This small town, located in the northern hills of Le Marche, was transformed in the fifteenth century by duke Federico da Montefeltro from a fortified medieval town to a dazzling perfect Renaissance-style city, since 1998 on the Unesco World Heritage List. In the center of the city stands the Palazzo Ducale with Galleria Nazionale delle Marche showing important artworks from the Renaissance. Urbino is a cozy university town with many steep streets to discover again and again beautiful vistas.
Capital of the province of Pesaro-Urbino, located on the Adriatic Sea, known as the birthplace of the famous composer Rossini , where every year in the Teatro Rossini the Rossini Opera Festival is organized. www.rossinioperafestival.it . Pesaro has no less than 4 kilometers of beach where you can relax after a nice city walk.
Senigallia is known for its " Spiaggia di velluto ", velvet beach. 14 kilometers of sandy beach running slowly in the sea, with a pleasant boulevard and many bars, restaurants and the famous pier "La Rotonda ". This seaside resort offers a very nice center with nice streets, squares and parks, a daily market, a fishing port, nice bridges over the Misa and cozy terraces.
Would you also like to view Senigallia from the seaside? Then book a trip on the eleven-meter long speedboat (630HP) Acquapazza and let yourself be taken by skipper Christiane along the most beautiful spots on the coast of Le Marche.
Fano is half an hour's drive from Fratte Rosa . Of course you can enjoy the beach here, both sand and pebble beach. Along the beaches it is pleasantly busy on the many sports fields, but there is also a large choice of restaurants along the boulevard. The center of the city is also worthwile visiting. Fano is a Roman city with, second behind Rome, the longest intact city wall, 600 meters long. The Teatro is located in Piazza XXII Settembre della Fortuna, a beautiful theater, a small version of the world famous opera house La Scala in Milan. It is also a pleasant city for shopping with a large market twice a week. Every third weekend of the month there is an antique market.
If you visit Fano on a chilly day, you can warm up in Caffè del Porto with the only real Caffè Moretta . A coffee with some liquor in it, once meant to warm up the fishermen back from the sea.
Le Marche has many nice little and bigger cities, too many to mention here. In our B & B you can find information about the region and we are always very willing to give great tips.