Facing the sea and made of white rock, Mount Conero is one of the most interesting spots on the Adriatic coast. The long golden sandy beaches, typical of practically the whole of the Trieste coastline up to Apulia, give way here to high rocky cliffs, with great drops into the sea, that open up into little creeks and narrow footpaths. A good example of this is the ?Two Sisters' beach near Sirolo, thus named for because of the two rocky islands that guard it. You can get there by taking the ferry from Numana. The coast, which runs from Ancona to the mouth of the Musone river, often gives way to similar spots. In some places it is linked to the river bank by footpaths surrounded by a wide range of fauna and flora, all protected by the Regional Nature Reserve of Conero.
The Conero coast is characterised by peaceful coves and inlets isolated by rocky islets.© Claudio Giovanni Colombo / 123RF
The Conero coast is very diverse: isolated coves are interspersed with easily-accessible and well-equipped beaches© Michael Schellinger / Age Fotostock
Conero is the largest promontory in the Adriatic and boasts the highest maritime cliffs in the Italian Adriatic (more than 500 meters)© Luca Manieri / 123RF
White rocky islets, clear waters, and lush nature: there is virtually nothing missing on this stretch of coast© MASSIMO CAMPANARI / 123RF