A trip inside the historical and authentic Italy through a mix of culture and enogastronomy. An experience inside the flavors of Marche Region: a green and welcoming place where travelers have the chance to see ancient traditions passed on for generations.
· POSSIBILITY TO DISCOVER A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF
THE RENAISSANCE IN MARCHE REGION LIKE URBINO: A TOWN RECOGNIZED AS UNESCO WORLD
· DISCOVER CENTRAL ITALY AS AN AUTHENTIC REGION WHERE TRADITIONS AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE A TREASURE TO BE PRESERVED;
· SEE THE ROLLING HILLS OF MARCHE FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TO THE COAST;
· VISIT CRAFTSHOPS AND BUY HAND-MADE ARTWORK FROM THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
· TASTE AND DISCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF THE LOCAL EXCELENCES OF THIS REGION;
· VISIT SOME WINERIES AND CELLARS AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THE CARE AND PASSION OF THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
· POSSIBILITY TO HAVE PERSONAL PRIVATE GUIDES IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES;
· FLEXIBILITY TO MODIFY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES UPON YOUR NEEDS.
DAY 1: Arrival in Marche Region and check-in at the 4* hotel. The accommodation is an estate in Urbino’s Countryside.
DAY 2: Breakfast is followed by the visit of the Jewel
of the Renaissance in Central Italy: Urbino.
The Ducal Palace and historical center are the proof of Urbino’s pivotal
importance in Central-Italy Renaissance! While here, you can visit a
restoration workshop where the owner has been working on conservation and
restoration of artworks and protected cultural heritage since 1984. In the
afternoon go back to your hotel. The wine experience starts with a visit of the
estate and with its 12 hectares of
vineyards with white and red wines. The wine
expert will tell you more about the organic wines they produce, like Bianchello and Verdicchio, then you will have the chance to taste them.
DAY 3: Today you will make a tour of some of Montefeltro region’s hidden treasures, with stops in San Leo, Sassocorvaro, Macerata Feltria, Carpegna and Frontino. The territory of Montefeltro is characterized by the presence of fortresses and castles, some of which are among the most interesting in Italy. The most important and imposing structure is the Rocca di San Leo, which stands out at the top of a rocky spur.
DAY 4: The tour continues to Gradara, an extraordinary representation of urban and architectural
combination (winner of “the most beautiful Italian village” of 2018!). Discover
the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca caught in each other’s arms and
killed by Francesca’s husband. But first you will make a short stop inside the
Natural Reserve of Mount San Bartolo, a unique seaside promontory where
steep cliffs plunge into the sea, while panoramic roads wend along the
ridge, offering beautiful flora and breathtaking views. After a delicious
traditional lunch in an “osteria” the tour continues to Fano, one of the best kept towns of Adriatic Riviera from the Roman
times! A guided tour is strongly recommended here if you want to visit the
underground secrets of the city, taste and listen to the legend of how the
famous “moretta Fanese” coffee drink
was invented by the fishermen. Just 15 km away, in the countryside area, you
will visit a local winery with 207
hectares of property. An expert will guide you inside different flavors of
wine and oil production! The cellar and vineyards tour is followed by a wine
and extra virgin olive oil tasting accompanied by locally produced Pecorino
cheese. You will arrive back at the hotel in the late afternoon.
DAY 5: Recharge your energy with a hearty breakfast, because today it’s a long but culturally enriching day: you will visit places that are known and frequented only by locals. The first stop is at the Romanic Monastery of Fonte Avellana, built in 980! Here you can make the tour of the monastery and its underground secrets, visit the old pharmacy where you can learn more about the homeopathic medicines that the monks still produce with the herbs they grow in the monastery’s gardens, taste the typical products they make (chocolate, honey, jams, alcoholic drinks with herbs etc.) and even buy them. Remaining in this beautiful, green area of Catria Mountain, your journey continues to the Castle of Frontone, an absolutely “delicious”, charming village with breathtaking mountain and hills views. Here you will have lunch in a traditional restaurant with typical dishes like truffles, crescia and local meat that is instantly cooked in front of you in the wide open-plan fireplace situated nearby the kitchen. In the afternoon you will visit Pergola, another delightful town full of history and important archeological pieces: The "Bronzi Dorati da Cartoceto di Pergola" is the only group of gilded bronzes in the world dating from Ancient Roman times still in existence. Before going back to the hotel, you will stop at an artisan’s workshop. He has been making wood crafts since childhood, what started as a hobby, it’s now an amazing artwork that uses almost 200 types of wood! Go back to the hotel and enjoy your last dinner in Le Marche (until next time!) at the restaurant set on the lakes – the beautiful views and the silence of this area will make you want to come back as soon as possible because everybody falls in love with Le Marche!
DAY 6: Breakfast. End of services.
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