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Fermo and its territories

Fermo and its territories

The history

The Marca Fermana or Marca di Fermo, in Latin Marchia Firmana, was an administrative subdivision of Central Italy subject to the jurisdiction of the city of Fermo. It originates from the Fermo regional duchy established by the Lombards within the Duchy of Spoleto and maintained in the new territorial distribution following the conquest of the Franks who reorganized the territory around the year 1000. Originally the territory was extended from the Musone river to the north and the Sangro valley to the south. In 1080, after the Norman conquest, it lost many of its territories: the current provinces of Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno remained under its jurisdiction.
A territory with a great history, land of popes and power.
The current Marca Fermana coincides mostly with the Province of Fermo and it is an area of ​​extraordinary beauty characterized by important historical and cultural roots.

Nature and charm

The twenty-five kilometers of coast of Fermo offer beaches with fine sand alternating with rocky areas. The sea bed is safe because it is almost always low, allowing children to play in peace with a network of lifeguards active in the period between mid-June and mid-September. Free beaches and beach resorts with all services are alternated, from the restaurant to the bar, from the beach service with umbrellas, sunbeds and deckchairs to areas equipped for sports and games.

From the coast gradually rise the rounded hills to the mountains: a play of colors determined by the numerous cultivations that goes from the bright green of spring to the golden yellow of wheat during the summer period. At the top of the hills ancient manors and charming villages rise sumptuously in all their beauty. Still today they proudly show their history made of wars, treaties, battles, struggles and factions, which are proudly narrated by their populations, who have always been dedicated their life to work and religious worship. Territories of other times far from the frenetic rhythms of the coastal cities, although located a few kilometers from them. Short distances between inhabited centers as well as those to reach the nearby countryside. Each village has its gastronomic specialities and typical local products still today made mostly with traditional methods.

The Fermano is a part of the mountain massif of the Sibillini Mountains which contains the provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata and Perugia and together constitute the Monti Sibillini National Park. The peaks reach an altitude of 2000 meters, the highest mountain in the group is Monte Vettore with its 2.476 meters above sea level. On the Fermo side we have Monte Priora, Monte Bove and Monte Sibilla. The main mountain villages of medieval origins are Montefortino and Amandola. In the surroundings there are routes equipped for excursions, trekking and walks of different levels.

Activities and accommodations

All this and much more is the territory of Fermo, an area rich in history, culture, food and wine, sport and landscape variety: all enclosed in just 863 square kilometers of territory. In a few kilometers you can enjoy the sea, the rolling hills and mountains and looking back to the sea. There are a lot of villas, holiday homes and apartments to spend wonderful holidays.

Keep following us to find out what this territory can offer!!!

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