Ancona Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.5 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 20
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Spend time with an expert local guide in the ancient city of Ancona visiting its monuments and historical buildings
Visit the remains of its Roman past and view remnants of the Arch of Trajan, erected in 115 BCE
Explore the historical central square - Piazza del Plebiscito and see the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Piazza
See the famed dome of Ancona at Cathedral San Ciriaco as it overlooks the sea
Summary
Ancona, Italy is a somewhat unknown, but no less spectacular gem in the Marche region just peeking out from the central coast at the Adriatic Sea. Among the city’s most celebrated attractions are the remarkable archaeological remains from Ancient Rome, the arches of Romanesque churches, and central Renaissance squares where local Italians gather. On this private walking tour led by an expert local guide, find the remarkable sites, monuments, and gardens often overlooked in this seaside town.
Description
To say San Ciriaco Cathedral in the history center at Ancona commands attention from its silent perch at the top of the hill would be an understatement. With it’s linear structure and reserved stoned facade, all the features are a haunting memory of both Romanesque-Byzantine architecture, and even, (remember we said “commanding”) staunch Gothic elements that tell of the city’s varied past. Today the Cathedral sits on the site of the former Greek acropolis from the time of the city’s founding.

After a short walk up the hill to San Ciriaco, admire the ruins of a former era - the Arch of Trajan who ruled the Roman Empire during the 2nd century, and the “Mole Vanvitelliana” with its pentagon form as your guide shares stories from its first days as, (and we are not kidding) a quarantine station. Next, you will visit the church of Santa Maria della Piazza, a stunning piece of Romanesque architecture whose layered structure is restored to feature both the 11th-12th century church as well as the remains of the 6th-7th century church. 

Next, it is time to walk the central piazza of Piazza del Plebiscito where traditional Italian architecture greets at every turn as you head to Corso Mazzini to visit the 16th century Fontana del Calamo. With 13 bronze masks spouting water through their mouths, your guide will share the somewhat macabre story of their believed intention - an effigy for those who have been beheaded in this incredible city!
Commentary Italian: Guide
English: Guide
Included Local guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Excluded Gratuities
Entrance fee (should you wish to enter a site)
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Know before you go Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica, Ancona, Marche, 60121, IT
Directions: Meet your guide in front of Teatro delle Muse.
Notes: Meet your guide in front of Teatro delle Muse.
Start Location Notes Piazza della Repubblica, Ancona, Marche, 60121, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 TO DATE RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Group 13-99 years €260.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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