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Trekking in Ancona
What are our towns and cities hiding amidst the chaos, noise and traffic? How can you get back in touch with your soul, your essence, your deepest feelings, whilst forgetting the usual problems that assail us as time hurries on?
Paradise Possible would like to accompany you on a calming promenade to discover and visit the cultural and artistic roots of the most beautiful cities in Le Marche, on a leisurely walk which will allow you to grasp the evanescent essence of the places and the noble spirit of their inhabitants. Have a great trip!
Not to be missed
The one and a half million tourists that arrive each year at the port of Ancona usually only pass through the city. Most of them are unaware that the city and its surviving classical architecture conceals a rich history, lying just metres from the seashore.
The ideal starting point to begin your discovery of this history is at the city museum, which traces the development of the city from its beginnings up until the 1960s through an interesting exhibition of photos, maps and video guides. In order to get to the museum, you’ll need to go to Piazza del Plebiscito, but if you ask for directions, remember to say Piazza del Papa, the Ancona locals’ name for this square which truly is the salon of the city.
Walk down Via Pizzecolli to see the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre, an imposing construction from the Augustan period which could once hold up to 8000 spectators. You can still make out the original layout by looking at the open-air steps and the adjoining buildings which survive.
From here, you can go up the hill to the Cattedrale di San Ciriaco and then walk back down towards the sea, where the church of Santa Maria della Piazza seems to be stood listening to the sounds of the sea and the noises of the port. This amazing example of Romanesque architecture dates back to the 11th century and still bears traces of the ruins of the old early Christian temple upon over which it was built. The church was originally named Santa Maria del Canneto (lit. grove of reeds), because it laid in a marshy area, and then later Santa Maria del Mercato (market), because this same area, and in particular Via della Loggia were the setting for the frantic commercial exchanges which took place in the city.
How to get there
From the North or the South, take the A14 and exit at the Ancona Sud toll. Follow directions to the centro storico (historic centre). Once you’ve arrived in the centre, the route can be followed on foot.
The nearest airport is Ancona-Falconara airport. A shuttle bus service runs between the airport and Ancona’s main railway station. The centre can then be reached using the public transport service ATMA.
Alternatively, we recommend that you hire a car or book a car with a driver by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The nearest port is Ancona, the heart of the city’s historic centre. We recommend that you hire a car or book a car with a driver by emailing email@example.com
The nearest train station is Ancona’s main station and the centre can be reached using the public transport service ATMA. For information and times see www.trenitalia.it.
Where to stay
Il Casale di Giulia – Sirolo
An old country house built with the typical white stone of the Conero region and recently converted into a welcoming and elegant resort near the coast, in the heart of the Parco Regionale del Monte Conero, next to the Conero Golf Club in Sirolo and only 5 minutes from the sea.
Hotel Emilia – Portonovo (Ancona)
Situated in one of the most stunning parts of the Conero Riviera, this 4 star hotel welcomes its guests with the charm of its breathtaking views and the elegance of its construction and interiors.
La Locanda delle Saline – Camerata Picena
A 19th century country house which has been completely restructured is the ideal place to rest and relax for those seeking comfortable and easy access to the main transport routes and departure points - Raffaello Sanzio Airport, the entrance to the A14 motorway and Ancona railway station – without wanting to miss out on the subtle tranquillity of the hills of the Le Marche.
Where to eat
Bontà delle Marche – Ancona
On the shelves of this gastronomy shop, you will only find products of the highest quality. Honey, jam and tasty sweets – typical local products, made to ancient recipes. On the first floor you can stop for lunch or dinner, delighting your palate with the best local recipes and the quality of the ingredients selected for you by the chef.
All the Benefits of Booking through Paradise Possible
• 10% discount on all accommodations recommended by Paradise Possible
• possibility of visiting historical assets that are not usually available and not opened to the public
• assistance of experienced guides in art history with interpreter
• availability of the municipalities where the property is located
• availability of tourist reception at the farm contracted
• quality of courses tailor-made by experts for every itinerary
• assistance of experienced guides to adventure sports on the nature parks
• flexibility to take advantage of the itinerary with the same services for arrangement in group or in pairs.
Costs and methods of Payment :
• Each itinerary will be priced individually;
• For every booking of the itinerary it will be required a pay contribution for the number of people who will benefit of the Itinerary (*) to Paradise Possible and the 30% deposit for booking of accommodation at the selected facility.
• The methods of payment will be indicated by Paradise Possible, while the facility itself will show its own.
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