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  • mikael.bjerrum
    Copenhagen, Denmark528 contributions
    Great views fro up here. The walk up to the Cathedral is OK, not too steep. And you will get the reward thorugh the views over Ancona town and the Adriatic ocean. The church itself is nothing special. There is a crypt with weird relicts, but nothing in particular.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • malc1005
    Kettering, UK4,049 contributions
    This is a must see place in Ancona, with its steps down to the beach. Easy to find from the Town Centre, well worth a visit.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • linglese
    Fermo, Italy339 contributions
    Luckily I was invited by a friend who has a Grotto. A superb place to chill out with a swim sundowners and supper. There is the charm of being by the sea, and sometimes a glorious view if there is a full moon, but its a good walk back up though!
    Written 31 December 2018
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  • SteveJacksonnufc
    Gateshead, UK11,032 contributions
    We could see this building from the ship as we docked and I was intrigued by the contrast this brings to the area of the port and the differing architectural design. Even though it is quite different it actually fits very well and adds something extra. I would have liked to have visited but alas time constraints meant we didn't get across to that side of the city. Shame.
    Written 11 October 2013
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  • JaneRB
    Sotogrande, Spain239 contributions
    Great place to people watch, especially at night. The Piazza is surrounded by a selection of bars and restaurants.
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • Angelaswlondon
    Santorini, Greece65 contributions
    I enjoyed a visit almost free of other people. The entrance lead directly to the new part, ie new floor, simple alter, above the old original floor. There were glass panels in the floor to see the original part below. Then I went downstairs to look around the old flooring where the mosaics were exposed.
    It was a brief tour but it was wonderful to walk almost in the footsteps of worshippers from centuries before. Also, to appreciate their workmanship, remembering how laborious it all was but how strong their faith was to build such a significant place of worship
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • malcsaville
    Stroud, UK1,059 contributions
    Unbelievable that this arch has stood since AD 115. You feel the sense of history here, and passing through to the walk alog the harbour wall is a must do experience.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • viaggioSensoriale
    Cesena, Italy1,210 contributions
    Also in Ancona you can rediscover the Italian Renaissance, this is a beautiful fountain with 13 spouts and 13 masks is a beautiful example of Renaissance art, between the piazza del plebiscito and this air Ancona presents itself to tourists at its best showing the beauty of the lounges Renaissance of Italian historical centers centri. Definitely a nice area to visit, perhaps taking advantage of a beautiful day and eating or having a coffee in some outdoor restaurant
    Written 16 October 2020
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  • james B
    St. Albans, UK22 contributions
    We booked a last minute overnight trip from Ancona to Split with SNAV after our original plan for a daytime ferry from Venice to Pula was cancelled because of COVID-19. We managed to get a special deal on a four bed en-suite outside cabin for c200 Euros. The Croatian company Jadrolinija have a similar crossing at a similar time

    We arrived by regional train from Milan and decided to walk from the station. This was fine - about 20-25 minutes with our luggage. Only issue was it was very unclear where we needed to get to in Ancona port to check in. In the end we walked to the Main departure point for ferries (marked Port of Ancona or Ancona Ferry Tickets on Google Maps). That is NOT where check in is: that is in a different location marked Ancona Port Office on Google Maps but very difficult to reach on foot. There is however a free shuttle bus (bus 20) which goes between the two locations so best to go to the port as we did - catch the bus to the check in; then catch the bus back to the main departure area for passport control etc. Allow a good 30-45 minutes for this bit of the process. We then went into Ancona centre for a quick pizza (L’Arte Della Pizza - highly recommended) before returning to the port area where passport checks and boarding started about an hour before departure.

    We found the ferry crossing itself perfectly good - our cabin was clean and comfortable and we slept well; we didn’t try the food on board (looked average and a bit overpriced); there was a bar with live music and entertainment; but best was spending time on deck watching the sunset and sunrise in Italy and Croatia respectively, and arriving into the heart of Split.

    All in all a good fun way to travel from Italy to Croatia.
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    We passed by the Loggia dei Mercanti in Ancona whilst docked in the port for a sunny Sunday in June. We had opted to explore the town on foot and had prepared our own agenda with points of interest to visit.
    The house is located in a narrow side street just off of the Piazza della Repubblica where we had stopped for a drink.
    The house was built to enable a meeting point for prosperous merchants and the upper storey facade is highly decorated with ornate stone carvings. Unfortunately due to the width of the street that it is situated in, it is almost impossible to get a good photo of the overall effect, although there is a small side street almost opposite which helps with the angle. The house appeared to be open on the day of our visit although we were not clear if you could enter and we did not really have the time anyway for an in depth visit.
    Certainly worth a passing look if you are visiting and taking a walk around the port.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • mike r
    Bromsgrove, UK1,105 contributions
    The ornate front of this church does tempt you in, but the interior is a little plain, which contrasts with the vastness of it. Nice architecture and lovely views.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Ante V
    2 contributions
    Beautiful church above the bay. Location looks and feels amazing. Check this place out next time you are in Ancona.
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    We visited the Church of San Domenico in Ancona whilst docked in the port for a sunny Sunday in June. We had opted to explore the town on foot and had prepared our own agenda with points of interest to visit.
    The church of San Domenico is located in the picturesque Piazza del Plebiscita which we had originally wandered into looking for a coffee shop and a souvenir shop. The church is reached from the Piazza via a ramp flanking either side of the church. The church is quite attractive with its white stone façade and this theme is continued inside and in addition the white washed ceiling is illuminated by high windows making the interior very light and airy. The church has a very shiny marble floor, the overall impression being that the building is well maintained and cared for.
    Side chapels containing altars, statues and shrines underline that this is a house of divine worship. It is our custom to light a candle when in a religious house in exchange for a small donation. This facility was available here but only via ‘electric’ candles which is not something we chose to use.
    Written 8 July 2019
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  • linglese
    Fermo, Italy339 contributions
    A pleasant square, easy to meet people and share a bite to eat, or wander the frequent markets. Didn't notice any history!
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Georgina L
    Ancona, Italy202 contributions
    Unfortunately you can only go to the partk because it is no longer possible to go up the lighthouse but on a sunny day the view is breathtaking
    Written 25 April 2016
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