Undiscovered Italy - Le Marche including Urbino and San Marino
- Explore Italy on this 7-night getaway to the Le Marche region, nestled between mountains & the Adriatic Sea.
- Stay in the seaside town of Pesaro, a perfect jumping off point for exploring all this area has to offer.
- Discover the hilltop town of Urbino with its cobbled streets & treasure trove of Renaissance artworks.
- Enjoy a guided day trip to the fortress of San Leo & a visit to the oldest republic in the world, San Marino.
- Spend a day exploring the town of Gradara & tasting the flavours of the region at a local winery.
- Unwind with plenty of leisure time to soak up the sun or discover other coastal towns of the Adriatic.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Le Marche
For a taste of Real Italy, join us on this guided holiday to Le Marche, a region of outstanding natural beauty situated between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea. Renaissance art, awe-inspiring mountainous landscape and fine beaches are just some of the lures of this wonderful destination. We’ll stay in the coastal town of Pesaro, birthplace of famous composer Gioacchino Rossini, which boasts the happy combination of a charming historic centre and a superb beach. Our Italy trip will take us to many Le Marche gems, including the university city of Urbino, home to countless artistic and architectural masterpieces; Gradara, whose beautifully preserved castle is thought to be the scene of Dante’s tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca; San Leo, with its imposing hilltop fortress; and the medieval citadel of San Marino, the smallest republic in the world.
Activity Level: Moderate
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Transfer to Pesaro
Upon arrival, we will be welcomed by our guide at Bologna Airport. Our guide will then accompany us as we are transferred to our hotel in the lovely seaside town of Pesaro, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
Free Time at Leisure in Pesaro
Let’s see more of Pesaro.
We will have the morning free to relax and settle into our hotel, or why not get our bearings with a leisurely stroll through Pesaro and uncover the main square, Piazza del Popolo.
Guided Walking Tour of Pesaro
Join us this afternoon as we enjoy a guided walking tour of Pesaro, the birthplace of the world famous composer Gioacchino Rossini. Here we will discover more of the historic town centre with its Medieval and Renaissance monuments and a modern quarter which extends out towards the sea.
Full Day Excursion to Urbino
After breakfast, we set off for a full day excursion to Urbino. Here we will enjoy panoramic views of the glorious landscape and a visit to the heart of the walled city.
Sturdy footwear is recommended today as Urbino is a hilltop town with many cobbled streets.
Let’s get together with our fellow travellers and enjoy lunch (included) in a local restaurant in this historic town.
San Leo & San Marino
Visit to San Leo
Today let’s see more, as we uncover San Leo and San Marino.
After breakfast we will start our full day guided tour with a visit to the charming town of San Leo. Here we can discover San Leo's ancient fortress which rises 600m above sea-level, overlooking the Marecchia Valley. The fortress has a history of hosting many personalities of cultural and artistic importance, from Dante to St. Francis.
Trip to San Marino
After enjoying some free time for lunch, we will continue our tour to the oldest republic in the world, San Marino. We will have free time to explore San Marino’s narrow, quirky streets at our own pace.
Free Time in Pesaro
Enjoy a free day to explore the area and discover more of Pesaro at a leisurely pace. Why not take a stroll on the beach, savour an al fresco lunch in one of the many restaurants or sip a glass of prosecco as you look out onto the Adriatic. Our local representative will be pleased to offer recommendations for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment options in the area.
Guided Excursion to Gradara
Gradara & Wine Tasting
After breakfast, join us for a full day visit to Gradara. We will be guided through this charming town which is thought to have been the scene of Dante's tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca.
After lunch (included) with our fellow travellers, we continue our tour to one of the region's vineyards and cellars to taste some local wines.
Explore Pesaro at Your Own Pace
On this final day, take some time to relax and enjoy more of your surroundings. Our local representative will be pleased to offer recommendations.
Time to bid farewell to the beautiful region of Le Marche. Our guide will accompany us as we are transferred to the airport for our flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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