Alt. 0,2 mts.
above sea level (a.s.l.)
national airport is: Ancona/Falconara 15 Km from the city centre.
Km from: Milano 426 - Roma 320 - Firenze 263 - Perugia 166 - Ravenna
161 - Pescara 156
port on the Adriatic, in the form of an amphitheatre crowned by the
Guasco, Cardelo and Astagno hills, Ancona stands on the Conero, a
headland of white rock jutting out from the coast. Surrounded by
typically Mediterranean vegetation, this town is the capital of the
Ancona is a
city where history has left many noteworthy monuments, the superb Roman
Arch of Trajan at the harbour and the mediaeval Churches of S. Ciriaco
and S. Maria della Piazza. The Palaces “Ferretti degli Anziani”
(National Museum of the Marche), Bosdari and Loggia dei Mercanti
(1451-59) date from the time Ancona was a Maritime Republic.
Clement XII made the city a free port (1732), a great many secular and
religious buildings were added: Vanvitelli’s Arch, the Churches of S.
Domenico, S. Francesco delle Scale and Gesù, the Dei Cavalli fountain,
and the Baroque Porta Pia gate.
most beautiful monument is the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of S. Ciriaco
(11th-13th century) overlooking the sea, with its richly decorated
Byzantine features. Ancona is one of the most important ports of the