Ancona Travel Guide

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Ancona Things to Do

  • Walking

    The city center is not very big (but some steep streets) and you can walk allmost everywhere). Coming from the harbor you can take the elevator in the Palazzo degli Anziani to go to the upper town level, to the left is the National Museum of Marche and further to the Cathedral and the Anfiteatro Romano, to the right to the Piazza del Plebiscito...

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  • Cattedrale San Ciriaco

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    The cathedral was built in the 11. century above a Temple of Venus which became in the 5. century a small church. Some of the ruins are still visible under the church and ruins of the Roman Forum are nearby. You have also a great view over the town and the harbor. Bus number 11 brings you up there.

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  • Porto - Harbour

    It’s easy to get confused with arches in Italy in general as there are so many of them, ancient romans were the first that systematically started to use them to a wide range of structures although arches appeared much earlier in reality (2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia) The truth is that I really wanted to see the famous marble Arch of Trajan...

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  • Passetto

    The monument is not really far from downtown we have a quick stop and walk around. A stage of rare beauty that includes a stretch of high coast, as well as a wide hilly interior, featuring panoramic views and so much history This bright monument stands out sharply against the azure sky, originally the memorial for the victims of the first world...

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  • Arch of Trajan - Arco di Traiano

    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 stands on the red brick harbour wall, close to two other arches, including one from the 18th century. It is possible walk on the old harbour wall, enjoying a view on the surrounding area and...

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  • Day Trip - Grotte di Frasassi

    If you look carfully you will see a catwalk and People walking up and you will see how big the stalagmite are some are taller thene 8 meters This chamber is called the Ancona Abyss And the stalagmite's are called the giant's. This place is huge the dumo of milano fit's in here with room to spear.

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Ancona Hotels

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  • G Hotel

    We stayed at the G Hotel for one night only for a stopover while driving from Milan to the South of...

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  • Fortino Napoleonico

    If you want to sleep just in front of the sea, I can reccommend Hotel Emilia or Hotel Fortino...

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  • Grand Hotel Palace

    It is one of the best Hotel in town (which means, not in Portonovo bay, like Fortino Napoleonico, la...

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Ancona Restaurants

  • Restaurants La Terrazza

    Where do I start? We went with a local onto the port, restricted area, and into the ferry terminal...not a great start... Didn't expect to see over 100 people enjoying the best seafood we have had in years. Carpaccio starters again which was excellent, washed down with local white wine. But this was really special. Main course was pasta, strangely,...

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  • Sunday lunch Ancona style

    Where do I start?We went with a local onto the port, restricted area, and into the ferry terminal...not a great start...Didn't expect to see over 100 people enjoying the best seafood we have had in years. Carpaccio starters again which was excellent, washed down with local white wine. But this was really special.Main course was pasta, strangely,...

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  • Good local produce

    We had planned to eat in one of the places in the Piazza del Papa as Ingrid had read that it was a popular area of the city in the evenings. But most of the establishments seemed to be more orientated towards drinkers than eaters (maybe it was a bit early?) and the one exception had its outside space totally reserved and an interior that looked to...

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  • Stocafisso - Stockfish - Seafood yum yum

    Special Stocafisso recipe : Recipe2 pounds stockfish 2 tablespoons capers, if salt cured, rinse and soak in water for 30 minutes 2 anchovy filets 1 celery stalk 1 medium onion 1 carrot 2 cloves garlic 4 large sage leaves salt, to taste red pepper flakes, to taste 1/2 cup good extra-virgin olive oil 2 vine ripened tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges 2...

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  • fish by the sea

    i can remember being asked for lunch one day whilst swiimimg on the mian pier there was a lift that took one to the beach or sea front you could see the strange tented restaurant clearly on the right side of the beach the food was marvelous fresh and scrumptous however i found the drinking of wine in the sun extremly potent even though i only had...

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  • In the Conero area, gorgeous restaurant

    The Opera Nova della Marca can be called a "luxurious" refugee for romantic people and gourmet. It is nested between the small town of Varano and the Stadium, therefore is equally reachable in few minutes both from Portonovo and Ancona South Motorway exit. Once you enter this place the magic atmosphere capture you: this is what Conero area can...

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Ancona Nightlife

  • Ooopppss! The Pope is watching!

    Piazza Del Papa is one of the busiest locations of Ancona after 8-9pm. Also known as Piazza del Plebiscito (due to the statue of the pope), there are various bars where you can enjoy your aparetivos.

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  • Bar Fly

    Bar Fly as the great movie of Miky RourkeIt is a cool place where you can listen or dance jazz, funky, soul, raggae.During week and week end it's easy to find some great concerts. nothing particular

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  • Drinking under the eyes of the Pope

    Penny Lane Irish Pub (didn't think of going to one of those in Italy?) is right on Piazza del Papa (also known as Piazza del Plebiscito). It has a great atmosphere and friendly service. During the warmer seasons, the pub provides outdoor seating so you can enjoy the square and stare back at the statue of Pope Pius (I don't remember which one!). One...

