Ancona travel guide

Ancona is located in the Marche region and is the capital of both the province of the same name and of the entire region. It is one of the largest and most important ports on the Adriatic coast and has just over 100 thousand inhabitants. The city already existed in Roman times.

Ancona travel guide

Tourist information

Arch of Trajan Ancona
Arch of Trajan

Region: Marche. Province: Ancona. Zip code: 60121-60131. Area code: 071. Town hall: Largo XXIV Maggio, 1 (tel. +39 0712221). Centro IAT (Tourist Office): Banchina N. Sauro (first floor, ex Scuola marinara – magazzini del sale) 50 tel: +39 0712076431.

By car/public transport

By car: Ancona is located on the A14 and along the SS16, both of which follow the Adriatic coast. The A14 is a toll road. The SS76 leads to Fabriano and then on to Perugia and Assisi.

Public transportation: There is a direct train connection between Rome and Ancona. The city is also on the line between Lecce and Bologna. The train station (Stazione Centrale) is in the middle of the city. In addition to this station, there are four smaller stations: Varano, Torrette, Stadio and Palombina.

Public transportation within Ancona: The local transportation system is provided by the company Conerobus.


The nearest airport is that of Falconara Marittima, just north of Ancona. The name of this airport is Aeroporto Raffaello Sanzio.

What to see

Despite the damage done during World War II and the earthquake of 1972, there is much to see in Ancona. There are several ruins dating back to Roman times and from later centuries several churches and other historical buildings have survived. The most beautiful churches are the San Ciriaco Cathedral, the Santa Maria della Piazza Church, the San Francesco alle Scale Church and the Chiesa del Gesù. The Mole Vanvitelliana is the most important historical building.

Ancona, le Marche region

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