spiaggia di velluto e le marine
was the summer of 1853 and the first wooden platform on the velvet beach
of Senigallia was greeted with some surprise by the fishermen that were
shoring after a day at sea.
was the first facility for tourists, now in the same place they are
better provided with an hotel (Hotel Bagni). The potential of such a
tourist activity in fact was soon understood. Nature has provided
Senigallia with 13km of “arenile” a particular thin golden sand,
from which the name “velvet beach”.
Nowadays Senigallia is deeply appreciated also thanks to the clear sea
that has been awarded (every year for the past few years) of the “Blue
Flag” by the “Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe”.
The city is full of facilities for tourists. It is possible to choose
among a wide range of restaurants and sports. There are in fact beach
volley and tennis courts and also cricket grounds. Swimming courses are
yearly organized and there are structures organized for water skiing and
The tourist port has been recently renovated to meet all needs. The
range of restaurants goes from most renovated ones – mentioned in the
best European guides- to cheaper ones where typical local delicacies are
served. And last but not least the pizzerias that crowd every corner for
a taste of the Italian dish most appreciated in all the world.
During the summer there are many entertaining events. Those fond of
music and tradition can assist to the International Competition for
Young Pianists and to “La fiera di Sant’Agostino” (Saint
Augustine’s fair) that takes the town back to the time when the
ancient commercial activity flourished.
But there is also place for those who want some fun. The colourful
“Summer Jamboree” is in fact dedicated to them. On this occasion
artists from the worldwide come to Senigallia and recreate an atmosphere
that was typical of the fifties.
The local town hall all and the “pro loco” associations have always
been keen on promoting traditional events. They have always managed to
offer Senigallia tourists several options to entertaining themselves
without spoiling the quiet that they deserve. Senigallia is a city made
to man measure. The city centre is rich in Museums, art galleries and
impressive architectural beauties.
golden sand makes the rest. The beautiful beaches are full of sand
castles evidence of the joy of children and of people who are just
enjoying themselves and relaxing. The delight is at its top with a look
at the beautiful Rotonda on the crystalline sea, that has inspired songs,
deep feelings throughout the years.