Ancona, step foot on an artistic port
One of the oldest cities in Italy, founded by the Syracusans, Ancona looks nothing like any other harbour as it is packed with monuments and parks. Discover the capital of the Marche region with cheap ferry tickets to Ancona through Let’s Ferry.
Arco di Traiano in Ancona
• The 18.5m tall Arco di Traiano is one of the first things you see when you disembark. It was built to honour Emperor Trajan.
• The Arco Clementino was named after Pope Clement XII and was built by Luigi Vanvitelli.
• Most of the churches in Ancona are architectural gems: Saint Francesco of Scale (Chiesa di San Francesco delle Scale) has Venetian and gothic influences. Saint Maria of Portonovo (Santa Maria di Portonovo) is influenced by Romanesque architecture. The Cathedral of San Ciriaco (Cattedrale di San Ciriaco) has byzantine and gothic influences.
• The National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche) has exhibits from the Neolithic period.
• The State Tactile Museum Omero (Museo Tattile Statale Omero) is the only museum in Europe where you are allowed to touch the exhibits. This museum aims to help visually impaired people feel closer to archaeological finds.
• A local legend about Fontana del Calamo says that those who drink water from it, always return to Ancona. Have a sip, Let’s Ferry will take care of everything for you!
Piazza del Plebiscito in Ancona
• Passetto is a beach close to the port with water sports facilities and restaurant. Right above the coast you can see the War Monument, also known as Passetto Monument that was built to honour the victims of World War II.
• You can access Mezzavalle (10 km from the port) through a trekking path or by boat. The waters are crystal and the beach has a long coastline. It is not organized, but you can have a nice cup of coffee at the café.
• At Portonovo, water sports enthusiasts can swim, try canoeing, windsurf or SUP. The beach is 12 km from the port.
• Golf and tennis at the Riviera del Conero, 2 km from the port.
• Snorkelling at La Vela beach, accessed only through the sea.
• Walking and birdwatching at Conero Regional Park.
Tip: You can reach Ancona by car, train, bus, plane or boat. There is a bus service connecting the railway station to the entrance of the port. From there, a free shuttle service takes passengers to the boarding gates. Travel to the main passenger port of the Adriatic Sea with cheap ferry tickets to Ancona through Let’s Ferry.
Information about the port of Ancona
Ancona is connected to Patras, Igoumenitsa and Corfu. The facilities you will find at the port are free Wi-Fi, ATM, taxi, car rentals, paid luggage storage and parking (public and paid).