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The port city of Ancona, Italy

Situated in the illustrious Le Marche region of central Italy, the port city of Ancona has been getting a lot of attention, especially for its scenic beauty along with its authentic and sumptuous cuisine.

Brutally damaged by earthquakes and war, Ancona, Italy has few remaining historical monuments that are interspersed in between the commercial structures. Today Ancona is a web of broad avenues and palm-shaded piazzas. Being one of Adriatic's largest ports, it is a fitting departure port to Greece, Croatia, and Turkey. And when it comes to traveling to Ancona, the best way to reach the city is by boats and ferries. These vessels are generally connected to other locations like Korcula, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Rijeka, Patras, Hvar, Dugi Otok, and Igoumenitsa. Although, not a tourist city, it still has a number of things to show the visitors.

Attractions in the port city of Ancona, Italy

The few historic attractions in Ancona, Italy can be visited on foot. The city has many cobblestone-pedestrian streets that are not open to traffic. These streets are very quaint and are an ideal way to explore the city. But if you don't prefer walking, rented bicycles and buses are also available to tour the city.
  • The town's most important building is the 11th century Cathedral of San Ciriaco or Dumo and offers a stunning view of the sea. The amazing entrance of the cathedral has two lions bordered on the doorway and the entire cathedral basks in the graceful Romanesque style it was built in. Visitors also get to see the Gothic portal on the farcade as well as the beautiful dodecagonal dome.
  • Arch of Trajan: This arch towers over the city and was built by Emperor Trajan in 114 and is an entrance on the top of the harbor wall. The Arch of Trajan is famous as one of the most well-preserved monuments in the region.
  • The Lazzaretto: This building was built in 1732 for protecting military authorities from diseases. Pentagonal in shape, Lazzaretto has an area of over 20,000 sq. meters. Over the years it was also used as a military hospital and barracks. Now this building is a place for cultural exhibits.
  • Episcopal Palace: This is a beautiful palazzo or palace and holds a lot of signifance for being the place that saw the death of Pope Pirus in 1464. The pope had dies in this palace.

Accommodation: Being an important sea port and a source of connection to various international destinations, tourists are continuously visiting this place on their way to other locations. So there is a large selection of housing in the city.

Food: As it is a port town, you can expect many fish delicacies. However there are many bakeries and cafes where you can also enjoy the local deserts, pastries, and traditional breads.

Shopping: You might want to fill some bags here with breads, cheese, olive oils, cakes, pasteries, and wines as these are of very good qualities.

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