The town of Gradara, situated in the province of Pesaro Urbino in the Marche region, charms the visitor even from a distance. It can be spotted from the motorway by anyone looking up through the greenery of the surrounding countryside rich in olive trees and vineyards. There it is: intact and elegant, with its castle and city walls showing no signs of wear. La Rocca with its Borgo fortificato is one of the best-preserved mediaeval structures in Italy and the two walls which protect the Fort, one of which – the outside one- is almost 800 m. long, also make the town one of Italy’s most imposing. Nowadays, with a constant visitor flow all year round, the town offers many bars, restaurants and traditional eating-houses serving typical dishes handed down over the centuries from mother to daughter in the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions. Gradara is one of the Most Beautiful Towns in Italy (“I Borghi più Belli d’Italia”) and has an Orange Flag rating (Bandiera arancione) from the Touring Club Italiano. Discover Gradara