Ancona: Glorious vistas and a beautiful coastline with flat sandy beaches
An Italian town, Ancona is a provincial capital of the Marche region in Italy, located not quite midway down Italyâ€™s Adriatic coast.
The harbor which was originally protected only by the elbow-shaped promontory from which the city takes its name (Greek for â€˜angkonâ€™ or elbow), features modern installations built since World War II. Although Ancona's importance as a port has diminished, the city is a busy market centre.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Ancona was successively attacked by the Goths, Lombards and Saracens, but recovered its strength and importance.
Today, Ancona does not perhaps represent an obvious holiday destination, but tourists to the town will soon discover some of the treasures that this city has to offer.
To help you make the most of your time away from your luxury MSC cruise ship, you can choose one of our excursions. We offer some of the best deals on days out around Ancona, carefully-chosen to suit all guests.
You can stroll the city and take in its historic sites or add to your vacation by venturing further afield to the beautiful city of Urbino.
The more adventurous will enjoy the trip to the Frassassi caves to behold impressive stalagmites and stalactites with walks through the grottos. Ancona makes an interesting day away from the ship and a chance to get to know more of Italy.
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