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DISCOVERING OUR AREA
Basing yourself at our hotel, follow these itineraries to discover the area around Senigaglia
A holiday at Senbhotel is also the occasion to discover the gentle countryside of The Marche and its rich cultural, gastronomic and natural heritage. From our hotel, situated in the centre of The Marche region, it is possible to plan day trips in which you can visit cities of art, such as Urbino,Gubbio, Fabriano, Macerata, Recanati or religious centres such as Loreto eAssisi. In less than hour you can reach the splendid Grotte di Frasassi and themed itineraries can also be organised for the discovery of the many local medieval villages inland from the coast, through the hilly landscape of Castelli di Jesi and the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba.
SENIGAGLIA, CITY OF LIFE
Senigaglia is an ideal tourist destination: a lively city in all seasons of the year, it is a place for relaxation and enjoyment every day. Choose our hotel as the base for your visit!
The Roman heritage and the renaissance period influenced the actual layout of the historic city centre . Roman relics can be admired in the archaeological area while Renaissance architecture can be found in Piazza del Duca. And it is right in this extraordinary part of the city centre that the influence of the Duchy of Urbino can be seen, in the imposing Rocca Roveresca, the Palazzo del Duca and the Palazzetto Baviera.
A short distance away, the Portici Ercolani and the Foro Annonario illustrate the urban development of Senigaglia from the second half of the 18th century through to the 1930s. Senigaglia is also the city of Mario Giacomelli, one of the greatest masters of photography of the 20th century. At Musinf (Museum of Modern Art) – Museo d’Arte moderna, dell’Informazione e della Fotografia, some of his most famous works are exhibited.
And always, the Rotonda in the sea, a symbol for visitors to the city of Senigaglia since 1933, when it was an atmospheric meeting place for the local elite during the bathing season. Restored to its original splendour in July 2006, with its original form of a shell, it is a magical gathering point offering incomparable views over land and sea.
From our Hotel in Senigaglia there are two other interesting places that are easy to reach :
– Museo dei Bronzi Dorati ( Ormolu Museum)
The museum houses the works of the sculptural group known as “ Ormolu works from Cartoceto of Pergola”, one of the very few great groups of equestrian sculptures from ancient Rome and that we are proud to have.
For more information: www.bronzidorati.com
– Rocca Roveresca (Roveresca Fortress)
The Rocca Roveresca of Mondavio was built between 1482 and 1492, under instruction by Giovanni Della Rovere, a gentleman of Senigaglia, of the Vicarage of Mondavio and son-in-law of Federico di Montefeltro. The project was created and managed by the noted local architect, Francesco Di Giorgio Martini, who was the principal architect for designing defensive structures during the reign of the Montefeltro family in the Duchy of Urbino, and this fortress is unanimously considered an absolute masterpiece of military architecture from the Renaissance period.
Museums, historic sites, ancient noble palaces ... In Senigaglia there are so many sites to see. Stay at our hotel and discover the cultural riches of this city.
PARKS AND NATURE AROUND SENIGAGLIA
Basing yourself at our hotel, it is easy to reach natural reserves and protected areas just a short distance from Senigaglia
From the Appennines to the Adriatico Coast, a visit to Senigaglia and to the land of the Duchy, (Gubbio, Pesaro, Senigaglia and Urbino), allows for an extraordinary journey through time: from pre-history through to today, in a succession of emotions and splendor. There is such a vast amount of uncontaminated nature to discover throughout the valleys of the rivers Foglia, Metauro, Cesano and Misa. Not to be missed:
The Gola della Rossa Nature Reserve and the Frasassi Grottoes
Situated at just under an hour from Senigaglia, this is the biggest protected area in the region of The Marche, with a rich environmental heritage offering geological, botanical and wildlife attractions.
The subterranean complex of the Frasassi Grottoes with its 30 km of caves over eight different geological layers, represents one of the biggest and most interesting cave complexes in the world. Choose an itinerary lasting about an hour that allows you to wander through the complex of stalactites and stalagmites, crystal clear lakes and extraordinary spikes of alabaster, or you can opt for a guided tour with a caving expert and for which a booking is necessary.
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts have hundreds of choices of activities around Senigaglia. Choose our hotel for your adventure holiday or for seaside relaxation on the velvet sand beach of the hotel.
CULINARY TRADITIONS OF SENIGAGLIA
Considered one of “the capitals of the Italian restaurant sector”, Senigaglia is definitely the city for eating well. Visit our hotel and discover our restaurant.
From pizzerias to bistros, from little seaside restaurants to the more formal hotel dining rooms, from lively wine bars to simple rustic restaurants, in Senigaglia there is no shortage of choice for your dining experience .
The gastronomic delights of Senigaglia offer families a wide range of delicious menus at reasonable prices, the seafood is fresh and appetising and for those who don’t like seafood, there is a variety of choice of dishes from the countryside.
Of all the typical dishes based on seafood, there are some specialties not to be missed: the grigliata, (mixed grilled seafood), and the fritto misto dell’Adriatico,(mixed fried seafood), which are two dishes best representing the maritime traditions of Senigaglia and which are always present on the local menus and the brodetto senigalliese,(mixed seafood soup), which is prepared with thirteen different types of seafood. The farming tradition of Senigaglia is best represented by the summer specialty and perhaps a surprise to discover, oca arrosto, ( roast goose), and for Christmas lunch, the salsiccia matta,(“mad” sausage), which is made by the local butchers of the historic centre.
For Easter, there is the traditional pizza con il formaggio,(cheese bread) while the dessert of tradition is the ciambellone, (Bundt cake), which is paired with the sweet wine, vino di visciole. White wines from the area surrounding Senigaglia that are not be missed are Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Bianchello del Metauro, while some of the best reds are Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Rosso Conero and the Sangiovese. One of the most important Italian gastronomic festivals takes place annually in Senigaglia, on the third weekend in September and is called Pane Nostrum, an event that promotes all aspects of bread and bread-making. At our hotel restaurant you can sample all these typical local dishes from the Senigaglia region. Come to our hotel and enjoy the great local cuisine of Senigaglia!