July 02, 2014

The simple reason why everybody wants to travel to Italy

Ancona, Italy
There’s a very simple reason why almost everybody from all over the world loves to travel to Italy. It is not the magnificence of Rome, not the charm of Venice, not the calm blue waters of its islands and gulf. A simpler reason.
During our travel up and down Italy, we are discovering incredible destinations in every single region of the Bel Paese: a medieval town, an ancient village of roman origins, a ski resort in the Alps valleys, an enchanted lake or natural park… The very simple reason is that everybody can find a place he would fall in love with.
Not necessarily a famous one: it can be a normal city in central Italy, far from the renowned locations of north Italy, like Venice and Milan, and the warm places of south Italy, like Naples and Palermo. And it can even be a small village on the Adriatic coast, the “second division” coast, far from the overcrowded Amalfi coast and Cinque Terre.
But still it will have its charm, its history forever engraved in the monuments, its italian cars and fashion, its italian cuisine and its Dolce Vita lifestyle.
It can be a destination like the two we are going to talk about today: Ancona and San Benedetto del Tronto.


Ancona is one of the largest natural harbors in the Adriatic, its shape elbow, to which it owes its name, allows the Marche capital to be vantage point of sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. A rarity that adds charm to a city where ancient and modern history are intermingled between hill districts and sailors neighborhoods.
From the Arch of Trajan to the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, right up to the large steel ships entering the harbor, all with the Conero mountain in the background. Telling Ancona through its monuments is a bit like getting on a panoramic elevator that goes up and down the city, starting from the splendid view you can enjoy on the Guasco hill, where you can also see up close the beauty of the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, built on the remains of two old churches. The exterior facade is made impressive by a round arch and the interior is decorated with works of famous artists such as Vanvitelli.
Ancona, Italy

The Cathedral bears the signature of the Royal Palace of Caserta architect, as well as the Mole Cittadina (known as Mole Vanvitelliana). The shape that stands out from the top in the bend of the harbor is unmistakable: the other symbol of the town is the Arch of Trajan, monument that together with the remains of the amphiteather bears witness to the splendor of the city during the Roman period.
At lower altitudes, a short distance from the seafront Vanvitelli, there is Piazza del Plebiscito with the Government Palace and Palace Mengoni. The square, also known as Piazza del Papa, is the heart of the old Ancona. Do not miss, between the narrow streets that lead to the docks, the Church of Santa Maria della Piazza, the Loggia dei Mercanti and the Teatro delle Muse.

San Benedetto del Tronto

Important town in the Marche Riviera, a very active fishing center and a major seaside resort of the middle Adriatic, San Benedetto del Tronto, situated between the rivers Tronto and Tesino, has a long beach of fine white sand that slopes gently into the sea characterized by shallow water.
The waterfront is distinguished by its rich vegetation, formed essentially by countless palm trees that grow on the beach. For this peculiarity San Benedetto is also referred to as the'' Riviera delle Palme''. From the sea the town extends on a hill to the upper village, where stands the medieval Tower of Gualtieri, commonly known as, the symbol of the city.
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

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