Ancona Things to Do

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  • 2. Make a wish

    Just in the middle of Corso Mazzini you'll find a Calamo Fountain (Or 13 streams fountain). If you make a wish and drink some water from each of the streams it...

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  • 3. Wine Tasting

    There is a place in Ancona where one may combine relaxing from the heat, enjoying the view of old cellars, wondering on designers ideas of combination of...

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  • 4. Duomo: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco – exterior

    Our main target when exploring the old town of Ancona was to reach, and visit, the Duomo that sits proudly on its highest point, Colle Guasco. It is built in an...

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  • 5. Duomo: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco – interior

    As I said in my previous tip, the cathedral retains its sense of history, compounded by the fact that you can easily see elements from the various periods. This...

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  • 6. Fontana del Calamo

    We ate that evening in the Corso Guiseppe Mazzini (see my restaurant review), but even if you’re not there for that reason it’s worth detouring up this street...

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  • 7. Passetto

    Our first stop on our mini tour of Ancona was in the neighbourhood known as Passetto. Here, high above the blue Adriatic, is the gleaming white Monumento ai...

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  • 8. San Domenico and Piazza del Papa

    As we approached the stone arch on Via Giacomo Matteotti that would lead us into the old town, we saw on our left the wide space of the Piazza del Papa, named...

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  • 9. San Francesco delle Scale

    On our walk up through the old town we passed this striking church, although unfortunately we didn’t feel that we had the time to go inside as we were keen to...

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  • 10. Palazzo Senato

    The Palazzo Senato, on the Piazza of the same name, was one of my favourite buildings in Ancona. Its proportions are very elegant and the arched Romanesque...

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  • 11. San Ciriaco Cathedral

    This cathedral has a long history dating back to a roman temple, built on top of a hill overlooking the whole area. It is said that the first chirstian church...

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  • 12. Hilltop Views

    Before visiting the Church of St. Cyriacus, we also had the chance to see specatcular views from the hilltop outside the church. So if you're not into churches...

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  • 13. 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...

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  • 14. Inside St. Cyriacus Church

    It is massive! It has stood the test of time and inside are magnificent features- ornate walls, intricate works of art indeed from top to the bottom, lietrally....

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  • 15. View St. Cyriacus' Body Inside A Massive Church

    Perched high above the highest hill of Ancona like a watch tower that gives 360 degree views of almost the entire Adriatic Coast, this church is remarkably...

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  • 16. The Mole Vanvitelliana

    The Mole, which served as a military hospital in the past two centuries, had become a center for tobacco manufacture right after the World War II. Recently,...

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  • 17. Enjoy the View from Passetto

    I had the chance to see Passetto both on a very sunny day and on a really foggy day and in both of the cases, I just fell in love with the view. No matter if...

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  • 18. 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...

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  • 19. 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...

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  • 20. Corso Stamira

    After visiting the port area, the best way to start walking towards the historical center of the city is through Corso Stamira: You can see the Venetian-Gothic...

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  • 21. Start with the Basics: The Port

    I was so used to ferries coming and going between Ancona and my hometown, Izmir so I wanted to see the port first. That was the moment I realized I was in the...

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  • 22. Buildings in the old town

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t well prepared for Ancona. That gives me the effect of surprise sometimes, but leaves me sometimes without any background facts while...

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  • 23. Excavations, ruins and archeological museum

    In the told town, a short walk away from the amfiteatro, you will find a hill with a couple of ruins. While some parts of this hill are subject to excavations...

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  • 24. Arco di Traiano and harbour walls

    In the year 115, this arch in honour of Roman Emperor Trajan was finished. The triumphal arch is one of many monuments to this emperor found through Italy. It...

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  • 25. Buildings on the slopes

    The old town of Ancona is build on two hills and many buildings are built on its slopes. This resulted in a sometimes strange architecture, involving even...

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