Ancona and the Conero Riviera
In the charming landscapes of the Conero Riviera, the itinerary extendes in the Ancona Province and it allows you to visit the Marche chief town with its 2400 years of history, to explore “bare feet” the WWF oasis of Ripa Bianca with a sensorial path unique in its kind, savoring the excellence of local wines and being pleasantly entertained by the melodious sound of accordions, which guests can touch at the entrance of the international museum of Castelfidardo.
Available all year long
Free arrival in Ancona, accommodation at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Around 4:00 p.m. meeting with the guide, walking and visit of some places of the city:
Piazza Cavour: The square, having an area of three hectares, was born on the basis of a unitary project aimed at expanding east the city which assumed the new role of the first-class stronghold of the Kingdom of Italy; it was therefore designed together with Corso Vittorio Emanuele (now Garibaldi), which ends in it, and the 19th districts of Santo Stefano and Cardeto overlooking it.
La Mole Vanvitelliana, a splendid pentagonal artificial island inside the port, built on a project by the papal architect Luigi Vanvitelli; the Loggia dei Mercanti, the most important secular building, in flowery Venetian Gothic style; the evocative Fontana di Calamo, also known as Fontana delle Tredici Cannelle, whose antiquity is attested by the name, of clear Greek derivation, which recalls the marshy environment in which it stood.
Followed by a visit to the Museo Tattile Statale Omero, The Museum is one of the few tactile museums in the world, born to promote the integration of people with visual impairments, it is today an innovative and pleasant space to get to know art through the surprising perspective of hands. Since the 13th of November 2015, the museum has been managed by the Marche museum complex.
The wide tactile collection includes models of famous architectures (Parthenon, Mole Vanvitelliana), copies and casts of famous sculptures (Nike of Samothrace, Michelangelo's Pietà in San Pietro, Venus Italica by Canova), precious archaeological finds, original works by contemporary artists.
Return to the hotel, dinner by the chef at the hotel.
Breakfast and meeting with the guide and departure for Jesi, visit of the WWF Ripa Bianca oasis, 310 hectares of river Oasis, crossed by the Esino river, will allow guests a sensorial guided tour of about 2 hours through the sounds of the different species of animals that inhabit this place,including the cormorant, the teal, the marsh harrier, the great egret and the cattle egret while among the nesting the nightingale river, the warbler, the pendulum, the common moorhen, the kingfisher, the little ringed plover and the great spotted woodpecker.
During the visit it will also be possible to walk on the "sensory carpet"
The only one of its kind in the Marche region, the path stretches over 300 linear meters in which different natural materials follow each other, all to be discovered and walked on. There is also an area with wooden workstations where you can test your balance and movement and interactive bulletin boards to complete the sensory experience. A unique experience, suitable for all ages, to rediscover the sensitivity and which let you feel free to move.
Walk in the historic center of Jesi, the birthplace of Federico II, enclosed within the best-preserved walls of the entire Marche, the Cathedral of San Settimio, the Palazzo della Signoria and the Arco Clementino. Lunch at a local restaurant to taste the culinary specialties of the Marche region.
Return to Ancona in the afternoon.
Rest of the afternoon free.
Free dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and transfer to Calstefidardo. The village stands on a hill 212 meters above the sea, between the valleys of the Aspio and Musone rivers.
Perhaps few know that here, on the 16th of September 1860, one of the most important battles-which led to the italy unification- took place here; this event is remembered in various places, such as mainly the Monumento, a fresh forest, also suitable for a pedestrian or cycling path, which inside hides a bronze complex celebrating the battle led by General Cialdini; little outside the center there is also the ossuary and the Selva, another meeting place for armies.
The center of the village is an ancient medieval village, peculiar for its narrow alleys and brick houses; along the course, starting from the Palazzo Comunale, you get to Porta Marina, a recently renovated square overlooking the sea.
One of the excellences of the inhabited center is the International Accordion Museum, which represents excellence in the national and international panorama, also on the basis of a consolidated tradition that sees the Marche region occupying a relevant position in the production of this suggestive musical instrument.
Visit to the accordion museum.
The museum, built in 1981, is housed in a floor of the sixteenth-century municipal building and collects organs, accordions and other musical instruments
The collection is divided into several sections: the main section is made up of one hundred and forty-seven accordions, built between 1840 and 1968, many of which are fully functional. Finally, there are three sections dedicated to thematic collections: the music in the coins, the accordion in the iconography and the accordion in the stamp.
The visit will end with a musical performance.
After a relaxing walk in the town center, transfer to the Garofoli farm where a "blind" tasting will be proposed
A game to have fun regaining your dozing senses. Four wines in a "blind" tasting, playing with the sense of smell and taste trying to recognize perfumes and aromas.
A journey between tradition and sensoriality
The experience at the Garofoli Winery is an adventure that will make you relive more than a century of history of the Garofoli family and of the Marche winegrowing.
A story made of men and women who have been producing wine for five generations, with love, passion and dedication to their territory and their origins.
A journey through memories and tales in the oldest cellar in the Marche region that culminates in the rediscovery of the senses through the tasting of our wines.
Lunch along the way in a local restaurant and visit of Sirolo, a seaside village on the Conero Riviera, walk through the typical alleys extending through the historic center.
In the afternoon return to Ancona, free dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and check-out.
Return in autonomy
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|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||upon request|
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