Province of Ancona

The Marches, Italy

Province of Ancona
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About Province of Ancona

The province of Ancona (Italian: province of Ancona) is a province in the Marche region of central Italy. Its capital is the city of Ancona and the province borders the Adriatic sea. Ancona is also the capital of the Marche region.

To the north, the province is bounded by the Adriatic Sea, and the Apennine Mountains to the west. The population of the province is mainly located in the coastal areas and in the provincial capital Ancona, which has a population of 101,518; the province has a total population of 477,892 as of 2015. For its coastal location, it is strategically important. The president of the province is Liana Serrani.

Its sandy beach coast is popular with Italians but has not been heavily influenced by tourism. A large area of the province territory consists of agricultural land often used for the production of wine; the province produces wines with Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Verdicchio grapes. Every year, during the harvest period, parties are held in the province. Contains mountainous regions and the Conero Regional Park, which contains dense forests where black truffles are found. These are sold in Acqualagna in the nearby province of Pesaro and Urbino.

Famous people born in the province of Ancona include Federico II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (Jesi), international Gothic painter Gentile da Fabriano (Fabriano); the writer Rafael Sabatini (Jesi); the composer Gaspare Spontini (Maiolati, which has since taken its name from Maiolati Spontini); composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Jesi); mathematician and physicist Vito Volterra (Ancona); the footballer Roberto Mancini (Jesi); Pope Leo XII (Genga); Pope Pius IX (Senigallia); and actress Virna Lisi (Jesi).

See also

Municipalities of the Province of Ancona

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