Porto Recanati Travel Guide
Porto Recanati is booming... and the evidence is the recent construction of a complex of flats just off the main avenue - corso matteotti. it's a beautiful testeful complex, built around a square, with a nice garden and plenty of flowers... restaurants and bars are also...
Not many years ago there was an architect who wanted to build a remarkable holiday complex... and chose Porto Recanati for it... he wanted it harmonius, so he made it circular... Well, something went wrong as the complex is a real eyesore. Local people call it the...
The Castello Svevo owes its name to King Frederic II of Svevia, the lord of the land where the castle now stands. The year it was built is still unknown, some people say 1229 - others later. It had defensive purposes, especially against the Turks, that in the past used to...
Piazza Brancondi is the main square in Porto Recanati... it's not a big one but a very lively one, especially in summer... it's where people meet, hang out and have delicious ice-creams. It's full of benches, so everyone is there... more or less. The square is also the place...
Hotel Il Brigantino
1 Review and 5 Opinions This hotel is about 3 kilometers far from the centre of the town.In summer it's a convenient choice...
Mes ami: Sushi on the boat
This is definitly not the place I like to go, it looks like those restaurants where you go more to see and to be seen than to eat. I went because I knew the sushi chef and I was sure about his skills. The sushi was infact excellent, he is brazilian and so not everything is...
Cantina 24: Abruzzo specialites
This very small restaurant is owned by a family from abruzzo region and most dishes are caracteristic of that area.The restaurant as I said is really small so it's better to book.They have a big choice of wines both white and red ones.Food quality is over standard but I must...
Trattoria Zeta: Vegeterians stay away!
This is a seaside town so, practically all restaurant cook fish or may be pizza but hardly any meat.This is finally a smallrestaurant specialised in meat dishes.It's really small, about 30 people and no more with the old osteria style.Eating starter and a pasta dish and a...
Giacomo: somehow overpriced
This is probably the most popular fish reastaurant in town as it is very centrally located.I think their cousine is pretty good but it doesn't change at all during the seasons, you can go in december or july and you have the same menu.The tourist menu at 25 euro is not bad...
Kiro Kiro: Classy but very nice location
This is one of the most classy restaurants in town.It is the place you usually go for the people that you will find more than the food. You can have fish dishes or pizza ones but they are definitly overpriced if compared with standard restaurant prices, but I must say...
Terzilio: A hidden pearl
This is a very old style italian trattoria, one of the few place where actually today you can have a good carbonara.The place is extremely simple, even ridicolous for some sides, for example they do not even have the same tablecloth at any table.The restaurant is very small...
da ferruccio: ice-cream heaven
Da ferruccio is not the real name of this ice-cream place, but everyone calls it so... maybe it's the owner, maybe a past owner... whoever Ferruccio is, it's a fact of minor importance. What matters is that its ice-creams are "made in heaven"... really.
My favourite is...
Gambrinus: Donkey Anyone!!
We went to this pub/restaurant and order Donkey meat. Call me adventurous....well you got to try anything new once and it was an interesting thing to do too.
Yes it is really donkey meat and I tried it .. proof on the photo. Its eaten with bread just like a sandwich. Thinly...
Barril: In Summer
This is a open air bar/Pub opened usually from late may untill mid september. It's on the seaside and i is very unformal, so the best place to take a beer or a mojito after dinner.It is the main pub on the seaside intown, so it tends to be really crowded after 10...
Gambrinus: The only real pub in town
This is the only pub left in town as, all the others became restaurants, wine bar or just closed.It's a small place where you can find some good beers and eat pasta or some other dishes.You find people all the days at any hour from 9 am untill 4 am and it's the only chance...
Don't try italian home made ice-cream, if you are not going to come back to Italy. You will never enjoy any other.
To me the best is in Firenze (one particular gelateria, the name of which I don't remember, but everybody knows where is it). My favorite kind of ice-cream was...
Some medieval towns nearby in summer used to organise events like medieval games, races, musical festival or just dinners.So, 5 years ago, porto recanati decided to have its own historical event too.Theater? Brodetto(typical fish soup) festival? Miss over 90?No, a race among...
If you want to relax at a newly opened ( i believe 2 years) and very beautiful beach club I suggest you to go to Pineta Beach. It is at a 5 min walking distance from the center of porto recanati and it is a wild and natural beach, different than the typical italian beach. It...
There are two nice walking or biking routes that take you from Porto Recanati up to Loreto(a sort of pelegremenage) or to Numana.I prefer the one to Loreto, for sure not for religious pourpouses but just because its trough countryside and so totally traffic free.It takes...
In winter Porto Recanati itself is definitly an off the beaten path, it's practically a desert town where people live and, above all, sleep waiting for the next summer.The best time to visit is probably end of may/june when the weather is usually fine and there are just a...
the harbour that is not
call_me_rhia 4189 reviews
Favorite thing: Porto Recanati is a little town about 30 minutes south of Ancona, along the coast. It's also a sleepy town for most of the year, with roughly 10000 inhabitants. Off-season it's a really cosy place to be: beaches are empty, streets and roads not crowded, people friendly and unstressed. It's really a good place to wind down for a couple of days and recharge your batteries. It's also a the perfect place to catch up with old and new friends and have a smile and a laugh.
Fondest memory: Porto means harbour in English, but Porto Recanati, strangely, doesn't have a harbour - nor has it ever had one. Logic? None!
No wonder it's the home VT-member Xaver.
Updated Oct 16, 2002
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