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Falconara Marittima

Falconara Marittima is a comune on the Adriatic coast, in Italy. It is located north of Ancona, in the Marche region, province of Ancona.Its main characteristic is a long sandy beach where during the summer people practice sports such as beach volleyball, beach tennis and beach soccer.As of 2010, 90.94% of the population was Italian. The largest immigrant group came from Albania and Romania 4.75%, followed by North Africa 1.17%..Main sightsFalconara developed around a castle which in the second half of the 16th century was bought by the noble family of Bourbon del Monte, who, in the 19th century, were still present as owners of ancient trappings.The Castle of Falconara, together with those of Rocca Priora and of Castelferretti, represented a defence system articulated around Ancona, the system which controlled the territory, demanded bridge toll for crossing over the river Esino and had many other functions.Falconara Marittima has a 6ha zoo.Every year a fireworks display takes place on 15 August, the Ferragosto holiday.The Frecce Tricolori show took place in the sky of Falconara Marittima in the summer of 2007 and 2009The Cormorano park on the north side of town in the past year has hosted numerous important cultural events, including concerts of Francesco De Gregori, Goran Bregovic and Piero Pelù.
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