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Cultural routes Municipality of Pesaro, Marche Region, Italy



All year round


6 - 7 h walking (20 km)


Pesro, San Bartolo road




Marco Maria Scriboni,




The tourist routes in Pesaro connect the four main sites identified by the REVIVAL project, also suggesting a short stop in six additional interesting places connected with 20th Century heritage. The following figure provides a graphical representation of the routes with stops in the four main sites (in red) and the six additional ones (in blue).

Three existing trekking paths are also displayed (namely “sentiero” 1, 151 and 152): the starting and ending point of each “sentiero” are shown with an “A” and a “B”.

  • Path 151 is the longest in the San Bartolo Park area, and its path has recently been lengthened allowing it to cover the entire overall extension of the park itself, from Pesaro to Gabicce Mare. Given its considerable length (almost 20km) it is certainly the most challenging and interesting of the area and crosses practically all the other paths in the area. The start is located in Pesaro, at the entrance of the San Bartolo road that you follow uphill for the first 10 minutes of walking. The road is paved and easy to travel, even if there is immediately a fair slope that allows you to catch your breath and prepare for the continuation of the excursion. You pass the "Monastery of purification, continue to climb regularly until you reach a crossroads with the road that, to the right, leads to the Villa Imperiale. At this point, the first uphill stretch ends, and the route goes into the southwest side, the one characterized by the harmonious rural landscape in which the union between man and nature is evident. After about 200 meters turn right and follow the entire Bocca del Lupo road, a few kilometres long, characterized by pleasant ups and downs between cultivated fields and the centuries-old forest that surrounds the Villa Imperiale above. At the end of the pleasant stretch, you come out on the Altarello road, which you take to the right, with the slopes that become really important even if the length of the climb is rather contained. You pass the Panoramic Road for the first time and face a short stretch of a dirt path that soon reaches the characteristic village of Santa Marina Alta, where you continue on the road to the first hairpin bend from where, on the left and near some houses, you follow a new and short stretch of path that leads to the hairpin bend below, where the track rejoins the Panoramica, to be covered for almost a kilometre. You leave the road turning right on a well-kept path that leads to a large lawn, located at the foot of Monte Castellaro, where there is also an equipped rest area. From this point it is possible to reach, with a detour of a few minutes not signposted but evident, the summit of the mountain, surmounted by a cross that makes it clearly identifiable even several kilometres away. The summit is a truly fascinating vantage point, with its walls overlooking the sea below and the views of Pesaro on one side and the Romagna coast on the other, and it certainly deserves a pleasant restorative stop. From the rest area, you take the ubiquitous Panoramic Road again, which you follow this time for about 1.5 km, up to the foot of Mount Brisighella, near Camping Panorama. From here the path detaches on the right and continues, uphill on a discreet slope, on a beautiful ridge that divides the cliff overlooking the sea from a large cultivated field which leads to the summit, where there is a ringing centre for wild birds. After passing the protected area you descend on a beautiful lawn until you reach, once again, the road that begins to climb again lapping the slopes of Monte Trebbio. At the highest point, there is a parking lot from which you can enjoy a remarkable view of the entire Romagna Riviera, arriving on clear days to see the port of Ravenna. Then turn right near a bar-restaurant taking a short stretch of path that goes around a hill and reaches Fiorenzuola di Focara, an ancient village perched on a rocky spur overlooking the sea, mentioned by Dante in a passage of the Divine Comedy. After passing the village of which you skirt the walls abandoning for a few hundred meters the Panoramic Road, you descend slightly in altitude and then go up towards Casteldimezzo, alternating stretches of paved road with passages on a (wide) path itself. Once you reach and pass the town, take the Panoramica at a straight stretch, which ends at a bar-restaurant currently in disuse. Here the path continues, with a short climb, in a stretch of undergrowth characterized by the massive presence of brooms, which leads to one of the most valuable panoramic points of the area, the Montagnola from where the gaze embraces, once again, the entire Romagna Riviera. You pass the characteristic meadows before descending, on a path that now plunges into the woods, on the other side, above the characteristic port of Baia Vallugola, of which you can enjoy panoramic views through the vegetation. At the end of the descent, the path flows back onto the familiar road, which is now followed for a rather long stretch, of a few km, abandoning it only for a short stretch, just past the junction for Baia Vallugola taking on the left a well-marked dirt track that crosses the back of a residence, before returning to asphalt once again. Continuing along the provincial road you pass the hamlet of Vigna del Mare, where you cross the path 157 that climbs from Case Badioli, before reaching Gabicce Monte, passing through the village and emerging in the renowned square with inevitable sea views, from which begins the comfortable descent towards Gabicce Mare about a couple of kilometres long. The long route then ends at the northern border of the park, a few tens of meters from the popular beach of Gabicce.