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Senigallia: photo description (Senigallia)

Senigallia is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Italian region Marche, located on the Adriatic coast in the province of Ancona. The city was founded in the 4th century BC, and became the first Roman colony on the Adriatic coast. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Senigallia for many centuries was exposed to the attacks of the Visigoths, of the Lombards and Saracens, and only in the Middle ages has gained some stability. In the 15th century, during the reign of the Malatesta family, the town was considerably strengthened. At the same time it was built the Rocca Roveresca. And in the 17th century Senigallia became part of the Papal possessions.

Despite ancient history, the city can not boast an abundance of attractions. It is well worth the visit, unless, the aforementioned Gothic castle, the Cathedral, built in the late 18th century, the Palazzo Ducale, a 17th-century Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses a painting by Pietro della Francesca, and the marine platform of Rotonda a Mare, which, from 1933, the year is a symbol of the city. In Piazza Roma stands the City Hall of the 16th-century fountain depicting Neptune.

But Senigallia has a great "Velvet beach" Spiaggia di Velluto, which stretches along the coast of 13 km. It is considered one of the best beaches of the Adriatic and is especially appreciated on its Golden Sands.

Daily in the heart of Senigallia open two markets: the fruit on Foro Annona Rio and clothing in Piazza Simoncelli. And on Thursdays there are seafood markets where you can buy fresh seafood.