Ancona is the largest city in Marche, Italy and also the region’s capital. Ancona is a magnificent seaport; build with an elegant splendour that only happens in Italy. With almost endless archaeological attractions and excellent access to the finest beaches of Marche, a holiday rental property in Ancona, Italy is the perfect spot in which to relax and enjoy all that makes Marche such a popular getaway in the sun.
There are a vast range of sites to see in Ancona, ranging from the ruins of the Church of San Agostino to the beautiful façade of the Fontana del Calamo. There are a number of excellent sightseeing routes to take through Ancona, the finest of which starts down by the ferry docks, and climbs through the town to the summit of the Colle Guasco, taking in all the most impressive medieval, Venetian, Roman, Romanesque, Byzantine and Gothic monuments, of which there are many. The medieval cathedral of San Ciriaco sits atop of the Colle Guasco, overlooking the town, affording visitors the finest views available.
There is a great range of shopping to be done from an Ancona property. There are a great range of shops, ranging from antique shops to designer fashion boutiques. The restaurants of Ancona, especially those that line the port, serve fantastic shellfish, washed down with one of the many light bodied wines produced in the area. Those who enjoy their food will be spoilt for choice when staying in Ancona accommodation, as the grilled meat dishes are absolutely mouth-watering, and somewhat of a local delicacy.
The forested hills of the Marche coastline are perfect for walking, horse riding and cycling holidays. There are almost endless routes cutting through the thick forests that carpet the area, which provide mush needed shade to those walking from an Ancona holiday rental during the hot summer months.
There are a great range of beach resorts along the coast either side of a holiday rental in Ancona, Italy. There are numerous beaches on which to sunbathe, swim and snorkel, and if you have rented a small boat from Ancona port, there are almost endless secluded bay beaches on which to drop anchor and claim for your own for the day.
Ancona is nicest from April through until June, when temperatures are high, (around 30?C by day), without having stifling humidity. By July and August, daily temperatures soar well into the mid 30’s, which can become quite uncomfortable unless you have access to an Ancona villa with a pool! Winters can be cold, although you are unlikely to experience daily temperatures below 5?C.
Amazingly, the tiny Ancona Airport (AOI) does receive direct flights from the UK on a regular basis. Flights to Ancona Airport arrive from just six airports in Europe, one of which is London Stansted (STN). These flights are provided by Ryanair, and once you arrive into Ancona Airport, there are a good range of taxi firms waiting to whisk you away to your self catering Ancona accommodation.