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Located on Italy's west coast, the town of Ancona has not always been on the tourist map. However, the recreational facilities available in this sizable ferry port are improving all the time and there is now plenty to keep visitors entertained. The old town is a real highlight and you can spend some time there getting to grips with Ancona's fascinating history. Also, you can splash your Euros in the areas of Corso Mazzini and Corso Garibaldi, which offer elegant shops and restaurants. To book Ancona flights, or to check out flights to other Italian destinations, try the dealchecker search tool.
Arguably the best time to take flights to Ancona is between April and June. The weather then is sunny but not too hot and the countryside is alive with spring flowers. Also, this is before the tourist high season, which is at its peak in July and August.
Flights to Ancona Falconara Airport from the UK take around two hours and 20 minutes. Once they touch down at the hub, you can expect a 20-minute journey to the town centre. Train, bus and taxi services are available from the airport. However, if you prefer greater independence, you may benefit from taking advantage of car hire while in Ancona. Having your own vehicle means you can explore not only Ancona itself, but also the surrounding attractions.
While in the town, make sure you take a look at the majestic Arco di Traiano (or Trajan's Arch). This was built in 115BC by Apollodorus of Damascus in honour of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Make sure you take your camera as there are plenty of superb photo opportunities to make the most of. Another impressive construction is the Cattedrale di San Ciriaco. Sitting proudly on a hilltop, this building offers sweeping views of the town below. After a day of culture and sightseeing, you can relax in Ancona's bars and cafes. For example, the art deco-inspired Liberty Cocktail Lounge is a great place to unwind.