An­co­na ro­man­tic blei­su­re

Ve­ry po­pu­lar du­ring the hot sea­son, thanks to its fa­vou­red po­si­tion on the Ri­vie­ra del Co­ne­ro, the ci­ty of An­co­na has mu­ch to of­fer al­so to peo­ple who aren’t loo­king for bea­ches to ba­sk in the sun. It has in­cre­di­ble art trea­su­res and it gi­ves uni­que emo­ti

Master Meeting - - PARADISI DIETRO L’ANGOLO - Wri en by Ti­zia­na Con­te

IIf you go to the ci­ty for bu­si­ness, Mo­ther Na­tu­re’s won­der­ful show and art ma­ster­pie­ces will in­vi­te you to pro­long your stay. So he­re, the­re are our sug­ges ons about whe­re to go and what to see, to eat, but al­so about how to ta­ke so­me re­lax and the be­st ho­tel for your needs. Than­king to its cli­ma­te that it’s not too mu­ch cold in win­ter ri­gi­di­ty and not too mu­ch hot in sum­mer, you may ta­ke the plea­su­re in vi­si ng the ci­ty on foot, or al­so, by bi­ke if you can do it (ma­ny stree­ts are uphill). An­co­na has a mil­len­nial hi­sto­ry, that was en­cou­ra­ged by its lo­ca on by the sea, an ad­van­ta­geous po­si on for bu­si­ness and na­vi­ga on. We start our tour, right from its an­cient port of Ro­man ori­gin, to­day the fir­st in Adria c sea for em­bar­ka on num­ber and at the top po­si ons for freight traf­fic and fi­shing. In this en plein air mu­seum tra­di on mar­ries the con­tem­po­ra­ry mes; in­ter­na onal street art talks wi­th dai­ly li­fe areas, that are ma­de of old ri­tuals, gi­ving a new item to old si­los and work­shops, whe­re jobs lin­ked to fi­shing ac vi es are han­ded do­wn from ge­ne­ra ons. Ju­st li­ke it hap­pens for the tra­di onal fi­sh auc on that eve­ry day, be­fo­re the da­wn, has been re­cu­ring for cen­tu­ries. It’s a real hu­ma­ni­ty show that should not to be mis­sed: it’s wor­th even if you lo­se few hour of sleep. An­co­na fi­she­ries mar­ket, de­si­gned by Gae­ta­no Min­nuc­ci, is the ci­ty soul whe­re smells, fa­ces, dia­lec­ts and lan­gua­ges are mi­xed in the mo­st au­then c li­fe show. Ou­tsi­de the mar­ket, wi­th the sea back­ground on bo­th si­des, you should see the ma­jes c Tra­jan Ar­ch da ng back to 114 A.C. and the eighteen­th cen­tu­ry Cle­men no Ar­ch whi­ch, from far away, fra­me the Gua­sco hill that is over­sha­do­wed by the Duo­mo. Be­fo­re you lea­ve the sea­front you should vi­sit the eighteen­th cen­tu­ry Mo­le Van­vi­tel­lia­na (ex Laz­za­re o) that it’s on an ar fi­cial li le island wi­th its pen­ta­gon map on the port wa­ters, a few me­ters from the ma­jes c Por­ta Pia. Built by the ar­chi­tect Lui­gi Van­vi­tel­li, the Mo­le hosts ma­ny cul­tu­ral even­ts and the ori­gi­nal Mu­seo Ta le Sta­ta­le Ome­ro whi­ch en­su­res the to­tal ac­ces­si­bi­li­ty to blind and par al­ly sighted vi­si­tors. Tou­ching an art­work is an ex­pe­rien­ce that doe­sn’t hap­pen eve­ry day and it will gi­ve you great emo ons. Not far from the port, you may ad­mi­re the big­ge­st thea­tre in Mar­che Re­gion: the neo­clas­si­cal Tea­tro del­le Mu­se has on the fa­ca­de one beau ful bas­re­lief whi­ch re­pre­sent the Ni­ne Mu­ses, the God of the arts Apol­lo and the God of the ports Pa­le­mo­ne. If you are sear­ching for a p on how to spend your eve­ning hours, ta­ke a look at the ri­ch in en­ter­tain­men­ts bill­board. Cros­sing via del­la Log­gia, next to the Thea­tre, you’ll find the ele­gant Go­thic fa­ca­de in Ve­ne an sty­le of the Log­gia dei Mer­can , de­si­gned by Gior­gio da Se­be­ni­co. On the road to the Col­le Gua­sco you should stop at the en­chan ng San­ta Ma­ria del­la Piaz­za Chur­ch, a jewel of Ro­ma­ne­sque art. It has been built bet­ween the ele­ven­th and the twel h cen­tu­ry wi­th th­ree ma­jes c na­ves, its crypt sto­res pre­cious mo­saics of the four­th cen­tu­ry ear­ly Ch­ris an ba­si­li­cas. Not far from he­re, the An­co­na Pic­tu­re Gal­le­ry will show you ma­ster­pie­ces by Lo­ren­zo Lot­to, Ora­zio Gen le­schi, Guer­ci­no, Cri­vel­li, Ti­zia­no Ve­cel­lio and mo­dern art­works su­ch as the ones by Cam­pi­gli, Cas­si­na­ri, Cuc­chi, Le­vi, Sas­su, Tam­bu­ri, Trub­bia­ni.

Kno­w­led­ge and ta­stes

Be­fo­re dea­ling the trek to the top of the Col­le Gua­sco, we re­com­mend you to ha­ve a lun­ch break in or­der to ta­ste so­me ty­pi­cal di­shes from the lo­cal cui­si­ne whi­ch mix land and sea fla­vours. You should try the stoc­ca­fis­so all’an­co­ne­ta­na; the wild mo­scio­lo of Por­to­no­vo, whi­ch is a Slow Food Pre­si­dia mus­sel;

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