The art of fishing in the Adriatic Sea of Marche region

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Luogo:Porto Recanati (MC)

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The experience


The Sea Museum of this charming town with a wonderful pedestrian promenade is located in the complex of the former Fish Market, next to the Old Fish Market which gives a very realistic atmosphere to the local fishing tradition.

Before entering, you will be accompanied on a pleasant walk along the first row of houses, once humble homes of fishermen and silent custodians of daily challenges, today often converted into charming apartments and B&Bs facing the sea, where – why not – you can also stay partly of your stay if you prefer this solution to a hotel.

The Museum is made up of several rooms with various photographs and paintings with fishing practices, reproductions of sailing boats and net fishing boats, the characteristic logo of the Portorecanatesi and Civitanovesi “families” (2 seaside villages, today thriving but in the past hostile and therefore places of departure for many), drills used to search for gas or oil in the seabed, equipment and finds of all kinds related to the theme of fishing, used around the 1950s.

Via XXIX marzo 1935, snc – 62013 – Porto Recanati (MC) – Phone: + 39 071 972 0928


Moving south, the other large thematic museum allows us to dive further back in time: the archaeological finds discovered range from the Stone Age to the Piceno period up to the Roman dominion (there are references to the trade of oil and wine between the Greeks and Piceni and typical transport ships of the Roman era) and come from the area between the Tesino river, the Tronto and the territories of Monteprandone, Acquaviva Picena and Ripatransone (villages that will sound familiar to some of you, considering strong outflows up to half of the 20th century recorded in these areas).

Also interesting is the section of the characteristic amphorae, many of them recovered from San Benedetto fishing boats during the last century.

Viale Colombo n. 94 – 63074 – San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) – Phone: +39 0735 592177

The Sea and Fishing Museums

Both museums reveal secrets of the life of fishermen: a precious heritage that should be preserved not only for the memory of tradition, but also because certain styles of artisanal fishing, even if in a lesser way, in some regional areas, remain intact today.

In both places we will have the pleasure of enriching our visit with stories from special guests: fishermen – senior and junior – ready to convey all the essence of their life linked to the world of the sea, revealing fishing techniquesand courage (when the sea is bad) and to answer your most remote curiosities.

With the opportunity to visit one or the other museum, in addition to maritime life, we will be happy to let you explore several municipalities belonging to the Riviera del Conero and Colli dell’Infinito Association, for those with origins between the provinces of Ancona and Macerata , or along the amazing Riviera delle Palme, for the descendants of the Ascoli Piceno area.

In both cases it is not just a long stretch of umbrellas and bars, but also a precious string of villages, castles and genuine taverns that will remind you the beauty of your land of origin, spoiling you at the end of the tour with delicious fresh fish dishes, in every month of the year.

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45 minuti

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Via XXIX Marzo 1935, snc, Porto Recanati, MC, Italia

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Italea Marche + P. Recanati (MC) e S. Benedetto (AP) municipalities

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Personalized entertainment service and guides. Upon reservation

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