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PRESENTATION
Fermo Summer School offers Higher Courses on the challenges that contemporary European Union process brings to the fore at both social and institutional levels, legal theory and professional practice. To the extent that many aspects of European governance are becoming nationally and internationally relevant, Fermo Summer School aims to focus attention on the pressing questions that contemporary European Union have to face. It guarantees educational training on topics that offer deeper insights into a comparative analysis of the functioning of European and non European constitutions. The Courses are conducted by top-quality teaching staff, among which renowned scholars from prestigious universities. The Courses are organised in association with the Ente Universitario del Fermano and the Foundation of the Cassa di Risparmio di Fermo.

 
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SOCIOLOGY OF CONSTITUTIONS. A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH

Fermo, Piazza del Popolo, August 28th-September 6th

Programme

Monday August 28th

15.00-18.00

General Introduction for Students

-First Session

CONSTITUTIONS AND LEGAL CULTURES

Panel 1-Tuesday August 29th

16.00-16.30 Official Opening

16.30-18.30 On the Multidimensional Concept of Law

Pedro Fortes, FGV Rio de Janeiro

Giancarlo Corsi, University of Modena Reggio Emilia

Open discussion

Panel 2-Wednesday August 30th

09.00-13.00 Models of Constitution in Eastern Europe

Bogdan Iancu, University of Bucharest

Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia

Open discussion

Panel 3-Thursday August 31th

09.00-13.00 New Constitutional Developments in Asia

Arvind Agrawal, Rector Mahatma Gandhi Central University

Asutosh Pradhan, Dean School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Central University

Lihong Zhang, East China University of Political Sciences and Law, Shanghai

Open discussion

Panel 4-Friday September 1st

09.00-10.00 Towards a Rational Legal Culture. Homage to André-Jean Arnaud

Germano Schwartz, University Uniritter, Fmu, Unilasalle

Håkan Hydén, University of Lund

10.30-13.00 Presentation Selected Papers of Young Researchers

Coordinators: Janaína Sturza, University Unijuí

Matteo Belletti, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Open discussion

Round Table - Friday September 1st

15.30-17.00 Future Activities of the Centre for international Studies on Institutions and Social Change (CSISC)

-Second Session-

CONSTITUTIONS BETWEEN LEGAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS

Panel 1-Saturday September 2nd

09.00-13.00 Legal Values and Political Control

Renata Almeida da Costa, University Unilasalle

Ernesto U. Savona, Transcrime, UNICATT, Milan

Maria João Guia, University of Coimbra

Open discussion

Panel 2 -Sunday September 3rd

09.00-13.00 Democracy. A Multidimensional Definition

Antonio La Spina, University LUISS, Rome

Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Florence

Open discussion

Panel 3-Monday September 4th

09.00-13.00 Human Rights and the Borders of Legal Systems

Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata

Sandra Martini, University Uniritter-Ufrgs

Open discussion

Panel 4-Tuesday September 5th

09.00-13.00 Out of Utopia or the Future of the EU

Francesco Bilancia, University of Pescara

Denis Galligan, University of Oxford

Open discussion

Closing Session - Wednesday September 6th

09.00-13.00 Future Research Projects

 

Pedro Fortes

Professor of Law at FGV Law School (Rio de Janeiro) and a state public prosecutor. He studied at UFRJ, PUC-Rio, COPPE-UFRJ (Brasil), Harvard, Stanford (Usa).

Giancarlo Corsi

Professor of Sociology at University of Modena Reggio Emilia. He was visiting professor in many european and southern american university. Among his books: Sociology of Constitution. A Paradoxical Perspective (ed. with G. Corsi, 2016), Niklas Luhmann. Education as a social system (with C. Baraldi, 2016).

Bogdan Iancu

Associate Professor at University of Bucharest. He had his PhD in 2007 at Central European University, Budapest. Among his interests: Romanian and comparative constitutional law, EU constitutionalism, Modern history of constitutional ideas, Constitutional history.

Daniel Smilov

Programme Director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Recurrent Visiting Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Central European University, Budapest, and Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the Political Science Department, University of Sofia. Among his books: Assessing the Record of Anticorruption Assistance in Southeast Europe, (with M. Tisne, 2004).

Arvind Kumar Agrawal

Rector of the Mahatma Gandhi Central University (Motihari, Bihar). He studied in India and Germany. He was professor at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (Dharamshala) and the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur). Among his works: Max Weber and Modern Sociological Theories (2000), Ethnicity, Cultural Traditions & Folk Culture in Transition: An Anthropological Study of Langa, Kalbelia and Manganiar in Rajasthan (2001), Cultural Traditions & Folk Culture in Transition: An Anthropological Study of Saharia in Rajasthan (2001).

