Official language: Italian
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Due to the fact that Ankona is the port city, in local restaurants you can find a wide choice of fish dishes. One of them is Brodetto – spicy soup prepared from 13 species of fishes, with tomatoes and garlic.
Every year, at the end of summer in Ankona there is taking place an international festival jointly with a celebration of the sea. It is an outstanding occasion to get to know unusual cultural offer of the region, as well as with works of artists from all over the world.
The city’s name originates from a Greek word “ankon” meaning elbow (due to the shape of seashore). This was the name Greek sailors used when they arrived there in the 4th century B.C.
Italy in a nutshell – according to some that is how you can refer to the capital of the province Marche. Ankona is a city located in the central Italy at the Adriatic Sea. It is a great alternative for huge, crowded metropolis and at the same time it allows you to feel the real vibe of Italy. It was there where centuries ago, two mighty civilisations of Greece and Rome were vying. Architecture has traces of Byzantium, Roman and Early Christian styles.
Due to a wide range of touristic attractions, precious monuments, lovely beaches and impressive landscapes, it is a perfect place for either a romantic weekend for two or a spontaneous city break with friends. Worth attention is very well-developed accommodation and gastronomic infrastructure. In restaurants and bars are served exquisite dishes based on fish, meat, as well as typical snacks of Mediterranean cuisine. The region is famous for aromatic cheese pecorino, the highest quality olive’s oil, white wine or anise liquor Mistra.
Elegant restaurant Fortino Napoleonico is a perfect place for celebratory dinner for two, with breath taking view for the Adriatic Sea. Unique, strictly Mediterranean vibe is also provided by a restaurant Saviotti in Portonovo. Visiting the city, it is worth to step by Cremeria Pincini for delicious ice creams prepared according to traditional recipe. Additional portion of sweetness we can get in a charming café Zucchero a Velò, famous for luscious pies and desserts.
The province Ankona can boast of clean and wide beaches. The most popular ones are Riviera del Conero in Sirolo and Baia in Portonovo. Limpid water and steep hills covered with abundant vegetation make amazing impression. A great spot for doing water sports, a romantic walk or a family picnic.
In the city’s offer you can also find numerous attractions for people hungry some adrenaline. A visit in the adventure park Adventure Rooms or Effugio is a good idea for spending nicely time with friends. After dose of adrenaline it is worth to step by Bar Torino in the city’s centre, where you can savour in excellent cocktails. Gourmets of beer will also find there something for themselves: at Piazza del Plebiscito is situated a brewery Amarillo offering a rich menu of beers!