Marotta is a beautiful seaside town located just 5 km from Fano. This ancient fishing village, which is believed to have even been the site of a battle between the Carthaginians and the Romans during the Second Punic War, has now been transformed into a seaside holiday destination in the Marche region. More recently, its inspired Enrico Ruggeri to write his famous song Il Mare d’Inverno (“The Sea in the Wintertime”). Boasting long and gently-sloping beaches, soft sands, well-equipped beach facilities, and top-quality food and wine, thanks also to the services offered by the All-Inclusive hotels in Marotta, the town has been awarded the “Blue Flag” ecolabel for years, and is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing holiday experience.
Thanks to its numerous cycling paths, which are suitable for professional and amateur cyclists of all ages, Marotta has also been awarded the “Yellow Flag” as one of Italy’s most bicycle-friendly municipalities.
The town is also an excellent starting point for exploring the surrounding area. One must-see local attraction is the nearby medieval village of Mondolfo: an open-air art gallery that’s home to a fortress designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini.
The town of Fano (the city of Carnival and Vitruvius), is just a few minutes from Marotta by car. Here, the Roman ruins, including the walls, the Arch of Augustus, and the basement of the Montanari Mediateca, with the Augusteum, bear witness to the historical importance of this extraordinary Marche town.