Senigallia is a laid-back beach resort set at the mouth of the River Misa. Bask on velvet-soft sand, swim in the Adriatic Sea and indulge in some of the best food, wine and gelato Italy has to offer. The countryside is a stone’s throw away and will charm you with its rolling hills and historic villages.
Things to do in Senigallia
Senigallia is fringed by a 13-kilometre stretch of ultra-fine gold sand. Locals call it Spiaggia di Velluto, which translates to Velvet Beach. The beach is Blue Flag certified and boasts calm, crystalline water and a sandy bottom. Beach clubs dot the sand and invite you to relax with sunbeds, umbrellas and drink service. The famous Rotonda a Mare stretches into the Adriatic Sea, while you can stroll to the end of the pier for sunset and enjoy the spectacular views.
There’s plenty to keep you busy in the Senigallia town centre, including centuries-old churches and beautiful Renaissance palaces. Palazzetto Baviera will enchant you with its lavishly decorated interiors. The ceilings feature intricate stucco work by 16th-century Italian artist, Federico Brandani.
Local restaurants will tempt you with mouth-watering Adriatic seafood. You’ll also see specialty dishes like “vincisgrassi” flat pasta served with a rich meat sauce and “brodetto” fish stew brimming with clams and mussels. Pair your meal with a glass of Italian white wine and save room for gelato.
Escape the beach scene and spend a day touring the countryside. Just a few kilometres from the sand, you’ll find rolling hills and sunflower-strewn fields. Stop for lunch in Corinaldo, an ancient walled village laced with cobblestone alleys and staircases.
Getting around Senigallia
Senigallia is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while bicycles are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around. Senigallia is located in the Marche region, a 30-minute drive from Ancona and 20 minutes by train. Ancona International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.