Ancona is the capital city of the Marche region and it is rich in history, monuments, churches and museums. A diverse city from the other provinces of the region (Macerata, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, Pesaro Urbino) because it is most of all a port city, and the sea is felt everywhere.

It is a human scale city and it can be visited in three days of enjoyable walks.

Strolling in the city center you will find monuments, churches and archeological remains of history, in addition to the most modern fashion shops.

A long walk from the Passetto to Piazza Cavour and down to the port, for example, is a unique experience especially during the 4 feast days in May of Saint Cyriac the patron Saint, with celebrations and stalls of all kinds where you can taste the typical Marche food.

some information

Region: Marche

Province: Ancona

Abbreviation: AN

Post Code: 60100

Population: 100,343 residents

Area: 123.71 sq. Km

Altitude: 16 masl

Area Code: 071

Name of the citizens: Anconitani or Anconetani 

Patron Saint: St. Cyriac from Jerusalem (May 4)

Etymology: It takes its name from the Greek “agkon”- elbow, referring to the curved shape of the coastline.


Companies, Activities, Craftsmen for your Shopping in the Marche

Bottega delle Essenze

La Fabbrica dei Sogni

TAO Artigianato artistico

Bobeche Vintage Store

a tavola

Some tips on where you can taste our typical dishes

Al Mandracchio

Zucchero a Velò

Agriturismo Rosso Conero

Osteria del Poggio


We highly recommend the Tourist Infopoint of the Municipality of Ancona that provides information about events, events for children, theater performances, conferences, festivals and much more.

Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am/1.00pm – 3.00pm/7.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am/1.00pm.

50 Via della Loggia, next to the Muse Theatre, facing the port.
Tel +39 071 358991 – fax +39 071 3589912

enjoy your holiday!

These are some useful links for the best itineraries to visit Ancona:

Comune di Ancona
Visita Ancona
Italia Mia