The Ancona cruise terminal is jointly operated by the Ancona port authority, the Chamber of Commerce and the town of Ancona to  provide tourist information and assistance to passegers during their stay in the town and in the port.

The Welcome to Ancona agreement provides a set of services inside the port terminal and in the surrounding territory to improve the experience of the cruise passengers during their stay in Ancona and Marche region.

The terminal at the quay 15 is fully equipped for luggage handling, passenger services, tourist information and security, while outside the terminal the pier yard provides the proper space for taxi, coaches and car valets. Other quays are available for cruise traffic, also in the old port close to the edieval walls and the roman Arch of Trajan that make Ancona unique as experience in port.

Ancona has 100.000 inhabitants and is the capital of Marche region, a territory rich of history, and extremely various: mountains, hills, and beaches are concentrated in a relatively small territory characterized by a culture made of quality of life, respect for the environment, beauty and solid entrepreneurship tradition. The most famous attractions include the system of caves of Frasassi, the town centre of Urbino, UNESCO World heritage site, and the Conero natural park. Many other sites wait to be discovered.

Thanks to its geographical position, Ancona is the gateway to Marche region, with potential destinations also to Umbria for long staying cruises thanks to the ongoing improvements in the road connections. The port is also well connected to the railways station and to the Marche airport.

With more than 1 million of international passenger in port per year, the port of Ancona has developed a skilled and efficient organisation for the passenger traffic management. All the port services are available, concerning information, assitance, security and customs.

The Port Authority is working with the local Municipality and Marche region to further increase the port infrastructures available also for the last generation of cruise ships

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