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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.

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Bath Il Valentino  +39 071 34136 / +39 66 9801624



Beach type

High and rocky shore, city beach

Suited for

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

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