The sands of Seniagallia (known as the “Velvet Beach”) stretch for 13 kilometres north and south of the old town and city centre. We stayed on the northern stretch, just about one kilometre from the centre, in one of many hotels facing on to the beach. Unlike in some countries, the beaches here are largely owned by local businesses – primarily the...more
If you enjoy watching the bustle of activity around a port, Senigallia has something for you. The port here is very much a working one, with a number of fishing boats based here. I saw them heading out to sea in the morning from my balcony, and when Ingrid and I explored the area later in the day most were back and moored, although a few were still...more
The river Misa flows through the centre of Senigallia, to the north of the oldest part of town, and on its southern bank is this impressive arcade, 126 arches in total, which were built in the mid 18th century by Cardinal Luigi Ercolani to accommodate the Fiera della Maddalena which took place every July here. The fair grew up because the port was...more
On the historic site of the town’s famous market is now this neoclassical structure, built in 1834 and designed by the architect Pietro Ghinelli. Its 24 Doric columns support an arcade that is almost a complete circle in shape. We were here in the early evening, when it was relatively quiet, but in the mornings it hosts a farmers’ market and at...more
In front of the Rocca Roveresca is a large open square and facing the fortress across it, the 16th century Ducal Palace from which the square takes its name. The palace was designed for Duke Guidubaldo II by Girolamo and Bartolomeo Genga. There is a large fountain in the piazza, a little off-centre, which is known as the Fontane Delle Anatre...more
There has been a fortification on this site since 300BC, though the impressive fortress that now stands there dates back to 1480. It takes its name from Giovanni della Rovere, ruler of Senigallia, who was responsible for its rebuilding at that time. He did so to provide a defence for the city against the Turks, but also to ensure safety for his own...more
A stay at the Hotel Argentina is more like a visit to old friends. They pick you up from the local...more
Despite the railway so close, rooms are confortable and silent. It is a surprise to find a business...more
Lungomare D. Alighieri, 90, Senigallia, 60019, Italy
Good for: Business
On our second evening in Senigallia, and the last of my trip, Ingrid and I decided to explore the old town and combine this with dinner in somewhere appealing. We were quite surprised to find relatively few eating places there, and were beginning to consider looking further afield, when we stumbled across the Osteria del Teatro and knew at once...more
Very modern, well designed, beach front Pizzeria and Ice Cream Restaurant. We noticed that they had the Italian Football playing on the big screens and decided to investigate in case they had English Football, but no such luck. We got talking to Stefano who explained about Juventus and Milan and the great rivalries on and off the football pitch. We...more
RISTORANTE DA CARLO. Lungo mare dante alighieri, 17. 60019 - Senigallia (AN) Italia. Tel. 071.65257.On the beach, more or less opposite the Hotel Argentina, the place where the locals go to eat and celebrate. We were there during the last weeks of the season and it was full of the local people every night. The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was...more
The best way to explore Senegallia’s old town is on foot, and finding your way here is remarkably easy – indeed, I am not sure that I have ever seen such helpful signing for pedestrians as those we came across here. There are two different types. The first, in my main photo, are those describing the various sights. They are very informative and are...more
8 Reviews and Opinions
It was cold and wet when we got to San Marino, and we had come from the sunshine of Senigallia on the coast. So, it was a must to buy an umbrella and dodge in and out of the shops to avoid the rain and try and warm up. One place we fell in to was the Wax Works and boy were we sorry. The place looked like it had been decorated shortly after World War 2, and amongst the exhibits were Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussollini. Well I say Hitler and Mussollini because that is what the notice at their feet read, but to me they looked like shop window dummies with terrible wigs and matching uniforms. If there are any people still searching for Adolph's body, just walk around Berlin at night listening for the sound of a spinning top, because I'm sure that he is spinning in his grave at the thought of this poor excuse for a Hitler Wax Work!!!
Unique Suggestions: Sneak in, don't hand over the six Euros that we were stupid enough to hand over.
Fun Alternatives: San Marino is a beautiful place but remember it is on top of a mountain so dress appropriately! Before you go, pack your passports and get them stamped in the Tourist Information Office. It costs 2.5 Euros, but it's a great souvenir to show back home.
As you take a stroll around Senigallia, you will encounter under-passes which are decorated by the local grafitti artists. Now, depending upon your outlook, you will either hate them or love them, certainly the locals did not appear to like them. But I happen to love this form of street art, especially when it is well done and not in your face, as...more
Although most people probably come to Senigallia for the beaches, for me the old town had much more appeal, and I enjoyed poking around the old fortress, the Rocca Roveresca, wandering the quiet streets and eating in the little gem of a restaurant we discovered there. This part of the city makes a surprising contrast to the “seaside resort”...more
I see this picture again and the old song of Don Henley comes to my mind I like Senigallia in Autumn. I'm sure that in the Summer it must be more "interesting" and crowdy with a nighlife that many places would be jealous of. But I like i this time of the year. Tranquility. For the record, for readers that were very young at the 80's to remember,...more