TRIP IN BRIEF
The hotel is located at the doorway of San Bartolo Natural Park in the greenery, where the blue of the sea embraces the skyline. This is the scenery where the hotel lies and the city centre is only a few steps away, while the sandy beach is right below your eyes. If you like romance or historical monuments, at a short distance you’ll find medieval castles and villages for an alternative strawl. Enjoy your yoga lessons inside or outside with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea. The experience continues with local food and wine tastings and a cooking class with a professional chef, both in excellent locations!
- Yoga practice awakens the individual’s awareness and canalizes the self-energy of the body, mind, emotions and spirit;
- Take part on a cooking class with a professional chef who will pass on to the participants the knowledge of the natural Mediterranean diet, providing the skills for cooking traditional Italian and local dishes.
- All the recipes will be clearly demonstrated in a warm and relaxed atmosphere, using organic vegetables from the relais’ gardens and selected local products.
- After the class, the participants share in the tasteful meals prepared with the chef, and enjoy exquisite wines.
- Cultural experiences will complete the trip with some visits to historical towns and UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites as Urbino and San Marino
- Discover Marche Region: Italy in one Region in its different landscape from historical towns, rolling hills and the blue Adriatic Sea, the panoramic landscape and its local authentic life.
- Flexiblity to modify programs and services upon your needs.
DAY 1: Transfer from Bologna/Rome to the hotel. Check-in at the 4* hotel.
DAY 2: Start the day in a peaceful way! Yoga lesson followed by breakfast. Today we suggest you a visit to “the most beautiful Italian village” (Winner of 2018!), an extraordinary urban and architectural combination: Gradara. Discover the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca caught in each other’s arms and killed by Francesca’s husband.
DAY 3: After a refreshing yoga lesson, enjoy a delicious breakfast with amazing views.
Today you will visit the most significant historical town in Marche Region. Urbino is the pride of Italian Renaissance, and the birthplace of architect Bramante and artist Raffaello. In the town you will find the Palazzo Ducale, the jewel of Italian Renaissance, which since 1912 is home to the National Gallery of Marche region. Urbino is also the birthplace of Raffaello and it hosts the Academy of Raffaello, countless churches each of significant importance, as well as the Fortress of Albornoz, which, surrounded by a well-kept garden offers stunning views of both the town and surrounding hills.
Afterwards, you will be transferred to the biggest area of organic food production in Italy! Here, you will visit a lovely estate (the organic farm, the vineyards, the cellar) and enjoy a delicious lunch with the possibility, at your pleasure, of an organic wine tasting.
DAY 4: One of the four nature reserves in Le Marche, the park of San Bartolo is a unique seaside promontory to enjoy after a 5-10 min walk from your hotel! Steep cliffs plunge into the sea, while panoramic roads wend along the ridge, offering beautiful flora and breathtaking views. Here you'll find plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails, where you can enjoy the flowers and plants, the birds and wildlife, and the peaceful ambiance of an undeveloped park. There are a few villages tucked in where you can sample good food, and trails that lead to secluded coves and little strips of beach. It is part of the Appenino Trail that traverses Emilia Romagna, Le Marche and Tuscany.
DAY 5: Today we propose you an optional trip: Shopping and history in San Marino
The Republic of San Marino is the oldest republic in the world, founded on 3 September 301, but recognized in 1291. The old-town centre is located on the top of Mount Titano, 750 m above sea level. The mighty medieval stone walls enclose the original settlement, which is likewise entirely built of stone and closed to traffic. The Three Fortresses at the top of the Mount give San Marino its best-known image and are linked by a path that runs along the entire ridge of the mountain. Nowadays, San Marino is famous for quality shopping and breathtaking views.
DAY 6: Today you will be transferred in the countryside area of Fano where you will take part in an organic food vegetarian/pasta/pizza or Italian pastry cooking class after which you will enjoy a gourmet lunch with your creation! Yoga lesson in the afternoon.
DAY 7: Today is your last day in Italy. Take a walk on the seaside, relax at the SPA, take some pictures as beautiful memories and go shopping for some souvenirs.
DAY 8: Breakfast. End of services.
ON REQUEST: Transfer and transports (hire car driver, car rental, coach car rental), organized guided tours, request tour leader on site, book meals at local restaurants, extend tour with other experiences like trekking, sailboat tours, hiking.
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