Ancona, Numana/Sirolo, Ascoli Piceno, Teramo, Amatrice, Accumuli, Norcia, Civitanova Marche
Name inhabitants: civitanovesi
Civitanova Marche is a popular seaside resort on the Adriatic coast (Blue Flag 2018), boasting a fishing port and a marina.
SEA TOURIST OFFER: the north shore is wide and sandy and the water is shallow: it is the best for bathing children, who can bathe and play safely, running no risks whatsoever; the south shore, instead, is mixed sandy and pebbly and waters are deeper. The long beach is parted by the fishing and tourist ports. Three biking tracks are available: the Castellaro, the Chienti tracks and the third parallel to the north and south boardwalks (Shoes exhibition and Adriatico Movie theatre). Both boarwalks were both awarded the Blue Flag in 2018.
ATTRACTIONS: The town centre is around wide Piazza XX Settembre and offers plenty of stylish window-shopping, green public gardens and Liberty style apartment houses. The northern area is characterized by tree-lined Vittorio Veneto street, where stands the former House of Balilla, now housing the Civic Library and the Teatro E. Cecchetti Cinema. 4 km inland from the town stands the medieval hilltop borgo of Civitanova Marche Alta, partly surrounded by its old walls; here you can visit the historic theatre Annibal Caro; the Municipal Art Gallery Moretti, boasting the collection of contemporary art especially carvings; the former Church of St. Augustine; the Church of St Francis; the Church of St Paul. It's worth visiting the Tramway Station in Art Nouveau style, the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions and the Historical Museum of Trot, few miles from the town centre. Nestled between the hilltop town and the resort is Villa Conti, an Art Nouveau villa built in 1910, surrounded by a park with an Italian style garden. Nearby is Palazzina San Michele, a rare example of Art Nouveau style in the area of Macerata. A large amount of fashionable shoe shops and outlets can be found near Civitanova Marche: the town is actually in the heartland of the Marche’s shoe industry. Different sports can be practiced in the resort: sailing, golf and horseback riding. The most important events taking place in Civitanova Marche are : Civitanova Danza, an International Dance Festival, offering forms of modern dance of different countries in the world ; the Sea Festival, a good opportunity to sample fish dishes and discover the local fish recipes.