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About Ancona

Ancona is an Adriatic seaport in the Marche region of Central Italy, and is its main transport hub. Originally founded by Greeks from Syracuse in the fourth century BC, it has flourished as a trading and merchant port over the centuries. Despite its commercial status, there are wonderful vistas along the coastline and beautiful sandy beaches. For the sightseer there is much of interest; Ancona Cathedral sits on the mountain above the town and was built on the site of an ancient temple to Venus, the eighteen metre high Arch of Trajan (115AD) was constructed to celebrate that Emperor's creation of the harbour. The Parco del Cardeto, situated in the hills above Ancona, has stunning panoramic views. Alternatively one may tour Serenelli’s famous accordion factory… and much else. The best places to stay in Ancona enable you to take full advantage of the city and surrounding landscapes, and our picks are ideally situated not far from the city.

For vineyard value

  • Poggio Agli Ulvi, a traditional Italian farmhouse, is great value from around £50 per night. Full of rustic charm, the visitor can sip wine straight from the vineyard. Ideal for families with trekking, riding and biking available. A relaxing country retreat.

For breathtaking views

  • Fortino Napoleonico is a four star hotel, right on the beach and enjoying 360 degree views over sea and countryside. The rooms are elegant and chic and there's watersports galore or exploring in the regional park. An ideal spot for beach loungers or active types!

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Best Hotels in Ancona

  • Fortino Napoleonico 30 rooms from $198


    A good Four Star hotel set on a peninsula just outside the bay of Portonovo. Stunning panoramic views from every angle, fabulous access to the beach, lots of exploring of the regional park. Elegant rooms and suites have romantic furnishings. Family friendly and with excellent facilities.

    Views  -  Stunning panoramic views from the peninsula.
    Beach Life
    Sights nearby  -  Plebiscito, Teatro delle Muse, Loggia dei Mercanti and Vanvitelli's Lazzaretto.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Poggio Agli Ulivi 8 rooms from $74


    Lovely rustic country house hotel with its own vineyards. Simple rooms, excellent fresh and local food, swimming pool, and lots of activities. A great value choice for an active family holiday.

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Only 15km from Ancona. A great base for exploring the region
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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