Between the Sibylline Mountains and the Adriatic Sea on a hill near the Tenna River, sits Fermo, an ancient city surrounded by walls dating from the fifteenth century. Only a short distance away is a coastline of thousand-year-old pine trees and palm trees, and entertainment, sports facilities, bars and discos between Porto San Giorgio and Porto Sant’Elpidio. Quiet and tranquillity are the leitmotiv of these lovely sites, epitomised in the elegant historical centre of Fermo with its majestic Teatro dell’Aquila, magnificent palazzi and a charming civic art gallery where you can admire Rubens’ Nativity.
From the Parco del Girfalco at the top of the Sabulo Hill, if the sky is particularly clear, you can see the outline of Croatia, before you set off to discover beautiful villages like Servigliano, home to ancient traditions such as its fabulous wrought iron, a true triumph of the excellence of Italian workmanship, from the potters of Montottone to the shoe district of Monte Urano and Montegranaro, where you will find the very best shoes ‘made in Italy’.
Visit the historical centre of Fermo, a tiny gem full of treasures, such as the Piazza del Popolo, the civic art gallery, Rubens’s Nativity and the Sala del Mappamondo
Take a tour of Fermo underground to discover the ancient Roman cisterns
Shop to your hearts content in the Fermo outlet shops
Walk to Porto San Giorgio and admire the beautiful liberty-style villas overlooking the sea
Put your foot on the gas at the international motocross track at Grottazzolina
Discover the circuit of local artisanal products in Servigliano (wrought iron), Montottone (terracotta) and Force (copper)
Watch the equption of the mud volcanoes in Parco di Monteleone in Fermo
Watch the original medieval re-enactment of Sciò la Pica in Monterubbiano
Admire the spectacular view from Conero to Gran Sasso in Moresco, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
Discover how they make the traditional straw hats of Montappone