Paradise Regained

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Paradise Regained

For too long has it been only a tiny dot on the map, and very seldom ignored by vacationers. Portonovo, a little advertised corner of paradise, 8 km south of Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, in the Marche region, seems to have regained its due attention as a relaxing seaside resort.

Not only! Nothing to do, of course, with the crowded sandy beaches of the Riviera Romagnola featuring gyms, Jacuzzi and beach dancing! Portonovo is a discreet resort backed by Mount Conero, and outlined by pebble beaches lapped by turquoise water. It’s so wonderfully evocative of a south Mediterranean island that you almost forget being on the mainland.

From the top of the road that winds down to Portonovo, you are treated to a spectacular view of the bay glittering in the sunlight. When you reach the little piazza, no problem if you don’t know which way to go: either left or right, you won’t be disappointed. Wooded paths will lead you to the sea while sheltering you from the scorching sun. Concessions alternate with free beaches to satisfy the needs of all types of beach-goers. Hiring a dried-palm-leaves umbrella and a bed will cost you € 12 a day. On weekends it could be a bit rowdy or crowded, but on weekdays it’s just perfect.

If you are really seeking something quieter, just walk round t he corner and you can sunny yourself on a more secluded and wilder beach; or you can hire a boat and go snorkelling at “Le Due Sorelle” (The Two Sisters’ Bay). When you’ve had enough with sun ‘n beach, treat yourself to a taste of the two leading red wines, Lacrima and Rosso Conero, in one of the local wineries. Enjoy your booze!

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