Holiday in our 3-star hotel in San Benedetto del Tronto is perfect for lovers of the nature and sports. The favorable environmental conditions of the Riviera delle Palme, in fact, allow to practice many sports as beach volley, beach soccer, sailing, windsurf, kitesurf, but also horseback riding, trekking and hiking.
The varied landscape of the Marche offers many places to practice this activities: water sports on the Riviera delle Palme, horseback riding and trekking in the hinterland and Sibillini Mounts, Frasassi Caves to hike for example.
Malacological Museum in Cupra Marittima
The sea is a great resource. In Cupra Marittima, few minutes from our hotel, there is the biggest Malacological Museum, that preserves an impressive set of shells, about nine millions of species. Founded in 1977 the museum is in a big building, divided in sections, educational laboratories, libraries and shops. This museum is very amazing and keeps the secrets of the marine abyss.
National Park of Sibillini Mounts is full of paths on the various fronts: the flower side, where particular plant species grow (orchids, narcissus, alpine stars), the historical side with many castles and watchtowers, the sacred side where St. Benedict lived and the magic side with legends and myths about demons and fairies.
There are many routes to explore the Park, suitable to all levels of experience. One of the most striking itinerary is the Sibillini Big Ring, a 120km long path.
Another interesting trail is the one to Vettore Mount and Pilato Lake, the only natural lake in the Marche. On the side of the park near Umbria, in Colfiorito, when the seasons change from spring to summer, the landscape is colored with the flowering.
Frasassi Caves are underground and originated by the effect of the water on the rocks. Since 1974 the caves are open to visit and are part of a natural park. These big caves show limestone sculpture, called stalagmites and stalactites, that create a magnificent underground environment.
The trips inside the caves are always carried out by guides, which lead along these dark tunnels, only illuminated by artificial lights.