The small village of Pontesasso is located just outside picturesque Fano, 10 minutes walk from the beach and 15 minutes by car to the town centre. There are numerous restaurants to choose from. Fano hosts many jazz and film festivals in the summer, concerts and theatre seasons, carnivals and other events throughout the year. for more details of any events in Fano, click on our links page.
Le Marche has been described as 'Italy's Best Kept Secret'. A fascinating region which remains untouched and undiscovered by tourism. Explore this exquisite region with splendid architecture, monumental castles and beautiful natural scenery from the strategic location of Fano, just a short distance to main towns such as Rome (270km), Florence (240km or 1 1/2 hours by car), Venice (269km) & San Marino (35km), Loreto (68km), Milano (391km), Naples (414km), Ancona (53km) and Urbino (43km)
Fano was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar.
The Romans obviously had high hopes for their seaside base as the city was named after 'Fanum Fortunae', a temple. A monumental arch still stands in honor to the Emperor as does much of the wall built to surround the original Roman encampment. Indeed, the older parts of the town have kept the original street pattern as trodden by the Roman Legions all those years ago.
The main square of the town continues the theme with its 'Fountain of Fortune'.
It features a bronze statue of 'Dea Fortune' outside the neo-classical theatre of the same name.
The original statue dates from 1593 and can be seen in the Civic Museum.
Stay in 5 bedroomed Villa. Built in 2001 these rooms are modern, clean and beautifully furnished in a traditional Marche style. It has a private car park and is open from May to September. For use of a non public beach please request at time of booking accomodation.
The five double bedrooms are en suite and two have their own private terrace.
Pontessaso Villa, Pontessaso, Via Lago de Bolsena 7, Marotta di Fano, 61035 (PU), (0039) 0721 960 983
There is a living room where all guests can socialise.This communal area is multi functional and meets all needs.