It’s that time again. Get out your hair gel.
Senigallia has hosted this huge
Anni Cinquanta event for the past 14 years and it is a crowd favorite. Old timey vespas and Cinquecento share the road with Thunderbirds and Cadillacs for this melting pot of Italian and American 1950s culture, with the spectacular backdrop that is the Adriatic Sea. It will feel like you have stepped back in time because for two weeks all you see is 50s clothes and hairdos galore… on the streets, in the supermarket, in the historical district, even under the ombrellone next to you at the beach. You’re bound to get whiplash from all the double-takes.
It is amazing how a small city like Senigallia can put on such an international event. The 2013 Summer Jamboree (Aug. 3-11) has live bands, shows, and free dance lessons. More and more newcomers come each year from all over the world, but you’ll also start noticing some “regulars” year in and year out, cruising around in their vintage cars (including my ham of a father-in-law, a.k.a. “ Giorgio Il Baffo”). Oh, and don’t miss the parade of cars, scooters and motorcylces which usually takes place the last Saturday. You can catch it in town or lungomare.
Enrica was born in Italy, raised in the United States and is now living in Senigallia, on the coast of the beautiful Le Marche region. A marketing consultant in a past life, Enrica is now a freelance translator. Recently, her creativity and passion for telling people what to do has also “translated” into an event planning business.