Ancona is an Italian port city, located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in the Marche region of Italy. Most visitors pass through Ancona via the ferry port, which links Italy to Croatia, Greece, and Turkey. During the summer months, there are daily services operating between these countries, however during winter, ferry services are limited. It is recommended to book in advance (via the ferry website) to secure a ticket during the peak/summer season, as well as to gain the best deals.
The views from Ancona are breathtaking, with white sandy beaches stretching along the coast. There are a number of bars and restaurants located around Piazza del Plebiscito and Piazza del Papa. There are also a number of good restaurants located on the waterfront. Ancona Cathedral is also worth a visit, as it sits on top of Guasco Hill, and offers spectacular views of the city, port, and coast.
There are a number of accommodation options here, including budget hotels and a few hostels in Ancona. Hostels in Ancona located on the waterfront tend to be more expensive. The cheapest Ancona hostels can be found in the city centre, where there are a number of restaurants and shops. Most hostels in Ancona provide free Wi-Fi or internet access. Some hostels in Ancona have curfews, so if you are looking to party, check hostel operating times before booking. Ancona hostels tend to be of a good standard, with clean, comfortable mattresses and hot-water showers. Hostel staff members tend to speak at least conversational English, however it is always handy to have access to an Italian phrase book.
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