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Viale XXX Giugno, 40 - 62029 Tolentino (MC) - Cell: 333.6838912
TYPOLOGIES

History and Traditions

DIFFICULTY

Minima

MIN. AGE

8 partecipanti

from 1420

For those who have still never visited the Marche Region, we offer a taste of what they can find, with an express tour in the 5 major cities, provincial capitals and nearby places, to provide a general idea of the beauties and features that the Marches can offer in every corner, to be discovered and appreciated in every season of the year.

 

1° DAY – BOLOGNA AIRPORT / URBINO /PESARO
Meet&greet in the airport with driver. Departure towards Region MARCHE. Stop in URBINO and sightseeing of the city, Unesco Heritage: Ducal Palace, one of the most interesting examples of Italian Renaissance architecture, the city center declared Unesco heritage for its ancient bastion walls, built entirely of brick, and its dense urban network of streets, steps and; the National Gallery of the Marche with a rich collection of masterworks of famous painters as Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Tiziano; the birth house of painter Raffaello Sanzio. At the end transfer to PESARO. Overnight in hotel
2° DAY – PESARO / FANO / ANCONA
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning dedicated to guided sightseeing of PESARO: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta of the XIV century with the amazing mosaics; the Civic Museums ( including the picture Gallery with paintings and ceramics + the birth house of famous composer Gioacchino Rossini); the Ducal palace and the Spanish Sephardic synagogue, placed in the ancient Jewish quarter. Free lunch. In the afternoon transfer to FANO and guided sightseeing of the town from Roman time to Reinessance: Arch of Augustus, Porta Maggiore, Church of S. Michele, Cathedral, tower houses, Court and Tombs of the Malatesta era, Palazzo della Ragione, Church of Santa Maria Nuova. At the end transfer to ANCONA. Overnight in hotel.
3° DAY – ANCONA / RIVIERA DEL CONERO
Breakfast in the hotel. The day can offer to you 2 proposals of visits
1° Solution : FD sightseeing of ANCONA CITY
Morning visit of ancient, roman Ancona: the National Archaeological Museum of the Marche (one of the most important in Italy) with its rich collections of evidences of Piceno, Hellenic, Gallic and Roman civilizations in the Marches; the ruins of a roman amphitheatre, the Trajan Arch and the
the Clementino Arch, the Cathedral of San Ciriaco
Afternoon: visit of christian and baroque Ancona: the Palace of the Elders, the Church of San Francesco alle Scale, the church of San Domenico , the Teatro delle Muse , the Palazzo Ferretti, the Government Palace, the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Piazza , the Loggia dei Mercanti and the Fountain of the Thirteen Spouts, the Mole Vanvitelliana
2° Solution : HD sightseeing of ANCONA CITY + HD seightseeing of RIVIERA DEL CONERO
Morning: visit of most remarkable monuments of the town: the Cathedral of San Ciriaco , the ruins of a roman amphitheatre, the Palace of the Elders, the Church of San Francesco alle Scale, the church of San Domenico , the Teatro delle Muse , the Palazzo Ferretti, the Government Palace, the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Piazza , the Loggia dei Mercanti and the Fountain of the Thirteen Spouts, the Mole Vanvitelliana
Afternoon : excursion in the Conero area: Portonovo with the Fortino Napoleonico, a squat, blank-eyed fort built in 1808 by Napoleon's Italian Viceroy to fight off English ships (it is now a most singular hotel); Sirolo,built around a large medieval castle, which still preserves a medieval centre and a tree-lined balcony piazza that teeters above the sea; Numana with the arch of a tower on the top of the hill overlooking the harbor ; the rest of the bell tower of a church or of a watchtower ; a state Antiquarium , an archeological museum documenting the history of the Piceni tribes who lived here until Rome muscled in, the Sanctuary of the Crucifix. Return to Ancona. Overnight
4° DAY – LORETO / RECANATI / MACERATA
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to LORETO and guided visit of the Holy House of Loreto is one of the most revered Marian shrines in the world. Since medieval times, the Holy House has been believed to be the very home in which the Virgin Mary lived, conceived and raised the young Jesus.The half day tour of the Basilica of Loreto includes the explanation of the exterior and interior of the church. Free lunch. Afternoon transfer to RECANATI and visit: the birth house of famous poet Giacomo Leopardi, the Cathedral of San Flaviano, the Picture Gallery in Villa Colloredo Mels with masterpieces of Lorenzo Lotto; the museum and birth house of famous tenor Beniamino Gigli, the square with the Church of San Domenico and the Civic Tower (Torre del Borgo). At the end transfer to MACERATA. Overnight
