Just over an hour’s drive from the B&B the Artist’s Villa is the Parco del Cònero: an area protected by the richness of plant and animal species. The heart of this natural oasis that stretches for 5800 hectares of protected area is Mount Cònero which rises to 527 meters overlooking the sea.
Below the mountain, between rock and lush vegetation, there are numerous beaches with crystal clear sea: some are easily accessible, others more hidden are reachable through steep paths or by sea.
Among these I propose the beach of the Two Sisters (so called due to the presence of two enormous rock emerging from the sea), the beach of Vela (with one rock in the shape of a sail) and that of Mezzavalle.
The Riviera del Cònero that stretches between Ancona and Porto Recanati is a marvel:
Immersed in the Mediterranean with a Medieval tower, a Napoleonic fort, and the Romanesque church of Santa Maria, which dates back to the eleventh century.
A medieval village overlooking the sea and the unique Marche Region, rich in archaeological excavations. The Church of St. Nicholas of Bari built in 1200 dominates the square, the Piceno necropolis in the area of ”Pini”, and the Church of San Pietro al Conero (XI century) by the Benedictine monks.
With the Antiquarium that collects the treasures of Queen Picena and other necropolis, the Sanctuary where the “miraculous” wooden crucifix is kept, made, according to tradition, by those who deposited the body of Christ from the Cross and the Arch ” Torre “, rest of the medieval tower of the Church of San Giovanni.