Paesaggio Urbino
 

MONTE CONERO: DISCOVERING A TERRITORY ENCLOSED BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

 
ONE DAY TOUR

Itinerary dedicated to the knowledge of the close relationship between man and the sea, lived through the direct experience of fishing and the discovery of the territory. We will explore a unique marine environment and the naturalistic aspects that generated it, we will learn about human activity still today a symbol of the man-sea relationship: fishing, we will see closely the techniques and the use of its resources in the culinary tradition.

The morning of our tour will be dedicated to sport and marine biology: the naturalistic snorkeling activity near the Faraglioni delle Due Sorelle, emblem of the Riviera, will make us discover an underwater world full of peculiarities.

We will be guided by a marine biologist who will offer a unique and innovative scientific and cultural value to the experience, who will introduce us to the marine animal that is the protagonist of our itinerary: the mussels. After immersing ourselves in the crystal clear waters of the Conero Riviera we will move towards the Bay of Portonovo: here we will meet the fishermen of the Portonovo Fishing Cooperative and we will also be “mosciolari” for a day.

We will wait for the boat to return with the catch of the day and after having participated in the cleaning and preparation phases of the mussels we will enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach.

In the afternoon we will better explore the Bay of Portonovo on the slopes of Monte Conero: the dense Mediterranean scrub with its permanent flora and fauna of the lakes will be the perfect setting for a trek surrounded by greenery. We will end the day with a relaxing aperitif by the sea, at sunset, accompanied by the scents and flavors of local food and wine specialties.



ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

MEETING POINT: CENTRO SUB MONTE CONERO. 7:15 am - arrival by own vehicle at the Sub Center, located on the Numana seafront, not far from the Tourist Port (via Litoranea, 29). Reception and presentation of the group with the tour leader and explanation of the day’s activities.

DEPARTURE FOR SNORKELING ACTIVITIES: 8:00 am - initial briefing and delivery of the material necessary for the snorkeling activity. We will leave on board the rubber dinghy to reach the stretch of sea of the Due Sorelle where, protected by the stacks, we will get to know, through snorkeling and the guidance of a marine biologist, the peculiarities of the Conero Riviera and its marine inhabitants, to find out what it does this place a unique excellence in the whole Adriatic.

RETURN TO THE PORT OF NUMANA: 10:00 am - Upon returning from the activity, thanks to the photographic material present at the diving center, we will have the opportunity to learn more about what we have seen underwater. A rich breakfast will recharge us before continuing our journey.

ARRIVAL IN PORTONOVO 11:30 am - Departure for the Bay of Portonovo, where we will meet the fishermen of the Portonovo Fishing Cooperative who will tell us the history and traditional techniques of fishing for wild Mosciolo, excellence of this territory, and how the traditional fishing of this mollusc has evolved over time.

LUNCH: 1.00 pm - The catch of the day will be the protagonist of the lunch on the beach. We will attend the arrival of the boat with the catch of the day and we will actively participate in the cleaning and preparation of the lunch, based on mussels, both in their simplest form of “impepata”, and as the main element of the sauce for the serving dish.

RELAXATION BREAK ON THE BEACH: 3.00 pm - After lunch we can relax on the beach for a moment of relaxation before resuming the journey to discover the Bay.

PORTONOVO RING (PATH 309): 16:30/17:00 - We will explore the innermost part of the Bay to know its origin, admire the typical Mediterranean scrub and, through a visit to the most important buildings, we will discover how humans have always appreciated this place, precisely for its uniqueness and tranquility, from the first monks up to the Napoleonic empire.
 
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES

- BASE 2 PAX: EURO 200

- BASE 5 PAX: EURO 125

- BASE 10 PAX: EURO 99

- BASE 20 PAX: EURO 85
 

Criluma Viaggi

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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