Conero

The rocky promontory Conero breaks the homogeneity of the Adriatic coastline and takes a high natural value. our the beaches Conero are typical of the high coast: reachable by panoramic trails (said “stradelli”), They are separated from each other by stretches of coast where the rocks are immersed directly in the sea. The Monte Conero, with its characteristic figure, It creates a unique in Italian Riviera, which includes all types of bathing: costa alta, sandy beaches, rock and gravel, lapped by clear and placid. This Riviera takes the name of Conero Riviera, a place in which history e nature They meet in the tradition. An experience to live, taking deep breaths in scrub Meditterranean of Parco Del Conero or enjoying the flavors dell’Adriatico.

Mount Conero

Mount Coneroph. Giorgio Minguzzi

The Monte Conero is a mountain, while looking out on the lonely sea, It is part of the Umbria-Marche. Technically Mount Conero is a mountain in effect, reaching a height of only 572 meters above sea level, but over the years it has become law, It is called the Monte di Ancona, O, for Ancona, simply the mountain.

It is the most important Italian Adriatic promontory along with that of Gargano and has the highest sea cliffs of the entire east coast Italian. – Wikipedia

One can not think of a mountain, indeed, when, percorrendo l’A14, He begins to see its majestic figure reminiscent of a huge whale. For those arriving by sea, instead, Conero is even more magnificent with its sea cliffs that plunge into the Adriatic. In the years, Mount Conero became the symbol of Ancona and a faithful companion who watches over the neighboring towns, protecting them from the currents atmosfetiche from the Balkans.

Conero his hat, Ancona with umbrella – said common nell'anconetano

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The origins

Rigurdo to the origins of the name there is no certainty. According to a first hypothesis, the name “Conero” It derives from the greek κόμαρος (kòmaros), namely “arbutus”, typical tree of the Mediterranean is very present in vegetation of Mt.. So, Mount Conero would be the “Mount arbutus”. Another possible etymology, more romantic but less accredited, is that resulting from the union of the words kyma (then) e Oros (mountain), that would give the Conero title “mountain waves”. Finally, final interpretation would want to derive from the Latin GRAIN-BIN, a type of vessel whose shape remind the profile of Mt.. In the Roman, He ran from Latin Cumaris a Cunarus, famous leader of the fifteenth century, to arrive at the end Conaro in the '200 and finally Conero in the thirteenth century with Camaldonesi.

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The Conero Riviera

Conero Rivieraph. Giorgio Minguzzi

Mount Conero, with its characteristic shape, It stands on the low coast running from Trieste and reaches the Gargano, going to create a zone of high and rocky coast, It characterized by the presence of bays and coves to be discovered: the Conero Riviera. As the Conero Riviera, indeed, it indicates precisely the stretch of coast of the port of Ancona up to Numana.
The municipalities that are part of the Conero are four: Ancona, Sirolo, Numana, Camerano. Each of these common, including Camerano which also is not overlooking the Sea, It has the characteristic places and scenic, as well as famous beaches throughout Italy and destinations each year of Italian and foreign tourists. These beaches are characterized by white pebbles, hidden coves, grotte marine, bays unexpected, and trails, passing through dense forests, suddenly open sea. our the beaches best known and most accessible of the Riviera del Conero, Ancona, The Passetto, Beach of Trave, Mezzavalle, Sanxenxo, and the beach of Vela. A Sirolo, instead, you can find the beach of the Gulls, the beach of the Two Sisters, Sassi Blacks, St. Michael and beach Urbani; while the main beaches in the area are the Spiaggiola Numana Numana, the beach of the Friars, Beach Numana low and Marcelli.

Much of the Conero is characterized by a hilly landscape lavish, the same Ancona spread over five hills. For this reason there are many vantage points from which you can enjoy a romantic view of the nature and the Adriatic Sea. Try to visit, for example, Cathedral Ancona, the old lighthouse, the Passetto, or the viewpoint of Portonovo, Plan Stiano to Poggio, lookout points north and south of Mount Conero, or even the Meadows Raggetti, Passo del Lupo in Sirolo, or finally the pincio Numana.

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Flora e Fauna

Lavenderph. Stefano Chiarelli

Monte Conero and part of his Riviera extends the Conero Regional Park. It is extensive 5800 hectares and is characterized by a fauna and flora which include several species of animals and plants typical of the Mediterranean. Walking along the paths that cross it is not uncommon to find rates, squirrels, faine, pheasants and foxes. While the most common plants are the arbutus, broom, Aleppo pine, holm, the red juniper and pistachio wild. Are also many species of birds flying over the slopes of Mt., why this is a place well known to lovers birdwatching.

