The “Grotte del Passetto” hidden caves in Ancona
Within walking distance of the central streets of Ancona, one of the most beautiful places in the city
The “Passetto” beach can be accessed from the city centre of Ancona by going down the long white staircase under the “Monumento ai Caduti” WWI monument, or by walking through the park on the left of the monument. You can relax in one of the beach establishments or take a walk by the sea to the caves.
WHY CHOOSE THE “GROTTE DEL PASSETTO”: along this stretch of coast you can admire the “grottini”, the colorful shelters dug inside the cliff in the early 1900s by the fishermen to harbour their boats. Today their heirs, known as “grottaroli”, spend their summers here eating fresh fish and relaxing. The various coloured wooden doors and the lights make the Passetto caves a very magical and attractive place both by day and night.
High and rocky shore, city beach
Everyone, for a walk through the typical Conero
How to reach it
With the panoramic paid lift, or by going down one of the following trails: from Via Panoramica near the "Salesi" Paediatric Hospital or from Via Thaon de Revel, near the swimming pool.
Where to park
On the street near the Passetto, paid parking