Fano is a seaside resort in northern Marche, boasting one of Italy’s most ancient Carnival.
The history of Fano dates back to 2,000 years : it was the largest roman settlement on the Adriatic Sea. It was both an important port and crossroad where the Via Flaminia from Rome met the main coastal route. The Arco di Augusto, a splendid Roman triumphal arch, built in 2 AD under the order of the Emperor Augusto, provides a fitting gateway to the town. The railway splits the old town from the modern resort that has grown up along two stretches of fine beach. To the southeast runs the Spiaggia Sassonia, a long strand of pebbled beach with a wide promenade. To the northwest runs the shorter Spiaggia Lido. Between the two beaches lies the fishing harbour . There’s also a well equipped marina, able to accommodate a large number of berths. “Brodetto alla fanese” is the most typical dish, based on local fish and fresh seafood; you can’t miss the local “Moretta”, a strong drink made with coffee, rum anise and brandy.