Welcome to Ancona
Welcome to Ancona - The city of Sea and Sun
Ancona is situated in the middle of Italy, in the east coast in front of the Adriatic sea. It is only 2 hours seperated from Bologna and 3 hours from Rome. The best period to visit this city is in spring/summer, when you can enjoy the amazing sun along the famous beach of Portonovo.
Something really special about this city is that it is the only one in Italy where you can enjoy both the view of sunrise and sunset over the sea, thanks to its unique elbow position on the Adriatic.
Ancona has an important cruise port which is close to the historic center. The port area can be very busy because of the ferry connections with Croatia and Greece.
Information and Facts
People use to meet up in Piazza del Papa which is in the town center, it's full of bars and animated by the music, especially on fridays.
The best places to go shopping in Ancona are: Corso Mazzini, Corso Garibaldi, Corso Stamira, Piazza Roma, Piazza Erbe and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can find “Made in Italy” goods of all kinds, from clothes to bags, shoes and jewelry.
The Duomo of Ancona is the best place where you can go to admire the view of the city, there you can see the port, the Conero park, and the city, and you can also have an aperitif whatching the landscape.
Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour.
The climate is continental, with a really warm summer and a windy and cold winter.
Ancona has a train station, a port and an airport, however the best mean to move around the city is by bus.