Asutosh Pradhan

Academic Coordinator, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Professor& Head at Mahatma Gandhi Central University (Motihari, Bihar). He had his PhD in 2010 at Jain VishvaBharati University (Ladnun, Rajasthan). His research interest are: Domestic Violence,Social Capital, Transnational Social Work, Social Work Education.

Lihong Zhang

Full Professor of Civil Law, Roman Law and Comparative Law at the East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai), where he is also Director of the Research Center of Roman Law and European Law and Vice-Director of Civil Law Research Center. He studied in Beijing, Rome and Panthéon Sorbonne University of Paris.

Germano Andre Doederlein Schwartz

Professor of the School of Law of the Serra Gaúcha Faculty (FSG). He teaches at the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU (São Paolo) and Unilasalle (Canoas). He studied at the Universities of Santa Cruz do Sul, Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Paris X-Nanterre, Reading (UK) and was Visiting Professor at Instituto Internacional de Sociologia Jurídica de Oñati (Spain). Among his books: O Tratamento Jurídico do Risco no Direito à Saúde and Direito e Rock (2014).

Håkan Hydén

Senior Professor in Sociology of Law at the University of Lund. He was Scientific Visitor for the University of Florida (Gainesville). Among his books, Contributions in Sociology of Law: Remarks from a Swedish Horizon (ed. with P. Wickenberg, 2008) and Putting Law in Context. Some Remarks on Implementation of Law in China, Making Law Work in China (ed. with M. Svensson and M. Burell, 2011).

Janaína Machado Sturza

She had her Phd in Law at University La Sapienza of Rome in 2010 and her Postdoc in University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS. She teach at Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul - UNIJUÍ.

Matteo Belletti

Researcher at Polytechnic University of Marche, where he teaches Agricultural Economics and where he obtained his Phd in 2007. Among his works: The emerging role of the peasant economy at the end of the industrial age: insights from Albania (forthcoming).

Renata Almeida da Costa

Professor of Law for the Universities LaSalle (Canoas) and Anhembi Morumbi (São Paolo). She taught at Uniritter (Porto Alegre) and Passo Fundo. She received her PhD at UNISINOS (2010) and was Visiting Researcher at the University of Reading (UK). Among her books: Ciências Criminais em Debate (2006) and A Sociedade Complexa e o Crime Organizado (2015).

Ernesto U. Savona

Professor of Criminology at Cattolica University of Milan, he is also director of Transcrime (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, University of Trento / Cattolica University of Milan). He was Visiting and Research Fellow in many universitiesin Europe, Usa and Canada.

Maria João Guia

Associate Researcher at the Center of Human Rights, at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra. Among her works: The Illegal Business of Human Trafficking (orgs., 2014).

Antonio La Spina

Professor of Sociology at Luiss University (Rome). He taught at Macerata, Messina, Palermo, Milano Cattolica. Among his books: Il mondo di mezzo. Mafie e antimafie (2016); I costi dell'illegalità. Una ricerca sul sestiere della Maddalena a Genova (2013); Analisi e valutazione delle politiche pubbliche (2011).

Giovanni Sartor

Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Informatics at University of Bologna and at European University Institute of Florence. Among his books: Puzzles in the Law (2013), Legal Reasoning: A Cognitive Approach to the law (2005), AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems - Models and Ethical Challenges for Legal Systems, Legal Language and Legal Ontologies, Argumentation and Software Agents (2012).

Alberto Febbrajo

Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Macerata, where he was Rector from 1991 to 2003. Among his works: Central and Eastern Europe After Transition. Towards a New Socio-legal Semantics (ed. with W. Sadurski, 2010); The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective. The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation (ed. with P. F. Kjaer and G. Teubner, 2011); Law and Intersystemic Communication. Understanding ?Structural Coupling' (ed. with G. Harste, 2013); Sociologia del diritto. Concetti e problemi (2013); Sociology of Constitution. A Paradoxical Perspective (ed. with G. Corsi, 2016).

Sandra Regina Martini Vial

Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Porto Alegre). She received her PhD at the University of Lecce (2001). She also studied in Rome and Salerno (Italy). Her main interests are public health, public policies and sociology of law. Among her books: O Direito à Terra Como Terra do Direito (2005), O Direito à saúde na União Europeia e no Mercosul (ed. with F. Bilancia, 2014), Saúde, direito e transformação social - um estudo sobre o direito à saúde no Rio Grande do Sul (2015).

