en.infoglobe.cz » Italy, Ancona – On the Coast of the Adriatic Sea

Italy, Ancona – On the Coast of the Adriatic Sea

Published: 16.2.2018
We visit Ancona today, the home of about 100 thousand. You may find it in central Italia on the Adriatic coast. It have become known among tourists quite recently. People mostly reach it by ferry when traveling from Croatia or Greece to see some of local attractions.

During the rule of Ceasar and later Traian, Ancona became an important trade center. Traian fortified the town and made it an military port. Germanic tribes attacked Ancona repeatedly during the 3rd and 5th centuries. The Saracenes plundered the port in the 9th century. When Ancona became the maritime republic, it's importance peaked. Venice turned out to be its greatest rival. In the 12th century Ancona managed to hold off the forces of the Holy Roman Empire for three times.

Ancona

We start our tour of Ancona at Piazza della Republica. Harbor makes the western sideArco di Clementino of the town. Notice 18-meter Traian Arc d'Triumph. The Roman Senate ordered the construction of the arch in the year 115 A.D. to honor the emperor who greatly contributed to the development of the city mostly from his own funds. Remains of the old harbor including 2nd century fortification were uncovered during archeological excavations. 18th century Arco Clementino arch is located in close proximity to the former arch.

Then we move to San Ciriaco cathedral, the residence of the archbishop of Ancon. The Byzantin-Romanesque style cathedral was built between the years 996 and 1017. It stands on the foundations of former pagan temple devoted to Aphrodite. Ancona was founded as Greek colony. To reach the cathedral you have to climb up the stairs as the church sits on Monte Guasco hill. Note reliefs by the entrance to the cathedral. And enjoy the viast over the Adriatic coastlian especially.

katedrála

The Roman Amphitheater consists part of hill slope built in the times of Emperor Augustus. A structure adorned by mosaics neighbors the amphitheater. Formerly, it was a school for gladiators.

We go on to Palazzo Ferretti. Built in the 16th century, the palace is home to one of the most prestigious archeological museums in Italy. It displays mostly the items from the Roman Era. Also, you may see items from the Prehistoric Era to early Middle-Ages.

Palazzo Ferretti

 Passetto Beach is the last place of today. It features a marble Great War memorial. Built in 1930 the memorial sits on the top of cliff next to double-staircase going down onto the beach. Fishermen's harbor with caves is a part of the harbor. Fishermen hid their boats inside these caves. By the way, good visibility allows you to see even the coastline of Croatia.

GPS: 43°37'07.9"N 13°30'35.9"E

 

Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org: LaraLally19, Austroungarika, Giacomus, Giacomus (2), Diego Baglieri



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Italy: Venice – City Among Water Canals I
Published: 17.6.2017
Have you never been in Venice, Italy, this is the right time to go there. The center is free of car noise and traffic chaos. The main means of transport are boats of different types, shapes, engines, and speeds. Venice is attractive in any season of the year. However, off season the tourist crowds are the smallest yet even during the season you can get by.

Italy, Calabria – Tranquility In the Corner of the Italian Boot
Published: 18.7.2020
Sometimes I get the impression that this part of Italy is a bit forgotten, and yet it is so beautiful. Calabria is located in the south of the Apennine Peninsula and is known mainly for its long beaches, beautiful landscape, national parks, nature and great cuisine.

Italy, Venice – City Between Water Canals II
Published: 24.6.2017
How we can get to Venice and how much many to take with we know already. Today, we make an introduction to city's most important sights and tell you about the omnipresent means of transport in the city - gondola. You can hire it anywhere for agreed upon price (by main sights as well as in narrow canals).


Related Photogallery

Italy: Venice – The City on Water
The capital of the region of Venetia in northern Italy is a place where tourists can get unforget...

Italy: Venice - Colorful Carnival
Carnevale di Venezia or The Venetian Carnivalattracts large numbers of tourists to Venice every s...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:wednesday 2. 12. 2020
Holiday:Blanka
Today:
wednesday 2.12.
-3 °C
Tomorrow:
thursday 3.12.
-2 °C