1853 Senigallia has been one of the most popular seaside resorts
on the Adriatic Coast with its thirteen kilometres of golden
sands, the famous Velvet Beach.
Thanks to the quality of the services it provides and the clean
and safe bathing, the town has been awarded the prestigious Blue
Flag of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe.
But the sea is not the only reason for choosing Senigallia. It
has a beguiling old centre and offers an ideal base for
exploring inland Marche towns.
Although its prosperity nowadays depends on the tourists, it is
a town with a long history. Its name bears witness to its
earliest inhabitants - the Galli Senoni, a Celtic tribe who
settled here around the 4thC BC. In the 15thC is was widely
celebrated for its enormous commercial fair - the Maddalena
Still today its old centre has a certain solid mercantile
grandeur, particularly in the tall old blocks that line the
canal. While wandering through the lanes of the centre also
notice the low, thick-walled style of many of the buildings -
specially designed in centuries past to avoid earthquake damage.
finest monument is the old fort, the Rocca Roveresca, built in
1480. In the summer its courtyard echoes to the sound of
classical music concerts.
Senigallia's other great pride is the number of good restaurants
where you can, naturally, eat the best of the Adriatic catch.