Top Tourist Attractions in Ancona

Top Tourist Attractions in Ancona: Harbor and Piazza Della Repubblica, Cattedrale di San Ciriaco, National Archeological Museum, Piazza del Plebiscito, Roman Amphitheater.

Harbor and Piazza Della Repubblica

The hub of Ancona’s traffic – both land and sea — is Piazza Della Repubblica. On its west side is the harbor, a large oval basin that has been in use since Roman times.

Cattedrale di San Ciriaco

A flight of steps or a winding panoramic road leads to the top of Monte Guasco, where Ancona’s cathedral was built on the site of a temple dedicated to Venus Euplea, the goddess who protected sailors.

National Archeological Museum

The 16th-century Palazzo Ferretti houses one of the most prestigious archaeological museums in Italy, filled with the finds that emerged from excavations throughout the Marche region.

Piazza del Plebiscito

This long piazza is Ancona’s favorite spot to relax or meet friends in a café, a gracious outdoor space overlooked by statues and historic public buildings. High at one end is the church of San Domenico, designed by Marchionni and built in the late 1700s.

Roman Amphitheater

Built into the slope of Monte Guasco, on top of which stands the cathedral, are the ruins of Ancona’s large Roman amphitheater, which was built during the reign of Emperor Augustus.