Paesaggio Urbino
 

5 DAYS FOOD, WINE AND HERITAGE TOUR

 

Historical towns, local producers, and typical products… these are the keywords.Enjoy authentic Italy through an itinerary where each town has a story to tell...

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • POSSIBILITY TO DISCOVER A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE RENAISSANCE IN MARCHE REGION LIKE URBINO: A TOWN RECOGNIZED AS A UNESCO HERITAGE SITE;
  • HISTORICAL TOWNS THAT PRESERVE THEIR HISTORY AND TRADITIONS WITH SUGGESTIVE DIFFERENT PANORAMIC VIEWS;
  • DISCOVER CENTRAL ITALY AS AN AUTHENTIC REGION WHERE TRADITIONS AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE TREASURES TO BE PRESERVED;
  • SEE THE ROLLING HILLS OF MARCHE AND ITS SUGGESTIVE LANDSCAPES;
  • VISIT AND TASTE LOCAL PRODUCTS AND BUY THEM FROM THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
  • TASTE AND DISCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF THE LOCAL EXCELENCES OF THIS REGION;
  • SEE FOR YOURSELF THE CARE AND PASSION OF THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
  • FLEXIBILITY TO MODIFY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES UPON YOUR NEEDS.

 

DAY 1:  Arrival at the Relais in Fano.

DAY 2:  Breakfast is followed by a little break in Furlo Gorge. A real paradise marked by the Candigliano River that flows between the towering rock walls of the Gorge, where the suggestive landscape combines with the prodigious wealth of nature boasting unique specimen of flora and fauna. From here proceed towards  Urbino, a town that is the pride of Italian Renaissance and the birthplace of architect  Bramante  and the renowned artist  Raffaello. Its  Palazzo Ducale, the jewel of Italian Renaissance, has been the home of the National Gallery of Le Marche region since 1912. Urbino also hosts the Academy of Raffaello, countless churches of significant importance, as well as the  Fortress of Albornoz.

DAY 3:  Today you will get to see an extraordinary urban and architectural combination: the castle of  Gradara. Discover the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca caught in each other’ s arms and killed by Francesca’ s husband. The tour continues with another historical town: Mondaino. The cheese makers of the  ancient mill  welcome you and show you how to make the  “ Fossa Cheese”   (a delicacy of this area) than the experience goes on with a  food tasting. After that you will have a short break in the near village of  Montegridolfo,  a little medieval jewel. It is like an open-air museum whose history and architecture are almost too affected. Don’ t forget to admire the panoramic views that this town has to offer!

DAY 4:  Recharge your energy with a delicious breakfast and go to  Mondavio. Located on top of a hill with views of the Adriatic sea and Apennines, the medieval town of Mondavio is still surrounded by its ancient town walls and defended by a mighty fortress designed by architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Today, the fortress houses the Museum of historical re-enactment and armoury, with mannikins with costumes and weapons ranging from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.A fleet of “ war machines” with faithful reconstructions in actual sizes is in display inside the moat of the fortress. The fortress is the symbol of the town, but here you will also visit the historical workshop where the  pecorino cheese  is produced inside a tuff cave. In the afternoon you will stop at a  local winery  where an expert will show you the family company, followed by a  wine and local extravirgin olive oil tasting. In this area a wine production is  D.O.C. Bianchello del Metauro. Go back to the hotel.

DAY 5:  Breakfast. End of service.

 

For information or request please  contact  maritaly@gazzellaviaggi.it  or +39 0721967941

 

ON REQUEST:  Transfer and transports (hire car driver, car rental, coach  rental), organized guided tours, tour leader on site, booking of meals at local restaurants, extension of the tour with other experiences like trekking activity, sailboat tours on Conero Coast, yoga, hiking, daily bike tours, cooking class experience with a local chef!

SPECIAL GROUPS:

Our guides, will welcome guests dressed in medieval clothes and they will accompany them on an exciting tour of the Castle of Mondaino. This kind of experience is also possible during summer in the village of Mondavio.