Shore Excursions


Ancona Shore Excursion: A legend says that were the angels who moved the Holy House from Palestine up here, to avoid being destroyed by the Turks. Despite being only a legend the house where Jesus supposedly was born and lived, is now in Loreto and it is a place of pilgrimage and devotion for many believers. From the port of Ancona our shore excursion in Loreto will depart, don’t miss it!

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Ancona Shore Excursions in Italy Price: 29 EUR
Duration: 3 hours
Level Activity: Low

Extra Fees:
Ancient Treasure Museum of the Holy House 4 EUR, reduced 3 EUR (under 14 , over 65, military , students)
Public toilets fee (0.50 cents)

The visit to the Basilica has reduced and variable hours, depending on the running of the masses, especially on sundays (eg, on sundays, at least until 2012 , the visit inside the Basilica is only allowed from 12:30 since before masses are held ) .

What's eating: Vincisgrassi (pasta baked with Parma ham)
Souvenir: A taste of Italy's cuisine: Some special pasta, pesto or any other sauce, olive oil, wine

Code Dress: Please note the Dress Code recommended to enter any church. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. This applies to both men and women. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


We will leave the port to go by bus to Loreto in about 50 minutes. Loreto is one of the major destinations in the world for faithful and pilgrims people, attracted here by the presence of the Holy House of Nazareth and the wooden statue of the Black Mary. The splendid Basilica, with the presence of Holy House, beautifully combines art and devotion. A lot of famous artists contributed to high caliber of this place, such as Bramante, Sangallo the, Vanvitelli, Melozzo da Forli, Luca Signorelli, Pomarancio, etc..
After the visit we'll end the shore excursions we will return to the port.

**Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations