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1. Palazzo degli Anziani
The Palace of the Elders of Ancona is from the thirteenth century the ancient municipal seat of the city. It is located in Piazza Stracca, called until a few decades ago "Piazza del Comune", in front of the Church of Jesus. In 2011 it returned to being the seat of the city council, after a parenthesis that lasted from 1945 to 2010, a period in which the council met at Palazzo del Popolo. Together with the latter, in which the council still meets and the mayor has its cabinet, the Palazzo degli Anziani is again the municipal seat, returning to play the role for which it arose in the Middle Ages.
2. Ex Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
The former church of Sant'Agostino is located in Ancona. The building, originally from the fourteenth century, was completely renovated in the seventeenth century, by Luigi Vanvitelli. In the first years after the Unification of Italy it was used as a barracks and profoundly transformed. For its artistic value, the portal, richly carved, a fifteenth-century work by Giorgio da Sebenico, was spared; in it blend harmoniously Gothic and Renaissance art, as is typical of the Adriatic Renaissance.
3. Pinacoteca civica Francesco Podesti
The Pinacoteca civica "Francesco Podesti" of Ancona was founded in 1884. Its establishment is mainly due to the fervent interest of the Ancona painter Francesco Podesti, to whom the art collection was soon dedicated. It collects some paintings of universal value for the history of Italian art and others of great interest for the understanding of painting in the Marche from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century.
4. Monumento alla Resistenza
The monument to the Resistance of Ancona is located inside the Pincio park. The sculpture is in bronze, the work of Pericle Fazzini, and bears the phrase "The Republic born from the Resistance is proud of its origin", was inaugurated on October 17, 1965. The monument represents a man hanging by his arms from a branch of a stylized tree in human form, with a bird resting on the branch on the opposite side.
5. Piazza del Plebiscito
Piazza del Plebiscito, commonly called Piazza del Papa, is one of the four main squares of Ancona. Of them it is the oldest: it was opened in the fifteenth century; until the city expansion following the Italian unification it was the central square of the city, the "big square" where the borders of the three districts met: Porto, Capodimonte and San Pietro. Today it is the center of the latter ward.
6. Monumento ai Caduti
The Monument to the Fallen of the First World War of Ancona is located in Piazza IV Novembre, in the Passetto district; in Ancona it is simply called "the Monument", par excellence. It is located at the end of the long Viale della Vittoria and is connected to the Passetto beach below through a wide staircase that, at a certain point, is divided into two semicircular ramps.
7. Teatro delle Muse
The Teatro delle Muse in Ancona is the largest in the Marche region and the 13th in Italy for capacity. It is located in the city center, near one of the main entrances to the port. There is an opera and ballet season, a symphonic music season, a concert and a prose season, as well as a jazz festival.
8. Fontana dei Cavalli
The fountain of the Sea Horses, or the Four Horses, or even the Horses; it was built in Baroque style on a project by Scipione Daretti in 1758, with sculptures by Gioacchino Varlè. It is located in front of the Palazzo dell'Orologio in Piazza Roma in Ancona, Marche.
9. Chiesa del Gesù
The Church of Gesù is a place of Catholic worship in Ancona, located in front of the Palazzo degli Anziani, in Piazza Benvenuto Stracca, the ancient Piazza del Comune. The full title is "Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus". It is the work of Luigi Vanvitelli.
10. Chiesa di San Domenico
The church of San Domenico di Ancona is located in Piazza del Papa, the main square of the district of San Pietro and one of the four main squares of the city. It occupies with its façade one of the two short sides of the square, at the top of a staircase.
11. Faro di Ancona
Ancona Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. It is placed on the hill named Colle dei Cappuccini, from which takes the name, about 119.5 metres from the old lighthouse deactivated in 1965.
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