Spiaggia di Velluto

Spiaggia di Velluto - Senigallia, Italy | ©Tom Palladio Images

Just back from a relaxing week at the seaside resort and port city of Senigallia in the Marche region along Italy’s Adriatic coastline, I enjoyed seven laid-back days of early morning rises and late night turn-ins.

Noted for its kilometers-long Spiaggia di Velluto (Velvet Beach), sporting the prestigious international Blue Flag designation, Senigallia was the perfect destination for me to experience firsthand the joys of a true Italian seaside vacation and the therapeutic values of saltwater, sun and spaghetti con vongole e cozze.

Here are just a few of the 800+ shots I framed during my stay.  I’ll be showcasing more in a series of upcoming dispatches on Senigallia: what to see, where to stay and what to eat.

For more photographic interpretations of SEA, just click HERE. This post was also linked to Travel Photo Discovery’s Travel Photo Mondays.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images




Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Glad you were able to relax, Tom, while I was getting ready to move my entire house full of 28 years-worth of stuff!! 🙂 Really, I am glad. We survived getting everything ready, although I’m not sure the movers survived packing it, and deliver date will be Wednesday. I’ll need some risotto by the time that’s over and more than one bottle of wine!! In the meantime, your beautiful pictures relaxed me this morning.



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