Sirolo Things to Do
From here we did ½ day adventures to several hilltop towns, seaside resort towns, and even hiked for 2 hours in a natural reserve park atop Monte Conero. We were up so high that the clouds blocked the view of the sea below. But the trail, we discovered after the walk, is intermediate hiking with rocky paths, steep inclines/declines and the need for...more
Sirolo is such a charming medieval town on the Adriatic Riviera. Really, it's actually high above the Riviera. It was such a panoramic location and so clean, near pristine.We found that the best views of the sea and cliffs was from the main square in the medieval center, which is actually a "veranda overlooking this fabulous location".Of special...more
Mount Conero boasts both the "Grotta Urbani" (beach and grotto) and "Due Sorelle" (twin rock formation that juts out into the sea).The Conero has harsh white cliffs, smooth seashores of the southern coast, and several small villages such as Sirolo.I have these photographs:TheUrbani grotta after which the Urbani beach was named.Natural rock...more
We were so fortunate as we traveled around the Le Marche Region. It seems that in each town we visited, we happened to be there when the market was scheduled.Here in Sirolo, the huge market was conducted on Sunday.At this great market, we purchased:Black leather boots for our daughter Jill.Black leather boots (more casual) boot for me.Black boot...more
Of all the Information Centers that we used while on this trip, the one here in Sirolo was, by far, the most helpful.The young girl who worked here, gave us maps, suggestions for where to stay, where to eat, and directions whenever we asked for them. She even made phone calls for us (about 5 all together).This is also the location for the Internet...more
Allan and I took the most treacherous path from the observation point in Sirolo to theUrbani Beach. Until we reached the bottom, we did not realize that we could have taken the less dangerous route via the road.This coastline is formed by walls of rock that drop sheer to the sea, and there are tall cliffs that have be battered over the years by the...more
Conero Regional Park covers about 6,000 hectares and includes the towns of Ancona, Sirolo, Camerano, and Numana.The park includes rocky coast along the Adriatic with vertical walls of rock that drop to the sea; there are also tall, limestone cliffs. The coast is not all stiff cliffs; it alternates between coves, small sand beaches, bays, some...more
The first place we saw in Sirolo, after we parked in the car park about 1 kilometre from the ancient center, was the municipal park with its observation point. Thus, this is the first time we were able to see the Conero Riviera.It's a rather large park with lots of trees, benches, other plantings, the observation walk, and wide open spaces. It's in...more
Sirolo is the more beautiful village, with a medieval centre, balcony piazza that teeters high above the sea. The beaches are accessible by bus but the best ones are reachable by foot or boat down to each of the coves. The mass of campsites and hotels below the old town it is the same with Numana with its long beach.more
As part of our stay at our Bed and Breakfast, we were given breakfast at The Central Bar or Caffe Central about one block from our place.For breakfast, as you see in the first photograph, we had Freshly-squeezed orange juice, Cornetto (croissant), and cappucinno. For breakfast, we ate inside at a small wooden table.It was all delicious.That same...more
While in Sirolo, we enjoyed our Saturday night dinner at Ristorante Della Rosa. After entering the restaurant, you walk downstairs, which is really on ground level and looks out over an outdoor eating area. It was far too cool that night to eat outdoors. This dining room is quite lovely as evidenced by Photograph #5.We spent about 2 1/2 hours...more
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Allan and I found Sirolo to be a most attractive medieval center with a tree-lined piazza that serves as a balcony over the sea below. Sirolo is located in the middle of Conero. Today Sirolo is headquarters to the Regional Park.
But, when we walked these medieval streets at night, we were stunned. It takes on such a mystical aura. We had such fun walking in unknown territory with just the street lights to guide us.
The most fun came when we were walking along the "balcony" overlooking the sea on a path that was lit along our feet; thus, the light was shining on our faces. Allan stood over one of the lights and pretended to be a monster as I snapped his photo. You see that photo in #3. We were acting as though we were children and loving every minute of it.