Its eastern slopes of the sea are made limestone cliffs and the remainder is dominated by large formations Mediterranean e mixed forests. It originated as a result of a long action marine sedimentation began in the Jurassic, Mount Conero emerged in the Pliocene, five million years ago. – From official site Conero Park

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Mysteries and legends

Grotteph. Carlo Guarnieri

There are many legends inhabiting the Monte Conero and covering almost all the special nature of the area, from the sea to the many underground caves hidden beneath Mount. Seems, indeed, which in its interior, Conero both cable. For sure, many of the countries that are located on its slopes (Osimo, Varano, Camerano, Poggio) are rich in caves and underground natural and artificial. Very famous are, for example, the Caves Camerano.

The Cave Slave It is known for being the deposit of slaves to the pirates who sailed in the Adriatic. It seems that the complaints of these slaves could be felt even at a great distance. Among these slaves was only a Enlarged to rid, it was a Venetian princess who for too ended up crying herself melt. Since that moment, He formed a water spring that still exists, coming out of the mountain, reaches the sea.

The Deep Lake It is a lake that is located in the Bay of Portonovo. It seems that in the past this lake was connected to a river called the gut of the Deep, that, passing through the Monte came to Porto Recanati. It was in this lake that a secret society that used by the parties to meet Portonovo threw the bodies of the nobles who demanded the right to practice the right of the first night even after its abolition.

In the area of ​​Camerano is an underground passage that aroused many legends over the years. The most macabre wants, along this path to the end, you can find in front of an altar in the middle of a spacious room: the Devil's Hole or Hole of Fear. Above this altar you may find a golden hen with chicks around between twelve. Back then it would be impossible, unless, who has found the presence of the hen is not able to find out the real name of the Devil and sciverlo on the rock with his own blood.

You can reach the Cave Mortarolo through a simple path of the Park. But beware, it seems that inside the cave there are, flat on the floor, a series of stones positioned in such a way as to depict the outline of a man lying. Move is useless: in no time these stones would return to form the same original shape.

It is said that near the beach of Two sisters It was a mermaid, with his voice, He lured sailors to step inside the Cave of Slaves, to imprison them by a demon of the sea. After, the demon was turned into stone as punishment and divided into two, giving rise to two characteristic rocks that are named, exactly, of Two Sisters.

Inside the Monte Conero, then, Apparently you can find many treasures. One of these would be within the Roman Grotte, but it seems to be guarded by the souls of the dead in that place cavapietre. Another treasure seems you are in Pian Grande, the entire Park. A treasure of great value and very well hidden: to find it you should do is, the first days of May, go out every day in the open sea at dawn and looking towards Mount. At a certain point, we see a ray of dazzling light that sets fire to a bush on Mt.. At that point in the rock starts to glow, indicating the burial place of the famous treasure.

Taking the road to Sanxenxo you can see the sea along the cliff Grasses, just on the water that emerges from the cliff, for about one kilometer. It seems that this rock once came to the other side of the Adriatic Sea, the current Croatia, as a long bridge that would unite the two peoples as a sign of brotherhood. They would then wind, water and intemprie to erode and leave mutilated.

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The trails

footpathsph. Paolo Trabattoni

The Monte Conero is a place where you can relax rocked by the waves, or get in touch with nature through long walks, bike rides or on horseback, immersed in the lush vegetation of the Conero Park. Are the eighteen trails that meander through the Conero Park, all in the nature of the place full of brooms, pines, holm, strawberry trees and lavender fields. Many of these paths run down the cliff to reach the sea, where you can find beautiful bays and hidden, still untouched, or caves inhabited by fishermen and locals. All the trails are marked and are passable for walkers following a paper or with the assistance of experienced guides of the Park.

Crossing the Conero

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 4h

Two Sisters / Passo del Lupo

walking / biking / horse
Level: Difficult
Time: 5h

Sassi Blacks

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1.30h

The Beach of San Michele

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1h

San Lorenzo

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1.30h

The main road of Sant'Andrea

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1.30h

Roman Caves

on foot
Level: Half
Time: 2.15h

Lilies of the Path

on foot
Level: Easy
Time: 1h

Ring Portonovo

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1.15h

Trave

on foot
Level: Easy
Time: 1h

Of Sardella

on foot
Level: Half
Time: 1.30h

Widow

on foot
Level: Easy
Time: 1h

The Scalaccia

on foot
Level: Easy
Time: 1.30h

Source of Capo d'Acqua

walking / biking / horse
Level: Facile / Medium
Time: 1h

Ring Pecorara

walking / biking / horse
Level: Half
Time: 3.30h

Del Betelico

walking / biking / horse
Level: Half
Time: 1.45h

The Boranico

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 1.15h

Ring of Gradina

walking / biking / horse
Level: Easy
Time: 2.30He has

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