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Marche between sea and hills
A region immerse between sea and hills, with this itinerary offers the historical wonders of its chief town, the mystical atmosphere of the sanctuary of Loreto, the bustling of the famous velvet beach of Senigallia and the viewpoint of the balcony of the Conero di Sirolo.
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Free arrival in Ancona, accommodation at your hotel in the early afternoon.
Around 4pm, meet your guide, walk around and visit some of the city's sights:
The Mole Vanvitelliana, a splendid artificial island with a pentagonal plan inside the port, built to the design of the papal architect Luigi Vanvitelli; the Loggia dei Mercanti, the most important secular building, in Venetian florid Gothic style; the evocative Fontana del Calamo or delle Tredici Cannelle, whose antiquity is attested by its name, of clear Greek derivation, which recalls the marshy environment in which it stood.
This is followed by a visit to the Omero State Tactile Museum. The Museum is one of the few tactile museums in the world, created to promote the integration of people with visual disabilities, and is now an innovative and enjoyable space in which to learn about art through the surprising perspective of the hands. Since 13 November 2015, the museum has been managed by the Polo Museale delle Marche.
The rich tactile collection includes models of famous architectures (Parthenon, Mole Vanvitelliana), copies and casts of famous sculptures (Nike of Samothrace, Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's, Canova's Venus italica), precious archaeological finds, original works by contemporary artists.
Reaching the Traino arch, one of the most precious testimonies of Roman architecture, it will be possible to admire the façade of the Theatre of the Muses, built in 1827 to a design by Pietro Ghinelli in neoclassical style, it was reopened on 13/10/02. While the neoclassical form of the façade remains intact, the new project has completely redesigned the interior as a large square, in terms of materials and forms, and the façade of the Santa Maria church, a remarkable example of Romanesque style.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and transfer to Loreto
The city of Loreto is the ideal destination for lovers of the combination of art and spirituality. They will be able to live the experience of going back in time to the time of Jesus Christ, visiting the Holy House that supposedly housed the Holy Family. Between the walls of the Basilica that houses the precious relic, it is possible to discover the names of the most famous architects and artists who over time have made Loreto not only a well-known pilgrimage destination, but also an important artistic and cultural centre. Discover the names of great masters, including Baccio Pontelli, Bramante, Vanvitelli, Barocci and Pomarancio. You can visit the magnificent Basilica using the wheelchair-accessible accesses.
Departure for Sirolo, along the way stopping at a local winery the Garofoli winery where a 'in the dark' tasting will be proposed
A game to have fun reacquainting oneself with the drowsy senses. Four wines in a 'in the dark' tasting, playing with the sense of smell and taste in trying to recognise scents and aromas.
A journey between tradition and sensoriality
The experience at the Casa Vinicola Garofoli is an adventure that will make you relive more than a century of the history of the Garofoli family and winemaking in the Marche region.
A story of men and women who have been producing wine for five generations, with love, passion and dedication to their land and their origins.
A journey through memories and stories in the oldest winery in the Marche region, culminating in a rediscovery of the senses through a tasting of their wines.
Lunch en route in a local restaurant and a visit to Sirolo, a seaside village on the Conero Riviera, to stroll through the typical alleyways that wind through the historic centre.
From September, it will be possible to add a visit to the accordion museum in Calstefidardo. The town stands on a hill 212 metres above sea level, between the valleys of the Aspio and Musone rivers.
One of the town's highlights is the International Accordion Museum, which represents excellence on the national and international scene, also on the basis of a consolidated tradition that sees the Marche region occupy an important position in the production of this evocative musical instrument.
Visit to the accordion museum.
The museum, established in 1981, is housed on one floor of the 16th-century town hall and contains accordions, accordions and other musical instruments.
The collection is divided into several sections: the main section consists of one hundred and forty-seven accordions, built between 1840 and 1968, many of which are in perfect working order. Finally, there are three sections dedicated to thematic collections: music in coins, the accordion in iconography and the accordion in postage stamps.
The visit will end with a musical performance.
In the afternoon, return to Ancona, free dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and independent transfer to Senigallia, accommodation in the hotel (rooms available from normal check-in time) in the afternoon meeting with the guide and start of the visits.
The afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the historic centre:
The visit to the city centre begins with the Rocca Roveresca, a must-see stop during the visit to the city of Senigallia. The Rocca can be defined as an extraordinary history book: in fact, it is the result of the superimposition of successive defensive structures over the centuries, since the origins of the city, on a site of decisive strategic importance.
The Foro Annonario is a harmonious neoclassical brick structure, a welcoming square designed to expand commercial spaces within the ancient city walls. Circular in shape, it hosts the daily picturesque fruit and vegetable market and, under the portico formed by a complex of 24 columns with Doric-style capitals, numerous local food and wine shops.
The Roman origins of Senigallia had long been known and visible in the foundations of the Rocca Roveresca; however, the discovery of important finds dating back to the 2nd-3rd century A.D., subsequently the subject of systematic excavation campaigns, during the foundation works of the New 'La Fenice' Theatre in 1989, aroused great astonishment. Today, the La Fenice archaeological area is one of the few in Italy where it is possible to admire the remains of Roman buildings and the finds at the same time.
The visit will end on the seafront with the unquestionable icon of Senigallia: La Rotonda, a jewel suspended over the sea.
The La Fenice Archaeological Area is accessible to the differently abled with lifts.
The La Fenice Theatre and the Rotonda a mare are both accessible to wheelchair users, with the exception of the upper terrace of the Rotonda.
For science lovers about 35 km from Senigallia the Balì Museum can be visited independently
the Balì Museum is a special place where science is discussed using science.
The museum reflects the 'hands-on' philosophy - forbidden NOT to touch! Interactivity and first-person exploration are a guarantee of involvement. You will find yourself incredibly amused and intrigued as you experiment with laws of physics that you may have always considered 'hostile' and begin to imagine in which situations in your everyday life you have encountered them. At the end of your stay at the museum you will take away a different approach to science as a natural method of investigating the world around you. No age limit.
The museum is barrier-free to make science more inclusive and accessible to all.
Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast and check-out.
Possibility of extending your seaside stay in Senigallia.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||upon request|
Available all year long.
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
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The cost and method of transfers are subject to reconfirmation based on the legislation that will be in force at the time of travel.
Some excursions may be partially accessible.
The itinerary may vary according to the operativity of the museums visited.
Hotel rates are subject to change as they are BAR rates.
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