The main photo is of the Piazzetta del Piccolo Principe: The tower that dates from the 11th century. It looks so fantastic lit up at night!
The second photo is Bell Tower of the 18th Century Church of Saint Nicholas of Bari with its tower ablaze with light.
Dress Code: The Fourth photo shows the Belvedere Square at night. I can just imagine how crowded this square must be at night in the summers. I was told that many famous people come to spend their summer here.
The last photograph is one I took while we walked in Piazza Enriquez in front of the Teatro Cortesi all lit up. Today it is called Teatro Comunale. It dates from 1879. This historic theatre is dedicated to the old Lords' family
What a grand night out when you just wander the streets of ancient Sirolo.Related to:
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On our walk around Sirolo on Sunday morning, we were surprised to find Ceramic Sirolese open for business. Inside, we discovered a wealth of choices for the perfect gift to take back home. We were looking for small items of quality. Here is where we found them.
small animal figurines (2 different cats and one bunny rabbit) for three different animal lovers.
We also purchased three sets of ceramic corks and saucers for wine bottles for my wine-loving friends/neighbors.
Finally, we purchased three large spoon holders to go atop a stove to keep it clean while cooking. One was of violets; another was a typical Italian design in blue and yellow; the third was of a moon and sun.
All have been received with much admiration. I made copies of the artist and included it in the gifts. Also, the artist did a fabulous job of wrapping in bubble wrap and then colorful small foil packages with his personal sticker. We carried them in our carry-on luggage, and they all survived.
What to buy: The nine gifts that we purchased amounted to about 60 Euro, which we found quite reasonable for handcrafted items.
There were many larger items that we would have loved to purchase, but did not have a way to get them back safely.Related to:
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Sirolo Sports & Outdoors
We were so surprised to learn that there was a golf course inside the Conero's Park named Conero Golf Club
It is an 18 holes championship course.
It's a par 72 Course.
Plus, there is an Executive Course!.
In addition, there is a Golf Academy, driving Range, chipping area, and putting Green..
The facilities of the golf club include:
Restaurant and Bar; a locker room, a pro Shop, swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a meeting room.
This course is open year round!
Here are the directions to the course:
By car: A14 motorway, Ancona Sud exit and then follow the provincial road to Conero (8 km)Related to:
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Favorite thing: Since our Bed and Breakfast was quite close to the church of Saint Nicholas of Bari, we were around it a good deal. On Saturday afternoon (late) when we arrived in Sirolo there was a great deal of commotion going on around the Church. Parents were picking up children of all ages. I'm not for sure if they were in actual school (Children in Italy do go to school on Saturday) or if it was a church function.
Sunday morning early, there were people outside selling flowers as a money-making situation (for the church). I also noticed, with a smile on my face, that in Sirolo, young families as well as the older people were attending church. (That has not always been true in other Italian cities that we have visited).
An interesting tidbit: Behind the Bell tower which is beside the Church of Saint Nicholas is a lower level with a very nice public restroom that is run by the church. It is actually free, but a man sits there with a basket, and the sign suggests donation which will help the church!
The 3 Photographs:
1. The Church of Saint Nicholas and the Bell Tower.
2. Fathers after church on Sunday walking with their toddlers.
3. On Saturday, children milling around the church and parents picking them up from school, I assume.
Fondest memory: The most important religious building in Sirolo is the parish church of Saint Nicholas of Bari which overlooks the main square. It was built between the 13th and 18th centuries, and the locals call it the "church of Saint Nicholas", who, by the way, is the patron saint of Sirolo.
The Church of Saint Nicholas stands between the parsonage and the bell tower. It looks as though the bell tower kind of supports the church. This bell tower is probably the most important architectual feature on this square. The facade is in Baroque style (stepped capitals and the gable above the cornice). It's built entirely in brick, and the interior has a single nave. It opens onto six side chapels and an apse with a portrait of Sain Nicholas. The inside is simple but elegant.Related to:
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