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.
Minimum 4 participants
Free arrival in Ancona, accommodation at the hotel in the early afternoon.
Around 4.00 p-m. meeting with the guide, stroll and visit of some places in the city:
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.
Following 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, nowadays it is an innovative and pleasant space to get to know art through the surprising perspective of the hands. Since the 13th of November 2015, the museum has been managed by the Marche museum complex.
The wide 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.
Reaching the Arch of Traino, one of the most precious examples of Roman architecture, it will be possible to admire the facade of the Teatro delle Muse, built in 1827 on a project by Pietro Ghinelli in neoclassical style, it was reopened on the 13h of October 2002. Leaving intact the neoclassical shape of the facade, the new project has completely modified the interiors as a large square, in materials and shapes, and the facade of the Santa Maria church, a remarkable example of Romanesque style.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and transfer to Loreto
The city of Loreto is the ideal destination for enthusiasts of art and spirituality. In fact, they will be able to live the experience of going back at the time of Jesus Christ, visiting the Holy House that would have hosted the Holy Family. Inside the Basilica which 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 center. Find the names of great masters, including Baccio Pontelli, Bramante, Vanvitelli, Barocci and Pomarancio. You can visit the magnificent Basilica using the accesses designed for wheelchair transit.
Departure towards Sirolo, stop along the way at a local winery, the Garofoli farm where a "blind" tasting will be proposed
A game to have fun regaining the 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 winery in the Marche region that culminates in the rediscovery of the senses through the tasting of their wines.
Lunch along the way in a local restaurant and visit of Sirolo, a seaside village on the Conero Riviera, to stroll through the typical alleys that stretch through the historic center.
From September it will be possible to add a visit to the Calstefidardo accordion museum, the village stands on a hill 212 meters above the sea, between the valleys of the Aspio and Musone rivers.
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 manufacturing 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.
In the afternoon return to Ancona, free dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and transfer to Senigallia independently, hotel accommodation (rooms available starting from usual check-in hours) in the afternoon meeting with the guide and start of visits.
The afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the historic center:
The visit of the city center begins with the Rocca Roveresca, a must-see in the visit of the city of Senigallia. The fortress can be defined as an extraordinary history book: in fact it is the result of the overlapping of defensive structures that have followed over the centuries, since the origins of the city, in 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 houses the daily and picturesque fruit and vegetable market and, under the porch formed by a complex of 24 columns with Doric-style capitals, numerous local food and wine shops.
The Roman origins of Senigallia were known and visible since a long time in the foundations of the Rocca Roveresca; on the other hand, there was great amazement during the foundation works of the New Theater "La Fenice" in 1989, the discovery of important finds dating back to the II-III century AD , subsequently subject to systematic excavation campaigns. Today the La Fenice archaeological area is one of the few in Italy where it is possible to simultaneously admire the remains of buildings of Roman origin and the finds found.
The visit will end on the seafront with the undeniable icon of Senigallia: la Rotonda, a jewel floating in the sea.
The La Fenice Archaeological Area is accessible to the disabled with elevators.
The La Fenice Theater 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 Museo del Balì is a special place which talk about science using science.
The museum reflects the "hands-on" philosophy - Do NOT touch! Interactivity and first-person exploration are a guarantee of involvement. You will find yourself incredibly amused and intrigued while experiencing the laws of physics that you have perhaps always considered "difficult" and you will begin to imagine in which situations of your daily life you have already 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 investigation of the surrounding world. No age limits.
The museum has no architectural barriers to make science more inclusive and accessible to everybody.
Return to the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast and check-out.
Possibility to extend the seaside stay in Senigallia.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 22 June 2020 to 30 October 2020||€ 460|
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
Proposed or similar hotels:
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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Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 650 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 460 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
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