THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Guzzini Challenger
From 07/03 to 07/09
Surface: Hard outdoor
Prize money: $ 50,000
Tournament location: Circolo Tennis Francesco Guzzini – Via Le Grazie 10A, 62019 Recanati (Mc) Italy
How to get: CT Guzzini is centrally located in beautiful Recanati just 20 minutes from Piazza Giacomo Leopardi. Aeroporto delle Marche is far about 47 km and 40 minutes driving from tennis courts.
Past champions: 2016 Illya Marchenko – 2015 Mirza Basic – 2014 Gilles Müller – 2013 Thomas Fabbiano – 2012 Simone Bolelli – 2011 Fabrice Martin – 2010/2009 Stephane Bohli – 2008 Horacio Zeballos
Entry list: Thomas Fabbiano (Ita) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) – James Duckworth (Aus) – Marton Fucsovics (Hun) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Adrian Menendez Maceiras (Esp) – Duckhee Lee (Kor)
THE TOWN: Recanati is a town and comune in the Province of Macerata, in the Marche region of Italy. It was founded around 1150 AD from three pre-existing castles. In 1290 it proclaimed itself an independent republic and, in March 1798, it was conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the hometown of the tenor Beniamino Gigli and the poet Giacomo Leopardi, which is why the town is known to some as “the city of poetry”.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Leopardi House
- Infinito’s Hill
- Leopardi Square
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Softwood. Set in the heart of the Marche region, this ** hotel, rated 8,2 on Booking, is in Recanati, 800 m from Villa Musone and 5 km from Castelfidardo. It offers free parking, a buffet-style restaurant, and air-conditioned rooms with TV, minibar and private bathroom. A simple Italian breakfast of a coffee and a croissant is available in the hotel bar and is included in the room daily rate (from 70€).
- Agriturismo Raggioverde. Rated 8,5 on Booking and situated in an ancient farmhouse on the hills of Recanati at 500 from the town, this accomodation features free parking, a sun terrace, and an outdoor swimming pool. It offers air conditioned apartments with fully equipped kitchen and some also have a furnished balcony overlooking the town. Onsite restaurant offers traditional dishes of the Marche region. Prices start from 70€ per night with breakfast included.
- Gallery Hotel Recanati. Excellent **** hotel located in Recanati’s old town and rated 8,8 on Booking, it features modern rooms with LCD tv and free Wifi connection, a terrace with hot tub and amazing view of the countryside, a gourmet restaurant and a 24 hr front desk. A 19 mq2 deluxe double room with wooden floors and balcony costs 119€ per night with rich breakfast buffet included.
Enjoy your tennis stay in this wonderful Italian town!!!