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

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Explore interesting sights in Ancona, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Ancona, Italy.

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1. Palazzo degli Anziani

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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.

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2. Ex Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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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.

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3. Pinacoteca civica Francesco Podesti

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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.

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4. Monumento alla Resistenza

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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.

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5. Piazza del Plebiscito

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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.

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6. Palazzo Ferretti

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Palazzo Ferretti is one of the most important and impressive noble palaces in Ancona. It rises on the slopes of the Guasco hill, in via Ferretti, on the corner with Piazza del Senato and is also known as Palazzo di San Pellegrino or Palazzo Ferretti agli Scalzi for its contiguity with the adjacent Church of Saints Pellegrino and Teresa called "degli Scalzi", built by the Discalced Carmelites.

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7. Santa Maria di Portonovo

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The church of Santa Maria di Portonovo is a precious example of Romanesque architecture in the Marche region. Immersed in the natural scenery of the Conero Riviera, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, it is an example of balance between nature and architecture. It rises on the slopes of Mount Conero behind, on a cliff overlooking the beach of Portonovo, a town in the municipality of Ancona.

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8. 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 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.

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9. Teatro delle Muse

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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.

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10. Chiesa del Gesù

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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.

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11. Chiesa di San Domenico

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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.

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12. Fontana dei Cavalli

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Fontana dei Cavalli

The spring of seahorses, or the spring of four horses, or the spring of horses; It was built by Scipione Daretti in 1758 in Baroque style and has sculptures by Gio Aquino Valle. It is located in front of the bell tower of Rome Square in Ancona.

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13. 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.

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14. Museo archeologico nazionale delle Marche

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The National Archaeological Museum of the Marche Region is an archaeological museum in Ancona, Marches, Italy. It is located in the Palazzo Ferretti, and 13,195 people visited the collections in 2015.

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