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Ancona Transportation

  • From Ancona Airport to Town

    The bus stop at the airport is between the arrival and the departure building, get the ticket at the newsagent in the departure building. City Bus  J run's about every hour via Falconara Marittima train station (for going north) and Ancona train station (in Ancona train station platform 2 Ovest is northwest of the station building, different...

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  • From Ancona airport to the town

    The bus stop at the airport is between the arrival and the departure building, get the ticket at the newsagent in the departure building. City Bus  J run's about every hour via Falconara Marittima train station (for going north) and Ancona train station (in Ancona train station platform 2 Ovest is northwest of the station building, different...

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  • Ancona Airport

    Ancona airport is one of the smaller airports in Italy. Ancona Folconara Airport is named after Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael), the famous painter. The airport is 18 kilometers from the city of Ancona on the Adriatic coast.The airport has a direct connection from Castelferretti Station (for the arrivals and departures) to the station of Ancona. From...

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Ancona Shopping

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  • Football-souvenirs

    Since I was visiting the club when it was in the Serie A I’m not sure it’s the same in Serie C2. But you should be able to find at least some scarves and maybe shirts to buy outside the stadium. Matchshirt 10 euroScarves 5-6 euro

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  • Shops in Ancona

    There aren't too many shops in Ancona which is a good thing because therefore there aren't too many tourists either. In Ancona you can find a stinky but worth-to-see market hall with lots of meet, fish and vegetables available. The clothes shops are medium-sized, like in every italian city, there's also one Benetton-store in Ancona. Terra Nova is a...

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Ancona Local Customs

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    by Azhut Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Is this a typical swiss tradition??? Is normal to have a ball on your head??? Ask it to Augusta (call_me_rhia), she seems to be soo happy..lol :)

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Ancona Warnings and Dangers

  • benvenuto

    What a warm welcome!! :) It was summer of 2001 when we took a ferry from Greece and traveled to Ancona on our way to Genoa where we participated in the big demonstration against G8. But when we reached Ancona hundreds of policemen were there awaiting for us and of course didn’t let us any time for sightseeing… we got on our bus in rush and left for...

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  • No violent supporters

    Should be no problem at all at Ancona, as long as you’ll find the way back to the trainstation… Which could actually be more tough than avoiding hooligans… If Ancona ever go back to the Serie B, the games against Ascoli could be a bit highrisk.

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  • ..here in Italy, you may bring...

    ..here in Italy, you may bring all your family to the horse races, in Montegiorgio(30kms from where I live)...the air is fresh in the evening...and it's a good place for the kids to play, there's a very good playground...and everybody else can sit down and relax and have a icecream...but don't bring too much money, though, with you!! ahahha!

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Ancona What to Pack

  • Women--forget about looking fashionable

    Everyone is going to look better than you...I don't know how these women do it. Everyone I saw looked great, tryed but had Iknown I would have just taken some sneakers and jeans.September weather Even tho I walked all day I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. The food is incredible everywhere.

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  • Packing List

    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...

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  • Packing List

    ..the first time I came here, to Italy...I was very young, and I had a very sad face...I hope it won't be the same for you too!! :-))))

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Ancona Off The Beaten Path

  • Do What the Locals Do: Sunbathe in...

    Very close to Ancona, it is a modern tourist locality, full of splendid gardens and fine and golden sand. The lovely beaches are perfect spots for sunbathing and enjoying the Adriatic Sea.

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  • Absolute beauty and unforgettable...

    If you're tired of lying on the beach or visiting the typical monuments, head for Frasassi stalactite caves (Grotte di Frasassi) , outside Ancona. The route in the caves is about one or two kilometers long and definitely worth seeing and feeling.The climate in the cavescan be a bit cool so you might need a long-sleeved blouse or long trousers. No...

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  • Falconara Marittima

    If you fancy some sunbathing on a beach, then head up the coast about 5 miles to Falconara Marittima. Here there is a beautiful beach that stretches for miles. There's not a great deal to be found in the town itself but I did spend the night here after I spent a day visiting Ancona. When I was there, it was mid-May and the holiday season hadn't got...

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Ancona General

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  • Historical centre

    Probably the best way to explore Ancona, and certainly its old town, is on foot. This is unfortunately not that easy for anyone with walking difficulties, as the hills can be quite steep in places and there are steps in others, those same steps mean that it is only on foot that you can access some of the most interesting hidden corners. Our late...

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  • The harbour

    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...

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  • Exploring the old town

    Probably the best way to explore Ancona, and certainly its old town, is on foot. This is unfortunately not that easy for anyone with walking difficulties, as the hills can be quite steep in places and there are steps in others, those same steps mean that it is only on foot that you can access some of the most interesting hidden corners.Our late...

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Roman Amphitheatre - Anfiteatro Romano
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San Francesco alle Scale
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Ancona Cathedral
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Monument from the Avenue of Victory
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The Cathedral
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Yacht harbour
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Port of Ancona
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Bus to get around
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Ancona Railway Station
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Wine Tasting
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Flying to Ancona
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Duomo: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco – exterior
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Duomo: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco – interior
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Passetto
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San Domenico and Piazza del Papa
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San Francesco delle Scale
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Palazzo Senato
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