The territory

Vallugola Bay, do you know it?

It is right here that you can find one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy: Baia Vallugola. A natural inlet set between two promontories that descend to the sea: Gabicce and Castel di Mezzo.

An expanse of pebbles and crystal clear water, an oasis of peace and quiet ideal for families with children.

In ancient times it was an important Roman landing place (Valle dell’Uva) for transport and trade along the ancient Via Flaminia. Today it is still possible to explore its remains … under water! This makes it very appreciated by fans of diving and snorkeling for the opportunity to explore the remains of the ancient Roman port, just off the current site.

Gabicce Monte, the ancient Castrum Ligabiti

 You can not miss a visit to the village of Gabicce Monte, which you can reach with the Gabicce Express or with a nice walk along the different paths that lead from the beach to the mount.

Here you can enjoy the incomparable view from Piazza Valbruna, on the whole Riviera. Maybe while enjoying a fantastic homemade piadina or a fish dinner in the light of the sunset.

Gradara, the Castle of Paolo and Francesca

Discover the beautiful castle of Gradara and its enchanting medieval village that was the setting for the love story of Paolo and Francesca.

Just 5 kilometers from Gabicce you can enjoy cultural events that will take you back in time and gastronomic events, such as: “The Siege of the Castle”, the Falconery shows of the Teatro dell’Aria, “Gradara d’Amare”, festivals, exhibitions and other events.

You can also reach the castle with the characteristic Gabicce Express little train or with a comfortable bus service.

Fiorenzuola di Focara and Baia Paradiso

Among the destinations to visit during your vacation in Gabicce, you can not miss Fiorenzuola di Focara and Baia Paradiso.

Inside the San Bartolo Park, only 10 km from the hotel, you can explore the historic village overlooking the sea, its small church miraculously saved from the landslide and its famous beach “Baia Paradiso”.

This beach with fine sand and shallow clear water is accessible via a pedestrian-only road. It is worth taking a nice walk to get to a hidden, wild and unexpected place.

Alternatively, from the hotel’s beach, the Cutter Caravelle, which offers sailing trips to Paradise Bay, departs at different times.

Villa Imperiale

Villa Imperiale is an ancient noble extra-urban mansion, located on the hills of Monte San Bartolo near the city of Pesaro, in the Marche region.

Monument of the Renaissance, it was built in two different phases of construction between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries on a project by the architect Gerolamo Genga from Urbino.

It was under the ownership of the Sforza, Della Rovere, Medici and finally Albani. After years of abandonment Villa Imperiale was restored and regained its ancient imperial charm.

Can be visited from May to September. The Marinella Team, proposes an interesting trip combined with a guided tour of the Villa.

Aperitif at sunset in the vineyard “Le Rive”

Excellent wines, tasty chopping boards accompanied by an absolutely fantastic panorama: an appointment not to be missed.

From May to September enjoy an aperitif at sunset in the vineyard overlooking the sea of Fattoria Mancini, in Fiorenzuola di Focara.

About us

Has met our expectations

Very nice staff, very clean, great location, very varied, fresh and tasty food. Value for money excellent.

A lovely place to go

We were in a right state about choosing a holiday can bear flicking through brochures and the internet. However an Italian friend Max, (who holds pop up restaurants and arranges Italian lifestyle holidays for cyclists etc) extolling the virtues of the Italian life, literally saved us. We were offered several choices of where to go in Italy so we chose Gabicce Mare which is near on the cost not far from San Marino. The hotel was clean throughout run buy fantastic staff.

Our room was modest but had all we needed, the bathe big enough for him n her, was cleaned daily. We had a view over the beach, AC and a ceiling fan which was a god send.

Breakfast typically continental, Dinner same only with a choice of hot food. We sat at the same table all week next to patio doors to the open air. Meal times were again calm organised no chaos. The Staff were amazing nothing to much trouble. We were sceptical of the look of the area when we got there ie all the sun beds, kids activities etc but it was so well organised, clean, we were so wrong on the first impression. The whole place grew on us and we are going again next year.

We hired 2 electric assisted bicycles(delivered to the hotel) for a day and had a mooch round, hired a car (Fiat Panda) dropped to the door with fuel. We went on search to turtles via a train hotel dropped us at the station and collected us !

For a hotel that is not a major 5* hotel it had so much to offer.

Max has good connections in Italy and is Italian and used to live in the areas where he arranges the holidays.

Max arranged flights, hire car, hotel, transfers, everything I mean everything.

Grant M
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