Locanda delle Saline
via Saline 9, Camerata Picena, Ancona, 60020, Italy
More about Ancona
inside the main altar
Fontana del Calamo
Ancona as seen from above
WE are arriving in Ancona from Split and need to get to Bellagio in the Lake Como area. Can you please tell me the choices I have to get there
Re: Travel options
From Ancona to Milano by train
(freccia Bianca is the best one : expensive but rapid enought)
and from Milano by buses to Bellagio.
Buses station named in Italian "Piazzale della Stazione Ferroviaria" closer to the trai station.
Re: Travel options
Ah, my question would be: are you looking for train or car choices? It is not that obvious in your post, Lois.
Re: Travel options
You can find train times, details and fares in English here;
Ancona>Milan takes around 4 hours, one-way fare is 48 euro.
Or train to Como Laghi and bus from there.
Bus C30 here:
Or train to Varenna and ferry from there.
has ferry timetables.
Travel Tips for Ancona
this is the view around...
this is the view around Loreto...
A singular mountain peak (572 metres) overlooking the sea between Trieste and the Gargano peninsula, in perfect harmony with the cities of Ancona and Camerano and the coastal turistic centres of Sirolo and Numana, Mount Conero is the dominant heart of the park. Instituted in 1987, the supervision of the park started only in 1991. It's an environmental oasis that extends over 5800 hectares of protected areas including many distinctive natural sites, (Portonovo Bay, the Two Sisters ('Due Sorelle') beach, North Belvedere, Piangrande, Raggetti Plain, etc.). There are 18 escursionistic trails which unfold between Broom bushes and Arbutus Berry trees, the shade of pines and holm-oak trees all part of the magic of the mediterranean bush. Numerous species of birds live here, some of which are very rare, together with a rich animal presence.
Thousands of plants which make up mediterranean vegetation are conserved here and represent a third of the entire floristic heritage of the Marches region. In addition there are testaments to art (Santa Maria of Portonovo and Sanpietro of Conero), culture and history (roman archeological sites), not to mention specific geologic itineraries.
An Abandoned Church
This picture was taken from the back of the Duomo. I loved the neglected church with the Adriatic as a background. Ancona is definitely nice to wonder around without direction. Just lose yourself among the old buildings and the labrynth of streets. Don't worry about getting lost; being lost is how lifetime memories and experiences find you.
Piazza Della Repubblica
Having walked through Corso Stamira towards the center, you reach Piazza Della Repubblica. It is the piazza where the two main boulevards of Ancona start: Corso Garibaldi and Corso Mazzini.
Also, if you take the narrow road from Piazza Della Repubblica, you reach Piazza Del Plebiscito or you can take Via Della Loggia to see Loggia dei Mercanti.
Piazza del Plebiscito
You can see the cracked statue of Pope Clement XII in Piazza del Plebiscito. Over the pope's shoulder, there is the Church of San Domenico.
The Piazza is also known as Piazza Del Papa, a common meeting point for youngsters and a good place to have an aperetivo.
ANCONA, ITALIAN PORT WITH PREHISTORIC ORIGINS
"From the Iron Age to Modern Day Times"
Ancona, a relatively not so popular tourist attraction for me, is certainly steeped with history and culture!
We are truly blown away by the importance of this port to modern day Italy. The city's origins which date back to the Iron age( 9th to the 2nd century BC) are remarkably still evident with a wide array of monuments, buildings and maze of medieval streets made of cobbled stones!
It is amazing walking along the city streets which are divided into two distinct areas as most medieval towns- the old founded around the 4th BC and the modern started from the 18th century. This I learned from our tour information provided by the Costa excursion group.
The port of Ancona is now renowned with historical museums and palazzos plus places of great shopping!
Sadly, we arrive on a Sunday morning and most shops, businesses and museums were closed but we did visit a few notable museums and churches. All over the city you can hear the bellowing of church bells almost in every major street almost every hour!