Francesco Bilancia

Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chieti e Pescara. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in São Leopoldo (Porto Alegre) and Academic Visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. Among his books L'Europa (2002), Corso di diritto costituzionale (2011), O Direito à saúde na União Europeia e no Mercosul (ed. with S. R. Martini, 2014).

Denis Galligan

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford. Director of the Centre for Socio-legal studies 1993-2008. He is a Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford, Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Law at the University of Siena and Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Among his works: Law in Modern Society (2007), Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (ed. with M. Versteeg, 2013), Constitutions and the Classics. Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham (2014).

 
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CONSTITUTIONS IN A NEW GLOBAL SCENARIO

Fermo, August 22-25, 2016

Over the last few decades, the global socio-political scenario has dramatically changed. The main points of reference have gradually shifted from East-West oppositions to North-South relations, from military balances to financial competition, from universal ideologies to pragmatic strategies.

Today, individual states are called to face multi-dimensional challenges: the promotion of external competition through an ever-evolving lex mercatoria and the re-emergence of a constitutional pluralism based on deeply rooted local traditions; the search for a worldwide solution to environmental problems and the massive exploitation of sources of energy; the institutionalisation of supranational entities and the preservation of an acceptable degree of autonomy for state governments.

In this context, a sociology of constitution has to address a new multi-level organization of norms. In order to analyse at a constitutional level the main issues which are in particular affecting emerging countries, the seminar will try to take recourse not only to established western values, but to a more articulated semantics. In particular, the focus will be on the re-definition in different cultural contexts of basic constitutional concepts such as ?people', ?democracy', ?freedom', ?equality', ?hierarchy of norms', ?sovereignty'.

Programme

Sala della Colonna, Piazza del Popolo

Monday August 22, 2016

16.00-16.30

General Introduction

Session I

16.30-18.30

The Normative Anatomy of Society

Håkan Hydén, University of Lund

Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata

Open discussion

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Session II

09.00-11.00; 11.30-13.00

Constitutions and Constitutionalisms in Eastern and Western Europe

Henry Sardaryan, University MGIMO, Moscow

Denis Galligan, University of Oxford

Discussant: Francesco Bilancia, University of Pescara

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Session III

9.00-11.00

Constitution and Constitutionalism in the emerging India

Arvin Agrawal, Rector, Mahatma Gandhi Central University

Suresh Prasad Singh, Chanakya National Law University

Discussant: Tito Marci, University of Rome 1

11.30-13.00

Proposals for future activities

Introduction: Paolo Calcinaro, Mayor of the city of Fermo, President of the EUF

Thursday August 25, 2016

Session IV

9.00-11.00

Roundtable on Constitutions and Constitutionalisms in Latin America

Fabio Franco Pereira, UNIDAS (FMU); Germano Schwartz, UNILASSALLE; Nelson Netto, UNIDAS (FMU); Sandra Regina Martini, UNISINOS; Renata Almeida da Costa, UNILASSALLE

11.30-13.00

Open discussion

 

 

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SOCIOLOGY OF CONSTITUTION: A TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE

UNISINOS, UNILASSALLE/FMU, UNIDAS/FMU
WG-RCSL SOCIOLOGY OF CONSTITUTION

Advanced Seminar
August the 10th-14th 2015
Xenodochium College, Via Strabone 1, Fermo (Italy)

Monday 10 August 2015
Session I

09.00-9.30 General Introduction
09.30-11.00 Constitution and Time
Alberto Febbrajo, WG-RCSL Sociology of Constitutions
Leonel Severo Rocha, UNISINOS
11.30-13.00 Discussion

Tuesday, August 11
Session II

09.00-10.30 Constitution and the General Systems Theory Giancarlo Corsi, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia
Germano Andre Doederlein Schwartz, UNILASSALLE
11.00-12.30 Discussion

Wednesday 12 August 2015
Session III

09.00-10.30 Constitution and Values
Francesco Bilancia, University of Pescara
Sandra Regina Martini, UNISINOS
11.00-12.30 Discussion

Thursday 13 August 2015
Session IV

09.00-10.30 Constitution and Democracy
Adam Czarnota, International Institute Sociology of Law, Onati
Caio Sperandeo de Macedo, Roberto Senise Lisboa, UNIDAS (FMU)
11.00-12.30 Discussion

Friday 14 August 2015
Session V

09.00-10.30 Constitution and Social Rules
Hakan Hayden, University of Lund
Renata Almeida da Costa UNILASSALLE
11.00-12.30 Discussion

 
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CONSTITUTIONALISMS AND LEGAL CULTURES

August the 25th-29th 2014
Xenodochium College, Via Strabone 1, Fermo (Italy)

Monday, August 25
The Sociological Roots of Constitutionalism

9.00-10.30
Denis Galligan, Oxford University
Socializing Constitutionalism
11.00-12.30
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata
Constitutionalism and Legal Pluralism

Tuesday, August 26
Towards a Critical Theory of Constitutionalism

9.00-10.30
Bogdan Iancu, University of Bucharest
Good Governance. Standard and Peripheral Constitutionalism
11.00-12.30
Alfons Bora, University of Bielefeld
Constitutionalism as Refurbished Critical Theory?

