Trips in the region
Although it is wonderful to relax at the campsite, there is also a lot to do in the region. There are festivals, castles, museums, churches and other cultural attractions. The beach is nearby, there are nice places to shop and you can enjoy unspoilt nature in the Parco Naturale Regional Gola della Rossa and Frasassi nature reserve. Hereby a few tips for trips in the area.
Suasa Archaeological Park
Castelleone di Suasa is known for the archaeological park of Suasa. Below the medieval castle lie the remains of the Roman municipality of Suasa from a few centuries BC. In 1987, an archaeological excavation program was launched that led to the discovery of an old basalt street, the trade forum and one of the largest amphitheaters in Le Marche. The archaeological park is only a few minutes' walk from Camping Suasa.
Senigallia is a port town less than half an hour's drive from the campsite. In Senigallia you will find 'La spiaggia di velluto' or 'the velvet beach'. The delightful 13 kilometer long sandy beach is the paradise for every beach lover. Also because you can walk into the sea for at least eighty to a hundred meters before you reach your waist in the clear, clean water, making the beach very suitable for small children.
Rocca Roveresca Castle
Also nice for children in Senigallia is the castle Rocca Roveresca. There are several rooms to visit such as the dining room, kitchen, forge, stable, torture room, cannons and outside are some defense guns. The ticket also gives access to the small theater opposite the castle. The castle is not that big and can easily be seen in 45-60 minutes. The Summer Jamboree Festival takes place annually at the castle, where American 40s and 50s music and culture are central.
Fano is a beautiful city. Almost entirely walled in with the Roman gate of Emperor Augustus as access. The city consists of many nice streets and a beautiful square. At the end of July there is a jazz festival which mostly takes place at the seaside. The 'passeggiata' is a nice boulevard where many families can be found in the evening to eat an ice cream or grab a terrace. There are several beaches on the coast that are mainly visited by locals.
Urbino is one of the gems of Le Marche, an hour's drive from the campsite. You should not miss Urbino when visiting Le Marche. Set in the northern hills of the Le Marche region, this small town was transformed in the fifteenth century from a fortified, medieval town into a dazzling, perfect Renaissance-style town that truly exceeded all expectations. Since 1998 this Renaissance jewel has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List - the only place in Le Marche. There are a large number of cultural highlights, of which the 'Palazzo ducale' is the most important. Also worth a visit is the home where the great painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, was born in 1483. The home houses a museum. In the summer there are many festivals and activities in Urbino, including the 'Festa dell'Aquilone', or kite festival.
Parco Naturale Regional Gola della Rossa and di Frasassi
The nature park is about half an hour's drive from the campsite Gola della Rossa and di Frasassi, 'the green heart of Le Marche'. The park is famous for its caves and magical underworld, but also for the beautiful medieval villages and churches. Speleologists regard the limestone caves at Frasassi as the most beautiful in Europe. It was only after 1945 that a group of speleologists discovered this labyrinth of caves, crystal clear lakes, gorges, cracks and rock formations of almost 19 km long. The complex was opened to the public in 1974. There are spaces as large as cathedrals filled with beautiful formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The only thing you hear is the continuous dripping of water that has formed this natural wonder in thousands of years. Everywhere you look it sparkles before your eyes. The colorful crystal deposits are really beautiful.
You can buy tickets at the nearby parking lot. The access to the caves is only accessible by bus and under supervision. There are different tours, from more than 1 to 3 hours.
Ancona is the capital of Le Marche and is approximately an hour's drive from the campsite. Picturesque, that's how Ancona can best be described. This port city is built on the slope of the Monte Conero. The port city proudly overlooks the Adriatic Sea and has been increasingly discovered by tourists in recent years. Among other things due to the good ferry connections with Croatia or Greece. Since Roman times, the port city has become an important trading center. It was Caesar and Trajan emperors who fortified the city and developed it into a naval base. The old town is full of ancient monuments from different years of a long rich history. Special is the Mole Vanvitelliana, also known as the Lazzaretto of Ancona, a pentagon shaped building from the 18th century. Originally it was used as a depot, a military hospital and as a quarantine. Nowadays it houses the Omero Tactile Museum and shows and festivals are organized. A large part of the territory around Ancona falls within the Conero Regional Park. This beautiful area has extensive forests, cliffs with sea views, unspoilt nature and several beautiful beaches. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. The town of Loreto is approximately 20 kilometers south of Ancona. This has been the most important place of pilgrimage in Italy since Rome since the 14th century.
Pesaro is the most northerly town in Le Marche and is located by the sea, about a 55 minute drive from the campsite. Together with Urbino, this forms the capital of the province of Pesaro and Urbino. In August the famous Rossini opera festival takes place here. Of course an old center with squares, beautiful streets and many shops. Located at the foot of the natural park Monte San Bartolo through which the beautiful road runs towards Gabbice Mare (the strada panoramica). Along the way you will find several beautiful villages and you can descend to various beautiful bays by the sea. Pesaro also has long beaches. The nice thing about Pesaro is that the historic center connects to the boulevard. A visit to the centuries-old city can therefore be combined with a dip in the sea. Worth mentioning is the national park north of the city, a beautiful area for walks or bike rides. There are even walking routes that lead you to a number of secluded beaches. Pesaro is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Italy, because of a new cycle path that surrounds the city.
Fossombrone is located inland at Fano, about a 30-minute drive from the campsite. A nice city with a regional function. There is a large market on Mondays and a great shopping street, the parade. Above the city is a large fortress and a nature reserve (Monte Cesane) where you can walk well (well signposted routes). A little further on is the 'Gola di Furlo' a gap through which the Roman access road to Rome used to run. You can still see the remains of it.
Sassoferrato is a half-hour drive from Camping Suasa, in the heart of Umbria and Marche Apennines. The symbol of the town of Rocca Albornoz watches over a group of houses, squares and narrow streets. From the Rocca you have a view over the surrounding area where the Romans in 295 BC. the Samnites and the Gauls defeated. Since then, the Romans have dominated the whole of central Italy. At 2 km from Sassoferrato are the ruins of this ancient Roman city of Sentinum, with walls, cobbled streets, some floor mosaics, baths and granite columns.