Ancona is the capital of the Italian region called Marche. It is an important port city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Most of its medieval center was bombed during World War II. Its cathedral, however, is set on the mountain overlooking Ancona and still worth a look. There is also a monument built by Mussolini on the waterfront. Nearby Monte Conero is of particular interest. It offers glorious vistas, on a coastline that extends from Venice to Pescara with mainly flat sandy beaches. The popular resorts of Portonovo, Sirolo, and Santa Maria di Badia are at the Mount's base.
Ferries are cheap and go regularly between various places by the coast. The following international lines are serviced by car ferries:
An up-to-date site with all ferry schedules from Ancona to Greece, Croatia and Turkey is here.
Internetcafe is on the port, a bit east of the train station. It is also an international calling service. Two computers. Via Guglielmo Marconi
Serenellini's Accordion Factory
Since 1978 "Serenellini" manufactures a wide range of excellent handicrafted accordions, able to satisfy the needs of the student as well as the most demanding professional accordionist. The artisan style of Serenellini's accordion suits to the quality of the product; using only the best Italian raw materials,employing highly experienced craftsmen and adhering to a severe policy of accurate on-line testing up to the final product give rise to the top reliability guarantee of the instrument.
Ulderico on the waterfront, close to the Mole Vanvitelliana is an excellent as well as budget place to eat fish