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What to do in Pesaro and surroundings

culture, events, parks

Choosing Pesaro for your seaside holiday is like unwrapping an unexpected surprise, because Pesaro is not just beach and relaxation! In fact, you’ll find a beautiful historic centre here, which you can quickly get to by bike or on foot from the hotel, and an area full of villages, little towns and events. You can organise visits on your own, relying on our advice, or you can book guided tours departing from the hotel.

What to do in Pesaro and surroundings What to do in Pesaro and surroundings What to do in Pesaro and surroundings

pesaro Capital of culture 2024

Pesaro has been proclaimed Italian Capital of Culture 2024… and we are really proud of it! This important and well-deserved recognition brings with it a wide range of events, exhibitions, concerts and guided tours, giving prestige and visibility to the cultural treasures of our city.

historic centre Pesaro

Pesaro, city of music and cycling! As well as being the birthplace of the composer Gioacchino Rossini, whose house-museum can be visited, we advise you not to miss Piazza del Popolo -with Palazzo Ducale and the monumental fountain – Teatro Rossini, the Civic Museums, the Benelli Museum, the Diocesan Museum and a walk among the historic buildings up to the Sfera Grande (Big Sphere) on the seafront, also known as the “Tomato Ball”. A few kilometres from the centre of Pesaro, on the slopes of Monte San Bartolo don’t miss a visit to two Renaissance jewels: Villa Imperiale and Villa Caprile.

centuries of beauty Cities of art

Pesaro is a convenient departure point for visiting several important cities of art in Marche and in Emilia Romagna. You can get to Fano, a historical Ancient Roman town, even by bike, thanks to the cycle path that runs right in front of the hotel. Then there’s Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an icon of the Italian Renaissance period and the capital of the Duchy of Montefeltro. We also recommend a visit to San Leo, the grandiose museum-town, where the military fortress designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini. is located.

ancient charm The wonders of Marche

What better occasion than a holiday in Pesaro for visiting Gradara, known as the Capital of the Middle Ages, with a fortress that is said to have been the place where the famous tragedy of Dante’s Paolo and Francesca took place? Another place you can discover in a day is Loreto, with the Basilica della Santa Casa, where the angels carried the Holy House of the Virgin Mary. A visit to Loreto can also be ideal for going to the beaches of Monte Conero. Lastly, we really must recommend a visit to Genga and San Vittore alle Chiuse, to visit the magnificent Frasassi Caves and the cave with the Tempio del Valadier.

ancient land of freedom Republic of San Marino

The distance between Pesaro and San Marino is 60 km and this means that you can take a trip abroad, in about an hour by car, to the smallest Republic in the world. The well-preserved charm of Monte Titano, with its outline characterised by the Three Towers, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the unmissable walk between the Cava dei Balestrieri, Palazzo del Governo (Government Palace), Basilica del Santo (Basilica of the Saint) and Passo delle Streghe (Witches’ Pass), be enchanted by the charming alleyways in the historic centre.

adriatic riviera Amusement parks

The Adriatic Riviera is known for its numerous amusement parks, where you can spend memorable days. Setting off from the Imperial Sport Hotel you can get to the Aquarium of Cattolica (20 km), Aquafan (29 km) and the Oltremare Theme Park (29 km) in Riccione, Fiabilandia (35 km) and the Italia in Miniatura miniature park (46 km) in Rimini and Mirabilandia (82 km) in Ravenna.

experience pesaro Events

Stradomenica is a cultural event that takes place in Pesaro, every third Sunday of the month. For the occasion, museums, libraries, monuments and buildings open with a reduced admission ticket. Also, the city market is organised in Piazzale Carducci, as well as the antiques market between Piazza del Popolo, Via Rossini and Piazzale Collenuccio. On the occasion of the Stradomenica event, you can participate in a guided tour of the Synagogue of Pesaro, an event that is then repeated only in summer, from June to September.

with the locals Markets

The weekly market in Pesaro takes place every Tuesday morning in the town centre and you can get to it by bike or a pleasant walk. During the summer there are plenty of evening markets both in the historic centre and in the seaside area, with ethnic products, crafts, herbal medicine and much more.