For the first week of May, I brought Little T to visit my in-laws in Fano, Italy, while Mr. G was in Toronto for a work trip. I realised that I haven’t posted a Snapshots from Fano post since last summer, despite having been back  four times since then, so I’ve put together some photos to share from our recent trip. Our mornings and late afternoons were spent mostly at the seaside, taking in the fresh sea air while Little T made new friends at the playground or rode his bicycle along the Lido promenade. The time between that was often spent in my in-laws’ garden, where Little T loves to explore and wander around with his wheelbarrow, picking up leaves and dandelions.

The Seaside

Last week started off very windy – ideal for the windsurfers and kite surfers shown below – and then, like in the UK, we began seeing glimpses of summer weather with more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Another sign that the summer season is on its way was the ongoing preparation at the beaches, where rows of colorful umbrellas will be set up along the coastline from mid-May.

Lido Beach, Fano, Italy Springtime

Beach Huts in Fano, Italy

Lido Uno Beach, Fano in Spring

Port Canal, Fano, Italy

The City Center

One morning, Little T and I went for a walk around the city center. Little T is usually on his scooter now and it’s only a 10-15 minute walk for us to the main part of town. I pull him along when we’re passing busy streets and sometimes carry the scooter while he walks if there are tricky cobblestone paths. Once in the city center, we went around exploring the quiet, narrow side streets.

Arco di Augusto, Fano, Italy

Fano City Center

One reason we were in the city centre was to go to the bookstore. Each time we’re in Fano, I buy at least two children’s books in Italian to bring back to London. I also try to leave a book behind in his room at my in-laws’ house – I say try as I usually want to just bring them all back but it helps keeping a selection of books for him (along with plenty of toys) there too.

Fano Centro Cittá

After the bookstore, we walked through the main square, Piazza XX Settembre, and Little T dashed off to Palazzo di Malatesta, which now houses the Civic Museum and Art Gallery. I posted a few photos from the time we spent having a look at the ancient artifacts kept in the palace courtyard. We couldn’t stay for long but I hope to be back again for a proper look at the museum.

Corte Malatestiana Fano

So many beautiful doorways and buildings caught my eye as we walked through the city centre. This one in particular stood out to me because I loved the color combination – partly because those were the colors at our wedding! – and the mix of old and new features.

Fano Centro Cittá

This building and its doorway also caught my eye with its weathered appearance. Like most of Italy, there are many beautiful buildings and colorful houses around Fano and I plan on taking some time to photograph more I’ve spotted during our next trip.

Door in Fano City Center Italy

Window in Fano's city center Italy

Lastly, a beautiful sunset looking towards Pesaro.

Sunset in Fano, Italy

It was lovely to be by the sea again and Little T had a blast at the beach playground with the other kids or simply roaming around my in-laws’ garden. We had a great time visiting my in-laws and are looking forward to being back in Fano in late June!

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21 thoughts on “Snapshots from Fano, Italy #2”

  1. Looks so relaxing and child friendly. I can see my son zooming around those streets and piazzas on his scooter too. My kids have Italian heritage so we like choosing books in Italian for them to read also. Ciao!

    1. It is a relaxing place and very family friendly. My son has been enjoying using his scooter along the promenade too; it’s been great seeing him use it more often each time. I love choosing the books by Italian authors, there are so many beautifully illustrated ones. There’s an Italian bookshop on Gloucester Road that I’ve been meaning to visit too. Ciao and thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am in love with this city! I have learned about it thanks to you. I am going to find out more info about it. Enjoy your week!

    1. It’s a beautiful city, not very touristy and lovely for the Adriatic seaside and beautiful Marche countryside. Rimini and Riccione are more renown seaside cities up north in Emilia Romagna, with more hotels and shops. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week too!

    1. It is beautiful and full of history with a lot of the Roman era walls surrounding the city centre still intact. I’ve been visiting for years but I always discover something new each time! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. The Marche region is really lovely, beautiful green hills, castles and the Adriatic sea. There’s a lot to see and do in the area and it makes a nice, relaxing location too by the beach. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Beautiful photos- you’ve captured its essence really well. So nice to go off season when it’s not too touristy. You have made me want to visit. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

  4. I LOVE your pictures, Cindy! They are the best advertisement for beautiful Fano, an Italian town that I haven’t even heard of. I would very much love to visit it.

  5. How charming is Fano and I love that your little one is carefree and scooting along the pretty streets. I love Italy and have never been to this region before, but the coast looks stunning. Thanks for sharing on #MondayEscapes

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