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Le Marche - Italy's Undiscovered Jewel

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFIMAR

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 4 star hotel
  • Excursions: 6

Explore this lesser-known region of Italy and you'll find gorgeous landscapes, ancient towns and medieval art.

Explore this lesser-known region of Italy and you'll find gorgeous landscapes, ancient towns and medieval art.

PRICE FROM ? £939 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Wi-fi on board your coach
  • ​Fabriano, including the Paper and Watermark Museum

  • Discover the ancient town of Gubbio

  • See the hill towns of Gradara and San Leo

  • Tour of picturesque Urbino

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Bologna
  • Today you'll fly to Bologna, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in Sansepolcro. Famous as the birthplace of the great Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca, this medieval resort's charming historic centre features a museum containing some of his work.
  • DAY 2 Fabriano
  • You're heading to Fabriano today. The town is famous for its ancient paper-making traditions, which you'll learn all about during a guided visit to the Paper & Watermark Museum. Round off your trip with a tour of the town's historical centre.
  • DAY 3 San Marino
  • If you would like nothing more than to explore Sansepolcro at your own pace, you can do this today. However, if you'd like to experience more, why not join our optional excursion to the tiny landlocked sovereign state of San Marino. Your guided walking tour will start from Piazza della Libertà, where you'll see the statue of Lady Liberty and view the Government Palace. Close by is the neoclassical San Marino Basilica, where you'll have the chance to watch the changing of the guards. Before returning to the hotel there is free time for shopping and further exploring.
  • DAY 4 Gabicce Mare
  • Our new base is Gabicce Mare, which we'll reach via a journey through Le Marche's glorious countryside. En route we'll stop at the ancient town of Gubbio, which clings to the slopes of Mount Ingino. As we stretch our legs we'll pass honey-hued buildings down to the 17th century church of San Francesco della Pace and a 1st century amphitheatre. We'll also see the medieval Palazzo dei Consoli before resuming our journey.
  • DAY 5 Gradara & San Leo
  • Gradara and San Leo are two of the region's prettiest hill towns, and an included excursion takes you to both today. In Gradara you'll see an impressive castle which dominates this walled town. On to San Leo, first fortified by the Romans, to see highlights including a cathedral and a basilica.
  • DAY 6 Urbino
  • A Local Guide is going to show you the best of Urbino on a walking tour today. An undoubted highlight is the towering Palazzo Ducale. Built in the 15th century by some of the finest artists and craftsmen of the time, its gallery houses an important collection of Renaissance art. Works include Piero della Francesca's The Flagellation of Christ.
  • DAY 7 Pesaro
  • Spend today as you please. One option is a trip to nearby Pesaro, the birthplace of the composer Rossini. The town is home to a museum celebrating his life, which you might want to visit. Before returning to the hotel there's a wine-tasting accompanied by bread, olive oil, cheese and cold cuts.
  • DAY 8 Bologna/UK
  • ​Transfer to the airport in Bologna for your flight back to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Borgo Palace Hotel
    • The 4-star Borgo Palace Hotel is ideally located in San Sepolcro. The hotel is situated a 15-minute walk from the historic city centre.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, complimentary wi-fi, safe and a TV.
    • Hotel Sans Souci, Gabicce Mare
    • You will stay in the 4-star Hotel San Souci, which occupies a lovely beachfront location in the resort of Gabicce Mare. It is also located at the entrance to St Bartolo Naturalistic Park and boasts facilities including two restaurants, a bar, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, spa, gym, sauna and indoor pool with hot tub. Guest rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, safe, TV, mini-bar, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace with side sea view.
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Optional Excursions

  • Walking tour of San Marino
  • Wine tasting in the seaside resort of Pesaro

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £87 per person.​

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Further Information

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