The city of Ancona is located on a promontory formed in the northern foothills of Mount Conero. This promontory make the Gulf of Ancona, whose inner part is the natural harbor.
Ancona comes from the greek word Ankon that means elbow for its shape as peninsula.
The Dori a greek population from Sicily, founded Ancona 387 BC, they stopped in this place for the possibility that the natural harbor offered.
The heart of the town is the port as well as Colle Guasco a hill in front of the Port.
Lazzaretto: a pengonal building built in a artificial island at the port and used as Quarantine station (Lazzaretto) for the Port. Architect: Vanvitelli
Porta Pia: ancient gateway of the town
Santa Maria della Piazza (just outside)
The church, a fine example of Romanesque architecture in the citta'.
The Cathedral of Ancona is dedicated to the patron of Ancona: Saint Ciriacous. It's one of the best one examples of Romanesque architecture in the area.