3 days in Province of Ancona Itinerary

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Fly to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport, Drive to Fabriano
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Drive to Marche Airport, Fly to Valletta


Fabriano — 1 day

Fabriano is a town and comune of Ancona province in the Italian region of the Marche, at 325m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Abbazia di San Vittore delle Chiuse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Frasassi, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Pianoforte Storico E Del Suono, and finally examine the collection at Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano.

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Valletta, Malta to Fabriano is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in September; daily highs in Fabriano reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Loreto.
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Loreto — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri), indulge your senses at Traghettatori Riviera del Conero, don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito, then don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero, and finally delve into the distant past at Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Cinema a Pennello, then see the interesting displays at Casa Leopardi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Santa Casa.

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Drive from Fabriano to Loreto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Province of Ancona travel guide

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Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280km northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.HistoryAncona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse in about 387 BC, who gave it its name: Ancona stems from the Greek word Αγκων, meaning "elbow"; the harbour to the east of the town was originally protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow. Greek merchants established a Tyrian purple dye factory here. In Roman times it kept its own coinage with the punning device of the bent arm holding a palm branch, and the head of Aphrodite on the reverse, and continued the use of the Greek language.When it became a Roman colony is uncertain. It was occupied as a naval station in the Illyrian War of 178 BC. Julius Caesar took possession of it immediately after crossing the Rubicon. Its harbour was of considerable importance in imperial times, as the nearest to Dalmatia, and was enlarged by Trajan, who constructed the north quay with his Syrian architect Apollodorus of Damascus. At the beginning of it stands the marble triumphal arch with a single archway, and without bas-reliefs, erected in his honour in 115 by the Senate and Roman people.