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The Tarta Day

A day completely dedicated to marine turtles

Numana is the town of turtles… you heard well! For years Numana has been socially active in the safeguard and rehabilitation of these cetaceans that swim in the Conero water. Each summer, at least once pro month, tourists and people from Numana meet up to be present at the liberation in the sea of these turtles, beforehand treated and rehabilitated.

The start is in the afternoon in the port of Numana with a motor vessel and from there, the “Due Sorelle” beach is reached. Here our friends, the turtles, are released and they reconquer the sea with a clumsy gait. So let’s prepare the camera and the hanky too: the moment has to be immortalized and a teardrop will slide down!
In the zone of Numana Alta, between the Spiaggiola and Spiaggia dei Frati, since June 2013, the Bay of Turles has been inaugurated, a protected place where saved turtles can swim and become familiar again with the sea water, but always supervised and controlled by the volunteers from the Cetacean Foundation of Riccione. You can visit the bay during the day and it’s easily reachable by feet from the port of Numana.
The Tarta Day is not only an excited day, but it aims also to the safeguard of the turtles in all the Adriatic Sea. Effectively they are dying out because of accidental captures, sailing traffic, pollution and disappearance of the places where to nest. The released examples during the Tarta Day are in fact the ones saved during the winter while fouled in the fishing nets along the coasts of Marche and Emilia-Romagna.
For whom that wants to learn more about the fascinating turtle world, the days before the liberation, meetings and events named “Waiting for the Tarta Day” take place with video shows and direct records.

NB. Seeing as how the sold out is easily reached, we suggest you to book the boarding with a little advance at the Port of Numana, right in the “Ufficio Traghettatori Riviera del Conero”.
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    Since this is an event that records the "sold out" we recommend to book a few days in advance boarding, at the Office Ferrymen Riviera del Conero which is right at the Port of Numana.

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