The essential Marche

StatusOn request
Duration4 days / 3 nights
From€ 230
DestinationItaliy, Loreto, Marche, Fano, Ancona, Urbino, Senigallia
Typology Discovery Marche Cultura

Ancona Senigallia Urbino Fano Loreto Frasassi's Caves

Program

DAY 1 : SENIGALLIA Arrival and car pick-up - Transfer to 3-star Hotel in Senigallia (city of the Velvet Beach). Hotel check-in and tour of the city followed by dinner and 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 : ANCONA - LORETO - FRASASSI'S CAVES Breakfast at the hotel , then departure to Ancona , established by the Greeks of Syracuse in the 5th century b.c. In ‘ANKON' you can see the ‘Loggia dei Mercanti' from the 15th century , the ‘Mole di Vanvitelli' (also known as the ‘Lazzaretto') , Trajan's Arch from 115 a.d.(one of the best preserved arches from the Roman Period in Italy), as well as modern paintings by Tiziano , Lorenzo Lotto and Carlo Crivelli. Lunch is on your own and we sugget trying local seafood such as the famous ‘moscioli' (mussels and oysters) accompained by a fine white wine. The daytime goes on with a trip to Loreto for a brief visit to the ‘Holy House', where , according to legend, the house of the Virgin Mary was removed from the Holy Land in Jerusalem and was transported through the air by an host of angels. You will also see the Basilica which was designed by Bramante , Sansovino and Sangallo , the most well - known Renaissance architects , in 1468. The tour continues in the wonderful Frasassi's Caves , a natural sight and one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Europe. The biggest cave, the ‘ Cave of the wind ' which could completely contain the Milan Cathedral , in fact its ceiling reaches an altitude of 240 metres. The evening ends with dinner and the overnigh stay in Senigallia.
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 whit range from famous wines like The Verdicchio, The Rosso Piceno and The Lacriima di Morro d'Alba , to pure olive oil from the rolling , Marchegian hillsides , sung from the prestigious Marchegian poet Leopardi ; from truffle - flavored cheeses to the regional trademark items: name brand shoes and leather products. The tour will finish 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