Blue flag flying proudly over fine golden sandy beaches; clear, clean water and a shallow, gently graduated sea bed; pine groves; the restful green of the palm trees; the pink and the white of the flowering oleanders; orange trees of a mild climate; quiet walks among Art Deco villas.
Grottammare offers all this and much more. A welcoming little town rich in history and traditions, Grottamare offers visitors the opportunity to escape from city smog and to rediscover long-forgotten scents and colors.
The old quarter of the town was recently added to the list of "The most beautiful villages in Italy".
A little medieval jewel, set on a leafy hill overlloking the sea, it is less than 1 km from the coastal town and can be easily reached by a short walk, or in the summer months, on a charming little train which leaves from the sea front and takes visitors up to the top of the hill.
Grottammare is particularly well-placed as a starting point for discovering other towns along the Riviera, as well as exploring inland areas of the Marche.
After an exhilarating day by the sea, the little medieval villages, welcoming and timeless, are perfect for spending peaceful evenings enjoying spectacular panoramic views and inviting glimpses of beautiful countryside.
Here one can taste typical local tradition food specialities, and appreciate the flavors of fish and sea-food from the Adriatic, along with excellent DOC wines produced in his area and specially chosen to complement them.
The Marche is an area of old traditional arts and crafts, where many designer labels which are famous all over the world are established.
A trip to the Marche can provide the occasion to vary an historical, artistic or seaside tour with one intended to seek out the numerous factyory outlets and shops spread out throughout the area where it is possible to find high quality clothes at reasonable prices.
The provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and Macerata in particular are amongst the most well-known and respected shoe manufactoring areas in the world: Cesare Paciotti, Santoni, Campanile, Alberto Guardiani, Tod's, Fornarina Fabi, Hogan, Docksteps, Loriblu, Le Silla, Prada, Nero Giardini, Geox, Naturino/Falcotto, Primigi, Bikkembergs...
The major designer labels have their factories here and this is where they produce fine clothing and shoes which are distributed all over the world.