The Territory

The territory of Fermo garantees a wide range of attractions for all kind of turists:
The Adriatic Sea from one side and the Sibillini Mountains from the other represent the perfect choice for bathers and hikers;
Summer is packed with wine and food events thanks to the typical local celebrations and festivals. Turists will be able to taste typical products in a festive and friendly atmosphere;
Pictoresque villages in the hinterland can be ideal excursions for those who want to be in touch with the artistic and cultural treasures of our territory.

 

Seaside

padre e figlia sulla spiaggiaLa Casa sul Borgo is located at 13 km (15 minutes by car) from the holidayresort of Porto San Giorgio with a long thin-sand seaside. 500 meters far from the water edge there are the cliffs that keep the water low for the first 10 meters.
That makes our sea suitable for children and for those who prefer a walk in the water.
The seaside has full facilities thanks to the multiple beach resorts but you will find free areas too. The sea is very close to the city center.

Another very popular holiday resort is Marina Palmense, just 9 km far from our apartments (12 minutes by car). Here you can find a sand and gravel seaside and a much higher water. There is just one beach resort but the rest of the seaside is a completely free area. One small portion of this seaside is saved for the A.S.D. TRIBALKITE association and kite surf lovers because, thanks to the southern winds, it is possible to practice kite surf.

 

Outlet e shopping

The territory of Fermo is also famous in Italy for its important shoes manufacturing centers.Outlet di accessori e abbigliamento

One of the most popular is Monturano just 22 kms far from Lapedona (29 minutes by car) where they produced shoes for children and young males and females

On the other side, in Porto Sant’Elpidio you will find more female shoe industry centers (25 kms – 31 minutes by car) and in Montegranaro (27 kms – 48 minutes by car) they produce mainly male shoes.

In Casette d'Ete, just 38 kms far from Lapedona (37 minutes by car), is located the Diego della Valle’s Outlet, owner of the prestigious shoe brands Tod's and Hogan, and clothing brand Fay.

Very close to the Tod’s Outlet you will find the Castagno outlet Village with more of 20 stores included the big Prada outlet.

There are other important shops and outlets in the district.

 

Culture, food and wine in the surroundings

tavola apparecchiataLa Casa su Borgo is a strategic alternative for those who want to visit the most beautiful villages in Italy and the most distinctive villages of the Fermo and Ascoli Piceno provinces.
Moresco is located at 6 kms far from Lapedona (9 minutes by car), Montefiore dell'Aso at 20 kms (31 minutes), Grottammare at 26 kms (27 minutes), Offida at 42 km (51 minutes), Montelupone at 45 kms (54 minutes).
During the summer every village hosts enjoyable wine and food events, special occasions to taste traditional food and to live the warmth of local festivals. Find below some events:

- Sagra degli Gnocchi (Potato dumplings festival) - Lapedona – at the end of July
- Sagra del Vino Cotto (literally Cooked wine festival – a typical form of wine from Marche) - Lapedona – at the end of September
- Sagra delle Cozze (Mussels festival) - Pedaso – at the second half of August
- Sagra delle Vongole (Clams festival) - Marina Palmense – at the first half of August
- Sagra Nazionale dei Maccheroncini di Campofilone (National festival of Campofilone Maccheroncini – typical Italian pasta) - Campofilone – at the first half of August
- Lo Scartozzà e la Sagra delle Polente (Cornmeal mush festival) - Rubbianello (Monterubbiano) – at the first half of September

 

Mountains and nature

If you are a mountain lover, our territory offers a lot of fantastic places to visit:
98 kms far from Lapedona (1 hour and 45 minutes by car) you can find The National Park of Sibillini Mountains .

There you can visit the park municipalities (Visso, Norcia, Preci,…) and practice sports (trekking, hiking, rafting, canyoning, mountain bike), furthermore, you can find natural attractions (Fiastra lake, Acquasanta Valley, The Bear cave,…).

 

Interesting facts

bandiera della SveziaOn 2009 Lapedona was theater of the swedish reality show "Drommen om Italien", (The Italian dream) presented by beautiful Filippa Lagerback and produced by the swedish channel TV4.

During the reality, 10 swedish couples were occupied in the restoration of an old abode in order to start up a business activity of Bed&Breakfast. The house they restored was the place where in 1853 was born Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti, the Italian scientist who invented the coherer .

Each couple had to interact in Italian with the people of Lapedona and they were asked to know the village culture very well.
During the last episode, the winner couple was decided by a commitee composed exclusively by citizens of Lapedona; the prize was the possibility to open their Bed&Breakfast and continue living in the village.