Loreto in 1 day the most important things to see and do in one day
Day 1: Loreto – City of Faith and Art
In the list of things to see in Loreto, one can only start with the most important attraction, namely the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Loreto.
A rare example of a fortress basilica, it was built in the Gothic-Renaissance style in 1469 with the contribution of important artists, including Donato Bramante and Vanvitelli to guard a precious jewel: the walls of the Holy House of Mary of Nazareth.
The Basilica is fortified in the upper part with a walkway, covered and protruding corridors with a continuous series of vaulted windows around the top of the basilica. In the upper internal part and behind the walkways, there are the rooms that were once used as accommodation for the guards for the defense of the sanctuary, now used as a museum.
Continuing the visit to the “Santa Casa” Museum which is located on the noble floor of the Apostolic Palace and collects works of art and devotion mostly from the Basilica.
Day 2: Riviera del Conero: Sirolo – Numana – Porto Recanati Over 20 km of coasts and numerous blue flags, a promontory overlooking the sea that gives life to caves, coves and inlets between the white rock and the green of the Conero Regional Park, where flora and wild fauna alternate with breathtaking views. Relaxing hills and characteristic medieval villages offer not only relaxation, but unique emotions and experiences, in a sensory journey through traditions, art and flavors of the past. Outdoor activities, sports, evenings under the stars and events for all tastes await you in the Conero lands.
Day 3: Recanati On the famous Colli dell’Infinito of the Conero Riviera, stands Recanati, famous for being the birthplace of the illustrious poet Giacomo Leopardi and the famous tenor Beniamino Gigli.
Do not miss:
- Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
- Apostolic Palace
- Pinacoteca Museum
- Sangallo Bastion
- Scala Santa which connects the railway station to the Basilica
- Polish Cemetery (accessible only from the Scala Santa)
- Statue of Pope John XXIII
- Boccalini Course
- Town Hall
- Piazza dei Galli
- Castellane walls