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LE MARCHE IN AUTUMN

15 Sept – 19 Sept 2017
(5 days/4 nights) AUD $2808


The tour provides an excellent opportunity to experience the life in Italy’s best kept secret tourist destination Le Marche Region in the full splendour in Autumn. Autumn is one of the best times to visit Italy with truffles and mushrooms in season and it is the time of wine and olive harvests. The tour leads you to fascinating hill towns vibrant with daily life surrounded by beautiful countryside. You will leisurely wander through cobbled streets and magnificent town piazze. The relaxed itinerary will allow time to enjoy daily life along the Adriatic.

The tour begins in the City of Pesaro in Le Marche Region. From this base, guided day trips are organised to historical towns such as Urbino, San Marino and San Leo. One of the highlights will be a day in the Medieval town of Urbania for a unique cooking demonstration accompanied by a degustation lunch at an award winning osteria.

You will have the possibility to experience the excellent hospitality of this beautiful Region which rivals its neighbours with an abundance of traditional local food and wine. You will enjoy leisurely lunches and special dinners in traditional restaurants and trattorie.

This tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the Autumn season when the Region is alive with spectacular Autumn colours.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Pesaro (D) The City of Pesaro is situated on the Adriatic Coast: a charming town nestled against a backdrop of hills dotted with ancient hill towns and castles. Your guides will meet you in the foyer of the hotel at 5:00pm for a guided walking tour of the historical centre of the city. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Pesaro/Urbino (BL) Today after breakfast we explore the land once ruled by the lords of Montefeltro. The day is devoted to visiting Urbino, one of Italy's most fascinating towns of the Renaissance. It is also the birthplace of Raphael. A conducted tour of the magnificent Ducal Palace, which houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche with its precious paintings by Piero della Francesca, Tiziano, Paolo Uccello and Raphael. Lunch is organised in Urbino in a traditional restaurant serving delicious local produce and wine. Free evening in Pesaro.

Day 3 Pesaro/San Marino/San Leo (BL) Today after breakfast at the hotel, we travel just over the Le Marche border to the tiny Republic of San Marino. San Marino claims to be the oldest state and constitutional republic in the world and is also worth a visit for its history, pageantry and its magnificent hilltop setting, offering excellent views of the surrounding countryside. After a walking tour of the historical centre, there will be some free time to explore the small streets of this enchanting city state as San Marino is jam packed with heavily discounted duty free shops. We then travel to San Leo with its ancient fortress perched on sheer cliffs. We will have a rest in the beautiful town square where we will have lunch and taste the delicious formaggio di fossa: a cheese walled up in rock caves to mature for months. Free evening in Pesaro.

Day 4 Pesaro/Urbania (BL) After breakfast the group will experience an unforgettable day. We travel to the historical city of Urbania where the group will be guests of highly renowned chefs Donatella and Giorgio from their award winning osteria. The morning will be taken up with a series of cooking demonstrations on local cuisine and followed by a degustation lunch. It will be a memorable experience tasting fabulous local food and wine in a beautiful country setting. Free evening in Pesaro.

Day 5 Pesaro (B) The tour ends after breakfast.

Additional information

The weather in September: it is the beginning of autumn. It can still get warm during the day however the evenings are cool. We recommend light, conformable clothing, a light jacket with your favourite walking shoes. The countryside is undulating and hilly. Many of the hill towns have their historical centres closed to traffic and therefore lots of walking is required. You should expect to stroll leisurely for up to an hour with many breaks for sightseeing, coffee and a taste of the local produce. The program appears to be full; however it is mixed with long restful lunches and leisure time for your enjoyment and comfort. If you need to, you can always take time off from the organised program.


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Items included in the Tour

• All land travel in air conditioned mini buses
• Accommodation for 9 nights in 3/4 star hotels in Rome, Pescara and Pesaro
• 4 breakfasts
• 3 lunches
• 1 dinner (Meals include special lunches and dinners in traditional local restaurants and trattorie as detailed in the itinerary)
• Regional wines and mineral water served with meals
• Admission to all galleries, museums and historical sites included in the itinerary
• Personally guided tours to all the towns mentioned in the tour

Items not included

• Airfares
• Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you take travel insurance during your travels) Vita Italian Tours can arrange airfares, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation and transfers for you if needed.
• Admission fees to places other than those specifically itemised in the itinerary
• Meals on tour except when specifically mentioned in the itinerary
• Drinks outside normal meal times or additional wine and other drinks in restaurants
• Personal transport costs, phone calls and other personal needs
• Accomodation Tax

Cost

The cost of the tour is AUD $2808 per person in twin share accommodation. A deposit of AUD $500 is required to reserve a place on the tour which is not refundable unless the tour is cancelled. Single supplements are available at an additional cost of AUD $350. The full balance is due 90 days before departure. The tour is costed on a minimum of 2 people travelling on the tour.

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