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Culture of Ancona. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Ancona, Piazza Cavour Beautiful Ancona never ceases to amaze visitors with the variety of its landmarks. Despite the fact that the majority of historic landmarks were destroyed during the latest earthquake, there are still many interesting excursion objects in the city. Guasco Hill is the location of an important religious landmark - Duomo di San Ciriaco. The magnificent cathedral is surrounded by lush greenery and has a large observation deck that offers truly breath-taking views of the port area. Having stepped down the hill, members of an excursion will see an old Roman amphitheater and Scalzi Square not far away. The amphitheater is in a wonderful condition and so it reminds guests of the city of the important events and glorious battles that happened in the grandiose arena.
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There is one more important religious landmark not far away - San Pellegrino Church. It’s hard not to notice the magnificent church because of its large cupola of an unusual shape. From an architectural point of view, there are even more interesting buildings to explore, such as the Senate building and the ancient palace of Ferretti that dates back to the beginning of the 16th century.
The palace is recognized as a masterpiece of the civil architecture. Nowadays, the palace hosts the exhibition of the Archaeological Museum that includes many interesting and precious artifacts founded by scientists. While exploring picturesque Ferretti Street, you will see Benvenuto Stracca Square. There is also one more important historical landmark nearby - La Chiesa del Gesù of Church of Jesus. Connoisseurs of architecture say this church is a true masterpiece of the neoclassical style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Fans of art will find it incredibly interesting to visit Palazzo Bosdari that is also the location of the biggest picture gallery in the city. A part of the exhibition is dedicated to works of famous painters, such as Crivelli, Guercino, and Titian. There are also works of talented modern masters. Make a short walk from the palace, and you will see San Francesco alle Scale Cathedral, the building of which started in the middle of the 16th century and finished only 200 years later. The gothic style portal of the church is a true masterpiece that never ceases to amaze numerous visitors. Best masters of the past worked hard over the creation of this architectural landmark.
Porto di Ancona Many claim that Piazza del Plebiscito is the most beautiful square in Ancona. There is a beautiful monument of Clement XII in the middle. Also, do not forget to attend the Church of San Domenico that is home to two masterpieces – Crucifixion by Titian and Annunciation by Guercino. The nearby Palazzo degli Anziani draw the attention of tourists with its beautiful Baroque façade. Currently, the university is open in this historical building.
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Fans of theatre will find it interesting to explore Piazza della Repubblica or Republic Square and see the gorgeous Pergolesi Theatre. Other famous architectural landmarks of the region include Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza, Loggia dei Mercanti building, and Trajan Triumphal Arc. As a rule, all tourists in Ancona make an excursion to the Mole Vanvitelliana in order to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and visit the gorgeous Church of Sant'Agostino.
Il monumento al Passetto Ancona suburbs are also rich in interesting places. The Chiaravalle commune, which is located approximately 15 kilometers north of Ancona, is famous for its ancient Abbey. The magnificent building is located on a square in the center of the town. Fans of historical places are recommended to visit Jesi. This region still has signs of different great civilizations of the past – Etruscans, Gauls, and Romans. The region of Umbria is rich in architectural landmarks. The town of Osimo (18 kilometers south of Ancona) is famous for its picturesque hills between the Musone and Aspio Valleys and no less impressive ruins of the Classical period.
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You should start exploring the city by visiting the main city gates first. In Ancona, their role is played by Porta Pia. This is a real symbol of the city, located on the embankment of Ancona, near the Ancona Marittima station. The building is striking in its monumentality, and was built by order of Pope Pius IV (hence the name) in the 16th century. Fontana del Calamo, located on Piazza Roma, is another interesting historical landmark. The fact is that it was built on the site of a fountain that has been in existence since the times of the Roman Empire. Its construction dates back to the Renaissance period (16th century). The composition consists of thirteen panels, on which masks of satyrs and fauns are visible. By tradition, you should drink from this fountain, that way you can return to Ancona again.
Mole Vanvitelliana is a building that was constructed in the 18th century as a quarantine station to protect against epidemics. It draws the attention of people with its interesting architecture and the fact that it is located on an artificial island. The building was constructed in a pentagonal form by the architect Vanvitelli. Also interesting is the patio, where the astonishingly beautiful rotunda is located. Today, the building is used as a pavilion for exhibitions. At the mention of Ancona, many immediately recall this building, since it has long been the hallmark of the city. Lovers of military installations will definitely appreciate Forte Altavilla. Here you can see the old fortress with guns, a moat, and a wooden bridge.
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You can take a nice stroll along Porto di Ancona. Fresh sea air, cries of seabirds, the buzz of liners, and, despite all the noise, a pacifying mood, all awaits those who decide to take a walk through the harbor. It is fascinating to watch sailing ships. It is worth mentioning that the best views of the port open up from the observation deck on the hill at Cattedrale di San Ciriaco. Another great place to relax would be Parco della Cittadella. Abundance of peaceful greenery here is not the only reason you should visit this place. There are also ancient ruins that are definitely worth visiting.
ancona An outstanding landmark is Biblioteca Amatori. Its massive facades and elegant windows with tiles, immediately draws attention of passersby to it. The library is located in the Palazzo Benincasa building, next to Loggia dei Mercanti. The building was constructed in the 15th century, and occupies almost half a street 50 meters long. Chiesa Del Gesù was built in a style considered unusual for a Christian church. The facade was designed by the architect Vanvitelli in neoclassical style. Today, various exhibitions are held here.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Ancona and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Ancona

Mole Vanvitelliana
Where: Banchina Giovanni da Chio 2, Zona Porto, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 2225002 - 2225019;
Duomo Di San Ciriaco
Where: Piazza del Duomo, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 200391 or 071 52688;
La Loggia Dei Mercanti
Where: Via della Loggia, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 5898359;
Chiesa Santa Maria Della Piazza
Where: Piazza S. Maria, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 2072930;
Pinacoteca Comunale
Where: Palazzo Bosdari, via Pizzecolli, 17, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 2225041;
Museo Archeologico
Where: Via G. Ferretti, 6, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 202602;
Anfiteatro Romano
Where: Via Birarelli, Ancona; Telephone: +39 071 5029811;
Arco Di Traiano
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ancona
♥   Santuario Basilica Pontificia di Santa Casa, Loreto, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Flaviano, Recanati, 23.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Settimio, Jesi, 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Senigallia, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Santa Croce, Ostra, 29.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica Madonna della Misericordia, Macerata, 35.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Giuliano, Macerata, 35.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Ancona

Culture guide to Ancona. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Ancona: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Ancona. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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