Do you know that the famous poet, Robert Browning, travelled to Fano to get some inspiration for his poem? Guercino’s painting, “The Guardian Angel” is what inspired Robert Browning to write his poem with a similar title. Fano is a beach resort and town located on the Adriatic Sea, at the northern part, Le Marche region. If you want to experience Fano’s nightlife, this is the perfect chance. Its various bars, clubs and restaurants are popular among locals and tourists. So, you can dance, dine and party until the next day.
1. Enjoy delicious pizza at Pizzeria Braccino Flaminio
Whenever you come to Italy as a visitor, tourist or on a business trip, you need to try the pizza in this country. After all, the pizzas that we usually eat back home are originally from here. There is one popular pizza restaurant in Fano. It can be easily spotted from the outside as its well-known icon is Popeye the Sailor. Kids will definitely want to go in and adults too will be curious. This family-run restaurant has several other restaurants around Fano.
Head over to Pizzeria Braccino Flaminio and try its various pizzas. There are many flavors and toppings to choose from. Besides, you can choose either the one with a thick crust or thin crust. The pizzas are so large with various ingredient. Take a look at the picture above! Those pizzas will indeed satisfy your taste buds as well as those of your kids. Among the pizzas are Texas Tornado, Black Mamba, Tyrolean and many others with cool and unique names and flavors.
Pizzeria Braccino Flaminio
Address: Via Roma, 193, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: 5pm - 9.15pm (Monday - Friday) and 4.30pm - 9.30pm (Saturday - Sunday). Closed on Wednesday
2. Go party at Green Bar
Are you a night owl? Like to drink and party? Then this is it. Time to drink and party from midnight till the next morning. Fano is a city that never sleeps and there are so many bars and clubs in Fano for you to choose from. The cozy environment and the location of Green Pub will really charm you and make you want to stay there until the next morning. There are various beers and sandwiches to choose from and if you are not sure what to order, you can always ask the bartender for a recommendation. This is an ideal place for you and your best buddy to enjoy local beer and party till the wee hours in the morning. Time to grab a bottle of rum or cognac.
Address: Via Cesare Simonetti, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: 2pm - 3am (Tuesday - Sunday). Closed on Monday
Facebook: Green Bar
3. Window shopping at Centro Commerciale Auchan Fano
If you are on vacation with your family or kids, take them shopping. There are many shopping malls in this charming town of Italy. Centro Commerciale Auchan Fano, also known as Auchan, is a popular shopping mall in Fano. While you are here, you will see the huge crowds not just at the parking area but also inside the mall. Families with kids, locals and tourists walk around, go shopping or have a fun time at this place. There is even a supermarket for you to buy some groceries if you need them.
Centro Commerciale Auchan Fano
Address: Via Luigi Einaudi, 30, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: 9am - 9.30pm (Monday - Saturday) and 9am - 9pm (Sunday)
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4. Indulge in various cakes at Sciu Sciu
If your kids are hungry or thirsty before they go to bed, drop by Sciu Sciu. This cake shop is so unique and you can have a coffee too. Apart from various delicious cakes, this shop also sells croissants, gelato, muffins, tarts, doughnuts and other delicacies. Everything is so yummy and colorful, but you must watch what you eat. Try to control what your kids want to eat too. The gelato is too tempting, you’ll feel like eating it everyday!
Address: Via Roma, 219, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Facebook: Sciu Sciu
5. Visit Palazzo Bracci
Do you know that there is a beautiful building in Fano for you to visit? It is formerly a palace, but converted into an arts museum. Head over to Palazzo Bracci Pagani in the heart of the town and experience art, history and culture. The place houses history of ceramics, a museum of science, documentation on Ruggeri as well as contemporary art galleries.
The building was acquired by the wife of Arnolfo Pagani and Contessa Diana Bracci when the successor rights was passed to them by Piera and Gustavo, sister and brother of Arnolfo Pagani. The building occupies the seafront side of the crossroads between Via Arco d’Augusto and Corso Matteotti. Visitors will get to learn the history of this great building as well as have a closer look at the various exhibits from the Roman Empire.
Address: Via G. Garibaldi, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Website: Palazzo Bracci (in Italian)
6. Take a stroll along Islamorada - Dog Beach
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Another place you should really see for yourself and should not miss is the Dog Beach in Fano. If you have dogs with you, take them along to this beach and spend great quality time with them. If you need a rest or nap, you can just lay down under the umbrella and let your dogs have some play time. The fine sand beach feels just like home for your pet dogs and they will really like it here. If you need any services, you can make requests with the person in charge. Among them are sun beds and umbrellas. Some of the facilities are not free of charge and you need to pay a certain amount. Kindly refer to the website.
Although it is called the “Dog Beach”, you can bring your kids too. There are plenty of play areas for them to have fun. Islamorada - Dog Beach is the perfect spot and has everything that you need for a perfect vacation. The best time to come here is during the evening to watch the sunset and cool off from the summer heat.
Islamorada - Dog Beach
Address: Via Faà di Bruno, 124, 61032 Ponte Sasso di Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 8pm (Monday - Sunday)
Website: Islamorada - Dog Beach
7. Watch performances at Teatro della Fortuna
Time for some entertainment. Why not watch some performing arts? The theatre is strategically located on the main square of Fano. So, you will not have a problem finding it. You can watch various performances here ranging from live plays, symphonic orchestra, music and many more. The entire theatre hall is so beautiful and it is best to get seats at the upper side to enjoy the panoramic view of the theatre as well as the various performances on offer.
Teatro della Fortuna survived countless wars, restoration and changes in hand since 1299. It was founded in 1299 and is a façade of the ancient Pedesta Place. Between 1665 and 1677, it was erected as a theatrical theater by Giacomo Torelli, a well-known scenotecnique fanese and scenographer. Then, it was erected yet again between 1845 and 1863 by the architect of Modena Luigi Poletti. Teatro della Fortuna reopened in 1998 under the name of Fondazione Teatro della Fortuna. Apart from watching its various performances, you also get to learn the history behind this magnificent theatre.
Teatro della Fortuna
Address: Piazza XX Settembre, 1, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: Varies according to seasons. Kindly refer to website below
Website: Teatro della Fortuna
8. Play various games at Sport Park
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
If you and your family are looking for some outdoor activities or sports, check out the Sport Park in Fano. It is a place for the public to play games, for family gathering, events and more. Apart from that, you can also have picnics here. Choose from its various sports and games ranging from bowling, go carting, arcade gaming, and mini golf, or try the kids play area, trampolines and pool. Kindly refer to the website for the charges and also the games. Do note that certain sports or games are not available during summer seasons.
If you are hungry or thirsty, there is a bar and restaurant at the park. So, you do not need to travel far to buy some food. You should try the food at Avioland as it offers patrons a wide array of burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs. If you prefer yogurts, pizzas and ice creams, then head over to the bar located within the vicinity of Sport Park. The bar has both outdoor and indoor sitting areas for you to sit.
Address: Viale D. Alighieri, 150, 61032 Fano PU, Italy
Opening Hours: Differs according to seasons. Kindly refer to website below
Website: Sport Park
A town full of night activities
Fano is different from other towns and cities in Italy. Not only rich in Roman history, but there are many charming attractions in this beach resort. From its beautiful beaches to shopping, as well as its yummy pizzas, Fano never sleeps and you can drink and party from night till early morning.
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