The Riviera delle Palme
San Benedetto del Tronto is the heart of the Riviera delle Palme district, the stretch of coastline in the Marches from Cupra Marittima, on to Grottammare and extending as far as the Sentina nature reserve, on the mouth of the river Tronto.
15 km of fine sandy beaches with a bike track winding all along the Piceno Riviera and dotted with over 7,000 palm trees and countless Liberty villas, bearing witness to its vocation for tourism.
But San Benedetto is also tradition: the seafaring vocation of the old hamlet bears witness to its historic past, linked to the ancient fishing harbour, the most significant in the mid-Adriatic. The narrow streets in the town centre, dominated by the tower known as the Torre dei Gualtieri or Torrione, narrate the lives of local fishermen and their traditions to passers-by.
Historic signs we can rediscover both in the Museums of the Sea and in the local culture of food and wine: a cuisine based on fish as its main element, reaching its essential expression in the Brodetto alla Sambenedettese, a fish soup recipe handed down through the town’s popular and seafaring memories.