The idea to spend some days in Ancona was due to a tour that we did in Marches Region. To be honest Ancona in my mind would have been only a stop. But sometimes unexpected things are the ones that give you more excitement and get into your heart.
And Ancona for me was one like these. Visit Ancona means go till the top of San Ciriaco just to take a look at the harbor on the sunset. Then walking down and reach the sea where the big ships are waiting to take off with the lights on to illuminate the night. Ancona in the morning gives you a good morning, go to the “Mole Vanvitelliana” with its boats still asleep, and stop to the market under the arcades right in time for a snack. And then you can visit museums and the Passetto with their incredible doors.
In short, I recommend a stop at Ancona because sometimes the important thing is not the destination, but the steps leading to it and the moments of wonder along the way. Below as usual some tips to visit Ancona with kids.
Useful information for visiting Ancona with kids
Ancona seemed to us be a quiet city and also suitable for children with parks, green spaces and pedestrian areas.
Visit Ancona with kids
You can visit Ancona by walk or taking buses that connect the center with the station. The website for the information is www.conerobus.it. The city visit good walk even if there are some ascents not ideal if you have the stroller.
What to do in Ancona with kids
The museum that we think you are longing to Ancona if you are traveling with children is the “Museo Tattile Omero” (Tactile Museum Omero) a special museum where kids can touch everything.
With children, however it is interesting to also stop at the Cardeto Park or at the Passetto with its caves by the sea. To achieve the latter there is an elevator (which, however, was not running when we were there) or the stairs.
At the end of Viale della Vittoria – on the Monument to the Fallen left – you’ll also find some rides and a small playground for children while another children’s area is located in Piazza Cavour.
Beaches close to Ancona
From Ancona by train or bus you can reach many beautiful beaches. The area named “Il Conero” is very beautiful and there you can find a lot of beaches. One of them is Beach Urbani a famous really very nice beach with lots of restaurants right at the Monte Conero.
In less than half an hour by train from Ancona you can also reach Senigallia with its end so as to be defined long sandy beach “velvet”.
What to see close to Ancona: a tour in Marches Region
We went several times on vacation in the Marches and below you can fine some destination that you can visit not far from Ancona:
- Conero Riviera: An article dedicated to Numana, Sirolo and to the beautiful towns of Conero which can be reached by bus just from Ancona.
- Senigallia and its beach: Senigallia can be reached by train from Ancona and its sand is … all to touch! 😉
- The Camerano Caves: One of the things to see near Ancona are definitely these caves which also can be reached by bus from the city.
- The Frasassi Caves: This is also one of the things to be seen in the Marche although it is a bit ‘more distant from Ancona.
- An itinerary for a holiday in the Marche: In this article you will find a route to organize a trip of at least one week in Marche, from Pesaro, Urbino, Fano and Ancona … obviously! 🙂
- Urbino in a day: Some tips to visit Urbino with kids.
Hotels in Ancona with kids
During our weekend in Ancona we stayed at the Hotel Milano. The property has spacious rooms, clean and recently refurbished, and a beautiful terrace where you can have breakfast during the summer. The hotel is located in the center of Ancona – near Piazza Cavour – comfortable with the buses and in a good position.