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Ancona: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

1. Ancona: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the still partially unknown city of Ancona. The capital of the Marche region, situated on the central coast of the Adriatic Sea, hides some interesting monuments and attractions, remarkable both from an historic and an architectural point of view.  During this 2.5-hour guided tour your professional guide will take you to see the most important sites in the city. Walk up the hill of San Ciriaco Cathedral and admire the Arch of Trajan, whose construction dates back to 115 BC during the Roman time and the "Mole Vanvitelliana", designed by Luigi Vanvitelli in 1732 for Pope Clementine. Also visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Piazza. Walk through the central Piazza del Plebiscito and then Corso Mazzini to see the 16th-century Fontana del Calamo, its 13 masked spouts supposedly representing effigies of those who have been beheaded. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera with you.

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Jesi: Private Guide & Frederick II Museum Holy Roman Emperor

2. Jesi: Private Guide & Frederick II Museum Holy Roman Emperor

Jesi is an ancient city, founded by the Greeks and has become important under Roman and medieval rule. Jesi became a royal town at the behest of the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia who was born here in 1194 by Costanza D'Altavilla who gave birth in the public forum (today Piazza Federico II). Your tour will go on to discover the beauties of the city starting from the walls, the best preserved in the Marche region. The route will continue in the historic center and you will visit the main churches: San Pietro Apostolo, the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, San Giovanni Battista, San Nicolò Church and the Duomo dedicated to San Settimio. You will also visit the many noble palaces of which Jesi is rich: Palazzo della Signoria, Balleani, Ripanti, Ricci and the Pergolesi Theater. The second part of the tour will be dedicated exclusively to Frederick II, going to visit the bronze monument next to the Bersaglieri gate and finally Piazza Federico II, the most important historical square, former Roman forum, where the day of St. Stephen in 1194 was born "Stupor Mundi." On one side of the square a round bench recalls this event, as well as the longitudinal stone paving on the floor. At the center of the square, you will find a large fountain with an obelisk. The visit will continue inside the museum dedicated to the emperor, a real unmissable jewel for all fans, the Federico II Museum is an absolute unicum that recalls the life and works of Emperor Stupor Mundi, 16 rooms where you can see, interact and relive the life of the Emperor "Puer Apuliae" through interactive installations, three-dimensional animations, multimedia contents, architectural and sartorial reconstructions for a multisensory experience that will really let you experience the history that has changed history.

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