Welcome of the "Riviera delle palme"
Generous nature, clever man
There is a splendid natural scenario that ranges from the sea, with the soft, sandy beaches of San Benedetto del Tronto e Grottammare to the harmonious green hills that stretch as far as the Monti Sibillini chain. Each hill embraces a buit of history. The old hamlets conserve the atmosphere of days gone by. The soft, balanced landscape is characterized by Mediterranean maquis, holm-oak, laurels, cluster and Aleppo pines, and oaks, plane trees, elms and mulberry trees that flank the roads leading to towns that have been inhabited for over a thousand years.
Villages that conserve intact the charm of old-style country life
At Acquaviva Picena, Monteprandone, Ripatransone, Offida, time seems to have stopped. Here the passing of seasons is marked by changing colors. In the spring, golden wheat, cornflowers, tulips and red poppies dominate the countryside, and blooming capers sprout from the cracks in old walls. In the autumn black and white grapes peep out from rows and rows of vines.
San Benedetto del Tronto, city of sea and traditions
In the XVII century San Benedetto del Tronto was still a small fishing hamlet with a population of 600. The daring and courage of the sailors who went to far off shores, from the African coasts to Greenland, made San Benedetto one of Italy's major fishing ports, and one of the most flourishing fish markets as well. The old hamlet is the heart of the historic town center, and fishing is the basis for the history of a city that still gets much of its livelihood from the sea. No visitor to San Benedetto del Tronto can leave without tasting the famous "Brodetto", the pride of fisherman.