Paesaggio Urbino
 

THE RIVIERA DEL CONERO, LORETO AND RECANATI

 

ANCONA - DAY 1

In the early afternoon guided tour of the city of Ancona, settled by the Greeks who named it “Ankon” (elbow); the ancient Ancona in fact stands on a promontory shaped like a bent elbow, offering a perfect natural shelter to its port. The visit will begin from the millenary Cathedral of San Ciriaco which rises in a spectacular location at the top of the Guasco hill , then you will go down to the Lazzaretto (Lazaret hospital) of Ancona, also known as Mole Vanvitelliana from the name of the architect who built
it, Luigi Vanvitelli (van Wittel) . It stands on an artificial pentagonal island located in the port. Inside the Mole we will visit the Homer Museum, one of the few tactile museums in the world.
In the evening, arrival at our hotel in the Ancona area, dinner and overnight stay.

CONERO TREKKING RING OF MONTE CONERO, THE CAVES OF CAMERANO - DAY 2

After breakfast, meeting with your environmental trekking guide to start on a tour of the Mount Conero . Immersed in the atmosphere of the Mediterranean scrub, a hiking loop will make you discover the many sites of historical and environmental interest on the Conero promontory : the Abbey of San Pietro with its beautiful crypt, the caves dug in Roman times, the enigmatic rock engravings and of course the breathtaking views of the white cliff plunging into the Adriatic Sea, such as the Southern Belvedere and
the Path of the wolf (Passo del Lupo) overlooking the famous Beach of the two Sisters (Due Sorelle).
Free lunch. In the afternoon we will reach the nearby Camerano for a guided tour of the town or rather of its Underground city, carved with labyrinthine pattern in the sandstone along the basement of the old town. For a long time the many tunnels were believed to be but the remains of ancient sandstone quarries or places to store wine.
The explorations and studies carried out , however, revealed the presence in almost all areas of architectural embellishments (carvings, vaults, decorated columns) not suitable for quarries or simple cellars.
Return to the hotel in the Ancona area , dinner and overnight.

LORETO AND RECANATI - DAY 3

After breakfast we will reach Loreto, one of the most important and ancient places of Marian worship in the Catholic world. Visit to the Basilica of the Holy House, an outstanding Renaissance architectural complex which enshrine the remains of the Holy House of Nazareth, where Jesus is believed to have lived.
The house seems to have been transported by ship from Palestine on the initiative of a noble Byzantine family, the Angeli (angels) , reigning family of Epirus. At the end we will reach Recanati, birthplace to the famous poet Giacomo Leopardi ; we will visit his noble residence , with its library, the reception rooms, the garden, the poet’s apartments and the Leopardi museum.
At the end of the visit we will take a walk through a Leopardian place par excellence: the garden on the “lonely hill” of the ‘Infinity” poem . In the afternoon, visit to the “Moroder” winery and wine tasting while enjoying an incredible view of the Conero Park. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay .

THE RIVERA DEL CONERO BY BOAT - DAY 4

After breakfast we will leave for an exciting crewed boat excursion, that will reveal the Riviera del Conero in all its splendor.
We will start from Numana Tourist Port and sail along the coast admiring the beautiful beaches of Numana and Sirolo until arriving to the Sassi Neri ( black stones) beach,
then it will be the turn of the famous beach of the Due Sorelle (two sisters) with its two white sea stacks emerging from the sea. After a short stop at the Gabbiani (seagulls)
beach, you will admire Portonovo with its Napoleonic Fortress, cross Mezzavalle bay and finally stop at the Trave beach , a natural underwater tongue that acts as a reef,
creating an emerald green natural swimming pool where you will find it impossible not to to dive.
Back on board, surrounded by that fantastic and relaxing panorama , an aperitif based  on drinks and snacks awaits you , to recover lost energy. Duration of the excursion: 3
and a half hours. End of services
 

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES - ON A 2 PAX BASIS:

BASIC FEE - EURO 180
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room;   medical / baggage insurance.

SILVER FEE - EURO 300
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room;   guided tour of the city of Ancona (entrance fees not included); boat  trip on the Conero Riviera with aperitif on board; medical / baggage  insurance.

GOLD FEE - EURO 410
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room; the  guided tour of the city of Ancona (entrance fees not included); loop  trekking of Mount Conero with an environmental hiking guide; entrance  and visit to the caves of Camerano; wine tasting at the “ Moroder”   cellar; boat trip on the Conero Riviera with an aperitif on board; medical  / baggage 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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