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Lazzaretto of Ancona

Banchina Giovanni da Chio, 28, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy

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About Lazzaretto of Ancona

The historical purpose of Ancona’s pentagonal building is as interesting as its architecture. It originally served as a quarantine station for contagious visitors.  Rising out of the port like a massive stone pentagon, the building has had a striking appeal for centuries. Over the years, the site has taken different functions, mainly as a military citadel since the 19th century. During World War I, there was a failed attempt to sabotage the Italian naval resources by 60 infiltrating Habsburg sai

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Port of Ancona0.82km from Lazzaretto of Ancona

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Piazza0.88km from Lazzaretto of Ancona

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Arch of Trajan1.24km from Lazzaretto of Ancona

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Marche is a central region of Italy on the east coast composed of rolling hills and fertile plains at the base of the Apennine mountains. It is bordered by Umbria in the west, Emilia-Romagna to the north, and Abruzzo to the south.