BOLOGNA – PESARO
Arrival in Bologna and departure to discover Marche Region and its first city of the itinerary: Pesaro.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
PESARO – SAN BARTOLO PARK – FIORENZUOLA – GRADARA – PESARO
Breakfast. Guided walking tour of Pesaro to discover the city of Gioacchino Rossini and at the end of the visit, departure to one of the most beautiful landscape on the Adratic Sea. Driving along panoramic street, within San Bartolo Natural park, you’ll reach Fiorenzuola di Focara, a little medieval hamlet nestle between the blue of the sea and the lush vegetation. Free Lunch.
In the afternoon departure to Gradara, the small medieval village, famous for the tragedy of the two lovers Paolo e Francesca that was commemorated by Dante Alighieri in his poem Divina Commedia. Guided visit of Gradara Castle and its walled village and at the end of the visit come back to Pesaro.
Dinner free and overnight at hotel.
PESARO – URBINO – PESARO
Breakfast. Departure to Urbino, a real treasure suspended on a hill. Guided walking tour of the historical centre and many monuments. Time to taste typical product like Crescia Sfogliata, Cappelletti or Casciotta of Urbino, free lunch.
Continue the visit of the city in the afternoon and then come back to Pesaro.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
PESARO – ANCONA – PARK OF CONERO
Breakfast and departure to visit Ancona and its main remarkable monuments. After that, departure to Regional Park of Conero Mount, a natural preserved oasis of 5.800 hectares.. The Conero area is well-know for the production of wine, called Rosso Conero. Visit of an important winery, awarded several times for its wines production by prominent leaders such as Gambero Rosso, Veronelli, Slow Food. Lunch in the winery agritourism to taste a km “0” menu, using only their seasonal products. After lunch the “Conero Tour” continues visiting different hamlets, Portonovo, Numana, Sirolo. After the visit, return to Ancona. Accommodation at Passetto Grand Hotel for a great dinner: taste the typical stockfish and local Adriatic seafood. Overnight at the hotel.
ANCONA – FRASASSI – FABRIANO – ANCONA
Breakfast. Departure to Frasassi for visiting the enchanting caves, one of the most beautiful stalactites and stalagmites complex in Europe. At the end of the visit departure to Fabriano with guided visit of Paper Museum and at the major monuments: Palazzo del Podestà, Teatro Gentile, Portico dei Vasari, Oratorio della Carità. TIPS: Taste the typical product of Fabriano, “Salame”.
Come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
LORETO – RECANATI – MACERATA – ASCOLI PICENO
Breakfast and then departure for the Tour of Loreto, one of the major pilgrimage destination in the world for the biggest Marian Shrine in Italy. After the visit of the Basilica, departure to Recanati, one of the most popular town in Marche Region, because the birthplace of Giacomo Leopardi, one of the most important Italian poets. Lunch free. In the afternoon departure to Macerata, elegant and human scale city, named “city of lyric and culture” for its artistic and architectural masterpieces. After the visit, departure to Ascoli Piceno. Accommodation at the Hotel, with dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Guided visit of Ascoli Piceno and its beauty centre.
Launch at restaurant with typical meal.
Free time at the afternoon to continue your visit, dinner in a typical restaurant to taste the famous fried foods (meat-filled olives, cream and vegetables).
TIPS: after dinner you have to taste the excellent liquor “Anisetta Meletti” on the historical cafè “Meletti” at “Piazza del Popolo”, with a good tasted expresso.
Overnight at the hotel.
ASCOLI PICENO – OFFIDA – CUPRA MARITTIMA – SAN BENEDETTO
Breakfast. Departure to Offida , visit the town and get an “aperitivo” with local food and wine then going to Cupra Marittima, a small village on the sea: visit the town and get a great meal at restaurant. In the afternoon visit the “Riviera delle Palme” of San Benedetto. Dinner in restaurant to taste local fish dishes like “brodetto” and many other.
Overnight at the hotel.
ASCOLI PICENO – ROME
Breakfast and Departure to Rome.
– Hotels category: 3 or 4 stars
– Meal: see the program or Full Board at request
– Excursions, visits and Museum included
– Tour can start/finish from Rome or Bologna.