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Hidden Gem. Full of Italian Family life

We just happened to find a free parking spot and wanted to wander a promenade. We came across the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Blue B
Preston, United Kingdom
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Tried getting to Portonovo Beach from Ancona but the bus system wasn't going that day. My friend... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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13 Jul 2018
“Concrete, concrete, concrete ”
17 Dec 2017
“Unique, gorgeous and very typical ”
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This isn’t a beach! It’s a slab of concrete near the sea. Some pebbles, broken sun beds and a small cafe. Stay as far away as possible.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

In a way you are directly in the center of the town, but due to the fact that the Passetto is located approx. 60m lower than the town it is completely separated. You either go to the little beach with a small food stall, sun...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We just happened to find a free parking spot and wanted to wander a promenade. We came across the ponta del passetto a Roman looking monument at the top of a wide stoke staircase down to the sea. We decided to explore and found ourselves...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Tried getting to Portonovo Beach from Ancona but the bus system wasn't going that day. My friend and I tried out this area thinking it was a beach. No sand but very beautiful! Did not jump into the water due to lots of jelly fish.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sabbrinnaaa
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Ancona offers many beautiful things to enjoy and the Passetto is a lovely place to swin and enjoy a quiet day. The water is crystal clear!! The cliffs are unique as well as the the caves,

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Come to this lovely place to cool off in the hot weather . The water is crystal clear and you have a beautiful view of the Passetto monument

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

These grottoes are under the cliffs, rather frail and subject to landslides. They are fascinating, and the way people have adapted them to modern life is interesting. Worth a look if you go to the Passetto . There is a lift in summer, otherwise the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Visited here whilst in Ancona, what a great job the locals have done with these caves, no "health and safety" rules here, just lots of great family fun.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Grotte del Passetto or the Passetto Caves are one of the most beautiful and unique places in Ancona. They are man-made caves dug deep into the cliff closed by colorful door. The caves were originally used by fisherman to store boats and equipment. Today some...More

Date of experience: August 2013
6  Thank Baara
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