Ancona

The eastern Italian port city of Ancona

Ancona ([aŋˈkoːna] (listen), from Greek: Ἀγκών - Ankon) is a city and a seaport in the Marche region, in central Italy. 

Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280 km northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco. Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.  

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5 things to do


  1. Visit Passetto
    One of the most beautiful parts of the city, surrounded by greenery and beautiful panoramic view of the sea and the Riviera Conero.  The pine forest which is located nearby, you can find a variety of games for children, and lift that sees directly to the beach. The beach stretches for 900 meters of rocky coastline with small sandy coves and caves, partly natural, partly excavated, which once upon a time the fishermen used as a shelter for boats. An ideal place for rest and refreshment.

  2. Make a wish 
    In the middle of Corso Mazzini, you will find a Calamo Fountain (or "13 streams fountain"). If you make a wish and drink some water from each of the streams, your wish will come true (at least some people believe it is so).

  3. Wine Tasting 
    Top wines of the Marche include Moroder Rosso Cònero Dorico, Fattoria Le Terazze Rosso Cònero Sassi Neri, Lanari Rosso Cònero Fibbio, La Monascesca Verdicchio di Matelica, Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano, Sartarelli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tralivio and Umani Ronchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Casal di Serra, Bucci Verdicchio, La Distesa Verdicchio, Pievalta Verdicchio, and Fattoria San Lorenzo.

  4. Architecture
    Duomo: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco; Fontana del Calamo; Passetto; San Domenico and Piazza del Papa; San Francesco delle Scale; Palazzo Senato; The Mole Vanvitelliana; Arco di Traiano.

  5. Park Cardeto
    Take a walk through the history and nature, through the Open Air Museum. This is the green lung of the city, situated only a short walk from the historic center. Cardeto Park is the largest urban park in Ancona and covers an area of about 35 hectares. If you climb to the top of Mount Cardeto, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and surrounding areas.

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