|3/3| Last of #LeMarche
serie, concluding it with the capital of the region and province, #Ancona
This old city was founded by Greek settlers in about 387BC. After #Charlemagne
conquered Northern Italy, it became the capital of the Marca di Ancona, whence the name of the current region.
After 1000AC, Ancona became independent and an important maritime republic 🌊
In 1137, 1167 and 1174 it was strong enough to push back the forces of the Holy Roman Empire 🤜🏾⛪️ Until 1532 that definitively lost its freedom and became part of the Papal States ⚔️🙌🏾 and #Italy
after 1871 #🇮🇹