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The WCS2014 will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, Ancona, Italy.

For those arriving by plane, the city center can be reached by taxi, by bus or by using the railway line that connects the airport "Raffaello Sanzio" to Ancona.

The Faculty of Engineering can be reached using the bus line 1/4, which starts from the terminal in Piazza 4 Novembre and arrives at the terminal Tavernelle (stop for the Faculty). From the terminal Tavernelle, the Faculty of Engineering can be reached at walking distance (500 meters) or by using the bus line 46 (starting from Piazza Cavour), which stops in front of the Faculty. More information on bus lines and timetables can be obtained from the Conerobus website.

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Taxi – Central Railways Station
60126 Ancona - PIAZZA ROSSELLI
00,00 - 24,00
+39 071 43321

Taxi - Ancona City Center
6,30 - 20,00
+39 071 202895


All the following hotels are located in the city center. The bus stop (lines 1/4 and 46) for the workshop venue (Facoltà di Ingegneria, via Brecce Bianche 12) is available within walking distance from the hotels.

Grand Hotel Passetto****    
Via Thaon de Revel, 1 - +39 071 31307

Grand Hotel Palace****    
Lungomare Vanvitelli - +39 071 201813

NH Hotel****    
Rupi di Via XXIX Settembre, 14 - +39 071 201171

Hotel City***    
Via Giacomo Matteotti, 112-114 - +39 071 2070949

Hotel della Rosa***    
Piazza Fratelli Rosselli, 3 - +39 071 41388

Hotel Fortuna***    
Piazza Fratelli Rosselli, 15 - +39 071 42663

Hotel Italia***    
Piazza Fratelli Rosselli, 9 - +39 071 44221

Hotel Milano***    
Via Montebello 1/A - +39 071 201147


Some restaurants in the center of Ancona:

La Terrazza   
Molo Santa Maria    Tel. 071 54215   

La Vecchia Osteria   
Via C.Battisti, 10/C    Tel. 071 200445   

La Moretta   
P.za Plebiscito, 52    Tel. 071 202317   

Il Cardeto   
Via Cardeto, 8    Tel. 071 2074664   

La Cantineta   
Via A. Gramsci, 1    Tel. 071 201107    

Le 13 Cannelle   
Corso Mazzini, 108    Tel. 071 206012     

Osteria Teatro Strabacco   
Via Oberdan, 2    Tel. 071 56748   

P.za IV Novembre, 1    Tel. 071 33214   


Ancona is placed in the middle of the Adriatic coast of Italy and because of its particular hairpin position with respect to the sea it’s the only city of the Adriatic coast to have sunrises and sunsets on the sea. The name of the city comes from the Greek word “Ankon”, which literally means elbow, with which the first Greek sailors named this piece of land. So a route to discover the city can only start from the harbor.

In Piazza della Repubblica you can find the “Teatro delle Muse”, the heart of the city cultural life, built in 1826 by architect Ghinelli. The high frontage is characterized by 6 ionic columns and a gable with high-reliefs, realized by sculptor De Maria, that represent the Greek’s divinity Apollo with the Muse.

Going to via Gramsci after a few meters discover the charming Piazza del Plebiscito "living room" of the city. The fountain side is fifteenth. On the square facing the church of San Domenico, in which you can admire a Crucifixion by Titian and an Annunciation by Guercino, the Statue of Pope Clement XII, Palazzo Mengoni-Ferretti, the City Museum, Government House (now the Prefecture).

Going by via Pizzecolli at number 17 there is Bosdari Palace seat of the Civic Art Gallery which houses: "Madonna and Child" by Carlo Crivelli, the "Sacred Conversation" by Lorenzo Lotto and "Santa Palazia" by Guercino, one room is dedicated to Francesco Podesti.

Going by via Pizzecolli meets the former church of Jesus amended by Luigi Vanvitelli in 1743, has a curved facade with a high porch. In front you will find the Palace of the Elders (1270). There is very close to the Roman Amphitheatre (the first century. Dc) 93 meters long and 74 wide, it could hold up to 8,000 spectators. Definitely worth a visit is the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in via Ferretti 6, one of the most famous archaeological museums in Italy, rich in finds from excavations revealed exclusively in the Marche.

By via Ferretti to Piazza del Senato, the road, uphill, leading to the Cathedral of San Ciriaco. Built on the Guasco hill, almost "suspended" between sky and sea, the church was built on the remains of a Hellenistic temple dedicated to Venus Euplea, the Venus of good navigation. Beautiful front porch that features a Roman-Gothic supported by four columns, two of which rest on two lions of red marble from Verona. A large rose window above the porch and small lancet windows on the sides. The interior has a Greek cross plan and three naves, the thirteenth-century domed twelve-sided, slender and turned to the Gothic, is considered by experts as one of the most ancient and perfect domes in Italy.

From the Cathedral you can go down to the scenic Via Giovanni XXIII and enjoy a picturesque view of the city and its harbor. Do not forget to visit the church of Santa Maria della Piazza jewel of Romanesque architecture.

From here you can walk down to the harbor. Following the medieval walls will reach the Arch of Trajan, built in 115 AD by Apollodorus from Damascus, as a sign of gratitude to the Roman Emperor Trajan, who had financed a fortified quay.

A little farther on is the Clementino’s Arch built by Vanvitelli in honor of Pope Clement XII. Within the harbor is absolutely recommended a visit to the Mole Vanvitelliana, also by Vanvitelli. The Mole is a massive pentagonal fortress located in the middle of the sea in a strategic location, charming and connected to the mainland by a bridge. It has an area of 20 thousand square meters and is equipped with an ingenious system to collect rainwater. It owes its name to the fact that it was used to quarantine travelers from the East. It seems that even Casanova had to pause there for a while 'time. Today it is home to shows, exhibitions and cultural events.