Cattedrale di San Ciriaco
Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche
Housed in the beautiful 16th-century Palazzo Ferretti , where the ceilings are covered with original frescoes and bas-reliefs, this...
Arco di Traiano
North of Piazza Dante Alighieri, at the far end of the port, is the Arco di Traiano, erected in 115 BC by Apollodorus of Damascus in...
Parco del Cardeto
The din of central Ancona fades to a distant hum from this park straddling the hill behind the city, with broad views across the...
Osteria del Pozzo
Unless you've booked ahead, you'll be lucky to grab one of the cheek-by-jowl tables at this inviting osteria, which overflows with...
Cattedrale di San Ciriaco information
Lonely Planet review
A stiff but scenic climb up from the old town, Ancona's perkily domed cathedral commands sweeping views of the city and port from its hilltop perch. Guarded by two marble lions, the cathedral sits grandly atop the site of an ancient pagan temple and is an architectural potpourri of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic features.
Wandering downhill from here along Piazza Anfiteatro, you will glimpse the remains of the city's Roman amphitheatre , believed to have been built during the reign of Emperor Augustus.