6 days – DISCOVERING RAFFAELLO, AND THE OLDEST REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD BETWEEN TRADITION AND CULINARY ARTS IN THE MARCHE REGION
DISCOVERING RAFFAELLO, AND THE OLDEST REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD BETWEEN TRADITION AND CULINARY ARTS IN THE MARCHE REGION
Regular departure - Language available: Spanish / English - Small Groups
DEPARTURE ON SATURDAY: BOLOGNA - BOLOGNA
Discover The Marche region: San Marino, Gradara, Urbino, Urbania, Acqualagna with truffle tasting, Jesi, Ancona, Portonovo, Loreto, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno, Offida
Minimum 2 pax
- A tour for those who want to know the most authentic center of Italy full of history and tradition: the Marche region.
- Guided tours of San Marino, Gradara, Urbino, Urbania, Acqualagna, Jesi, Ancona, Portonovo, Loreto, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno, Offida.
- Tasting in Acqualagna with explanation of the various types of truffles and our artisanal products based on truffles, accompanied with a typical wine.
- Tasting in a wine cellar of the wine “Rosso Conero DOCG”.
- Olive ascolane tasting.
1° day: ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT OF BOLOGNA - SAN MARINO AND GRADARA Arrival at the airport of Bologna and departure to the oldest Republic in the world: San Marino. Free visit of the wonderful state, at the top of its three symbolic towers visitors can enjoy a truly incredible view, a truly strategic position that has made good fortune of this small state and makes it a favorite destination for thousands of tourists in every season of the year. The historic center of the Republic of San Marino is characterized by the continuous ups and downs of its streets, between small streets and ancient buildings. Do not miss Piazza della Libertà, where the Palazzo Pubblico or Government Palace stands, a late 19th century neo-Gothic building with characteristic battlements. Departure to Gradara and free visit of the wonderful Gradara fortress, was the setting for the love story between Paolo and Francesca (Castle ticket not included). Arrival at the hotel in the area of Senigallia and overnight.
2° day: URBINO – URBANIA – ACQUALAGNA WITH TRUFFLE TASTING Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Urbino. Guided tour of the historic centre, cradle of the early Italian Renaissance, with entrance to the Cathedral and to the house of Raphael (purchased by the humanist father Giovanni Santi, poet and painter at the court of the Montefeltro). Raphael was born here in 1483. It is a modest residence that houses a small fresco attributed to the young Raphael: it is the "Madonna di Casa Santi" intent on reading. Continuation with the visit of the Ducal Palace, which houses the National Gallery of the Marche, where indisputable works are exhibited such as the "Portrait of a gentlewoman" called "la Muta" (Raphael), the "Flagellation" and the "Madonna di Senigallia" (Piero della Francesca), the "ideal city" (previously attributed to L. Laurana), paintings and sculptures from the XII to the XVIII century and the Duke's studio, the most intimate setting of the Palace commissioned by Federico di Montefeltro. It is a unique masterpiece of wood inlays. Free lunch and departure to Urbania, a village immersed in the wonderful landscapes of Montefeltro area and famous for decorated ceramics. Departure to Acqualagna, home of the Marche truffle. Rich tasting and explanation of delicious types of truffles, famous all over the world, of typical Marche products, DOC and DOCG wines. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
3° day: JESI – ANCONA – PORTONOVO Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the historic centre of Jesi, which is enclosed within a sturdy city wall, among the best preserved in the entire region. It measures 1.5 km and embraces an architectural complex that harmoniously integrates buildings from different eras. The whole historic centre is made up of churches, palaces and squares, with alleys and cobbled streets. Walking through its alleys is like traveling back in time… There are at least seven original doors. Departure to Ancona, visit of the city and its churches and monuments such as the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Arch of Trajan. Rich tasting of DOP and DOCG wines and typical products in one of the best wine cellars of Rosso Conero. In the afternoon, departure to Portonovo, the green bay of the Conero Riviera, to visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria built between 1034 and 1048. Arrival at the hotel near Loreto and overnight stay.
4° day: LORETO – MACERATA Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the visit of the Sanctuary of Loreto. The Lauretan Sanctuary was built in the place where, according to legend, the abode of the Virgin Mary was transported by the Angels on the night between 9 and 10 December 1294. It dates back to the 4th century, and it is the destination of continuous pilgrimages and it is considered the Italian "Lourdes”. The belief of this miraculous "flying" transportation leads Pope Benedict XV to appoint the Blessed Virgin of Loreto "Patroness of all aeronautics". Free lunch and departure for the visit of Macerata with an official guide. The visit starts from the city centre, which is Piazza della Libertà, overlooked by public and monumental buildings: the Municipal Palace, the Merchants' Lodge, the Palace of the Prefecture, the Church of San Paolo, the Clock Tower and the Lauro Rossi Theatre. On the northern side of the square dominates the Palace of the Prefecture, a large and austere brick building, the ancient residence of the papal legates. The symbolic monument of Macerata is the Sferisterio arena, one of the most significant works of late European Neoclassicism. The structure, harmonious and majestic, guarantees perfect visibility and excellent acoustics. Arrival at the hotel and overnight stay.
5° day: ASCOLI PICENO - OLIVE ASCOLANE TASTING - OFFIDA Breakfast at the hotel and guided tour of the historic centre of Ascoli Piceno, its splendid squares, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Arringo, and its monuments such as the Merchants' Lodge, the Palazzo dei Capitani, the Cathedral. Stop at the Meletti coffee to taste the famous “Anisetta” of Ascoli. Rich tasting of Olive Ascolane. In the afternoon departure to Offida, famous for the ancient tradition of bobbin lace. Visit of the museum and the historic centre. Free time available. Return to the hotel and overnight.
6° day: DEPARTURE TO THE AIRPORT OF BOLOGNA
(POSSIBILITY TO CONTINUE WITH OUR TOUR “ITALIAN FLAVOUR”)
Tour BOLOGNA – BOLOGNA (SABADO) 2021
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- 5 BB at accommodation facilities chosen by the customer between 4 stars hotel or farmhouse
- Guided tour of Urbino
- Guided tour of Jesi
- Guided tour of Ancona
- Guided tour of Macerata
- Guided tour of Ascoli Piceno
- Tasting in Acqualagna with explanation of the various types of truffles and our artisanal products based on truffles, accompanied with a typical wine
- Tasting in a wine cellar of the wine “Rosso Conero DOCG”
- Olive ascolane tasting
- Minivan or GT Bus from the 1° day to the 6° day
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance tickets to museums,
- Tips and personal extras,
- Travel insurance,
- City tax,
- Lunches and dinners,
- Everything not indicated in “the price includes”.
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This region’s great past can be seen in its art cities, its enchanting piazzas-cum-living rooms where the people meet to discuss the issues of the day, its medieval towns where time seems to stand still, and in its highways and elegant buildings.
The Marche region are a unique region especially with regards to nature: cliffs and caves that overlook unforgettable beaches, hills that are steeped in history, and rich traditions and cultures, all set against a backdrop of mountains.
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