still uncontaminated and wild with ten mountains exceeding 2000 m, the legend about the Sybil and the lake of Pilate, sulphurous water and thermal baths: an itinerary which you should not miss, only 40 minutes from the sea.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 96 km circa.
Centre of the Renaissance, and the birthplace of the immortal Raffaello are within easy reach. The Palazzo Ducale, which in the purity of the lines has nothing, similar in the world, is the seat of the National Gallery of the Marche and houses the masterpieces of Raffaello, Tiziano, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello, Luca Signorelli.
Distance from Porto Recanati: 119 km circa.