This is a beautiful park in the south of Ancona where you will find rock caves and white limestone cliffs unlike any others on the Adriatic coast. Do not miss Portonovo, Sirolo and Numana. The famous crowded beach in Sirolo is very beautiful and it is definitely worth a visit.
It is said that the Holy House of Santuario della Santa Casa is the same walled Chamber of Mary that once existed in Nazareth. This legend, together with the beautiful paintings and decorations, attracts visitors from all around the world. Guided tours of the basilica or its museum and art gallery are held regularly.
Agriturismo Rossoconero offers high quality food in large portions to small prices. Almost everything they serve comes from their own farm and the pasta and wine is of course home-made. Enjoy your food at this tranquil venue surrounded by lush nature and the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
Restaurant Emilia Da Marisa is located at the beach of Portonovo. After a lovely day in the sun, end it here and enjoy a delicious meal with a memorable sunset in the background. On the menu you will find grilled dishes with fresh fish together with the best local Verdicchio wines.
This restaurant, located in the pictiresque Genga, is a perfect spot for dinner after visiting Grotte di Frassasi nearby. The dining room with vaults and stone walls sets the right atmosphere in the medieval city and here you can order rustic and traditional food and local specialties.
Gourmet lovers will find food boutiques where they can buy typical products such as the Ciauscolo (a sort of spreadable salami), Fossa cheese, olive ascolane and pasta Latini (dry homemade pasta). Do not forget that every day there is a market in Corso Mazzini where you can find good products at cheap prices. The Marche also boasts excellent wines such as the white Verdicchio and the red Rosso Conero.
Fashion lovers should head for Civitanova Marche (around 48 kilometres from Ancona, 40 minutes by car). There are some very interesting high-level outlet stores such as Tod’s, Hogan, Fay (three brands of the same company), and Paciotti, where you can find discounted clothes, shoes and accessories.
Terra in Cielo showcases some of the finest products from monasteries from all over Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, including oils, perfumes, honey, beer and wine, among many others. Many products are organically grown, and all of them are of the highest quality.
Ancona Airport is located near Falconara, around 19 kilometres from the city centre. A bus (Conero Bus Company) leaves the airport for the city centre (Railway station) every 30 minutes for app. The bus ticket can be bought at the newspapers stand in the Departures terminal. Do not forget to validate the ticket before you board the bus. You can also reach the city centre by train in around 15 minutes from Castelferretti Station. Taxis can be found waiting outside the airport.