Fano and Around – Hotel Sassonia
The Hotel Sassonia is located at the eastern waterfront in Fano, not far from the marina port and the picturesque old town just 5 minute walk.
Fano is a town of Roman origin which was born in the north of the mouth of the river Metaurus, today it is the third largest city in the Marche relating to importance and number of inhabitants.
Symbol of the city is the Arch of Augustus, which in Roman times was the main gateway to the city. Today a part of the historic center is bounded from the Arch itself and the walls are still preserved today for about two-thirds of the original circuit.
We recommend a visit to the underground of Fano and the two main churches, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Basilica of San Paterniano.
Another very important area of the city is the port area and beaches. The various coasts of Fano and the beaches are divided into two parts: the eastern side of Sassonia also called the beach of smooth stones, while to the west lies the classic sandy beach.
Places to visit nearby
In a few minutes you can reach the famous amusement parks of the Adriatic coast: Acquafan, Wonderland, Italy in Miniature, Fiabilandia, Dolphinarium, Aquarium of Cattolica, Gradara or San Marino and a lot of other interesting places.
Urbino is a historical and artistical town well known all over the world. Urbino offers a wide choice of places to visit. The distance to Urbino is 40km and easy to achieve.
We propose to visit the famous historical down town with the Palazzo Ducale, the native home of Raffaello Sanzio and the national gallery. The historical part of Urbino is part of the UNESCO worldcultural heritage. It’s surrounded with various porticos and city walls still in an excellent conditions.
Opening hours and days: Monday 8.30 – 14.00 (ticket closing 12.30) / Tuesday to Sunday 8.30 – 19.15 (ticket closing 18.00)
CASA DI RAFFAELLO
Winter: Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 14.00; Sunday and religious holidays 10.00 – 13.00
Summer: Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 – 19.00; Sunday 10.00 – 13.00
Acqualagna and the gorge of Furlo
Acqualagna is well known all over the world for the famous truffle.
There are three exhibitions: End of October – beginning November there is the Fiera Nazionale of the white truffle.
In February there will be the regional exhibition for the special black truffle and last but not least in summer there is the regional exhibition for the black truffle.
This small town is near the gorge of Furlo – a canyon passing through the mountains. You will also find the mountains Pietralata and Paganuccio which have a considerable altitude.
For the enthusiasts of trekking the Monte Nerone is really the ideal destination for important walking tours but also just for normal walking. The mountain is 1536 meters high.
To reach Monte Nerone by car, just follow SS3 to Rome for approx. 20 minutes, then direction Cabli. The Monte Nerone is in the municipalities of Apecchio, Cagli and Piobbico. There are also two museums in Piobbico and Apecchio specially for fossils of animals. The mountain offers a waste choice of nature as trees, flowers, walking possibilities – all this just to relax. Also for fans of walking and mountainbike tours Monte Nerone is the ideal place in summer but also in winter. Don’t miss it.
Ideal places are the hinterland hills where you have a big choice of simple or professional natural trails. Strange plains, hills and climbing possibilities. Trails which are easy, medium, difficult or very difficult.
Paths for bike racing or mountainbike and all kind of bike possibilities.