12 Sights in Ancona, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Ancona, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Ancona, Italy.

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1. Palazzo degli Anziani

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The Palazzo degli Elderi of Ancona has been the ancient municipal seat of the city since the thirteenth century. It is located in Piazza Stracca, called until a few decades ago "Piazza del Comune", in front of the Church of the 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 junta still meets and the mayor has its cabinet, the Palazzo degli Elderi is again the municipal seat, returning to play the role for which he arose in the Middle Ages.

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2. Ex Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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The former San Agostino church is located in Ancona. The building was originally built in the 14th century and was completely renovated by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 17th century. It was used as a barracks in the first few years after the unification of Italy and was profoundly transformed. Because of its artistic value, the Georgian 15th-century beautifully carved portal of Sibenik is preserved; Gothic and Renaissance art blend harmoniously, which is a typical feature of the Adriatic Renaissance.

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3. Monumento alla Resistenza

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Monumento alla Resistenza Beta16 / CC BY-SA 4.0

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 the glory of its origin", was inaugurated on October 17, 1965. The monument depicts a man hanging by the arms from a branch of a tree stylized in human form, with a bird resting on the branch on the opposite side.

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4. Piazza del Plebiscito

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Piazza del Plebiscito, commonly called Piazza del Pope, is one of the four main squares of Ancona. Of them is the oldest: it was opened in the fifteenth century; Until the city expansion followed by the Italian unity was the central square of the city, the "Piazza Grande" where the borders of the three thirds were encountered: Porto, Capodimonte and San Pietro. Today is the center of the latter district.

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5. Pinacoteca civica Francesco Podesti

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The Civic Pinacoteca "Francesco Podesti" of Ancona arose in 1884. Its institution 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 XIV to the 19th century.

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6. Monumento ai Caduti

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The monument to the fallen of the First World War of Ancona is located in Piazza IV Novembre, in the Rione del Passetto; In Ancona it is simply called "the monument", par excellence. It is placed at the end of the long Viale della Vittoria and is connected to the underlying beach of the Passetto through a large staircase which, at a certain point, is divided into two semicircular ramps.

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7. Parco Belvedere di Posatora

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The Belvedere and Eraclio Fiorani park in Ancona extends on the slope overlooking the sea between the Palombella district and the Posatora district. These are in fact two distinct parks: the Belvedere is rather a public garden, it constitutes the part above Via Posatora, more panoramic, while the park named after Eraclio Fiorani, more traditional, occupies the large area below.

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8. Teatro delle Muse

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The Teatro delle Muse of Ancona is the largest in the Marche region and the 13th in Italy by capacity. It is located in the city center, near one of the main entrances of the port. An opera and ballet season takes place, one of symphonic music, a concert and one of prose, as well as a jazz review.

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9. Fontana dei Cavalli

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Fontana dei Cavalli Mungany / Public domain

The fountain of marine horses, or of the four horses, or even 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 palace of the clock in Piazza Roma in Ancona, in the Marche.

Wikipedia: Fontana dei Cavalli Marini (IT)

10. Chiesa del Gesù

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The Church of the Gesù is a Catholic place of 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.

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11. Chiesa di San Domenico

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The Church of Santa Domenico in Ancona is located at Piazza del Papa, the main square in the St. Peter district and one of the city's four main squares. Its facade occupies one of the two short sides of the square, at the top of a staircase.

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12. Faro di Ancona

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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.

Wikipedia: Ancona Lighthouse (EN)

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