A tourist destination on the Riviera delle Palme celebrated for more than three centuries for the beauty of the landscape, for the charming atmosphere, for the rich historical and cultural memories that it jealously preserves like a treasury.
The hospitality, the care of its architectural heritage and a successful growing economy, that has combined urban progress and respect for the environment, allowed Grottammare to receive important awards, such as the Blue Flag of Europe, the Three Sails in the Blue Guide of Legambiente published by Touring Club Italiano and the diploma of the Most Beautiful Borghi d’Italia for the Vecchio Incasato.
The beach, which extends for five kilometers, is flanked by a beautiful promenade lined with palm trees, orange trees and oleanders, joys of colors and scents. Cycling along the South Promenade through embellished and decorated fountains and original roundabouts that stretch out into the beach, we reach the recently redepeloved North Promenade that offers a beautiful green terrace overlooking the sea.
The Pineta dei Bersaglieri was designed for children’s leisure time, while for those who would like to enjoy a moment of meditation, just lie on the benches of Piazza Kursaal, in the northern part of the city. The vast travertine paved square, adorned with a fountain, pinewoods and palm trees, faces directly onto the beach and flows into Viale Marino, a splendid avenue of its kind, where the palm trees and the porphyry and Carrara marble flooring provide an ideal setting for the Art Nouveau villas built at the beginning of the 20th century. The avenue, then, continues along the wonderful cycle-pedestrian path that lies between the hills and the sea and allows you to reach a wild uncontaminated public beach.
Like other medieval settlements, the marina of Grottammare is dominated by the recently restored Old Incasato clinging to the hill. Among the paved alleys and the ancient walls calcined by the sun there are precious monuments such as the Church of S. Agostino and the Church of S. Lucia, the latter built on the house where Pope Sixtus V was born. In Piazza Peretti, the secret heart of the village that opens onto a splendid panoramic terrace, you can also admire the Orange Theatre and the Church of San Giovanni Battista, home of the Sistine Museum.
Since 2004, the Torrerione della Battaglia, a fortification dating back to the 16th century, has been hosting a museum with a prestigious collection of works by local sculptor Pericle Fazzini, author of the famous Resurrection in the Sala Nervi in the Vatican.
In brief, Grottammare is the ideal place for all those who wish to spend a period of absolute peace between sea and nature, without giving up the artistic fullness that a territory rich in history and culture can offer.