The hotel and the city of fano
Your ideal vacation
Fano, the beach Blu flag
Fano is blue like the Adriatic sea, with the sun, the enchanting beaches, the green of the rolling hills and awaits you for a dream vacation.
Fano is the ideal seaside location: a beach awarded with the Blue Flag, an international recognition that focuses on attention and care for the marine environment. Shallow water, which slopes gently, ideal for everyone, reassuring for the safety of children and appreciated by those wishing to take walks in the water.
The sea has always been an element of life in the city, with its picturesque harbor, fishing boats and eighteen kilometers of beaches.
The Hotel Amelia overlooks the seafront of the Lido beach, exactly 50 meters from the shore. The bathing establishments are equipped with umbrellas with sunbeds, deck chairs, cabins; numerous shaded areas equipped and designed to relax, entertain and play.
the roman FANO
Fano is a city rich in history and monuments, its history exceeds two thousand years of events, from the Augustan period to the modern age. With its 60,000 inhabitants, the city is the third center of the Marche region, after Ancona and Pesaro.
The coast is divided into the beaches of Lido and Saxony, both with low coasts, the first sandy, the second, as the name implies, gravel. Fano, formerly called Fanum Fortunae, owes its name to the goddess Fortuna. The Temple of the Goddess Fortuna was built in 207 BC. From the Ancient Romans, on the occasion of their victory against the Carthaginians in the battle fought along the banks of the Metauro River. The symbol of the city has always been the Arch of Augustus, which in Roman times was the main gateway to the city. Built around 9 AD. with squared blocks of white stone, originally from the quarries of Monte Nerone. The door is divided into three arches, two minor lateral and one major in the center, the base body of the monument is still well preserved and visible walking in the historic center. The upper part, which was divided into a pseudo-portico of Corinthian columns, has instead disappeared today. A reproduction of the original structure in its entirety can be observed in the Renaissance bas-relief present on the facade of the Church of San Domenico adjacent to the arch.
Not only beach
The historic center of Fano can be reached on foot from the Hotel Amelia in about ten minutes and there are numerous places that are worth visiting:
- the Augustee Walls built to protect the city at the behest of the Emperor Augustus and preserved to this day. In fact, it is possible to retrace two thirds of the original walls, the oldest still preserved after that of Rome.
- The Porta della Mandria, in Roman times a secondary gate to the city, used as an exit for grazing herds and commercial wagons; witness of this passage is the furrow on the stones of the arch caused by the continuous smear of the metal hubs of the wheels of the vehicles, when turning to the city center.
- The Archaeological Area of Sant’Agostino.
- The Archaeological Museum and the Picture Gallery of the Malatesta Palace.
- The former church of San Francesco, of medieval origin, completely modified in the nineteenth century, is an open-air monument, without the roof that collapsed following the 1930 earthquake. by the Venetian sculptor Filippo di Domenico and Bonetto di Castelfranco, attributed to Leon Battista Alberti.
- The Malatesta Fortress and the Sangallo Bastion.
- The Theater of Fortuna
Passaggi, Festival of Nonfiction, an Italian cultural event, since 2013 dedicated to books of this literary genre, with guests and authors of international fame.
On Wednesday and Saturday morning, in Piazza XX Settembre and in the adjacent streets, the traditional city market takes place, an opportunity for shopping lovers and more.
Fano is rich in traditions and events, among the most important it is essential to remember:
the Carnival of Fano, one of the oldest in Italy, which takes place since 1347. Famous for the traditional “Getto” throwing of sweets and sweets from allegorical floats during the parade.
- The brodetto festival is the event dedicated to the history, culture and seafaring tradition and cuisine of the Fano fishermen.
- La Colle Mar-athon, an international foot race over the distance of the marathon, specifically the 42.195 km. Organized annually since 2003 every first Sunday in May and covering a route that goes from Barchi (Terre Roveresche) to Fano.
- Fano Jazz by the Sea, an international festival of Jazz and Creative Music with the best artists and performers of the world music scene.
- The antiques market in Fano, a meeting place for lovers of ancient things, has been held since 1980 every second Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday. The stalls at the exhibition are about two hundred.