the heart of the town & Local wine & food
The city of Ancona is located on a promontory formed in the northern foothills of Mount Conero. This promontory make the Gulf of Ancona, whose inner part is the natural harbor.
Ancona comes from the greek word Ankon that means elbow for its shape as peninsula.
The Dori a greek population from Sicily, founded Ancona 387 BC, they stopped in this place for the possibility that the natural harbor offered.
The heart of the town is the port as well as Colle Guasco a hill in front of the Port.
1. Lazzaretto: a pengonal building built in a artificial island at the port and used as Quarantine station (Lazzaretto) for the Port. Architect: Vanvitelli
2. Porta Pia: ancient gateway of the town
3. Port of Ancona
4. The Arch of Trajan in Ancona is a Roman Triumphal arch erected during the Roman Empire (115 after Christ).
5. Santa Maria della Piazza (just outside)
The church, a fine example of Romanesque architecture in the citta'.
6. San Ciriaco
The Cathedral of Ancona is dedicated to the patron of Ancona: Saint Ciriacous. It's one of the best one examples of Romanesque architecture in the area.
7. Parco del Cardeto
8. Passetto d'Ancona
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
It is suggested to do this tour late afternoon (before sunset).
We will travel on foot.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
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Ivonne was a great tour guide...very knowledgable about Ancona. On time, great recommendations and would highly recommend using her!!