Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region. The city is located between the slopes of the two extremities of the promotory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.

Ancona is an important port on the Adriatic Sea.

There are different beaches in this town, both sandy and rocky. The most important are: Passetto, Seggiola del Papa and Scoglio del Quadrato. In the northern part the most important beach is Palombina.