Fano Not only sea!
3km from Camping Fano
Awarded with the European Blue Flag for its christal clear sea waters, this city welcomes you with excellent gastronomic restaurants and conquers your heart thanks to the old town with its many historical Roman landmark. Not to be missed Fano Dei Cesari with its famous chariot race.
Steps away from the sea, Fano also charms you with the marvels of its historical center; the Augustan Walls, the Arch of Augustus and the Church of Saint Augustine; genuine architectural treasures representing the Roman age. While strolling through the town’s center, within the remnant walls of this ancient Roman city, you will discover old churches, monasteries, Medieval and Renaissance palaces, the neoclassic theatre ‘Teatro della Fortuna’ and the fountain of the blindfolded goddess, from which the antique city got its original name Fanum Fortunae, meaning “town of fortune”.
Awarded the Blue Flag for its clean and limpid waters numerous times, Fano welcomes you with excellent fish restaurants and all the the comforts of a relaxing holiday on the beach.
Arts and Culture
Besides the Classical monuments of Piazza XX Settembre, other places not to miss are: the Church of San Pietro in Valle, sumptuously decorated with golden stuccoes and frescoes by the painter Antonio Viviani, the Basilica of Santa Maria Nuova, dating back to 1700, the archaeological museum and the art gallery
During the summer Fano offers a variety of great music events like Fano Jazz by the Sea with international jazz musician guest stars, and the Rassegna Lirica Torelliana. The most important summer festival in Fano is by far, Fano dei Cesari, which takes places in July. This event celebrates Fano’s Roman origins and, for an entire week, the city recreates a genuine Roman era and the historical center is transformed into an epic Roman site where locals, and tourists alike, dressed up in Roman costumes, participate in numerous events and are spectators to the chariot race that takes place on an authentic replica of an ancient Roman racetrack.
Of very ancient origins, the moretta is without a doubt one of the symbols of Fano gastronomic experience. The legend says sailors invented it to keep warm and strong out in the open sea. It’s a special blend of coffee prepared with the right proportions of rum, anice and cognac with a piece of lemon peel. Representative of this city is as well the the brodetto di pesce, a fish soup celebrated with the Festival del brodetto. This dish, also of local sailor tradition, was originally a meal for the poor. In September, during the festival, you can taste this delicious fish soup characterized by a very special flavor for just 15 €.