THE MARCHES,
IN THE HEART OF ITALY
It is certainly no coincidence that CRN was born in Ancona, the capital of the Marches, in the heart of Italy, in a city that overlooks the Adriatic Sea and has an ancient nautical tradition. A tradition which is tangible looking at all the surrounding areas and the activities that characterize them.
ANCONA,
AN ANCIENT MARITIME REPUBLIC
Since its Greek foundation, more than 2400 years ago, the city of Ancona has always had an intense relationship with the sea and navigation. After 1000 A.D., Ancona became a free city and a Maritime Republic, continuing passionately to cultivate its relationship with the sea and the East for commercial purposes.
The word "Ancona" derives from the ancient Greek Ἀγκών, "Ankon", meaning "elbow". It was the Greeks from Syracuse, who founded the city in 387 BC, who gave it this name, due to the form of a spur of the rock promontory on which they built their new colony.
As the rest of the region, Ancona is characterized by an industrial fabric made up of small high-level companies. Trade and fishing are the main activities of the city, also thanks to the great importance of its port.