From Ancona on foot: the paths that begin or end in our city

Traveling is what makes us truly free, it is what allows us to detach from the everyday routine to see the world from a different, new and always wonderful perspective.

But have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel on foot?

It means enjoying panoramas and landscapes, slowly.
It means discovering the less touristic and authentic side of a place.
It simply means [re]finding yourself in total harmony with nature, all of it.

Here are 3 paths that cross the city of Ancona:

Porto Antico

– The Way of Francis to Jerusalem

Straddling Umbria and the Marches, this journey retraces the one undertaken by Saint Francis in 1219 when he reached the city of Ancona from Assisi to embark for the Holy Land.
An extraordinary itinerary of over 170 km, mostly on dirt tracks, which passes through four parks and nature reserves and touches five cities of great historical-architectural interest (Assisi, Gualdo Tadino, Fabriano, Osimo and Ancona).
Learn more about the Franciscan Way to Jerusalem!

Basilica di Loreto

– Way of the Eastern Gate: from Ancona to Loreto

An itinerary that alternates between sea and hills, countryside and small villages from which to enjoy breathtaking views: 44 km of pure Marche marvel!
It starts from Ancona, the ancient gateway to the East, and arrives in front of the majestic Basilica of Loreto, seat of the Holy House of Nazareth.
The route is marked by yellow arrows and can also be consulted on the map of the Conero Natural Park, Monti edition.
Click here to find out more!

La Baia di Portonovo

– Marche Tuscany coast to coast

A path that joins two seas, the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian, two promontories, the Conero and the Argentario and crosses Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.
It starts from Ancona and along the 409 km that make it up it is possible to visit Nocera Umbra, Assisi, Gualdo, Todi and Orvieto, up to Lazio and Lake Bracciano. The last stretch is the Maremma one, with final destination in Orbetello.
An unusual east-west itinerary for those used to thinking of Italy vertically, practicable both on foot and by bicycle: find out more about the Marche-Tuscany coast to coast path!

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