5° DAY – MACERATA / TOLENTINO / FIASTRA ABBEY
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning guided seightseeing of MACERATA: the Cathedral of San Giuliano, the Basilica of Misericordia, the Civic Museum in Palazzo Bonaccorsi with picture gallery and museum of carriages; the historical Library Mozzi-Borgetti and the open Arena Sferisterio, which now hosts the summer opera season. Free lunch. In the afternoon transfer to TOLENTINO and guided visit: due to terrible earthquake of past 2016 the Cathedral of San Catervo (the Dom) and the Church of San Francesco actually are still not accessible, so the sightseeing will focused on the Basilica of San Nicola, the exhibit “Il Volto di una città” referring to the period of Napoleon in Tolentino, on the international Museum of humor and caricature, the civic plalaces and the Rancia Castle , close to city center. Return to Macerata with stop en-route to Romanic Abbey of Fiastra with a walk in the natural reserve surrounding the abbey. Overnight in Macerata.
6° DAY – FERMO / OFFIDA / ASCOLI PICENO
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to FERMO an ancient Roman colony with the name of Firmum Picenum, and visit: the Cathedral; Piazza del Popolo, the heart of the city, the historic library; the Civic Art Gallery, with The Nativity by Rubens; the Teatro dell’Aquila, one of the most beautiful historical theatres in The Marche; the Roman cisterns. Transfer to TORRE DI PALME, a medioeval village placed on a hill between sea and sky, with an amazing panoramic view from which is possible to admire the entire coast from Conero to the southern beaches. Time for free lunch. Short visit of the village. Transfer to OFFIDA, a medioeval village, well-known for hand-made lace. Lace making is one of Offida's most common crafts. Women can still be seen, seated at their doorways in old town passageways, working intently with bobbins, as represented by the monument to the lacemakers at the entrance to the historic center. Guided visit of the town: the Hall, the Theatre del Serpente Aureo, the Church of Santa Maria della Rocca. At the end transfer to ASCOLI PICENO. Overnight
7° DAY – ASCOLI PICENO
Breakfast in the hotel. FD guided sightseeing of ASCOLI PICENO, first town founded by the Piceno people, the ancestors of the current inhabitants of the region, and called “The city of Travertino” as all the buildings, palaces and square of historical centre are paved with Travertino. Visit of most remarkable monuments of the city: Piazza Arringo with the Cathedral, the town hall or palazzo Comunale, the medieval Baptistery of St. Giovanni, the Cathedral of St. Emidius, whose crypt is dedicated to the local patron saint, the Arengo Palace, seat of the Pinacoteca Civica, the Roman Solestà bridge, the ruins of the Roman theatre, the Pia Stronghold, the Malatesta fort, the Teatro Ventidio Basso, and above all, Piazza del Popolo, the amazing main square paved with Travertino, considered the lounge of the city, medieval “Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo”, the historic Cafè Meletti in Liberty style, the Church of San Francesco and the Merchant’s Lodge. During the tour stop in a local workshop of oil and olives for tasting the famous “Olive Ascolane “, green olives, large, pitted, stuffed with minced meat, breaded and fried.
Overnight in Ascoli Piceno
8° DAY – ASCOLI PICENO / FIUMICINO AIRPORT
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by bus towards Fiumicino Airport

PERIOD : JANUARY - DECEMBER 2023

Departure : FREE

INDIVIDUAL RATE:
based on 8-12 customers:    starting from € 1420
based on 13-19 customers:   starting from € 1240

DURATION

8 Days - 7 Nights

PARTICIPANTS

Minimum 8

INDIVIDUAL FEE

from € 1420

RATE INCLUDES

7 nights in hotels 3* or 4* in double rooms with private facilities

Treatment: bed & breakfast

Welcome drink upon arrival

1 half day + 6 full days of guided seightseeing and excursions with private guide for the group

1 wine tasting of Rosso Conero in local cellar in Ancona or surroundings

1 taste of famous “olive ascolane” in Ascoli Piceno

All transfers from and to airports and all transportations by bus included in the itinerary (bus always at disposal of the group)

RATE DOESN’T INCLUDES

Service Fee € 20

Meals and beverages

Entry fees to museums and places of visit

Supplement for high season and holidays