The Lady of the Conero

Also called "the Cònero Lady", Numana is a pretty town coastal delle Marche - Blue Flag FEE since 2000 - with an ancient history, so much so that its natural harbor was used already more than 2,500 years ago by the Piceni, then by the Greeks and then by Romans. For more information visit the website

Numana is included in the Regional Park of Conero as it is situated at the southern slopes of the mountain, a rocky outcrop about 600 meters high, which degrades quickly in the Adriatic Sea. Here they are formed bays and coves of very white stones, often accessible only by sea, dominated by pine trees and typical Mediterranean vegetation. The historic center of town (high Numana), where steep, narrow alleys separating the old fishermen's houses, is located on a cliff overlooking the sea, on the border with the village of Sirolo; it also encompasses two natural bays, the beach of the Friars and Spiaggiola. From the marina - moving to the south - starts rather low Numana, whose gravelly beach collects beach resorts of Marcelli and extends to the mouth of the river Musone..

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sirolo 1

(2 km from Numana)
Known as the "Pearl of the Conero", borders on the Numana town with which it shares, in addition to the extraordinary location, even the historical past as it was founded by the Piceni and then dominated by the Romans. The village center, whose plant is clearly medieval matrix, leaving only to discover on foot, including unique sights and monuments that are worth a careful visit. To see the churches of St. Nicholas of Bari (Piazza Vittorio Veneto) and San Pietro al Conero (on top of the mountain of). Blue Flag for many years, counts among its seven beaches that best represents the Conero Riviera: the beach of the Two Sisters.
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camerano 2

(8,5 km from Numana)
"Country of Rosso Conero and groundwater wonders": this is described in the signs that mark its municipal area. It too picena of origin and then controlled by the Romans, Camerano contains important historical and artistic relics dating, also, in the Middle Ages. Definitely worth visiting the Church of St. Francis (1215) and the works of Carlo Maratta (1625-1713) preserved in the town hall. However Camerano gives the best of himself in the basement, where an intricate maze of over 1 km takes us back in history to pre-Christian era.
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(12 km from Numana)
Contrada of Poggio fraction of Ancona and located on the southern border of the Doric capital, Portonovo is surely one of the most fascinating places of the Riviera del Conero. Characterized by a long beach of white and rounded stones, the Portonovo Bay is set among the verdant cliffs of Mount Conero (south), the clay gullies that descend from arenile (north) and a sea of the most crystalline the Adriatic. Among the very few buildings scattered in the woods the whole area is the Church of Santa Maria di Portonovo, the eighteenth-century Watchtower and the Napoleonic Fort (which now houses a prestigious hotel).
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(12 km from Numana)
A few kilometers from the sea of ​​Porto Recanati, situated on a hill 127 meters high, stands Loreto. The town, world capital of the Marian cult, was founded in 1294 as a result of the so-called translation of the Holy House - the home of Nazareth, where Mary lived, the mother of our Lord - that the tradition brought by winged angels, although recent studies attribute the transport of holy stones at the behest of Nicephoros Angels, king of Epirus, as a wedding gift to Philip of Anjou, son of Charles - king of Naples, who married his daughter Margherita. To protect the precious walls of Nicholas Auctions, Bishop of Recanati, in 1469 started the construction of the imposing sanctuary, completed in 1587 and enriched by the bell tower of Vanvitelli in 1755.
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(17 km from Numana)
Certainly the places where stands the present Recanati were inhabited in pre-Christian times by the Piceni, the population that has left traces in many places in our region. However, the origins of this town seem related to water and - in particular - the Power River, on whose shores the hinterland came the Roman Helvia Recina or Ricin, which seems to have given birth, of course, is that in Macerata to Recanati . The current settlement was established in the late twelfth century with the union of three hills - Monte Volpino, Monte San Vito and Mount Morello - at the behest of their masters of the time. Among the illustrious Recanati you can not remember Giacomo Leopardi, the greatest poet and thinker of modern times, and Beniamino Gigli, arguably the greatest tenor of all time. 
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(21 km from Numana)
The capital of the Marche owes its origins to the so-called Cumerio, a spur towards the sea, which for centuries has protected moorings for boaters, Ancona making it one of the safest ports in the Adriatic. For ancient people arrived by sea there is a series Picenes ubiquitous and then - in 387 BC - the Dorians from Syracuse, who bring progress and culture at that time the city was fortified and is enhanced by impressive buildings. Roman colony from 276 BC, Ancona is the first city of Piceno to embrace Christianity and, from the fifth century, is placed under the dominion of the Church. The particular geographical position exposes the centuries sieges and looting, but also numerous artistic works related to the time when Ancona, Maritime Republic, wove profitable trade with the East: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, the Senate Palace and the Church of Santa Maria della Piazza, a must see, it is a tangible example. In 1732 the building of the Lazzaretto and the arc Clementino, through the work of Vanvitelli, help give the city overlooking the actual look of the sea. As you can imagine, the important past of Ancona have left indelible traces in the many museums, all to see: the Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche and the Diocesan Museum are just one example. Art and culture is matched by a surprising municipality, often with beaches lying at the base of gullies cretosi (the so-called ripe), many of which are accessible only by sea.
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Grotte di Frasassi


(81 km from Numana)
Located in the municipality of Genga, on the road which connects the Adriatic Sea in Fabriano, the Frasassi Caves are part of the Regional Natural Park of the Red Gorge and Frasassi. Discoveries September 25, 1971 from Ancona Marche Speleological Group of CAI, are considered one of the largest complex of underground caves of karst in the world, because they extend for a total length of about 30 km, spread over several geological layers; when it is possible to visit some 1.5 km, based on tourist routes or caving. At their internal temperature is maintained constant, throughout the year, at 14 ° C.
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