Tour Urbino and Pesaro: the art and nature of Marche region
Package price per person, 5 days from € 303,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Discover the secrets of Marche: experience its art, walk among its fortresses, castles, and villages, and sample its typical products. Immerse yourself in the unique natural landscape which has even touched American actor Dustin Hoffman, now a worldwide spokesperson for the Marche region.
- 2 Nights HB with breakfast buffet in a good 3* Hotel in Pesaro
- 2 Nights HB with breakfast buffet in a good 3* Hotel in Ancona area
- 1 Welcome drink at both hotels
- 3 Full day guided excursions as per program
- 1 Simulated truffle hunt with truffle dog
- 1 Brunch at a tavern in Serra San Quirico
- 1 Sampling of Pergola “Visciolata”(fortified cherry wine) with biscuits
Day 1 Group arrives at hotel in Pesaro for 2 nights, half-board.
Day 2 Breakfast and transfer to Urbino, one of the more important cities of the Italian Renaissance. Proceed on to Mondavio for a tour of this Renaissance town, famous for its Rocca Roveresca (a Renaissance-era fortress). Then a brief stop in Fratterosa, a small village famous for its earthenware, where you will visit an artisan workshop. Afterwards, a visit to a wine cellar to sample the locally made sweet wine and biscuits called “favette of Fratterosa” (Fratterosa’s little beans).
Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Cagli, a town filled with historical palaces and known for its splendid Torrione (tower). Proceed on to Acqualagna for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, a walk through the woods to look for precious Marche truffle. On the way back, a brief stop in Valle del Metauro, the Gola del Furlo, and a walk along the ancient Flaminian way. Transfer to a hotel in the Senigallia-Ancona area for 2 nights, half-board.
Day 4 Jesi, Serra San Quirico, and Offagna one of Italy’s most beautiful villages. Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Jesi, a very old city with a beautiful historic centre. Continue on to Serra San Quirico, also known as the stone city; have a snack in an old tavern here. The day concludes with Offagna, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and a splendid example of military architecture with its medieval Rocca (fortress).
Day 5 Breakfast at the hotel and return home.