What to do in Ancona

Yuhuuu.. the post today is about our trip to Ancona in Spring. Yes, you can have a budget travel to this beautiful city in Le Marche region. There is a direct flight from London to Ancona using Ryanair.

Bellissima Ancona
Bellissima Ancona

The old town square is Piazza del Plebiscito. My impression is that it is not a touristy city. So if you want a real-life Italian city, this might be the one.

piazza del plebiscito old town
Piazza del Plebiscito

Ancona is a port city, thus you can see a lot of ships, loading and taxiing. This is a very working-class city, you can feel the real life of people working in the port.

Walk to the port
You can see many workers during your walk to the port.
Porto di ancona
Porto di ancona – a real working port
Ancona Port
Ancona Port

We stay at Seeport Hotel very close to the City Centre.

Seeport Hotel
Seeport Hotel Welcome Notes
Seeport Hotel Room
Our bedroom

Is this room with a view?

Seeport hotel room with seaview
Seeport hotel room with seaview
Breakfast in Seeport Hotel Ancona
Breakfast alla Seeport Hotel
Topfloor of Seeport Hotel
View from rooftop of Seeport Hotel

There are also Roman remains in Ancona..

Roman remains in Ancona
Roman remains in Ancona

You can still see part of what used to be a Roman amphitheatre.

Roman Ampitheatre in Ancona
Roman Ampitheatre in Ancona

And the most impressive of all is the Arch of Trajan.

Trajan Arch in Ancona
Trajan Arch in Ancona
View from Trajan Arch
View from the Trajan Arch

It was built in 115 AD.

Arco di Traiano
Arco di Traiano

Maybe Ancona was once a Roman port too.

Il Porto Romano di Ancona
Il Porto Romano di Ancona
Blue Line Ferries taxiing
Blue Line Ferries taxiing
The view of the port at dusk
The view of the port at dusk

It was not all bright and sunny when we were there. Below is the new town Ancona taken probably before raining.

Ancona new town
Ancona’s new town

Our snacking time…

Olives and fresh squeezed orange juice
Olives and fresh squeezed orange juice
Spaghetti Alla Ancona
Spaghetti Alla Ancona

One of beautiful churches we see in Ancona.

Church in Ancona
Church in Ancona

Not sure what building this is, with all these pretty hand-painted ceilings.

Incredible hand painted wall
Incredible hand painted wall
Municipal building
Municipal building
Street in Ancona
Street in Ancona.. how pretty..
piazza del plebiscito at night
Piazza del plebiscito at night
Typical Italian Building
Typical Italian Building
Horses and cupid
Horses and cupid

All in all, Ancona is pleasantly beautiful. It is quiant, quiet and effectively a working Italian city.

Beautiful Arch in Ancona
Beautiful Arch in Ancona – how can you not love that?
Cruise taxiing
Cruise taxiing

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