Get on board the ferry to Pesaro and start traveling to a city of art and culture which also belongs in the renowned "Riviera of Hills" in Italy's east coast!
In Foglia River's delta, there is Pesaro (Pisaurum), a coastal town situated in Italy's southeast side, north of Ancona. It is the capital of the province of Pesaro and Urbino and it comes 2nd in terms of population in the Marche Region with 95,000 inhabitants, after Ancona. It was founded in 184 BC as a colony and became popular over the years for its fishing industry, furniture production and tourism. Pesaro is also the birthplace of the famous composer Gioachino Rossini and thus, acquired the title "City of Music" among its other 2 titles, "Cycling City" (Italian Environmentalist Association Legambiente) and "European City of Sport" (2017).
In addition to the above, Pesaro is the household of the well-known Victoria Libertas Pallacanestro basketball team, whose arena (Adriatic Arena) is the 3rd biggest in the entire Italy. The manufacturing industry of racing motorbikes "TM Racing" is based in the city too.
Pesaro belongs to the 180km coastline called Riviera delle Colline or "Riviera of Hills", full of beautiful resorts, green hills and highlands, Blue Flag white sand beaches and promenades with palm trees. It is the ideal destination either you are traveling with your family, friends or your beloved one.
Book your ferry tickets to Pesaro beforehand and live it up in Italy's lovely resort town!
Ferries from Pesaro
There are numerous ferries which depart from Pesaro's port towards Cesenatico and Croatia's splendid northern islands, such as Lussino (Lošinj) and Novalja. The operating vessels are the regular ones which are big, spacious with restaurants, snack bars and open decks. They also provide a variety of seats plus cabins and garages for your vehicles.
- Pesaro to Cesenatico - a very short crossing which takes a little more than 1.5 hour
- Pesaro to Lošinj - usually a morning connection that requires around 3.5 hours
- Pesaro to Novalja - the ferries need approx. 5 hours to dock in Novalja
Port of Pesaro
The port of Pesaro (Porto di Pesaro) is a graphical port at the delta of Foglia River. It is composed of two long quays which reach the length of around 1.5km. Except for passenger management, the port also serves for cargo shipment and yachting. The harbor offers several services to yacht owners and in the surrounding area, you can find various restaurants, bars and shops, all within 500 meters.
In order to reach Pesaro port, either from the city center or from Federico Fellini International Airport (Rimini Airport), you can take advantage of the following means of transport:
Pesaro Town to Pesaro Port
If you have arrived in the Pesaro town and you are looking for a way to get to the port, you do not have to worry since transportation in town is well-developed. Pesaro is also connected via bus with its surrounding territories.
There are several buses that run through the town of Pesaro. Please, check Pesaro Buses for further details. Have in mind that the main bus station is located close to the city center, in Viale della Liberazione and there, you can find all the relative information about bus schedules.
If you want to book a taxi, please call +39 0721 454425 or visit Pesaro Taxis.
Rimini Airport to Pesaro
Rimini Airport is located around 34km northern of the town of Pesaro. The distance can be covered either with a train, bus or taxi. Check below your alternatives in detail:
The train station Stazione di Rimini Miramare is within a walking distance from the airport facilities. Trains depart frequently and drop you at Pesaro main train station in the city center. For more information, please visit Rimini Airport Trains.
At Viale Regina Margherita, around 700m away from the airport, you will find the bus stop. Get on the bus and reach Pesaro in around an hour. About the schedules, please check Rimini Airport Buses.
Taxis are always the fastest and most comfortable choice in exchange of being the most expensive. Grab one from outside the arrivals terminal or call +39-0541-50020, +39-0541-600553.
What to do in Pesaro
Vacation in Pesaro offers a big variety of things to do. It is a destination that attracts and hosts families, couples and groups of friends as well by providing a big diversity of activities and landmarks. Be reminded that Pesaro is named "Cycling City" due to its specially constructed paths, thus renting a bike is not only an ecological solution of transportation but also a fun way to explore the city. Check our list with the most exciting things to do and see during your holidays:
- Ducal Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
- Rocca Costanza Fortress
- Mura Roveresche
- Conservatorio Statale di Musica Gioachino Rossini
- Musei Civici di Palazzo Mosca (main civic museum)
- Oliveriano Archeologic Museum and Oliveriana Library
- Pesarao Cathedral
- Baroque Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Carmelo
- Explore Piazza del Popolo and the areas around
- Visit the villages of Fiorenzuola di Focara, Casteldimezzo, Gradara and Fano
- If you are lucky enough, you may attend the annual Rossini Opera Festival which takes place every summer since 1980
Hotels in Pesaro
There are many hotels in Pesaro, as well as all-inclusive resorts and Airbnb apartments for all tastes and budgets. From luxurious ones with various services and facilities such as courts, pools, spas and gyms to more affordable ones. A list with some of the finest ones (according to customers) is provided below:
- Hotel Excelsior
- Villa Cattani Stuart
- Hotel Napoleon
- Alexander Museum Palace