Porto Recanati

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Cantina del Moro
Comune
Comune di Loreto
Cantina del Moro is located in Italy
Cantina del Moro
Cantina del Moro
Location of Cantina del Moro in Italy
Coordinates: 43°25′56″N 13°39′53″E / 43.43222°N 13.66472°E / 43.43222; 13.66472Coordinates: 43°25′56″N 13°39′53″E / 43.43222°N 13.66472°E / 43.43222; 13.66472
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province [Ancona]
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,264
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym Portorecanatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62017
Dialing code 071
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day August 29
Website Official website

Porto Recanati (pronounced [ˈpɔrto rɛkaˈnati]) is a town and comune in the centre of Italy, on the eastern coast on the Adriatic sea. It is located in the province of Macerata, in the Marche region.

Overview[edit]

Porto Recanati is home to a large number of family-run restaurants and shops that cater to the tourism industry that Porto Recanati has a reputation for. Porto Recanati serves a spring-summer tourist town for Italians, with a beach and an annual Aeronautica Militare Airshow.

The Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle), built during the 13th through 15th centuries as a rampart against Barbary pirate strikes, is home to the Municipal Art Gallery, that in nine rooms collects paintings, mainly from 1850 to the early 20th century, by Gino Severini, Filippo De Pisis, Ottone Rosai, Vittorio Corcos, Giovanni Fattori, Domenico Morelli, Giovanni Costa and Silvestro Lega.

Porto Recanati's restaurants offer a large selection of locally caught seafood including Lobster, Sea Bass and Calamari. A local specialty is the Brodetto di Porto Recanati, a traditional fisherman's dish. The town also boasts a large fish market located on the outskirts of town.