Attractions to explore nearby Arch of Trajan
The Arch of Trajan or Trajan's Arch of Benevento is a celebratory arch dedicated to Emperor Trajan on the occasion of the opening of the Via Traiana, a variant of the Via Appia that shortened the path between Benevento and Brindisi. The monument, which has reached us substantially intact, including the numerous sculptural reliefs that decorate the surfaces, appears to be the best-preserved Roman triumphal arch with reliefs.
The cathedral of Ancona is dedicated to San Ciriaco and is the metropolitan cathedral of the archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo. It is a medieval church where the Romanesque style blends with the Byzantine one, evident in the plan and in many decorations. It stands in a spectacular position at the top of the Guasco hill, already occupied by the Acropolis of the Greek-Doric city, from where it dominates the whole city of Ancona and its gulf. In May 1926, Pope Pius XI elevated it to the dignity of a mino
The National Archaeological Museum of the Marche is located in Ancona, inside the sixteenth - century Palazzo Ferretti. It documents in an almost complete way the prehistory and protohistory of the Marche region; it includes rich collections relating to the Greek, Roman civilization and that of the Senonian Gauls. The finds relating to the Picene civilization form the most complete existing collection; for the richness of its collections, the museum is one of the most important archaeological mu
The port of Ancona is a port located in the innermost part of the Gulf of Ancona and is, therefore, a natural port in its oldest nucleus; it is the first Italian port for international traffic of vehicles and passengers. Among the first ports of the Adriatic for goods, as far as fishing is concerned, the fish markets of Ancona are together in second place in the Adriatic and in sixth place nationally, while for tons gross tonnage, the fishing port ranks third in Italy and first in the Adriatic w
The church of Santa Maria della Piazza is located in Ancona in Piazza Santa Maria, in the ancient Porto district . Built between the 11th and 12th centuries , it is a notable example of the Romanesque style . It was built on an early Christian church of the fourth century restored in the sixth ; a part of the floor of the present church is in glass to allow the vision of the paleochristian mosaics below.
Piazza del Plebiscito is a square in Naples located at the end of via Toledo, as soon as you pass Piazza Trieste e Trento. Located in the historic center, between the seafront and via Toledo, with an area of about 25,000 square meters, the square is one of the largest in the city and in Italy and for this reason, it is the most used for large events.
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
The Cardeto Park is the largest urban park in Ancona. Overlooking the sea, surrounded by nature, it occupies the tops of the Cappuccini and Cardeto hills and extends over an area of about 35 hectares, all close to the center. It includes places of historical value, a natural environment of considerable interest and numerous panoramic points on the high coast and the city.
The Omero state tactile museum in Ancona is one of the few tactile museums in the world. The institute introduces art through touch, giving visitors the opportunity to see with their hands. Created to promote the integration of people with visual disabilities, it is a space accessible to all. The collection includes architectural models, casts and true copies of plaster and fiberglass sculptures, archaeological finds from prehistoric times to Roman times and original sculptures by contemporary
The Conero Riviera is the high and rocky stretch of coast of the Adriatic, which from the port of the city of Ancona reaches that of Numana. It takes its name from Monte Conero, which forms the homonymous promontory overlooking the sea, rich in inlets and small rocky or stony beaches; it has a coastline of about twenty kilometers. The territory is protected by the Conero Regional Park, the first regional park in the Marche by date of establishment.
The Passetto is the most famous rocky beach in Ancona and also the district that takes its name from it. The main public park in the district is that of the Passetto, overlooking the sea; it extends south of the War Memorial and is equipped with an ice rink and a 33-meter swimming pool. Another public green area is the Pineta Bianchi, between via Trieste and via Podgora, formerly part of the private villa from which it takes its name.