Favorite thing: Once the ferry sails out of the harbor, you can discover large warehouses, north-east to the city (first photo). The second and the third photo show the landscape that shows when the ferry tacks south-east. The promontory of Monte Conero is rocky and protects well the bay from southerly winds. The citadel that protected the city spreads on several level from the sea level to the summit of Monte Astagno.
Favorite thing: The building in the middle of the photo is for custom offices and the offices of the shipping companies for checking in. It stands in the middle of the pier and you have to drive between the building and quay to reach the line for your ferry.
Favorite thing: As there is so much ferries traffic, most of the flat land is dedicated to the harbor to host outgoing cars and trucks, standing in line and waiting for embarkation. At some periods, it can be very crowdie and a complete mess, with half a dozen different lines for various ferries !
Favorite thing: The seafront is lined with imposing freestone buildings that seem to have been built at the turn of the 19th century or at the beginning of the 20th, in a very sober style. They are mainly offices for the main companies that trade in Ancona
Favorite thing: Although I have been to Ancona but I don't know anything about this place. It's very Italian look with cathedrals, old buildings and a modern part, just enjoy Ancona. Ancona is a port. I took a cruise from Patrai of Greece, why I chose Ancona ? The Greek travel agency told me, if you want to visit Italy from Greece by cruise, you can either go to Brindisi or Ancona. So I pick Ancona. This is an extremely helful site about Ancona cruise and travel: http://informare.it/harbs/ancona/indexuk.asp