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The cruise port of Ancona

Cruise ship pier location in Ancona

The cruise port of Ancona is located within walking distance from the historic center. The port area can be very busy because of the ferry connections with Croatia and Greece. From your cruise ship, the upper districts are visible. Most sights are located here. You can spend your day in  Ancona or make an excursion to Urbino.

Ancona Cruise facts

Language in Ancona
The language in Ancona is Italian, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Ancona
The currency in Ancona is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Ancona
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 13.00h
  • and 15.30h - 19.30h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Ancona

  • Ancona Cathedral

    Ancona Cathedral is a church dedicated to Judas Cyriacus. It's located on the former site of the Greek acropolis

  • Arch of Trajan

    Arch of Trajan is 18 meter high marble arch. It was built in honor of Trajanus and founded in 114-115

  • Lazzaretto

    Lazzaretto "Vanvitelliana Mole" is a pentagonal building. It's designed in 1732 by architect Luigi Vanvitelli

  • Palazzo del Comune

    Palazzo del Comune is a palace in Ancona, built in 1250

  • Santi Pellegrino e Teresa church

    Santi Pellegrino e Teresa church is a duomo dedicated to Saint Teresa Pellegrino. It's located on the central Senate Square

  • Santissimo Sacramento church

    Santissimo Sacramento church is a church (in baroque style) from the 16th century. It's situated next to Teatro delle Muse, close to the port

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Getting around in Ancona

It’s easy and cheap to get around Ancona

Weather in Ancona

Ancona has a Mediterranean and continental climate with humid warm summers and wet cold winters.

The average annual temperature in summer is between 23°C and 27°C and in winter is between 3°C and 7°C

Local shore excursions in and around Ancona

You can discover Ancona on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Ancona Tourist information

Near Piazza della Repubblica is the Tourist Office. You can get there a city map and more information about a city.

Cruises to Ancona

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Ancona:

MSC, Thomson