The Conero Riviera
With 20 km of coastline and many different sites among them, the Conero Riviera is made up of irregular cliffs overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Dozens of beaches, lined with rocks and lush greenery, enrich this long stretch of coastline. It’s made up of accessible beaches or isolated and hidden beaches, reachable by land or only accessed by sea. Some of the most famous beaches are Mezzavalle and Le Due Sorelle (The Two Sisters). The latter owes its name to two towering rocks that guard its beach (hence the “two sisters”).
The pebble beaches of Portonovo are very exclusive, where with a brief walk, visitors can admire the Church of Santa Maria of Portonovo, a Romanesque jewel from the 11th century, the 18th century Clementina Tower, and two small, brackish lakes where mallards, marsh hens and ducks live freely.
Another touristic town of the Riviera is Sirolo, a typical medieval village perched above the sea. In its boundaries are two historically artistic beauties of great value: the Church of San Nicola, which since the 13th century has overlooked the main square, and the Church of San Pietro al Conero constructed in the Benedictine style.