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This smaller resort on the southern Marche "Palm Riviera" boasts 5km of fine sandy beaches. Its pretty traffic-free promenade is backed by some splendid examples of seaside Liberty architecture - grand villas that date back to the turn of the last century.

Along with the many palm trees that line the seafront, bright flower beds and well-kept lawns give the place great charm.

The Medieval historic borgo up above the main resort has fine old buildings and great views out to sea. The attractive church of Santa Lucia was built in 1597 in memory of the town's most famous son, Pope Sixtus V. Above it all stands the ruins of the old Castle.