Ancona

Ancona is a city and a seaport, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The town is finely situated on two hills that form an amphitheatre around the harbour. It was settled in the 4th Century BC by Greek colonists from Syracuse. Later, the Romans exploited its sheltered anchorage and in 115 AD, under the Emperor Trajan, the present harbour walls were raised. The stately ceremonial marble arch standing forlornly at the end of the docks marks his achievement. The main attraction is the Cathedral of Ancona, dedicated to S. Ciriaco, which is a fine Romanesque building in grey stone, built in the form of a Greek cross, and other elements of Byzantine art. Other sights include the Arch of Trajan, Lazzaretto, Episcopal Palace, Church of Santa Maria della Piazza, Palazzo del Comune, Church of San Francesco alle Scale, Church of Sant'Agostino, Palazzo Benincasa, Loggia dei Mercanti and the Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podestri Gallery.

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