Wednesday, August 27
Round Table: Constitutionalisms between Legal and Economic Cultures

9.00-10.30
Cesare Pinelli, University of Rome 1
Constitutionalism and Global Law in the Aftermath of Financial Crisesz
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia, CEU Budapest
Political Implications of Economic Constitutionalism
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Thursday, August 28
Constitutionalisms between Intuitive and Official Law

9.00-10.30
Håkan Hydén, University of Lund
The Normative Anatomy of Society
11.00-12.30
Gorm Harste, University of Aarhus
Hybrids in Socio-legal Perspective.
The Case of Constitutionalization of Power


Friday, August 29
Transitional Legal Cultures

9.00-10.30
Adam Czarnota, IISJ Onati
Law and Society after Communism. An Attempt of Assessment
11.00-12.30
Grazyna Skapska, Jagiellonian University
Constitutionalization by Avoiding National Judicial
Institutions? European Courts as Important Constitutionalizing Factors: the Case of Poland.


HIGHER COURSE PROGRAMME

Mirrors and Norms. Polycontextural Images of Constitutions in Centreless Societies

Monday, August 19
9.30- 12.30
Introductory session.

Tuesday, August 20
9.00-10.30
Dennis Galligan, University of Oxford
The Different Routes to Constitutional Legitimation.
Discussant: Jiri Priban, University of Cardiff

11.00-12.30
Jiri Priban, University of Cardiff
A Political Hall of Constitutional Mirrors? On European and Global Self-constitutionalizations.
Discussant: Bogdan Iancu, University of Bucharest

Wednesday, August 21
9.00-10.30
Bogdan Iancu, University of Bucharest
Surrogate Vocabularies: Parochial Glosses on the Transnational Shifts in Constitutional Language.
Discussant: Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia, CEU Budapest

11.00-12.30
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia, CEU Budapest
Political Aspects of a New Constitutionalism without the State. Discussant: Paulus Blokker, University of Trento

Thursday, August 22
9.00-12.30
Round Table on future research projects

Friday, August 23
9.00-10.30
Paulus Blokker, University of Trento
Multiple Constitutions and Multiple Democracies. Conflicts over Constitutions in European Societies
Discussant: Julien Broquet, University of Picardie

11.00-12.30
Julien Broquet University of Picardie Economic
Constitutions: a Polycontextural Outlook.
Discussant: Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata

GRANTS

New Semantics for a New Constitutionalism

Monday, August 27
Constitutions beyond the State

9.00-10.30
Chris Thornhill, University of Glasgow
11.00-12.30
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata
14.00-16.00
informal meeting

Tuesday, August 28
Constitutional Changes within and outside the EU

9.00-10.30
Marcelo Neves, University of Brasilia
11.00-12.30
Michele Carducci, University of Lecce
14.00-16.00
informal meeting

Wednesday, August 29
The Paradoxes of Constitutions

9.00-10.30
Denis Galligan, University of Oxford
11.00-12.30
Giancarlo Corsi - Elena Esposito, University of Modena
14.00-16.00
informal meeting

Thursday, August 30
The Systemic Approach to Constitutionalism.

9.00-10.30
Karl-Heinz Ladeur, University of Bremen
11.00-12.30
Jiri Priban, University of Cardiff

Friday, August 31
Towards a new Constitutionalism?
9.00-10.30
Alfons Bora, University of Bielefeld
11.00-12.30
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute-Florence

GRANTS

Legal and Sociological Aspects of European Governance

Monday, August 22
Towards a New Semantics of Constitution and State in the E.U.

9.00-10.30
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Tuesday, August 23
New Models of Governance in the E.U.

9.00-10.30?
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Wednesday, August 24
The Open Method of Coordination. The Politics of Employment

9.00-10.30?
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick
11.00-12.30?
Discussion

Thursday, August 25
European Law after Lisboa

9.00-10.30
Gianluca Contaldi, University of Macerata
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Friday, August 26
The Role of the Legal Professions in the E.U.

