History, culture and breathtaking scenery collide in Riviera del Conero. This stretch of the Italian coast is fringed by soaring limestone cliffs and jewel-toned water. Relax on sandy beaches, swim in the Adriatic Sea and enjoy fresh seafood.
Riviera del Conero is speckled with atmospheric towns, villages and resorts. The medieval village of Sirolo is perched on a hilltop and features cobbled streets and spectacular views. Head down to the coast to visit Due Sorelle, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Framed by rugged white cliffs and accessible only by boat, it feels wonderfully off the beaten track. Mezzavalle Beach is another gem surrounded by scrub-covered mountains, where you can sunbathe on the pebble beach and cool off in the crystalline water.
For a livelier scene, base yourself in Ancona, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history. Admire the magnificent domed cathedral and explore the 16th-century fortress. At Pinacoteca Comunale di Ancona art gallery, you can admire works by Italian masters such as Titian and Crivelli.
Getting around Riviera del Conero
All towns, villages and cities in Riviera del Conero are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Riviera del Conero at your own pace. Trains run between Ancona and Rome in under four hours and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is a 2.5-hour drive away.