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
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;