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AREAS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST
In your spare time, to best fill your days, we suggest several historic sites, for the archaeological and artistic remains they store:
  • URBINO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 56km):
    DUCAL PALACE, with its magnificent Renaissance court, the HOUSE of RAPHAEL SANZIO, painter of the fifteenth century.
  • GRADARA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 70km):
    GRADARA CASTEL, The majestic fortress that served as backdrop the the love story of Paolo and Francesca (canto V of Dante Alighieri's hell).
  • PERGOLA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 24km):
    SAN GIACOMO CHURCH (XIII-XVIII century), the museum of the GILT BRONZES FROM CARTOCETO, one of the three groups in gilded bronze of Roman times in the world.
  • SAN LORENZO IN CAMPO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 14km): the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, with its recent excavations of the ancient CITY OF SUASA and many Roman remains.
  • MONDAVIO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 18km):
    and its ROCCA ROVERESCA, which dominates the old town.
  • SENIGALLIA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 18km):
    ROCCA ROVERESCA from 1400; the DUCAL PALACE and the FOUNTAIN OF DUCKS facing the Rocca; PALAZZETTO BAVIERA.
  • JESI (distance from Ostra Vetere - 22km): MUSEUM PALAZZO PIANETTI, containing works by Lorenzo Lotto.
  • ARCEVIA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 19km).
  • MATELICA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 56km):
    CAPECI PIERSANTI PALACE, now home to one of the most important private museums in Italy; the CHURCH OF SAN FRANCESCO; SANTUARIO DELLA BEATA MATTIA, the monastery is also known as SANTA MARIA MADDALENA.
  • LORETO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 75km):
    BASILICA DELLA SANTA CASA, the house where the Holy Virgin Mary was born and lived and where she received the announcement of the miraculous birth of Jesus.

NATURAL BEAUTY
We recommend that you dedicate a part of your holiday to visit two natural beauties of our region that you can reach easily:
  • CONERO (SIROLO, NUMANA AND PORTO NOVO)
  • GENGA: FRASASSI CAVES (distance from Ostra Vetere - 38km)
TOWNS TO VISIT
Take a few minutes of your day to visit some small villages, that are located few kilometers from Ostra Vetere, that still retain the charm of time:
  • CORINALDO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 8km)
  • OSTRA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 10km)
  • PITICCHIO (distance from Ostra Vetere - 12km)
  • BARBARA (distance from Ostra Vetere - 5km)
  • SERRA DE CONTI (distance from Ostra Vetere - 9km)
Finally, to enjoy a nice day at the beachside, we suggest you visit the famous VELVET BEACH in SENIGALLIA due to its particularly soft sand, just 18Km from Ostra Vetere.