5 things (+ 1) to do in Pesaro when on holiday in Le Marche

If you are planning a holiday in Le Marche and have chosen Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024, you know that in our agriturismo you can find valuable ideas on what to see, do and eat in this splendid province. Especially outside the usual schemes!

Let’s start our ranking of the city’s ‘hidden gems’:

1 ) Handicrafts ‘made in Pesaro’ in the historic centre
The craft boutiques of our footwear, leather goods and decorative arts masters are an all-round experience of what it means to buy a unique, artfully made and perhaps made-to-measure object.
Here are some of the best where to buy:
Olivia Monteforte – Bespoke Shoes
Camponi Atelier
Silvia’s Think
Ceramiche Molaroni 1880

2) Villa Imperiale
The residence of the Lords Sforza first, and Della Rovere later, it is a jewel of Renaissance architecture designed by master Girolamo Genga.
Every Wednesday afternoon it opens its frescoed rooms to visitors, and on Saturdays its Italian-style gardens.
Official website: villaimperialepesaro.com

3) Farmers markets
Tuesdays (clothing); Thursdays and Saturdays (local food products); every third Sunday of the month (antiques/vintage) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every Thursday and Saturday morning, at Via Giolitti 214 you will find the Campagna Amica Covered Market, with all the best local produce.
On Tuesdays, dive into the colourful stalls stretching from the San Decenzio car park to Piazzale Matteotti, on the outskirts of the city centre, to buy bargain designer clothes.
Every third Sunday of the month, on the other hand, in the central Piazza del Popolo you will find the Stradomenica initiative, with stalls selling genuine Antiques and Vintage items.

4) Pesaro through the centuries
From the mosaics of the domus romana visible inside the Cathedral, to the Jewish Synagogue, from the house where Gioachino Rossini was born to the Rossini Theatre – a true jewel that from 7 to 23 August hosts the ROF, Rossini Opera Festival – up to the latest installation of the Biosphere inaugurating the year of Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024.

5) The waterfront and Thursday evenings with Baby Baia
Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 11 p.m. for the little ones there is Baby Baia in Flaminia Bay, the last stretch of the western waterfront, not far from the port. Activities, workshops, storytelling, baby dance and much more to spend an evening of fun with the children. To eat, all along the Pesaro seafront you can find beach restaurants, bistros, pizzerias, and streetfood to satisfy every taste. Rely on Google Maps and user reviews and you cannot go wrong.

Bonus Track: try the Rossini pizza!
A margherita pizza (tomato and mozzarella) with thin slices of boiled egg, and a round of mayonnaise to top it off. In Italy, you will only find it in Pesaro. It may sound strange, but eating it is a real sensory experience! Try asking for it in a bar or café: they will serve it in a mini version, perfect for an energetic breakfast or an aperitif!

Sea for all tastes: the beaches of Pesaro for a beach vacation in the Marche region

Today we are taking you to discover Pesaro beaches, a jewel of the Adriatic Sea just waiting to be explored. From our holiday country house with pool, overlooking the hills, you can easily reach the seafront and be at the beach in just 10 minutes.

Levante Beach: A Family’s Paradise

We begin our tour at Levante Beach. Famous for its golden sand and calm sea, this beach is a paradise for families. It offers every comfort: play areas for children, bathing establishments equipped with all services and spaces dedicated to sports and relaxation. Safety is guaranteed by a careful lifeguard service, making your experience serene and pleasant.

Flaminia Bay: Natural and Historical Enchantment

We continue with Baia Flaminia, a natural enchantment wrapped in history. Here, where the blue of the sea meets the green of nature, you can enjoy a breathtaking view. The bay is not only a place of rare beauty but also rich in history, with the Monte San Bartolo Natural Park offering trekking trails with sea views. Perfect for nature and photography lovers.

Sottomonte Beach: For Adventurous Spirits

For the more adventurous spirits, Sottomonte Beach is a must. Reachable only by sea or through hidden paths, this beach will reward you with its wild and unspoiled beauty. It is the ideal retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility away from the crowds.

West Beach: The Pulsating Heart of Pesaro

We cannot forget the Spiaggia di Ponente, the beating heart of Pesaro. Here, the energy is contagious: between water sports, events and nightclubs, there is always something exciting to do. At the same time, the wide spaces allow for relaxing moments under the sun.

Why Visit the Beaches of Pesaro

Pesaro offers beaches for every taste: from family tranquility to wilderness, from sports adventure to entertainment. And after a day in the sun, what could be better than enjoying the flavors of local cuisine at one of the many sea-view restaurants? The choice is yours among those that overlook the very shore.