If you have already visited the highlights of Italy and you want an off the beaten path destination, Marche is the best choice! Still unknown, undiscovered and untouched, Marche will surprise you with wonderful landscapes, picturesque medieval villages and traditional food. Great shopping time is assured too, thanks to a wide production of handicrafts and the biggest shoe industry of the country.

- Ascoli Piceno 3 nights
- Macerata 3 nights
- Conero riviera 2 nights
- Urbino 2 nights
- Rome 1 night

Tour Overview

  • Day 1

    Transfer Rome - Ascoli Piceno · Guided tour of Ascoli Piceno · Dinner

    From Rome we will reach Ascoli Piceno, well known as “Salotto d’Italia” (the Italian living room), thanks to one of the most beautiful squares in the country: Piazza del Popolo. Have a stroll with our local guide and discover the city of travertine, towers and olives. During your free time make sure you taste some typical fried olives and get a coffee with the famous Anisetta liqueur in one of the many local cafes. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at our selected restaurant.

    Overnight: Ascoli Piceno

  • Day 2

    Wine, olive oil and local products tasting in typical Italian farm

    Have a typical Italian lunch with homemade delicacies in a family run winery surrounded by stunning views and colours. Learn about wine production, have a tour in the vineyards and complete this experience with a wine tasting. Once you get back to Ascoli you will still have some time to browse around the city or simply relax.

    Overnight: Ascoli Piceno

  • Day 3

    Guided tour of Offida · Guided tour of Acquaviva Picena with included aperitif on the fortress terrace

    Today’s agenda will take you to the amazing medieval villages of Offida and Acquaviva Picena, hidden gems of the Piceno area. In Offida you will visit the amazing theater and the church of Santa Maria della Rocca. In the afternoon you will proceed to Acquaviva Picena to learn about this medieval town and once inside its fortress you will have the privilege* of enjoying an Italian aperitivo overlooking the hills and the Adriatic sea.

    Overnight: Ascoli Piceno

  • Day 4

    Visit Torre di Palme · Cooking class · Guided tour of Fermo · Transfer to Macerata · Dinner

    Head North and have a stop at Torre di Palme, an enchanting Medieval village enlisted in the prestigious club of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” (Most beautiful Italian villages). The strategic hilltop position makes it a suggestive panoramic balcony overlooking the Adriatic coast. History, breathtaking views, romantic atmosphere..all of this in a small village inhabited by less than 100 locals. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch and a fun cooking class in one of the authentic locations surrounded by a suggestive countryside. Visit Fermo with a local guide and find out why its library is one of the most interesting and beautiful in Europe. Proceed to Macerata and relax at the Relais before enjoying an included dinner

    Overnight: Macerata

  • Day 5

    Guided tour of Macerata · Shopping time (factories & outlets) · Italian aperitivo in the vineyards

    Today you will visit Macerata with its amazing Astronomical Clock and Palazzo Buonaccorsi. After a lunch break, enjoy a day of relaxation in nature or discover why this region is so popular among Italians by having a shopping tour in the local factories and outlets. The ideal way to fill those empty spaces in your suitcase. Return to Macerata and enjoy the sunset with a special aperitivo in the vineyards**.

    Overnight: Macerata

  • Day 6

    Guided tour of Loreto

    The Christian tradition says that the house of the Virgin Mary was flown to Loreto by the angels. Today we will take you there in a minivan to make it easier: a peaceful city on a hilltop with a beautiful gothic church built to surround and protect the house of the Virgin Mary. Learn about this fascinating place and enjoy its quiet atmosphere.

    Overnight: Macerata

  • Day 7

    Transfer Macerata - Conero Riviera · Free time in Numana (beach)

    Pack your suitcases and put a bathing suit on, today we will show you the most beautiful beaches and sea of the region, the Conero Riviera. A unique place where beaches, mountains and pretty villages merge together and make it a must visit destination of Marche. Spend your day in Numana, the heart of the Conero Mountain Park and relax in a dream scenery with crystal clear water. At night, explore the panoramic restaurants and bars of this lovely village.

    Overnight: Conero Riviera

  • Day 8

    Day excursion by boat to the beach of the Two Sisters

    Get ready for an exciting day! Today’s agenda has a boat excursion to admire the rare beauties of this uncontaminated area from another point of view. Wild beaches, rugged cliffs, fascinating bays and the jewel of the riviera: the “Two Sisters Beach'' where two large cliffs emerge from the water. While sailing, swimming and discovering sensational natural treasures enjoy lunch onboard.

    Overnight: Conero Riviera

  • Day 9

    Guided tour of Gradara · Transfer Conero Riviera - Urbino

    Discover the Northern part of the region. Visit Gradara and its castle, a perfectly preserved medieval building. It is famous for being the location of one of the most tragic love stories of the Italian literature: the story of Paolo and Francesca narrated by Dante in the Divine Comedy. Extraordinary landscapes and internal rooms recall the splendors of the powerful families who ruled here: Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere. At the end of the visit, have a stroll in the village and soak up the medieval atmosphere through the many souvenir shops and peculiar restaurants. Proceed to the Relais we have selected for you in Urbino and relax.

    Overnight: Urbino

  • Day 10

    Guided tour of Urbino

    Spend your last day in the Marche region discovering with a local guide the birthplace of Raffaello, Urbino.The city centre is an important concentration of art and history, like the magnificent Palazzo Ducale, a great example of Renaissance architecture. During your free afternoon don’t miss the visit to Raffaello Sanzio’s house and the incredible collection of art in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche.

    Overnight: Urbino

  • Day 11

    Guided tour of Assisi · Transfer Urbino - Rome · Farewell dinner

    It’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Marche. On your way to Rome, we will stop in Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis and a pilgrimage destination since the 13th century. Every year people from all over the world visit this unique place at the top of Mount Subasio and appreciate its peace, quietness and the Franciscan spirit of love and simplicity. Learn about the fresco’s spiritual meanings that decorate the church dedicated to Saint Francis and admire the greatness of Giotto’s masterpiece. Proceed to Rome for your last night in Italy and a farewell dinner in a restaurant we have selected for you.

    Overnight: Rome

  • Day 12

    Transfer hotel - Rome airport

    Arrivederci Italia! Reach the airport, board your flight and take back home a luggage full of wonderful memories and unforgettable moments thanks to Be in Italy.

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** Subject to changes in case of adverse weather. Not available all year round