Paesaggio Urbino
 

NUMANA, ADRIATIC CAPITAL IN THE PICENI AGE

 
ONE DAY TOUR

Itinerary dedicated to the discover of the Picena civilization and the importance of the development of the village of Numana as a nerve centre of commercial and cultural exchanges. We will make a real journey through time in the Picena Numana to get to know the skills and industriousness of the Picenian civilization up close and to discover how their knowledge has evolved over time and reached the present day. We will visit the National Antiquarium of Numana where we will be able to admire the luxurious funeral equipment of the Queen and get to know the uses and customs of the Picena civilization.

After the visit to the museum we will move to Sirolo to visit the archaeological area of the Pines where it is still possible to admire the immense circle tomb of the Picenian Queen of Numana, the largest noble tomb found in a necropolis of that time. During the lunch break we will taste the typical dishes of the peasant tradition that turn to the food and wine specialities of the Conero Area. In the second part of our itinerary we will have a workshop experience dedicated to ceramics: guided by an experimental archaeologist, we will reproduce on of the finds seen during the visit to the Antiquarium that we can take home as a souvenir of the entire day.

We will conduct the day by visiting one of the Rosso Conero wineries in the area: we will have the opportunity to see how wine making techniques have evolved over time.

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

MEETING POINT: NUMANA. 9:30 am - arrival by own vehicle. Reception of the group and description of the itinerary. From the central square of Numana we will reach the Belvedere viewpoint from where it is possible to admire the entire port area of the village: here we will begin to learn about the Picena civilization and the importance of the Numana emporium for the commercial and cultural exchanges of that time.

VISIT OF THE STATE ANTIQUARIUM OF NUMANA: 10:30 am - after the visit to the historic center we will reach the State Antiquarium of Numana to deepen the knowledge of the Piceno world and admire the sumptuous funeral equipment of the Queen’s tomb up close.

VISIT OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF THE PINI: 12:00 - after the visit to the museum we will move towards Sirolo and we will visit the Archaeological area of Pini, seat of the circle tomb of the Queen, the largest noble circle tomb found in a Picene necropolis in the area of ancient Numana.

LUNCH BREAK: 1:00 pm - stop for lunch where we will taste the typical products of the peasant cuisine of the area, trying to identify with a banquet of the noble Picena class.

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY LABORATORY: 4.00 pm - after lunch we will create an experimental archaeology laboratory: through the ceramic processing techniques once used by the Picenes, we will reproduce one of the artifacts seen during the visit to the State Antiquarium of Numana (laboratory will take palce at the Capanna Picena).

VISIT TO THE CELLAR OF ROSSO CONERO: 6.30 pm - we will end the day by visiting one of the wineries in the Conero area, where we will continue to learn about the winemaking tradition of these lands started with the Piceni, to get to the present day and learn about the production of the Rosso Conero, typical wine of the Conero Riviera. We will conclude the visit to the cellar with a wine tasting accompanied by typical local products.

RETURN: 20:30 - autonomous return to your own homes.
 
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES

- BASE 2 PAX: EURO 200

- BASE 5 PAX: EURO 130

- BASE 10 PAX: EURO 105

- BASE 20 PAX: EURO 94
 

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