What to do in Fano and surroundings
Known as Fanum Fortunae in Roman times, the city today is a fairly well-known coastal resort and one of the most important Adriatic fishing ports. Fano is a tourist destination for those looking for quality of life, with a first rate cultural, historical and environmental heritage, enabling visitors within a distance of a few kilometres to enjoy the sea as well as the delightful hilly inland countryside. The port divides the coast of Fano into two, with Sassonia beach to the east and the sandy Lido to the west. A number of other wide beaches and small bays are to be found along the coast on both sides of the town at Fosso Sejore, Metaurilia, Torrette and Marotta and provide welcoming natural environments the tourist.
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“Whoever comes to Urbino, unaware of its history and importance, will have an extraordinary surprise. The most important museum of the city is the National Gallery of Marche, which is inside the Ducal Palace. Here we can find the works of art from the 14th to the 17th century, but above all here we can see some of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Inside the Ducal Palace there is also the Archaeological Museum with a collection of ancient Roman inscriptions, urns, stones, etc. . Raphael’s House, is a fascinating private Renaissance house. It contains a fresco by the painter and a wonderful Annunciation painted by the father Giovanni Santi. The religious and civil buildings faithfully testify the historical events of the city. A city is not only defined by its monuments. To really know it, you have to experience its life, discovering its hidden details, walking from a gate to the other one, going through small stairs, peeking at buildings’ courtyards stopping in hidden small squares and meeting locals to make you tell their habits, traditions and festivals.
The Furlo Pass is situated in the province of Pesaro, along the SS road n.3 Flaminia, 35 km far from Fano and 248 km far from Rome. It has a great historical fame for the works carried out by the Etruscans first, and then by the Roman Consuls and Emperors (massive walls, stone cuttings, galleries) as well as for being in the past the theater of great struggles. The landscape is suggestive, picturesque, and wild. The rocky walls of the mountains Pietralata and Paganuccio, deriving from the erosion of the waters of Candigliano, elevate themselves for hundreds of meters over the green small lake and form the characteristic Gola del Furlo with its particular alpine aspect and unique charm transforming it in one of the most attractive places of Central Italy . A few kilometers far from there, the ancient district of Acqualagna is famous as production and market area of the most valuable truffles in Italy: the appointment for the connoisseurs is at the National Truffle Fair (during the first fifteen days of November).
Situated at 142 metres above sea level, with the Republic of San Marino, Rimini and Carpegna in the background, Gradara represents an extraordinary urban and architectural combination.Legend has it that the castle was the scene of the famous and tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, caught in each other’s arms and killed by Gianciotto, Francesca’s husband. This love story was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
The Republic of San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. and is the most ancient European Republic. San Marino is well worth the visit! There are many attractions once you cross the border! Shopping, scenery, gastronomy, philately numismatics, celebrations, events, monuments, museums, works of art and typical tourist spots. The historic center of the Republic of San Marino is, in every part, a living monument. A patrimony for humanity. The view from the Towers is incredible: a terrace with a splendid view of the Romagna Riviera on one side and the ancient Republic on the other. Throughout the pedestrian island, walking along the narrow streets, through the squares and around the churches and thousand stores and boutiques, shopping is a pleasure. It’s easy to make purchases in San Marino. Everything is a bargain! The first stop is instinctively for souvenirs. Then, perhaps with the emotion of the beautiful surroundings, a jewel, a typical artisan product, ceramics, brand-name clothing, perfume
Frasassi’s caves are one of the most amazing natural miracles you could ever see. These amazing, deep and beautiful caves are situated in the small town of Genga, near Ancora.
They are part of the natural heritage of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi, in the heart of the most majestic Appennino in our region. These caves are representing a pure treasure of karst origins.
They were found in 1948 and deeply explored until 1971, when the huge Grotta grande del vento (The big windy cave) was discovered.
The walk into the cave is 1,5 km long, into the deep exploration of earth breath and its treasures and the most beautiful natural sculptures and caves, stalactites and stalagmites.