Civitanova Marche is a sun-drenched seaside resort with a mix of sand and pebble beaches. Bask in the sunshine, swim in the Adriatic Sea and stroll around the genteel town centre filled with cafes, boutiques and leafy public gardens. Venture into the hillsides to enjoy the Italian countryside and explore the ancient village of Civitanova Alta.
Things to do in Civitanova Marche
Civitanova Marche is built around Piazza XX Settembre, a spacious plaza lined with historic buildings. Many of the buildings have been reimagined as stylish cafes, trattorias and gelaterias serving Italian-style ice cream.
As a working fishing port, Civitanova Marche has a lively and upbeat feel. Walk down to the docks to watch local fishermen unloading their catches of the day. The Marche region is famous for traditional “brodetto” Italian fish stew, which you can enjoy at local restaurants in Civitanova Marche.
Civitanova Marche is fringed by a long sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming, sunbathing and kayaking. Rent an umbrella-shaded sun lounge and spend the day sipping cocktails at a beach resort. Further down the beach, it’s easy to find quiet and uncrowded stretches of sand.
Rent a bike and spend the day exploring the cycling trails around Civitanova Marche. The Castellaro Trail is a local favourite and takes you from the town centre, through the hillsides and to the medieval village of Civitanova Alta. If you prefer to walk, the trail can also be completed on foot at a leisurely pace. Enjoy lunch in the centuries-old village before heading back to Civitanova Marche.
Getting around Civitanova Marche
Civitanova Marche is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is located in the Province of Macerata, a 1.5-hour drive from Pescara and three hours from Rome. Civitanova Marche Train Station is in the heart of the town centre.