Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche, a region of central Italy. The city is located 210 km northeast of Rome and 200 km southeast of Bologna.
Ancona is an important port city, most of its medieval center was bombed during World War II. Its cathedral, however, is set on the mountain overlooking Ancona and still worth a look. There is also a monument built by Mussolini on the waterfront as well as many historical sites within a few hundred metres of the port.
Nearby Monte Conero is of particular interest. It offers glorious vistas, on a coastline that extends from Venice to Pescara with mainly flat sandy beaches. The popular resorts of Portonovo, Sirolo, and Santa Maria di Badia are at the Mount's base.
Things to See & Do
* Trajan's Arch
* St. Cyriac's Cathedral
* Monte Conero
* Ancona waterfront area
* National Archeological Museum
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 123 km²
Population - 102,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 010
Port Location - The Ancona port is situated in the town centre; there are many historical attractions within walking distance of the port.
Travel Links - Many ferries link Ancona, and therefore Italy, to Croatia, Greece and Turkey.