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Via Melano 30, Ancona, 60030, Italy
More about Ancona
a city traffic sign
a statue near St. Cyriacus Church
First time in Ancona
Ruins in Ancona
I was wondering if Ancona is a place to go if 3 girls wants to go out and enjoy there only holidays...
Thank u for answering.
Ancona has a port but no beaches, but there are many resorts in its province. A very lively seaside town, with long sandy beach, is Senigallia, about 40 km to the north of Ancona.
If you want a more interesting landscape you may prefer the villages of Sirolo and Numana, about 20 km to the south of Ancona.
I forgot to give you the URL of a page where you will find info about the places I mentioned http://www.le-marche.com/Marche/html/beaches.htm
Travel Tips for Ancona
Not a car friendly city!
As flat land is scarce in Ancona, houses are built on the slopes of Monte Conero. Driving in Ancona is not easy as you can find that, though the place where you want to go is very close on the map, there is a big level difference and you cannot drive from one to the other, unless you use the stairs ! Not advisable with a car, even 4WD!
Ancona city and surrounds
This is an ancient medieval fortress city well preserved and enjoying an important role in the commernced and economy of Italy. it is the oldest and biggest in the Adriatic Coast. It sits on the hills that surround the port like an ampitheatre rising up in the bay formed by Monte Conero to the west. This is how the city was described by our tour guide.
It was okay, though the visit was marred by very windy conditions and there was no business open in the old part of the city.
There were a handful of shops open at the other side- the modern one, it was good too. There was a fiesta but we missed the parade as it was too windy. We toured the Church of St. Cyriacus first so by the time we finished we were all headed for the toilets which thankfully did not charge any money for their use unlike in Venice or Milan!
San Francesco Alle Scale
The main attraction at this church (you should pass it on the way up to the duomo) is the elaborate stone carvings around the entrance. This masterpiece is also the work of the same artist who carved the Loggia dei Mercanti (I'll try to find out the name soon!).
The port of Ancona is one of the most important on the adriatic coast offering travellers the chance to board ferries to Greece and Croatia. It was founded in the 2nd century BC when the Romans conquered the territory and set up an important trading centre with the east.
Ancona - daytrip to an important harbour town
Ancona was my first daytrip I made during my 2006 trip to Italy. An old town built on two hills, an ancient port and buildings from different centuries were enough for me to chose Ancona. The weather was fine and was to stay so during my whole Italy trip. Time to walk up and down the hills and explore the old town of Ancona. Styles and ages mix into each other while I follow the touristical path. Like always on a daytrip, a day is not enough to discover all the small things a town like Ancona has to offer. But surely, I can say that I have seen a lot of interesting places – in a part of Italy where most foreign tourists will just drive through.
Ancona is a town with around 100 000 inhabitants and a history dating back to the 4th century BC. It began its life as a greek city, founded by people from Syracuse (have a look at the cathedral which is dedicated to Saint Judas Cyriacus). It became part of the roman empire and later, it belonged to other kingdoms and states, inclduing the Papal State. Traces from all these states are still found in Ancona’s old town. From statues and arches dedicated to roman emperors to churches and more statues dedicated to popes. Since ever, Ancona lived from the sea trade. Its harbour was the gateway to Dalmatia and other countries of the eastern adriatic coast. More details about the harbour and specific buildings can be found by reading my Ancona tips.
Popular Hotels in Ancona
Sbrozzola 26, Osimo, Ancona