317 n22 Castelfidardo, Ancona, 60022, Italy
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At Passetto with Francesca
The harbour of Ancona
Travelling to Ancona
What is the quickest way to get from Roma to Ancona? My flight arrives in Roma at approximately 13.00 hours. Is there a map which shows where busess from the airport to the trsin station are located?
Re: Travelling to Ancona
Which Rome airport do you arrive at?
There are trains from Fiumicino Rome's main airport to Roma Termini station, where you can board a train for Ancona.
Go to www.trenitalia.com, choose english and then just look up times (and prices) for "Fiumicino Aeroporto" to "ancona". Just buy the ticket at the airport station.
Re: Travelling to Ancona
The quickest way is probably to take a Eurostar (train) from Roma Termini to Ancona. How you do this will depend on (1) which airport you are arriving at (as K_V_B correctly asked), and (2) how quickly you can get from your gate at the airport to the train station at the airport (if you're arriving at Fiumicino).
You arrive "about" 13:00. If you get to the train station at Fiumicino a few minutes before 14:37, then, as noted above, you can buy the tickets all the way to Ancona. The trip will be in two segments:
1. the Leonardo Express - Fiumicino (airport) to Roma Termini (Rome's main train station)
2. Eurostar - Roma Termini to Ancona (departs at 15:27, arrives at 18:35, fare = 45 euro one way, 2nd class).
You'll have about 18 minutes to change trains at Termini, but since you'll already have your ticket and assigned seat (you got it at the airport train station), this should be plenty of time. You'll get off the Leonardo Express, look for the signs that list trains and tracks (train = treno, your train is 9330, and track = binario), then go find your place.
NOTE: in Italy, you are generally responsible for hauling your own luggage - pack light!
If you miss this departure from Fiumicino, the next ones are at 15:07 and 15:12. The 15:07 departure is the Leonardo Express that goes to Termini; the 15:12 departure is the FM1(FR1) that also leaves the airport but goes to Roma Tiburtina.
Wait the 5 minutes and take the 15:12 train. It connects to the same long distance train to Ancona as the 15:07 does, just at a different station...and you save 6.40 euro in doing so (the FM1 is cheaper than the Leonardo Express). There are no reservations on either of these trains, just buy the ticket, validate it (date/time stamp) trackside, and get on.
You can see all this by going to www.trenitalia.com (English at the top), and entering "aeroporto fiumicino" for the start and "ancona" for the end. If your departure date is more than 60 days out, enter a date next week that is the same day of the week as the day you intend to travel.
If, on the other hand, you arrive at Ciampino, come back and tell us that, and we'll tell you what to do...
Travel Tips for Ancona
Go to see as many places as...
Go to see as many places as possible so you get a good view of the whole city. In the centre there are some beautiful monuments but on the 'countryside' are the beaches and the beautiful nature. I was in Ancona last July and I spent most of my time in Poggio, it's a little place about 13 km up from Ancona's centre. The nature and beaches were worth to see!
Like to every place you you, take a good, easily portable bag with you that you could maybe pull. That's the easiest way, I guess! Ancona centre is easy to walk with baggage but if you further to mountains or just upper from the centre, the ways and 'streets' are difficult to walk. Also the public buses can be full of people so prepare yourself for that! In summer time it's very hot in Italy so remember sun tan cream, hat or scarf and some clothes you feel comfortable in. Take proper shoes because when going to the mountains the paths are full of sliding rocks and sand so no high-heels!!! Though they would be good for the evening life... :) Sun tan cream in summer time. Just bring a camera and film with you if you like to take photos! For spending days on the beach bring good shoes, the beaches are usually in places where you have to walk (difficult paths).. and there wasn't any sand on the beaches, just hard rocks ..
The port is one of the reasons why this city prosper as much as it does. The ferries that is heading out to Athens, Patras, Crete, Dubrovnik, and Istanbul makes you dream of more holidays than the ones you have planned. That was then also my reason for visiting Ancona, fortunately I was forced to spend some time here due to flight arrival times and ferry departure times.
Ancona has a Roman Amphitheatre which lies near the cathedral. It dates back to the 1st century AD and is still being excavated. It looks like the amphitheatre has been used for foundations for small houses as these are now found on top of it.
The Arco Clementino stands just behind the Arco di Traiano in the city's port near the cathedral. This particular arch was built in 1738 and is a piece of architectural self-congratulation by Pope Clement XII, who made Ancona a free port in the eighteenth century and thus considered himself Trajan's equal.