9.00-10.30
Vittorio Olgiati, University of Macerata
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Monday, August 29
Legal and Political Aspects of Eastern Enlargment

9.00-10.30?
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Tuesday, August 30
Collective Memories and Post-communist Rule of Law?

9.00-10.30
Adam Czarnota, University of New South Wales
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Wednesday, August 31
The E.U. After Transition. Contradictions and Perspectives

9.00-10.30
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Thursday, September 1
Post-democratic European Union. The Next Phase

9.00-10.30
Adam Czarnota, University of New South Wales
11.00-12.30?
Discussion

Friday, September 2

9.00-10.30
Round Table. Where is the E.U. going?
11.00-12.30
Discussion

GRANTS
Legal and Sociological Aspects of European Governance

Monday, August 23
Governance Accountability in the E.U.

9.00-10.30
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata
11.00-12.30
Gianluca Contaldi, University of Macerata

Tuesday, August 24
Competition Strategies in E.U. Policy Making

9.00-10.30
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Wednesday, August 25
Governance Techniques in E.U. Member State Administration

9.00-10.30
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Thursday, August 26
Technological Issues in E. U. Governance

9.00-10.30
Danilo Montesi, University of Bologna
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Friday, August 27
Theory and Practice of E.U. Institution Management

9.00-10.30
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Monday, August?30
Socio-legal Aspects of E.U. Governance after Eastern Enlargment

9.00-10.30
Daniel Smilov, University of Sofia
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Tuesday, August 31
Legal Professions in the E.U. A Comparative Perspective

9.00-10.30
Vittorio Olgiati, University of Macerata
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Wednesday, September 1
Socio-legal Aspects of Constitutional Processes

9.00-10.30
Jiri Priban, University of Cardiff
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Thursday, September 2
Socio-legal Aspects of Constitutional Policy in Current E.U. Transition

9.00-10.30
Jiri Priban, University of Cardiff
11.00-12.30
Discussion

Friday, September 3
Technological Issues in E. U. Governance. Problems and Perspectives

9.00-10.30
Danilo Montesi, University of Bologna
11.00-12.30
Discussion

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HOW TO GET TO FERMO

By road
Main road, SS16, Ancona – Pescara,
exit at Porto San Giorgio, then follow directions to Fermo.
Motorway, A14, Bologna – Canosa,
exit at Porto San Giorgio – Fermo.

By rail
Railway station at Porto San Giorgio,
then use the bus service (every 20 mins.) to Fermo.

By bus
From Fiumicino Airport (Rome) and city center of Rome there are many trips each day. Look here:
http://www.aromaconcardinali.it/
http://www.romamarchelinee.it
http://www.startspa.it​.

By air
Airport “Raffaello Sanzio” at Falconara Marittima
(north of Ancona); Airport "Leonardo da Vinci", Fiumicino (Rome).

 
 
GRANTS
Fermo is a pleasant and charming place to study, especially in summer. Ancient heritage, beauty of architecture and landscape, stimulating social lifestyle and intellectual excitement offer a most agreeable combination.
The town of Fermo, an old Roman colony, stands on the summit of a hill, a few kilometres from the Adriatic coast. It is dominated by the impressive Cathedral from where beautiful views can be enjoyed that stretch across the magnificent countryside spanning from the Adriatic to the Apennines. Its centuries-old walls and lovely historic buildings are all essential in a visitor’s appreciation of the town: you will also be able to admire magnificent residential palazzi and picturesque streets which convey the industry and cultural refinement of the local community. Fermo’s main square - Piazza del Popolo - is at the heart of the town.
It is surrounded by colonnaded buildings, marvellous 16th- century palazzi, like the Bishop’s Palace or the Palazzo dei Priori, now transformed into the town art gallery. A short walk takes you down to the Roman Reservoirs, one of the most unique architectural sites in Italy, which date back to the 1st century AD. Going back up, you reach the Duomo, or cathedral, with its asymmetrical Romanesque-Gothic façade. Excursions to the surrounding towns will take you to the valley of the river Aso, along with other ancient villages such as Moresco and Monterubbiano, with their medieval churches and towers.
It is highly recommended the summer performances at the magnificent 18th century theatre. If you prefer sports or sunbathing, a 15-minute bus ride will take you to the Lido di Fermo where you can enjoy the warm inviting waves of the Adriatic Sea and its wide sandy beaches. Otherwise, why not lose yourself along the many bicycle or walking tracks between the mountains and the coast?

For further information please visit:
www.googlemaps.com and enter the word ‘Fermo’.