strong contrast between the deep green pine forest and the blue sea that
washes the jagged coastline is what characterizes “Riviera Picena”.
It stretches South from the seaside of Porto
The city has ancient origins and it had once been much contended for the
strategic position on the commercial courses. After having gained
importance for the production of footgear, the city has focused its
efforts to embellish the seafront. Now, thanks to the well spent
energies of the local Council, the city can offer 7km of marvellous
High quality hotel and restaurants, and functional lidos are willing to
welcome visitors. Nature and vegetation act as a frame to this
marvellous picture. Hospitality has an age old tradition among the
inhabitants, it is almost a quality of theirs. Lido di Fermo is also enclosed by the spontaneous Mediterranean
From the sandy beaches washed by the clear sea it is possible to see, at
a distance, the beautiful Sibillini mountain chain. The 3km of sand open
to a territory rich in history, art treasures, and ancient treasures.
Visitors have a multitude of chances: they can spend their days at the
seaside, enjoying a marvellous panorama, but can also get acquainted
with the cultural tradition and have a taste of the local gastronomy.
The core of the “Verde Riviera Picena” is further South. Porto
San Giorgio embodies all the characteristics of the area it belongs
to. The city has a famous fishing and tourist port (the largest of the
Adriatic coast).It is washed by such a clear sea that has been awarded
with the European Blue Flag more than once.
During the years a lot of illustrious people have spent some days in
Porto San Giorgio – Gabriele d’Annunzio, Eleonora Duseche among the
others are known to have much appreciated the thin sand of this
picturesque resort. The place is every year more rich in tourist
facilities, cultural events.
Handcraft and folkloristic traditions have never been abandoned, they
are renewed year after year in the magic and colourful atmosphere of the
narrow alleys of the historical centre. The “Costa Picena”
comprehends fantastic resorts such as Marina Palmense and Marina di
Altidona (whose tourism have lately much increased) and Pedaso.
The latter city is dominated by a white lighthouse and surrounded by a
vast area of Mediterranean scrub. The beach is partly sandy and partly
pebbled and is often protected by natural cliffs. The clear sea offers
fantastic vegetation and fishes but also precious archaeological
findings that stand as an evidence of the past activity of the historic
centre. The city boast a fascinating position, being set on a promontory
that dives into the sea. The “Verde Riviera Picena” offers, together
with beaches of stunning beauty, several modern facilities for tourists.
Visitors are granted a marvellous holiday also thanks to the natural and
artistic treasures that the area boasts.