Senigallia between history and reality

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Paola
Registered on September 20, 2022

I'm an English teacher and a translator. I'm very passionate about art and culture. I live in Senigallia but I know my region very well because I have cooperated with several local cultural institutions for many years.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will discover together the historic center of Senigallia between the river Misa , which draws a wide loop, the sea and the avenues full of palaces and monuments that tell us the history of Senigallia, starting with being the first Roman colony on the Adriatic side and border. of the Senones, from whom it takes its name, passing through the opulence of the Renaissance to the bravery of the 20th century.

The tour begins in Piazza Roma in front of the Neptune Fountain and the 17th-century Government Palace, now home to the city hall.

Connected to Piazza Roma is Piazza Simoncelli with the former Jewish ghetto , scene of another episode in the history of Senigallia through which we will come to

Piazza del Duca (XVI) with its fountain of lions and bounded by the Ducal Palace and the Palazzetto Baviera , both with extraordinarily decorated interiors, and by the Rocca Roveresca (XIV) which now hosts art exhibitions and cultural events.

A few meters away we will find a different neoclassical scene, duly represented by the imposing Foro Annonario , a recently restored hemicycle with a portico of 24 Doric columns, which today houses the characteristic daily “herb market” and other colorful food shops.
Adjacent to the forum is the historic Palazzina dei Macelli , which can be reached via a short, narrow street named after it.

On the opposite side, crossing the bridge over the river, the tree-lined Via Carducci, bounded by the monumental Porta Lambertina built in honor of Benedict XIV

Parallel to the right bank of the river Misa, we will walk through the Portici Ercolani , a suggestive sequence of one hundred and twenty-six Istrian stone arches marked by an austere style reminiscent of Etruscan times. The arcades remind us of the Fiera Franca, which animated the commercial life of the city, making it a free port and ensuring a rich traffic from the Mediterranean, Eastern and Northern Europe for 500 years, from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. .

Today, the memory of the merchandise trade is celebrated every year at the end of August with a long-awaited event called Fiera di S. Agostino.

We will then arrive at Piazza Duomo with St. Peter's Cathedral, a wonderful example of 18th century architecture.

We will end our tour at the La Fenice Theater whose restoration led to the discovery of important Roman finds preserved in the corresponding Archaeological Area and from Corso II Giugno , an elegant city center, full of cafes and shops, we will return to Piazza Roma to conclude our tour . tourist visit to say goodbye.

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Roma, 60019 Senigallia AN, Italy
    Piazza Roma, 60019 Senigallia AN, Italy

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Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Free cancellation
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