TASTING MAROTTA & MONDOLFO
The beauty of Urbino and Gola del Furlo
DURATION: ONE DAY
Travelling across the hills of the Marche region it is possible to reach the State Natural Reserve of Gola del Furlo. A real paradise marked by the Candigliano River that flows between the towering rock walls of the Gola, where the suggestive landscape combines with the prodigious wealth of nature boasting unique specimen of flora and fauna. From here, one can proceed towards Urbino, a town that is the pride of Italian Renaissance, and the birthplace of architect Bramante and artist Raffaello. The itinerary includes a visit to Urbino and to Palazzo Ducale, the jewel of Italian Renaissance, which since 1912 is home to the National Gallery of the Marche region.
The fortress of Mondavio and the uniqueness of Fratterosa
DURATION: HALF DAY
Located on top of a hill with views of the Adriatic Sea and Apennines, the medieval town of Mondavio is still surrounded by its ancient town walls and defended by a mighty fortress designed by architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Today, the fortress houses the Museum of Historical Re-enactment and Armoury, with manikins with costumes and weapons ranging from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The second stop of the tour is in Fratterosa, a town famous for its traditional processing of pottery unique for colours and shapes. This is a centuries-old manufacturing activity rooted deeply into the history of the town. After a stop to enjoy the town’s panoramic landscape - among the most beautiful ones in the province of Pesaro and Urbino - the visit will proceed to a pottery workshop, where it will be possible to witness the entire process and learn about the customs surrounding the making of this product, with the opportunity to try the process in person. Before leaving, it is a must to taste local delicacies, such as the famous beans, or the excellent white and red wine, while meeting well-known producers of the area.
“Two holidays in one” is, in fact, the slogan that best identifies the territory that rests its tourist reception on the possibility of use in a different way, and at the same time homogeneous two distinct locations: on the one hand Mondolfo, a balcony on the sea, has ancient origins and important monuments, on the other hand Marotta, an old fishing village that is characterized for its indisputable tourist vocation.
Caves of Frasassi true natural beauty, with the many towns and small medieval villages where you can breath still the flavors of the tradition and live between the paths the many moments of history. The prestigious Blue Flag has been flying for several consecutive years on the coast of Marotta, as a mark of the quality of the sea and the beaches. Blue Flag means to be in good standing with several other parameters: the presence of sewage treatment plants, organization and environmental initiatives.
HOLIDAY PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDES:
- 7 days full board
- beach service
- 2 excursions departing from the hotel and packet lunch.
- entrance tickets to the museums are not included
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