Shore Excursion Loreto


Shore Excursion Loreto

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Our shore excursion departs from the port of Ancona and heads to the charming town of Loreto. Here, we’ll explore the very house in which Jesus is said to have grown up and the stunning basilica which now holds this piece of Christian history. Believer or not, be one of the many tourists who visit Loreto each year to hear this amazing story.


Price: 29€ | Duration: 3 hours | Level Activity: Low
Extra Fees: Ancient Treasure Museum of the Holy House €4, reduced €3 (under 14 , over 65, military, students.) The visit to the Basilica has reduced and variable hours, depending on the running of the masses, especially on Sunday.
What’s eating: Vincisgrassi; a dish similar to lasagne but richer, often made with offal.
Souvenir: Ancona sits in the Marche region, known for the Verdicchio grape. Be sure to take home a bottle of quality wine.
Dress Code: 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 and sunscreen are recommended.


The shore excursion leaves the port of Ancona and heads to Loreto, about 50 minutes by bus.

Due to the Holy House of Nazareth being situated there, Loreto has become a popular pilgrimage site. According to folklore this is said to be the house in which Mary raised the young Jesus.

It’s said that because the structure was under threat during the Crusades, angels miraculously transported the house from Nazareth to Croatia, and later to Loreto.

Whether you believe in miracles or not this ancient structure and the Gothic basilica in which it is housed, are popular tourist attractions in the Ancona region.

Construction of the Basilica of the Holy House was started in the late 15th century, but over the years many fine artists contributed to its splendor. Join us on our Ancona shore excursion and you’ll see work by Bramante, Giuliano da Sangallo, Luca Signorelli and other masters of art and architecture.

*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