Admire our seabed! 
It can be an experience that will give you unique emotions and that is cheap. We give you some tips on how to practice snorkeling safely.

Thanks to its simplicity, snorkeling is one of the most popular and practiced water sports. This activity is practiced by swimming face down on the water, breathing with a snorkel, to admire the seabed and life underwater through a mask that protects the eyes.

Small precautions are enough to safely practice this simple and inexpensive activity. To start practicing it, you will find below what equipment you need, then we will give you some useful tips for snorkeling safely!

Equipment needed:
minimum needed
  • Mask
  • Mouthpiece
  • Fins

Based on the duration and period in which the activity will be practiced, it is advisable to add:
  • Mute
  • Flotation vest
  • Marking buoy

Let's choose the right mask!
To snorkel it is very important to have a good mask. So take your time when you go shopping. Better the mask of the goggles, indeed take a snorkeling mask that also covers the nose. Make sure that it fits your face perfectly, because snorkeling time will surely pass without you noticing and you will be in the water for hours.
Remember to wash it well the first time because the new ones have a chemical protective layer that must be removed!

Mouthpiece with valve or without?
To practice snorkeling without discomfort, the choice of snorkel is also important. It should be sized for your mouth and head size. You will need to consider whether to buy a snorkel with a purge valve or without. the snorkel with the valve is generally used by professionals, but it is really a matter of habit and how one feels better. In practice, some mouthpieces have a valve that allows the water that has entered the snorkel to be expelled from a front valve, instead of from the mouthpiece itself. The valve requires a greater lung capacity and it takes a little practice at the beginning to expel the water.

Fins, wetsuit, vest and buoy for snorkeling:
If the fins do not require particular attention in the purchase (as long as they are the right size), a careful evaluation must be made for the suit and the buoyancy vest. Even if you can swim well, spending hours in the water can be tiring. It is essential for those who snorkel to have a buoyancy vest because it helps a lot to maintain strength and now they are really not bulky.

The same reasoning concerns the diving suit to use for snorkeling. As we said before, snorkeling you will spend hours in the sea: your body disperses heat in the water and at the same time the sun's rays can burn you. Additionally, you may have unpleasant contact with jellyfish or other fish that can cause stinging reactions. Therefore, the purchase or even the simple rental of a wetsuit must be considered.

Finally, the buoy is essential: it serves to signal to the boats that there is a person diving.

Our tips on how to snorkel safely:
When snorkeling, you are an observer of the sea and its seabed.
Since snorkeling is observation of the seabed and not spearfishing, do not carry fishing gear that would only be bulky. It is good to avoid touching fish, seabed and corals, because you could damage the marine environment, but also get in touch with stinging organisms or to which you may be allergic.

Do you know a local expert guide? Trust him! It is not just about helping you in terms of safety, but you will see that a guide will also be able to advise you on where to snorkel and at what times of the day, to be able to meet certain fish or to admire the seabed in the right sunlight. In this regard, if you go to the "club of sailors" on the port of Gabicce Mare near the large lighthouse, you will surely find some old sea wolf retired or not, who can give you some advice!

Finally, don't forget that by spending a lot of time admiring the seabed, you won't always be attentive to what's happening around you, above the surface. So, if you have company on the beach, tell him where you will go snorkeling and what time you plan to return, he will be able to monitor your safety even from under the umbrella!

N.W. A dutiful thanks to Leonardi Maurizio who is the author of the beautiful shots

Next events near
Thu 21 Jan 2021
After so many months of restrictions, give yourself a short period immersed in the greenery of the Monte San Bartolo Natural Park!

A spring weekend to immerse yourself in an oasis of green, yellow and blue!

GREEN - our hill starts from the middle of the beach of Gabicce Mare and the green extends to the beach of Pesaro, where you can breathe the brackish air of the Adriatic while it merges with the scent of the grass. A walk, among the paths where you can admire the breathtaking views that the whole Riviera envies us.

YELLOW - ours is the "Collina delle Ginestre" in the month of May the flowering begins which will give the hill a particular color between yellow and green and the scent of broom will surround the whole territory!

BLUE - is the predominant color of the sea that will merge on the horizon with the blue of the sky. Gabicce Mare will be able to give you a myriad of colors from sunrise over the sea to sunset on the Adriatic Riviera.

