Swim, sail, and sunbathe to your heart's content in Senigallia, the seaside resort town that has been attracting beach-goers to Central Italy since the mid-19th century! Founded in 289 B.C. as the first Roman colony on the Adriatic Sea, this ancient city at the mouth of the Misa River has transformed from a bustling center of commercial trade to a sparkling beach destination known for its "velvet" golden sand.
Add in a historic city center, traditional local cuisine, and an ideal location in the heart of the Marche region, and you'll have it all! Guests at our Senigallia vacation rentals get the chance to experience an authentic and beautiful glimpse of Central Italy.
Where is Senigallia, Italy?
Scenically situated on the cerulean waters of the Adriatic Sea, Senigallia is located less than 17 miles north of Ancona, the regional capital of Marche. Guests at our Senigallia vacation rentals will also find themselves only 130 miles east of Bologna, 83 miles south of Ravenna, and 71 miles north of Assisi.
Things to Do in Senigallia, Italy
With its wide expanse of soft sand, colorful umbrellas, and lounging sunbathers, the beautiful beach is the centerpiece of any visit to Senigallia. Stroll along the crashing waves to reach Rotonda a Mare, a recently restored, art nouveau pier that has alternately served as a spa, a storage facility for munitions, and a beloved space for exhibitions and special events.
In addition to its picturesque coastline, this city of 45,000 residents is a place of history, culture, and Renaissance beauty. Take a walk through the old town to discover two daily open-air markets at the Piazza Simoncelli and Foro Annonario, or explore the 16th century Palazzo del Duca, and the Rocca Roveresca, the fortress that hosts summer performances of classical music. You could also spend a warm and breezy evening underneath the Portici Ercolani, the ancient series of porticoes in the city.
Day Trips from Senigallia, Italy
Whether you're looking for religious history, charming towns, or an escape to the great outdoors, our Senigallia vacation rentals are wonderfully located to make the most of this diverse province of Italy.
Nature lovers should venture 29 miles south to the Riviera del Conero, a region of rugged cliffs, untouched beaches, and a scenic network of hiking trails. In search of subterranean natural beauty? The vast network of the Grotte di Frasassi, only 34 miles south, includes one of the largest ancient caves in all of Europe.
To the west of Senigallia, the province of Urbino was the birthplace of Raphael, the renowned painter, and the Renaissance appearance of this hilltop town has been remarkably preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To the south, the Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto—revered by Catholics as the childhood home of Jesus—is one of the holiest sites of pilgrimage in the Roman Catholic Church.
Whether you're a beachcomber or a history lover, there's something for all ages and interests to love in and around Senigallia—book one of our Marche vacation rentals today!
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