Hotel by the sea in Porto d'Ascoli in the heart of the Marche

The Hotel Canguro located in Porto d'Ascoli, is known as one of the best hotels in the Marche by the sea.

The Province of Ascoli Piceno is a small piece of land in the Marche region that extends for fifty kilometers from east to west and for only fifteen kilometers from north to south. Its small size, together with the great variety of environments that tourists can find, make it one of the most attractive destinations for those who want to include in a single holiday a high-quality seaside holiday, cultural trips, large entertainment events, excursions uncontaminated environments, ancient artisanal knowledge and a highly respectable culinary tradition; all in the heart of the Adriatic, just 150 km from Rome.

A hotel in the heart of the Marche that offers various possibilities of choice between sea and mountains to discover and appreciate the territory. In fact, from our hotel in Porto d'Ascoli, it is possible to book beautiful excursions in the hinterland and visit medieval towns such as Acquaviva Picena, Monteprandone, Ascoli Piceno.

Places to visit


The Riviera delle Palme is the ideal place for a holiday dedicated to relaxation and well-being, without neglecting the numerous opportunities for leisure and entertainment. Characteristic for its well-kept and welcoming seafront, the Riviera allows you to practice a lot of activities: sailing courses, swimming, tennis, skating, water aerobics in the sea, biking, mountain biking, five-a-side football, trekking.

And it also allows you to go on demanding and non-challenging excursions. For the first case, we recommend a walk in the historic center of San Benedetto, usually animated by markets or street artists, until you reach the Rocca del "paese alto", the original residential nucleus of the city. Still on the Riviera, moving slightly north, you can visit the center of Grottammare, a medieval village that extends from the slopes of the hill to the coast, immersed in lush vegetation. Position that allows a mild climate all year round and which allows the growth of numerous palm trees, in particular the Phoenix canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, alongside the orange plants, which make the landscape very peculiar.


A few kilometers from the Riviera delle Palme, traveling inland, you can visit the splendid city of Ascoli Piceno, cradle of the first Italic civilisations, considered one of the most beautiful centers in Italy . Ascoli has an imposing historic center, built almost entirely in travertine, from which several noble and bell towers emerge, and which unfolds magnificently in one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, Piazza del Popolo.

The latter houses some of the most important historic buildings in the city, such as the Palazzo dei Capitani, the famous Caffè Meletti and the Church of San Francesco. Another nerve center of the city is Piazza Arringo, which together with the medieval streets and alleys, contribute to characterizing the historic centre. Ascoli Piceno is also a center linked to traditions and folklore, as demonstrated by the annual Quintana chivalric tournament, but also a place of honored gastronomic traditions. How can you not taste the delicious "Ascolana olive", which contains the flavors of a hilly land a stone's throw from the sea.


Another medieval village worthy of a visit is certainly Monteprandone. A small town in the Piceno hinterland, it is animated by various summer events, concerts and cultural initiatives. The history of this village is contained in the Franciscan complex of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built on the initiative of San Giacomo della Marca in 1449 and which is located halfway between the center of the town and Centobuchi.

Teramo retains many traces of its long history which can be seen in particular in the medieval architecture Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and San Berardo, Patron Saint of the City, built in different eras.

The complex is of particular importance because, in addition to the religious aspect, it contains a cultural treasure. Inside, in fact, it is possible to visit the Museum of Codes, the rich library that San Giacomo established in the convent for his brothers and citizens interested in studying. The Library continued to grow and enrich itself in the years following the saint's death, but in the second half of the 18th century, a large part of the codes were stolen. Fortunately some remained in Monteprandone, because they were hidden in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and are still exhibited in the Museum.



In a dominant position on a hill, a short distance from the Adriatic coast, the village of Ripatransone is among the oldest centers in the Picena province. Like most of the towns in the hilly area of the Marche, it has the geological peculiarity of possessing an underground part, characterized by a series of tunnels and artificial tunnels, which run under the town and were probably built in prehistoric times.

This unstable structure, however, undermined the urban soil of the village, which was often affected by collapses, and, unlike the other villages with underground caves, those of Ripatransone were closed in 1967. The superficial part of the small center also preserves the remains of the medieval era, in the fortifications and in the various stately buildings. Furthermore, one of its alleys is famous for competing for the title of the narrowest street in Italy with the Ruetta of Civitella del Tronto.


A few kilometers from San Benedetto, on a hill overlooking the Tronto valley, is Acquaviva Picena, a village of prehistoric origins, which only became a real settlement during the period of invasions barbaric. The history of the small center of the Marche region is represented by the many ancient buildings, the most important of which is the Fortezza degli Acquaviva, an imposing medieval fortress, among the best preserved in the Marche region, the main tourist attraction of the town.

On the road that connects the Fort to the square, we find another building of great interest, the Church of San Rocco. Located within the walls of Acquaviva, it is a Romanesque style building and is the oldest in the entire town.


Officially recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Offida is one of the most interesting municipalities in the Piceno area, mainly for the artistic and landscape value of its historic centre. Inside the Castle Walls, dating back to the 12th century, you can trace an ideal itinerary through the streets and squares of the town, dotted with prestigious buildings.

In the main square, for example, the Town Hall stands out, which still represents the administrative life of Offida today, and contains the Serpente Aureo Theatre, built in the Baroque style with an iron plan horse.