Paesaggio Urbino
 

WONDERFUL MIX

 
FROM MAY TO OCTOBER

SAN GINESIO - DAY 1

In the afternoon visit to San Ginesio, belonging to the official group of Italy’s most beautiful villages. The settlement, which acquires special significance because of its evocative position in the framework of the Sibillini Mountains National Park, has a medieval urban layout enclosed by a large belt of mighty city walls that still retain patrol walkways, loopholes and towers. Walk through the alleys of the old town and visit the Collegiate Church (1098) , the main monument of the village - of Romanesque foundation but with a late Gothic façade - which enshrines the remains of the saint San Ginesio, a Christian martyr patron of mimes and actors. In the evening, arrival at the hotel in Sarnano, dinner and overnight stay

SARNANO, THE SANCTUARY OF THE MADONNA DELL’AMBRO - DAY 2

After breakfast, morning dedicated to the discovery of the village of Sarnano, in the heart of the Sibillini Mountains. Also part of Italy’s most beautiful villages , Sarnano has perfectly preserved for over 7 centuries its medieval structure: its old town is still shaped as a “castrum”, a round fortified village winding in concentric rings. Visit to the Pinacoteca which, among various artworks, boasts “The Madonna adoring the Child” by Vittore Crivelli. Next you will reach on foot the three suggestive Sarnano waterfalls, located not far from the historic center and connected to it by a path that has taken the name of Via delle Cascate Perdute (path of the lost waterfalls). Two of these three jumps of the Tennacola river , in fact, remained long hidden by vegetation and came to light only in 2020.

It is an easy, something less than 6 km long itinerary, with very little difference in altitude (80 meters average) and only a short steep slope before the Antico Molino waterfall. Return to the hotel for lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon we will reach the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Ambro. Immersed in the naturalistic scenery of the Sibillini , between the Priora and Castel Manardo mountains, the monumental sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Ambro , the most ancient place of Marian worship in the Marche and the second for importance after Loreto, was most likely erected around the year 1000 in the territory of Montefortino. This oasis of religious peace reopened its doors to the faithful for the Holy Mass on Christmas Eve in 2018, after being long closed due to the damage caused by the ruinous 2016 earthquake. After the visit to the church you can take a pleasant walk alongside the nearby Ambro stream, from which the sanctuary takes it name. Return to the hotel in Sarnano, dinner and overnight stay.

TREKKING TO LAME ROSSE AND RELAX AT FIASTRA LAKE - DAY 3

After breakfast we will reach the dam on Fiastra Lake and from there start on our trekking path to Lame Rosse , accompanied by an environmental hiking guide. Called the “Grand Canyon of the Marche”, Fiastra Lame Rosse (Red Blades ) is one of the most famous and fascinating places in the Sibillini Mountains and beyond. The Lame Rosse are formations in the shape of pinnacles and towers consisting of gravel held together by clay and silts, formed thanks to the erosion of atmospherical agents.

The trail you will follow, a round trip, is suitable even for unskilled tourists; you start on a dirt road and then walk mainly in the shade of an holm oak forest, where the road turns into a pleasant path. After lunch at a farmhouse, you will reach the nearby Fiastra Lake and enjoy a free afternoon of relax. Return to the hotel in Sarnano, dinner and overnight stay.

TREKKING RING ON THE PIANI DI RAGNOLO - DAY 4

After breakfast we will reach the nearby locality of Baite di Ragnolo and from there we will start our trekking ring on the Piani di Ragnolo accompanied by our environmental hiking guide.

Located at 1,500 meters above sea level, on the plateau of Piani di Ragnolo, this trail is characterized in its first part by woods populated by roe deer, then by the breathtaking landscapes of this panoramic natural balcony over the Marche. In May / June you walk among an incredible multicoloured blooming carpet of orchids, violets, peonies and gentians that make the Piani di Ragnolo one of the places with the greatest floristic richness in the Region. You will be fascinated by a panorama spreading from the sharp, over 2,000 meters high peaks of Mount Priora, Pizzo Tre Vescovi and Pizzo Berro to the soft hills of the Marche and finally to the Adriatic Sea. Free lunch during the excursion. End of services.
 
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES - ON A 2 PAX BASIS:

BASIC FEE - EURO 250
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room; medical / baggage insurance.

SILVER FEE - EURO 340
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room; lunch in a restaurant on the second day; guided trekking to the Lame Rosse on the third day; medical / baggage insurance.

GOLD FEE - EURO 470
The fee includes : nr. 3 nights half board in a double / twin room; lunch in a restaurant on the second day; guided trekking to the Lame Rosse and lunch in a restaurant on the third day; guided trekking on the fourth day; medical / baggage insurance.

THE RATES DO NOT INCLUDED:
meals not mentioned, drinks at the meals; admissions where not specified and anything not indicated 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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