Fermo, on top of a hill 7km from the sea, it is an ancient center, first Piceno (9th century BC) and then Roman. It preserves the urban layout of an ancient and important small Italian city of art. Testimonies from the Roman, medieval, Renaissance, eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century baroque periods.
The art gallery with the late Gothic tables by Jacobello del Fiore and the nativity by Rubens, the seventeenth-century library with the Sala del Mappamondo, the Roman cisterns (built in the first century BC), the oratory of Santa Monica with an important cycle of late Gothic frescoes. Alleys, glimpses, landscapes, palaces, churches: walking around the city.
Marche region, from the palace at 360°
Small square with medieval churches, masses, pharmacy, bar, newspapers, beautician, hairdresser, ATM, typical products of the mountain community. The restaurant “Il frantoio” located in the old mill of the palace, “The pizzeria of the artists”, the restaurant “da Emilio”.
All of Fermo to visit through medieval alleys, jogging in the garden of the Cathedral. Shopping, museums and tourist office in the main square. “Bar a Vino”: Peppe Rossi’s wine shop, under the sixteenth-century loggias of San Rocco in Piazza, for candlelit dinners, or quick tables of cheese and wine.
BY CAR OR BY BUS
The sea with fish restaurants on the beach and the tourist port of Porto San Giorgio. Monterubbiano, the Italian touring club orange flag. Tour outlets PRADA and TOD’S, FAY, HOGAN. Villages, fairs, festivals and hills.
About 30 minutes
All 40 municipalities of Fermano, the Sferisterio of Macerata and its summer opera season, food and wine tours (wine cellars, oil production of olive).
Ancona and the embarkation for Croatia, the splendid Conero sea, the Sanctuary of Loreto, the ancient Ascoli Piceno, the Sibillini Mountains Park.
The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the ducal palace of Urbino, the caves of Frasassi.
SAILING, BY HYDROFOIL
80 nautical miles
The Kornati, or the sea of Croatia.