Ancona is a harbor city on Italy's Adriatic Coast in the Marche region. Increasingly, this mountainous region south of San Marino is becoming an insider's tip among tourists. In Ancona there are still numerous Roman ruins and structures, including Emperor Trajan's Arch erected in the year 115 located in the former Roman harbor. An outing to the nearby village of Urbino, located on a scenic hill, offers interesting sightseeing opportunities. Visitors can see Raphael's birthplace and admire his famous paintings in the National Gallery of the Marche, located in the Palazzo Ducale, one of the country's most beautiful Renaissance palaces.