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Loreto, a hill town, is a comune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche and most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.LocationLoreto is located 127m above sea level on the right bank of the Musone river and 22km by rail south-southeast of Ancona; like many places in the Marche, it provides good views from the Apennines to the Adriatic.Main sightsThe city's main monuments occupy the four sides of the piazza: the college of the Jesuits; the Palazzo Comunale (formerly the Palazzo Apostolico), designed by Bramante, that houses an art gallery with works of Lorenzo Lotto, Vouet and Annibale Carracci as well as a collection of maiolica, and the Shrine of the Holy House (Santuario della Santa Casa). On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento dei Frati Cappuccini di Recanati, examine the collection at Casa Leopardi, don't miss a visit to Piazza del sabato del villaggio, get engrossed in the history at Museo della Santa Casa - Palazzo Apostolico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Santa Casa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Camminamenti di Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musei Civici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi, explore the world behind art at Museo Cinema a Pennello, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Madonna, and finally look for gifts at Antica Calzoleria Loreto.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Loreto journey planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiports are Marche Airport, Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport and Federico Fellini International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Loreto can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C.
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