Senigallia is known as S’nigaja in the local dialect and it was also called Sinigaglia until the early 20th century. It is a town with 50,000 inhabitants which is located in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region of Italy. Senigallia has the second biggest population in the province, after Ancona itself. It lies on the Adriatic Coast and the landscape is mostly flat, with rolling hills all around that slope down to the sea.
The Roman street layout can still be seen in Senigallia’s old town centre. Visitors should not miss out on a trip to see the archaeological excavations and the fine religious and civil architecture. There are numerous interesting sites, including the Annonario Forum, the Ercolani Porticos, the Rocca Roveresca castle, Palazzo del Duca, Piazza Roma, the Fenice archaeological area, the Rotonda a Mare pier and a large number of churches and museums.
Senigallia is also well known because of the great figures associated with the town, such as the Della Rovere family, Pope Pius IX, Alfredo Panzini, Sergio Anselmi, Mario Giacomelli, Fabri Fibra, Mauro Uliassi and Alfredo Cedroni.
Senigallia has had a Blue Flag since 1997 in recognition of the quality of its clear waters and its expert, efficient tourist services.
There are a number of places to visit within a few kilometres, including Corinaldo, Ostra and Conero nature reserve
The Conero Riviera is in the heart of the Marche region. It lies just south of Ancona, on the slopes of Mount Conero. Sirolo, Portonovo and Numana form one of the most picturesque and jagged stretches of the Adriatic coast.
Senigallia – Conero: 50 km
The old town centre of Urbino has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.
Senigallia – Urbino: 68 km
Corinaldo is the birthplace of Saint Maria Goretti. It is just a few kilometres from Senigallia and it is one of the most enchanting little medieval towns in Italy. Senigallia – Corinaldo: 20 km
The Frasassi caves near Genga make up one of the most stunning underground complexes in Europe. Senigallia – Frasassi Caves: 72 km