Comune di Ancona
Largo XXIV Maggio, 1 – 071 222 1
One of the major ports of Italy and is the capital of the province and the Marche region. Characterized by location overlooking the sea, the old rich in history and monuments , parks semi- urban well-preserved and picturesque surroundings of the coast of Conero.
Towards the sea , the city stands on a promontory shaped like a bent elbow , which protects the largest natural harbor in the central Adriatic. The Greeks of Syracuse , who founded the city in 387 . C. noticed the shape of this promontory , and for this reason called the new city Αγκών , ” ankon “, which in greek means elbow. The Greek origin of Ancona is remembered by the epithet with which it is known as “the Dorian city .” Today with the 49 municipalities , the province of Ancona is a political and institutional realities in mind the area, active in all sectors of public life.
The port of Ancona
The old city, perched on several hills , overlooking the harbor as arc around the stage in a theater …
From its port depart every year about one million travelers heading mainly in Greece and Croatia, but also in Albania , Montenegro and Turkey ; is the first port – RTEmagicC_Ancona porto.jpgadriatico for number of piers , and one of the first to the goods and fishing . Part of the territory of Ancona falls within the Regional Park of the Conero, characterized by large evergreen forests of the Mediterranean, from the cliffs overlooking the sea, beaches reachable only by swimming , by a campaign of high landscape value and rich in local products , such as lavender , honey , olive oil, legumes . Peculiar to the region are also working on Fabriano paper and that of musical instruments in Castelfidardo and Osimo .
The city has several beaches; the most central is the Passetto typical beach coastline high , full of rocks , including the Chair of the Pope ( one of the symbols of the city) , the rock of the Square, much appreciated for the opportunity to dive into the deep water . To the north of the harbor , the coast is low. In this area to remember is Palombina the beach , sandy , with an air of urban and lively folk , in view of the Gulf Doric and bordered by the railway line . The town is characterized by alternating bands of hills and valleys.
A STORY WELL KEPT
Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podesti : Bosdari located inside the building , in Pizzecolli . Among others we can find works by Carlo Crivelli , Titian , Lorenzo Lotto , Guercino, Sebastiano del Piombo , Horace Genitileschi , Andrea Lilli , Francesco Podesti .
Cathedral of San Ciriaco : essential to the visit of the Cathedral on the Guasco hill that overlooks the bay and the harbor , and from where it dominates the city. Before RTEmagicC_duomo_ancona.jpgin ancient temple of Aphrodite the Greek era , following the basilica of San Lorenzo in the sixth century and, finally, the Cathedral dedicated to St. Ciriaco of Ancona in 1017 , is a classic example of Romanesque architecture in which a series of Byzantine and Gothic elements . Beautiful front porch with concentric arches and columns supported by the statues of two lions. In its basement are visible traces of previous and remote buildings on which stands the present building . The lease is the Cathedral a romantic point of reference because from here you can admire the beautiful sunsets over the gulf and the comings and goings of ships in the port.
Diocesan Museum : housed in the old Bishop’s located in the square of the Cathedral to his left. Rich in traces of a faith that has ancient origins , being tied to the arrival of Christianity, the first martyr Stephen , includes a collection of sculptures, paintings, sacred objects and the remains of the churches demolished or bombed (among all parts retrieved, suggestive those of the historic church of St Peter). Among the most famous pieces can not be named four tapestries with their bright colors , taken from cartoons by Rubens .
National Archaeological Museum of Brands is housed in the sixteenth century Palazzo Ferretti , allows an interesting journey through time thanks to RTEmagicC_Passetto Ancona.jpgtestimonianze – rich of all the civilizations of the region. It includes the following sections: Prehistory ( from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age ) Protohistoric ( section featuring the museum , thanks to the beautiful artifacts of the people Piceno , Marche , who lived in the Iron Age , the section then includes the testimonies of ‘ invasion of the Gauls ) . For years he awaits the reopening of the Greek Section , which will exhibit the finds of the necropolis of Ancona , the Roman Section , also very rich , the Mediaeval and the remarkable numismatic collection .
City Museum is a museum of urban history , located in the Piazza del Papa Among the pieces to report the views of the city of Luigi Vanvitelli and a large plastic timber that reconstructs the city of Ancona in 1844.
Teatro delle Muse : the facade overlooking Piazza della Repubblica and is immediately visible to those arriving in the city from the harbor. Built by architect RTEmagicC_muse_01.jpgPietro Ghinelli Senigallia and opened April 28, 1827 , the original building has been preserved with the monumental neoclassical facade gable and bas-reliefs , as well as the entrance staircase . After extensive renovations from the ravages of war in ’43 and the earthquake of 1972, in the new theater was designed as an urban plaza characterized by two lateral porticos Istrian stone . Of great artistic impact the safety curtain , with bronze sculptures of Valerian Trubbiani . It ‘ a very modern : the great hall with stage, has 1057 seats divided between stalls and three galleries, there is also a small theater of 186 seats , three rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms for artists and foyer , large foyer for the public and the ballroom , offices and services . The Teatro delle Muse is one of the places of art, music and culture in the most prestigious center of Italy !
Arch of Trajan : situated in the northern dock of the commercial port of Ancona , is an elegant marble work turkish Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus , built in 115 d. C. in honor of the Emperor Trajan , who had to expand and improve the city’s port. The Triumphal Arch of Ancona , slender, elegant , harmonious, but at the same time imponenete is among the best preserved of the existing evidence and is certainly one of the most valuable monuments of the Roman Marches . Nearby is the Arco Clementino , Vanvitelli , access port on the walls .
A KITCHEN THAT SMELLS OF THE SEA …
The universally recognized symbol of the culinary traditions of Ancona is the ” stockfish all’anconitana ” , celebrated by recurring events during the year and protected by a special academy. Featuring a delicious fragrance , from a long cooking , the presence of potatoes into large pieces and an abundance of wine and olive oil mill. After the stockfish the other king of the kitchen is the Anconitana ” mosciolo ” , the local name of the mussel or mussel , which is bred in these parts , but you are fishing on natural reefs . Recently, the ” mosciolo Portonovo ” was recognized as ” protected designation of origin product .”
THE LEGEND OF ” THE SUNKEN BELL “
Under the spur of Guasco there are still the remains of an ancient rock on which stood the church of San Clemente with the name of the church is in fact indicated the rock . The church no longer exists, collapsed centuries ago in the sea due to erosion of the waves. According to legend, the church bell is still hidden in the bottom of the sea, and during storms still you can hear its sound , amid the roar of the waves . But they are not the most faithful to be called , but the sea creatures , who come in droves under the ancient rock.