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SIXTH STAGE

From Offagna to Sirolo

Sirolo
Spiaggia Urbani, e promontorio del Conero

Final stage of the TraversaMarche tour, arriving to the coast.

You start from Offagna, walk through a hilly landscape, going down towards Ponte dell'Aspio, surrounded by greenery.

Then you cross the valley floor to Aspio Terme, where industry and commerce are in full swing, to find a rural landscape again, and go up to the beautiful village of Camerano, thus officially entering the Conero Regional Park.

A descent and ascent lead to Massignano, from where you descend along the slopes of Monte Conero to Sirolo, the point of arrival.


Route

You go up Via Pago,

Partenza dal B&B

to the intersection before Offagna,

Offagna
vista da Via Pago

turn left twice, taking Via Alcide De Gasperi, in an easterly direction:

Bivio sx

Offagna
imboccando Via A. De Gasperi

Continue for about 800 m along the road, which then becomes Via Massa,

In cammino
lungo Via Massa

and at a fork keep the left, continuing along Via San Bernardino, for about 1500 m:

In cammino
lungo Via San Bernardino

A left turn follows,

Bivio sx

converging in short on the SP 28; you cross it and immediately take the path descending to the right:

Attraversamento
poi a dx

You follow the path, which turns immediately to the left,

In cammino
presso Casette Montegallo

and a little later to the right, with a view towards Aspio and Monte Conero:

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

On the left, you can see Montesicuro:

Vista su Montesicuro

You enter a grove again, where there is a branch that you take to the left,

Bivio sx

shortly after the path turns left again, and then exits the grove:

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

The path goes around a rural house, turning right, to point to the east again:

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

Approximately 1500 m after the house, you cross a paved road, which you take downhill on the left:

Bivio sx

This is Via Soderini, that you follow downhill for about 1500 m, following its curves, passing through vast green cultivated fields,

Paesaggio collinare
nei dintorni di Ponte dell'Aspio

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

Distese di grano
prima di Ponte dell'Aspio

In cammino
verso Ponte dell'Aspio

up to Ponte dell'Aspio.

There, after turning right onto the SP 361, you turn immediately left onto Via Edison,

Ponte dell'Aspio
e attraversamento

that you follow for approximately 1500 m, through the industrial-handicraft area of Aspio Terme, starting from the underpass of the highway:

Sottopasso

In cammino
attraverso Aspio Terme

Bivio sx

In cammino
attraverso Aspio Terme

You come across Via Alessandro Volta, take it to the right and pass an underpass,

Sottopasso

to then reach and proceed alongside the SS 16, heading south-east, up to a large shopping center.

Here you cross, with great caution, a roundabout on the state road, without any pedestrian crossings,

Aspio Terme
e attraversamento rotonda

going to take Via Albano Corneli, heading north-east, until you pass the railway underpass shortly after a roundabout:

Sottopasso

At the next roundabout you turn left into Via Farfisa, with no sidewalk,

Rotonda sx

and soon, at the next roundabout, you turn right, along the Direttissima del Conero, having no sidewalk, and very busy:

Rotonda dx

You follow it cautiously for 400 m, towards south-east,

In cammino
lungo la Direttissima del Conero

then turn left onto Via Fontanelle, a quiet country lane:

Deviazione sx

In cammino
verso Camerano

Now you are again immersed in greenery, after the urban interlude:

Campagna
salendo verso Camerano

In cammino
lungo Via Fontanelle

You climb upwards about 160 m in altitude, up to the outskirts of Camerano:

Camerano
Via Fontanelle

A very short stretch eastwards on Via Cameranense, then you turn left into Via Marinelli:

Attraversamento

Camerano
Via Marinelli

You continue on Via Garibaldi,

Camerano
imboccando Via Garibaldi

untilyou get to Piazza Roma:

Camerano

A bronze bust and the Theater of the village are dedicated to the seventeenth century painter Carlo Maratti:

Camerano
Busto di Carlo Maratti

Camerano
Teatro Maratti

You should not miss the opportunity to visit the Caves of Camerano, a real underground city:

Camerano
Le Grotte

Visits are guided, by reservation: see the official website .

You exit Camerano proceeding along Via Maratti, and a short stretch of Via Loretana;

Camerano
Via Loretana

possible shortcut through a stairway to the right:

Deviazione dx

At the intersection with Via S. Germano, you take the latter:

Attraversamento

You walk north-east for 350 m, then slightly deviate to the right taking Via Massignano:

Bivio dx

You descend along the road for about 900 m:

In cammino
verso Massignano

In cammino
verso Massignano

In cammino
verso Massignano

Then turn left into Via Bagnolo, a small country road:

Bivio sx

You follow the curve to the right (indication for path 316),

In cammino
verso Massignano

Bivio dx

then the curve to the left,

In cammino
verso Massignano

to turn right 150 m after this (again signposted for path 306),

Bivio dx

In cammino
verso Massignano

Camerano is now more than 1 km behind:

Camerano
visto dal sentiero per Massignano

You continue along the beautiful path, now uphill,

In cammino
 verso Massignano

passing a house,

In cammino
 verso Massignano

and proceeding at intervals between the vegetation,

In cammino
verso Massignano

then on a narrow track between the fields:

In cammino
verso Massignano

You meet again Via Massignano, and take it to the left:

Bivio sx

You continue uphill, with magnificent views:

Panorama con ginestre
dal sentiero per Massignano

Panorama con Monte Conero
dal sentiero per Massignano

Approximately 800 m of road is sufficient

In cammino
verso Massignano

to reach the center of Massignano, a typical hilltop village:

Massignano

A brief chat with some nice members of the local Therapeutic Community,

Massignano
gli amici della Comunità Terapeutica

a look towards the sea,

Panorama verso il mare
da Massignano

and then you continue until you find, shortly after the village, the SP 1, no longer very busy since the Conero Direttissima Route was built; take it to the right:

Bivio stradale dx

In cammino
verso Sirolo

You follow it downhill for about 1300 m, to turn right near a curve to the left:

Deviazione
leggermente a dx

You continue on a very quiet lane, in the green:

In cammino
verso Sirolo

At a bifurcation you continue straight:

Bivio dritti

In cammino
verso Sirolo

You pass the Chiesetta della Madonnina,

Chiesetta della Madonnina

continue along Via San Lorenzo,

In cammino
verso Sirolo

and reach the first houses of Sirolo:

Sirolo
Via San Lorenzo

You continue straight ahead, taking Via Le Vigne,

Incrocio dritti

even when it bends to the left,

Bivio dritti

Incrocio dritti

to take Via Raffaello Sanzio straight ahead:

Incrocio dritti

At the next roundabout you turn right into Via Giulietti:

Rotonda dx

Sirolo
Via Giulietti

You reach the Church of San Nicolò di Bari,

Sirolo

just past which you are in the central Piazzale Marino, with a panoramic point over the Conero:

Sirolo, Piazzale Marino
panorama sul Conero

You continue on Via Italia,

Sirolo
Corso Italia

Sirolo
Corso Italia

leave the Teatro Comunale on the right,

Sirolo
Teatro Comunale

and after 50 m turn right into Via Gaudenti,

Bivio dx

where you find the B&B Le Rose :

B&b Le Rose
Via Gaudenti 5 - 60020 Sirolo AN

To reach the Urbani Beach, go back a little, take Via Bosco, follow it downhill, with some shortcut deviations, descending a drop of about 100 m:

Sirolo
Spiaggia Urbani

Sirolo, Spiaggia Urbani
vista sul Promontorio del Conero

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Sixth stage
From Offagna to Sirolo

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