Words and pictures by Gerry
It was late in the year (end of October) when we arrived
it was very obviously the end of the season (practically no-one
around however the temperature was extremely pleasant - around
27c each day. I have some video showing the temperature to be
22c at 22:00 on the 22nd of October (a sign outside a Pharmacy
showed the significant details).
I am a keen naturist however I had never considered Italy
to be a nudist friendly country so did not even research the
possibility of nudist-friendly beached in the vicinity of where
we were staying.
We soon found our way down to the beach - it is about 300 feet
from the village but be warned - it is 300 feet VERTICALLY.
Not a problem really since the walk is through a lovely pine
wood at the end of the village. We reached the beach and it was
deserted. I really mean absolutely empty. It is mainly shingle
with a few sandy patches and about 600 yards long (in my
estimation). Anyway, it being deserted, I stripped off and we
settled down to sunbathe and swim. I went for the obligatory
walk from one end of he beach to the other - it appears that
there is a beach café which probably operates in "high" season.
Otherwise I could not see any other facilities.
After an hour or so some people came down to the beach -they
also stripped off, sunbathed and went for a dip.
We visited this beach several times during our stay and we
normally had the place to ourselves for most of the day. When
anyone did join us they were nude also and it was only when we
returned home and I did some internet research that I discovered
that the beach is an official nude beach!
I do really recommend Sirolo for a quiet holiday at the end of
the season. I believe that it has not yet been "discovered" by
"us Brits" - it appears an Italian only holiday resort. The
village is medieval, small and picturesque
in that it is perched at the top of a cliff overlooking the
Adriatic. Do look at the website describing the Conero district.http://www.le-marche.com/Marche/html/conero.htm