The town of Porto Recanati, although it has a strong seaside vocation, enjoys great artistic and cultural wealth. The first place to visit is undoubtedly the Swabian Castle
, built as a defense against pirate attacks and the first nucleus of the town; the inner courtyard of the castle housed the community that grew up around the port activities at least until the late 16th century. Later, the settlement expanded outside the castle along the coastal strip and took on the appearance it retains today. The castle courtyard houses the Beniamino Gigli arena
, named after the Recanati tenor, which in summer is the setting for shows and cultural events. Not far from the town center is the archaeological area of Potentia
, where you can admire the forum with the remains of a temple and a 1st-century Domus. Among the religious buildings, the Chiesetta della Banderuol
a stands out. It is in the countryside of Scossicci, a few kilometers north of the town center, where, according to a legend, the Holy House of Loreto stopped to rest before reaching its current location.
For those who are looking for relaxation and fun, Porto Recanati's beaches are full of beach resorts and the accommodation facilities satisfy all tourist needs: luxury hotels, bed & breakfasts, family-run hotels to savor local authenticity, and campsites and tourist villages equipped for a fun-filled holiday.
The town is characterized by narrow streets and alleyways with typical restaurants where you can sample fresh local products. The seafront, closed to traffic, is the ideal place to stroll from morning to night, the main street is the shopping street and during the weekends Porto Recanati comes alive with markets, music from pubs and restaurants and don't miss the popular festivals, such as the Palio di San Giovanni
, where the local population tells its story. The Porto Recanati Turismo.it
website is the right portal for tourists who want to find the best way to spend a holiday in Porto Recanati.