Paesaggio Urbino
 

BEACHES, VILLAGES AND FLAVORS OF THE MARCHE

 
GROTTAMMARE - DAY 1
Free afternoon devoted to complete rest by the sea.
In the evening, arrival at the hotel in Grottammare, dinner and overnight stay

SUN, SEA, OFFIDA AND ITS WINES - DAY 2
Morning dedicated to the sea and the sun, then we will reach the nearby village of Offida for lunch / tasting at the Ciù Ciù winery, located inside the sixteenth- century Palazzo Mercolini Tinelli.
Offida is the homeland of the vine, so lunch will be accompanied by the wines that have made this land famous: Rosso Piceno Superior, Passerina and Pecorino. 
In the afternoon we will go to the discovery of the glimpses and architectural jewels of the historic center of Offida:
from the touch of Liberty style in the Serpente Aureo Course to the medieval and Renaissance atmosphere of Piazza del Popolo.
Not to be missed a visit to Santa Maria della Rocca, a Romanesque-Gothic masterpiece that will leave you speechless for the beauty of its crypt and the elegance of the upper church.
Return to the hotel in Grottammare, dinner and overnight stay.

TORRE DI PALME AND CAMPOFILONE MACCHERONCINI - DAY 3
After breakfast, you will reach the nearby small Medievan town of Torre di Palme.
In the morning we will walk through the protected area called Bosco del Cugnolo to discover the essences of a still intact patch of Mediterranean scrub.
Then we will admire the many architectural jewels and the charming glimpses of the village, splendid urban agglomeration included in the circuit called “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”. Free lunch.
In the afternoon, transfer to Campofilone, birthplace of the famous “maccheroncino”, for a visit to a factory and a workshop session in which you will learn the secrets of this fantastic, super
traditional thin dry egg pasta.
Return to the hotel in Grottammare, dinner and overnight stay.

ASCOLI PICENO AND ITS FRIED OLIVES - DAY 4
After breakfast we will reach Ascoli Piceno, birthplace of the “olive all’ascolana” (meat-staffed fried olives).
The “white city of a hundred towers” is rich in architectural treasures including sqares paved with travertine marble, Romanesque churches and noble palaces.
Guided tour of the historic center, the splendid squares Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Arringo, the church of Santa Maria della Carità also known as the “Scopa” (the broom) - a wonderful example of Baroque - the Malatesta fortress with its museum that houses the Treasure of the Lombards and of the Archaeological Museum. Free lunch.
To end the day, you cannot miss the street food-style taste of the famous fried olives “all’ascolana”.
Return to the hotel in Grottammare, dinner and overnight stay.

SUN, SEASIDE AND GROTTAMMARE - DAY 5
A day to relax on the sand of the beaches of the Riviera of the Palms . You will spend the morning diving and sunbathing. Free lunch.
In the afternoon visit of Grottammare:
we will start from the early 1900s atmospheres of its characteristic Art Nouveau villas along the seafront to conclude our tour with the splendid views of the medieval historic bourg.
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INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES- ON A 2 PAX BASIS:

BASIC FEE - EURO 340
The fee includes: nr. 4 nights half board in a double / twin room; medical / baggage insurance.

SILVER FEE - EURO 420
The fee includes: nr. 4 nights half board in a double / twin room; guided tour of the city of Ascoli Piceno; street food style tasting of  fried “ Ascolana” olives; medical / luggage insurance.

GOLD FEE - EURO 500
The fee includes: nr. 4 nights half board in a double / twin room; lunch  in Offida at the Ciù Ciù winery with wine tasting; visit to a factory that  produces Campofilone “ maccheroncini&rdquo guided tour of the city of  Ascoli Piceno; street food style tasting of fried “ Ascolana” olives; medical  / luggage insurance.

THE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
meals not mentioned, drinks at the meals; admissions where not  specified and anything not mentioned under the heading “ the fee  includes” .

ON REQUEST:
- Single room supplement
- Optional insurance against cancellation penalties
 

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Any part of Italy is wonderful to be discovered, but there is one region that can leave you truly breathless: Marche. Our agency has unique features in our territory, we can organise travel according to the purpose: study travel, work travel, holidays, cultural travel, natural experience, shopping journeys, etc. We are also specialize in planning weddings and weddings travels in Italy or in our region taking care of everything from A to Z The famous guide Lonely Planet has ranked Italy 2nd in the top 10 most beautiful and fascinating places to visit, right after the evocative tour along the Silk Road, in Central Asia. Green hills, endless vineyards, beautiful beaches, enchantingwoods, cities of art and ancient villages are all around. Thanks to Criluma, you will be able to get to know cities that willsteal your heart, such as Urbino, an enchanting picturesque Renaissance village located in the north of the region, which still retains the atmosphere of one of the brightest periods for Italian art and culture, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of its most famous citizen, Raffaello. However, Urbino is just one of the many wonders that the Marche region boasts. Among the most popular destinations are the Frasassi Caves, near the town of Genga: an extensive underground system of karst caves where you can admire the gigantic sculptures created by nature, known as stalactites and stalagmites. Moreover, the beautiful Loreto, a religious and spiritual landmarkpar excellence, a Marian pilgrimage destination known worldwidefor its majestic Basilica. In addition, during the summer, the Marche coast offers countlessbeautiful beaches, where you can relax and have fun in the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea. Among the most beautifulattractions, there are certainly Sirolo and Numana, sitting in thepromontory of Monte Conero. The south of the Marche Region is full of breathtaking landscapes, centuries-old traditions, myths and legends. The Red Blades can be considered as the Grand Canyon of the Marche Region, one of the most fascinating and well-known places on the SibilliniMountains. A 7-km-long itinerary that will take you up close to see wonderful rock formations with pinnacles and towers. The area of the Sibillini Mountains National Park is defined by many as magical and wild: legend has it, in fact, that there lies the kingdom of the mythical Sibyl. The places across the border of the Marche and Umbria regions are rich in ancient myths and legendsas well, adding to the evocativeness of attractions such as the cave of Sibilla and Pilate’s lake, the only natural lake in the entire region. A unique habitat where many animal and vegetable species, nowhere else to be found, coexist, such as a small and rare crustacean, which gives water its typical reddish nuance. All around the Marche region there are companies that have produced food and wine products for centuries. Moreover, there are true districts of handcrafted products such as shoes in the province of Fermo, hats in the enchanting area of Montappone and then bags, tailored objects and furnishings in the Pesaro area. The food and wine and handicrafts of the Marche Region have always been renowned and nationally certified as products of Italian excellence. The Marche region awaits you with its culture, art, history, tradition, fashion, adventure, food and unpolluted nature. At Criluma, a national landmark for tourism based in the Marche region, we look forward for you to discover our region at its best.
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