Strolling through Marche region: San Benedetto del Tronto
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
In my last article I talked about the Riviera delle Palme, today I want to take you for a walk around its most important town: San Benedetto del Tronto.
San Benedetto is a town of about 50,000 inhabitants, a destination mainly for summer tourism that flocks to its long sandy beaches from the end of May to September.
Since 1999 the renowned "Blue Flag" has been waving in San Benedetto del Tronto , the coveted recognition of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), which rewards the towns for the meticulous care of the coasts, the high environmental quality of the waters and the many services offered to the tourist.
Our walk must start from the San Benedetto seafront. The promenade extends for about 5 km from the roundabout in Porto d’Ascoli (Salvo d’Acquisto square) to the "Palazzina Azzurra" (Blue Villa) near to the roundabout in Piazza Giorgini, right in the city center. The waterfront is accessible to vehicles, bikes and pedestrians and is lined with oleanders and palm trees that evoke exotic scenery.
In the southern part of the promenade you will find many themed gardens with over 100 species of plants and flowers where, especially in the hottest summer hours, you can take a refreshing stop waiting to go back on the beach.
In order we can see the folllowing gardens: Multisensory, Country, Children's, Health, Citrus, Mediterranean, Palms, Arid, Moist and Roses.