San Ciriaco Cathedral

The San Ciriaco Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Ciriaco) in Ancona is one of the oldest and most beautiful architectural masterpieces of Italy. It is said that at the foundation of the church, completed in 1017, there is another older temple of the 3rd century BC dedicated to Aphrodite (Venus). Today, the church is the seat of the Archbishop of Ancona.

It is an imposing building comprising Roman, Byzantine and Gothic style, admired by all visitors for its architectural culture and its particular location.
Climbing the slope, located above the old citadel of the Greek colony of Ancona, the first thing one sees is the dreamy view of the old town and the harbor. 

Also, at the back of the church there is the Museum, which exhibits rich religious and cultural artifacts of the region.

 

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