|Bari - Corfu with Superfast Ferries - 3 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
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Ancona is a provincial capital of the Marche region, not quite midway down the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is one of Italy's more important ports, the terminus of the main rail line through central Italy, and the point of departure for many lines of passenger ships and ferries to Croatia, Albania and Greece. The town is finely situated on and between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno to the South, occupied by the citadel, and Monte Guasco to the North, on which the cathedral stands. The latter, dedicated to S. Ciriaco, is said to occupy the site of a temple of Venus, who is mentioned by Catullus and Juvenal as the tutelary deity of the place. After the fall of the Roman empire Ancona was successively attacked by the Goths, Lombards and Saracens, but recovered its strength and importance. It was one of the cities of the Pentapolis under the exarchate of Ravenna.
Corfu is an island of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. It lies off the coast of Albania, from which it is separated by a strait varying in width from less than 2 to about 15 miles. Corfu was first inhabited in Palaeolithic times (30000 - 7000 BC). The earliest settlement site in Corfu was found in near Sidari and dates back to the Neolithic period (6000 BC). This part of Corfu continued to be occupied during the Bronze Age (3000 - 1000 BC), with remains being found in Afiones, Ermones and Ag.Stefanos (Avliotes). Although tourism is a major source of income on the island, its economy is essentially agricultural. Olive oil, wine and currants are the main cash crops. Olives cover over half the cultivated area of Corfu - 3 million trees (encouraged during the Venetian period by giving 12 gold pieces for every 100 olive trees planted). It also has a few valuable acres under tobacco and its flat pasture lands feed enough cows to support a dairy industry.