I am completely blown away by the eastern region of Le Marche in Italy. After years of my Italian sojourns, I finally made it there thanks to the lovely ladies from DiscoverMarche. They not only gave me the initial push to plan a trip but also showed me around the best places in the region.
Numana was the first place I visited, a town hard not to miss and easy to fall in love with. A popular summer destination, the history of Numana goes as far as the times of the Romans. The town is now divided into Numana Alta (upper) and Numana Bassa (lower) and is small enough to walk in about 30 minutes.
There are various vantage points from where you can get the most spectacular views of the Adriatic! Numana is all about that vibrant beachy vibe that you are looking for.
There are several bars and boutiques in Numana alta and many homes with signs of “affittacamere o affittare una stanza” (room(s) to rent). However, most stores were closed and there were hardly any people around even until 7 p.m.
The only place open on Numana alta was Gelateria Morelli where I fancied myself with a good old chocolate gelato that I can still taste. Buonissimo!!
Numana must be much more crowded and fun this time of the year as opposed to mid May when I had visited. But I had the whole town to myself and that was another kind of fun!
-There are no trains to this part of Italy and erratic bus connectivity so hiring a car is the best way to travel.
-Best time to visit is June- Sept when the beaches are in full swing and there are more people on the streets.
-For further information and reading I found Numana Toursim very useful.