In the footprints of Saints & Artists Marche & Umbria

StatusOn request
Duration4 days / 3 nights
From€ 230
DestinationUmbria, Ancona, Perugia, Urbino, Assisi, Senigallia, Italiy, Fano, Marche
Typology Discovery Marche Religione

Ancona - Senigallia - Urbino e il Montefeltro - Fano - Assisi - Perugia - Gubbio

Program

DAY 1 - ANCONA - SENIGALLIA Arrival and rental car pick-up, panoramic city tour of Ancona, with brief stops in some spectacular and unique spots. The solar capital of the Conero area, called ‘Ankon' by the Greeks, can be admired in all its beauty from the top of the hill where the St. Cyriac's Cathedral is located. Traditional sailor "segnaloco", a short distance away is the "Loggia dei Mercanti" from the 15th century, the "Mole di Vanvitelli" (also known as the ‘Lazzaretto'), and Trajan's Arch from 115 a.d. Leaving Ancona going North, the highway follows the Adriatic coast until you arrive in Senigallia, a few kilometers away. Hotel check-in and tour of the city followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 : URBINO AND THE MONTEFELTRO - FANO Breakfast at the hotel , then departure by car to Urbino (historical capital of the Montefeltro Duchy and hometown of the great Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio). Arrival and tour of the city defined ‘ideal'. Other than Raphael's works , you can admire and enjoy works by other well - known artists such as Piero della Francesca , Tiziano and the masterful ‘Ducal Palace' with its mythical ‘facade of little towers'. Lunch is on your own ( we recommend trying the typical ‘Crescia alle erbe locali'). In late afternoon , on the way back , a brief visit to FANO , the ancient Roman ‘ Fanum Fortunae' , where Via Flaminia ended , which started in Rome and where you can see the oldest and most important monument , the Arch of Augustus ( 2 a.d. ). Arrival in Senigallia for dinner and overnight stay in the evening.
DAY 3 - UMBRIA - ASSISI - GUBBIO - PERUGIA Breakfast and departure for Umbria, defined, not accidentally, as the "Green Heart of Italy" and one of the few places on earth that presents a global preservation of the relationship between settlement and territory, between man and nature. It is also an area with a rich presence of various expressions of art and culture. In fact, it was because of this combination that brought about the sublime events of the lives of Francis & Clair of Assisi, who serve as the nerve center of an unparalleled spirituality. The Assisi tour begins late morning upon arrival. We point out right away the absolute ‘must see' things like the frescoes of Cimabue, Giotto, Pietro Lorenzetti and of Simone Martini, the great Sienese master. This suggestive, Medieval town is the hometown of St. Francis, known as the "CITY OF PEACE". The tour can begin from the Piazza del Comune in the center of Assisi which is dominated by the columns of the "Temple of Minerva", and then continue to the "Cathedral of St. Clair" where its namesake's body can be viewed underneath in the crypt. St. Clair was responsible for founding the Order of St. Clair. Next one comes to the "Cathedral of St. Francis", built between the 12th and 13th centuries which presents an austere Roman façade. From the Cathedral, the Maria delle Rose street leads to the "Rocca Maggiore". In this area, one can find "l'Oratorio dei Pellegrini" (The Oratory of the Pilgrims), which served as a refuge or a stopping point for travelers in the 15th century, "l'Eremo delle Carceri" (St. Francis' Hermitage), and the "Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli" (Cathedral of St. Mary of the Angels). Lunch is on your own where one can try the very popular, regional salami products. The day continues with a visit to the center of nearby Perugia, capital of the Region, which is centered around the street called Corso Vannucci, named after the famous painter called il Perugino. Here one can see the "Fontana Maggiore", the "Cattedrale di San Lorenzo", where St. Bernadine of Siena preached and which also houses the Madonna's wedding ring. There is also the "Palazzo dei Priori", seat of the city council and one of the most elegant and historical places in Perugia. On the way back to Senigallia, a brief visit to Gubbio, which competes with Assisi for the title of "Most Characteristic Umbrian Town". This town's charm is due to its torturous, narrow streets and the forested, Appenine hills that surround it. To be seen are the "Palazzo del Bargello", the "Fontana dei Matti" (Fountain of the Crazy Ones), and the "Porta del Morto" (Arch of the Dead) with its macabre, gothic legends. After returning to Senigallia, the evening consists of dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE - SENIGALLIA Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. We suggest spending the remaining time to go shopping for some typical Marchegian products which range from famous wines like the Verdicchio, the Rosso Piceno, and the Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, to pure olive oil from the rolling, Marchegian hillsides, sung from the famous Marchegian poet Leopardi; from truffle-flavored cheeses to the regional trademark items: name brand shoes and leather products. The tour concludes with the car rental check-in.

The price includes

3 - star hotel breakfast&lucnh included , double room, 4 - seater car rental (unlimited mileage)

The price not includes

entrances to museums are not included