Grottammare overlooks the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by a rich vegetation of pines, orange groves and palm trees, that characterizes the whole area of the Adriatic Riviera.
Our city has clean gleaming waters and golden beaches of fine sand. The charming and striking glimpses of the ancient part of the town, together with the flourishing greenery create a magic tableau of lost scents and colours, which make our town unique and picturesque.
All these elements together secure to Grottammare the “Blue Flag”. Blue Flags are yearly conferred by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (F.E.E.E.) as qualifications on those Administrations that distinguish themselves for the quality of the seaside water, the care of the urban fabric, the full functionality of the purification system and the excellent tourist services.
Other rewards Grottammare reached over the years are the “3 Sails” (3 Vele) of the Touring Club’s Blue Guide as well as the presence of our historical part of the town among “The fairest small villages in Italy”.
The city also benefits from a privileged position, rich in vegetation all over the area and framed by soft declivities to the west-side and the sea to the east-side, so that the sun and a mild weather condition reach Grottammare all year round.
The abundance of Phoenix Canariensis palm trees, hailing from the Canary Islands, together with orange trees adorn the beautiful panorama. No wonder, two orange trees appear in the official badge of Grottammare beside a circular crenellated tower, which represents a typical medieval rampart and reminds of the ancient port lighthouse.
Translated by Raissa Baroni