In the seventeenth century , that of San Benedetto del Tronto was still a small fishing village and had about 600 inhabitants . The boldness and courage of the sailors who have gone towards more unknown , from Africa to Greenland , have made this city one of the most important fishing ports in Italy . The old village costituuisce the plot of the old town, the characterization fishing remains one of the cornerstones of the city’s history that lives on sea-related activities .
Building on its strong vocation for the reception of its waterfront , its landscape , its historic port activity and, above all , of his countless hotel deals , San Benedetto del Tronto is counted among the most important seaside towns of the Marche Riviera . The latter provides its guests with a long beach of fine golden sand framed by a promenade with many stately palm trees , also on the beach and they have helped to identify it as the “Riviera delle Palme” . Visiting San Benedetto is to discover a holiday destination full of innumerable possibilities that integrate the sea and intoxicate every way that ensures complete satisfaction.
Also known as the Riviera, words then extended to the neighboring cities of the coast and inland after the birth of tourist information , attracts visitors from all over Italy and Europe and is the main tourist resort of the Marches for the number of as well as the most important fishing center of the Adriatic and one of the most important in Italy thanks to the eponymous harbor.
Since 1999, the city was awarded with the Blue Flag uninterrupted star, the recognition that the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education ) releases to the coastal resorts that meet European quality criteria related to parameters of bathing water and the services offered , taking into account such example the cleaning of beaches and marinas .