What are you waiting for? pack your hiking shoes and t-shirt and leave for the natural oasis of the Monte San Bartolo Natural Park!

... and if you are a bike and mountain bike lover you will be in the right place to have a lot of fun!

Sat 03 Apr 2021

The International Cycling Tourism Week Summer 2021 will be a good opportunity to experience exciting adventures by bicycle.

SUMMER Week from 5 to 12 June - AUTUMN Week from 11 to 17 September
Seven days - every morning a start for discovering trip of the most beautiful spots in the Marches region; seven wonderful tours planned for the participants: the distances are between 80 and 120 km, with breaks for refreshments, to taste many culinary treasures (piadina, DOP ham and salami, homemade cakes by the villagers and wine at will).

"A spurt between Marche and Romagna" 

In order to enjoy our territory on the bike, we have modified the historical event by accentuating the "Tourist" character. The departure will be in the French way, therefore free departure and you will follow the route of the day each at the pace that you deem best. You participate in total autonomy along the routes of the stage, at your preferred speed and pace, following the arrows in the color of the day. The roads are obviously open to traffic and the highway code is in force.

"Create your Rainbow Cycling Week"
from 1 April (..and this is no joke) all the routes of the Rainbow Cycle Tourism Week will be "darts" as scheduled and therefore you will be able to participate in the Contest independently at any time of the season, even outside the programmed Weeks or with your group of friends.

Sat 03 Apr 2021
Le Settimane Cicloturistiche Internazionali Estate 2021, saranno una bella occasione per vivere entusiasmanti avventure in bicicletta.

Settimana ESTATE dal 5 al 12 Giugno - Settimana AUTUNNO dal 11 al 17 Settembre
Sette giorni, tutte le mattine, alla scoperta del magnifico entroterra marchigiano e delle sue bellezze, sette le meravigliose uscite fuori porta che sono state programmate per i partecipanti: si percorreranno dagli 80 ai 120 km, dove sarà possibile gustare i tanti prodotti tipici dell'entroterra.

Una volata sulle colline marchigiane

Per poter godere del nostro territorio in sella alla bici, abbiamo modificato la manifestazione storica accentuando il carattere "Cicloturistico". La partenza sarà alla francese quindi partenza libera e si percorre il percorso di giornata ognuno al ritmo che ritiene più giusto. Si partecipa in totale autonomia percorrendo i percorsi di Tappa, alla velocità e ritmo preferito, seguendo le frecce del colore del giorno. Le strade sono ovviamente, aperte al traffico e vige il codice della strada. 

"Crea la tua Settimana Cicloturistica Arcobaleno"
dal 1° aprile (..e non è uno scherzo) tutti i percorsi della Settimana Cicloturistica Arcobaleno, saranno "frecciati" come da programma e quindi potrai in un qualsiasi momento della stagione, anche fuori dalle Settimane programmate, partecipare al Contest in maniera autonoma o con il tuo gruppo di amici.

Mon 24 May 2021
To all dear friends of Fabio,
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, by the desire of the sisters Laura and Daniela Filippello, the city of Gabicce Mare organizes the meeting "Fabio Filippello ... at MG, his land of conquest" in his honor every two years.

We are still waiting to know when our traditional MG meeting will take place.

We hope that this health emergency will allow us to organize the gathering as soon as possible, perhaps planning the postponement from 6 to 12 September 2021.

If, on the other hand, it is possible to organize for the already scheduled date - from May 24th to 30th, it will be our pleasure, within the month of March, to send all participants the information for pre-booking.

The 2021 program will be full of events: parties, skill competitions and the traditional gala dinner, which will also be attended by the sisters Laura and Daniela. The evening will be an opportunity to remember the most salient and exciting moments of the past.

The traffic police will be, as usual, at the head of the meeting, whose role is and has been fundamental in all these years, the photos depicting Fabio "escorted"

It will be an opportunity to remember the most beautiful years of the dear friend, spent by the sea, in the hills of the Marche-Romagna hinterland, accompanied by music, good wine and typical local gastronomic products.

An affectionate greeting from Laura & Daniela Filippello, Angelo Serra, Letizia Vincenzetti