Its name derives from “Grotte a Mare” and dates back to the 10th-11th centuries, although some historians trace its origin back to an earlier era, following the discovery of some elements belonging to a Picena necropolis. The ancient village, located on the highest part of the city where you can enjoy a wonderful view, has a typically medieval plant, with irregular plan: closed by the prior palace, the civic tower, the church, the lodges and the theater. The eastern side of the square is almost completely occupied by the Teatro dell’Arancio. Dating back to the end of the eighteenth century, it takes its name from the orange tree, which was originally located in the center of the square itself. To admire the Art Nouveau villas, by the sea along Viale Cristoforo Colombo. Grottammare, on the Riviera delle Palme, is an ideal holiday destination. Known seaside resort since the 19th century boasts miles of velvety beach and one of the most crystalline sea of the Adriatic that is awarded every summer of the Blue Flag. Lush gardens, orange groves and a lush promenade welcome tourists in any season, thanks to a very mild and temperate climate. Parks and pine forests and cycle-pedestrian trails close to the beach make the stay in Grottammare particularly suitable for relaxation and recreation.
Il Piceno: from the coast to the snow-covered mountains, a single great scenery! Ancient boundary of the Papal State with the Kingdom of Naples and the Chienti, the Sibillini and the Adriatic Sea.
A multitude of cultural and environmental assets, two natural parks, the National one of the Sibillini Mountains and the one of the Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga; a predominantly hilly landscape harmoniously modeled over time, valuable craft traditions, which do not bother the guest, but satisfy him in a pulsating and quiet territory at the same time a beautiful coastline that crosses the territory along the entire length with unique mutations of landscape. A favorable weather climate, but also a warm and friendly human climate. The agricultural lands produce typical fruits of Mediterranean cultivations, including the olive tree and the vine, whose production areas are located in the northern ridge of the middle and lower Tronto valley. From the Apennines, to the hills, to the Adriatic Sea, between castles and caves, rivers and colorful festivals; by car, riding a horse, by bike, by mountain bike and on foot or by motorbike or by vespa, every turn offers you pleasant surprises: enchanting mountain landscapes, hills guarded by castles or covered with vineyards, romantic beaches by the sea. There are numerous itineraries, paths and paths to satisfy your desires and to support your passions in a relaxing atmosphere in a land rich in ancient traditions and unique flavors such as the Terre del Piceno.