Bellaria Igea Marina: two resorts, one heart

A small, ancient fishing village that over the years has become a popular holiday resort.

Seven kilometers of beach that, during the summer, becomes the ideal location to enjoy the Adriatic Sea.

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Shallow and safe waters are perfect for families with children; sports facilities and fitness facilities are particularly appreciated by young people; the efficient beach service combined with the proverbial lifeguards’ friendliness is the best for those who love sun, rest and relaxation.

For those who need to hold a meeting, now there is also a modern conference center a few steps away from the sea.

Even the name, Bellaria, whose origin is not clear, seems to suggest the beauty of the breath of the sea.

This was already noticed by the writer Alfredo Panzini at the beginning of the twentieth century, when he used to spend his holidays in Bellaria in that Red House, which today is one of the symbols of the city.

The name Igea Marina is in honor of Asclepius’ daughter (Asclepius was the god of health and well-being).

The name Igea Marina was given by Vittorio Belli, a naturalist doctor who established this holiday resort at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Even the streets named after poets and Latin writers are his legacy.

In Bellaria Igea Marina you will find…

The important Saracen lookout tower, which dates back to XVII century, is reminiscent of a dangerous sea infested by ferocious and unpredictable pirates, who had to be welcomed with “muskets, mortars, powder and fuses.” Stories of the past…. today the Tower houses a sea shell museum.

In the port channel Teresina, the great lady of the sea, is a silent witness to that fishing tradition which gave work and bread to many families.

The bragozzo was built in 1948. Idle since 1987, it was then restored in 2003, to remind everyone that the roots of Bellaria Igea Marina are in the sea…. roots that are still alive today.

Bellaria Igea Marina among blue and green…

In Bellaria Igea Marina the blue is mixed with the green.

The green area is the large Gelso park in Igea Marina, an area of 25 hectares in the town center, where tall trees like pines and downy oaks alternate to scrub, in a harmony of colors and scents.

The many tree-lined avenues, like Isola dei Platani in Bellaria and Via Ennio in Igea Marina are the perfect location for the evening stroll, for shopping and also for the events specifically organized for holiday-makers.