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Get off the typical tourist trail, and visit a travertine rock quarry, during your stay in scenic Ascoli Piceno. A number of Italy’s famous landmarks are constructed from the stone, and travertine buildings can be seen all over the city center. Begin this morning tour at the Frazione Rosara quarry, where your guide—the quarry owner—will share information about its history. Then, you’ll be given chisels and other tools and can try your hand at sculpting the stone.
San Benedetto has some of the most beautiful bike paths in Italy. You can ride for miles while enjoying the palm-lined streets and nearby sandy beaches. Our ride will include a tour of historic San Benedetto, which began as a hillside fishing village. Here we will see the traditional fishermen’s houses and the famous “lu turrio” Tower, a watchtower build to defend the city. During the tour we will enjoy with local seafood and classic regional wines.
Loreto is one of the most important sacred places for Catholic pilgrims in the Marches Region. Its history begins December 10, 1924, when the Sanctuary of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary was moved from Nazareth to its current site; this belief is supported by the research that recently has been carried out on the graffiti found inside this house. The sacred house (Santa Casa) has a very simple structure with three walls, each of them reaching the height of three meters, composed of sandstones and refined with a particular technique that was used in Palestine in the time of Jesus. This site is remarkable for its religious and spiritual values as well as for the artistic importance of its highly-decorated marble work. Pope Julius II commissioned Donato Bramante for the marble vestments.
Maximize time spent in Ascoli Piceno with this walking tour. Learn about the art and history of the city as you see architectural landmarks including Piazza del Popolo, Chiesa di San Francesco, and Ponte di Porta Solestà. A local guide shares tips for restaurants and bars, and the group size is limited to 15 people for a more personalized experience.
With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
The Tour aboard the Ascoli Touristic Train is an original way to visit the city of Ascoli Piceno. Comfortably seated and accompanied by a clear and complete audio guide offers a general knowledge of the city, admiring views and crossing areas to be reached on foot. An opportunity to venture into the most hidden wonders of this historic medieval city by discovering every suggestive corner.
A tour to discover the Abruzzo coast on the Bike to Coast route. Cycling between natural reserves and cultural treasures accompanied by the sound of the sea for an authentic and very suggestive show. From the northern Abruzzo border with the Marche to the far south of Abruzzo where the region borders on Molise. 131 km of cycle and partly road route, with a great variety of landscapes, seaside villages and first hills, making Bikelife's Bike to Coast a unique experience to live on two wheels.
Breathtaking night on the roof of the Marche! With its 2476 meters of altitude, Monte Vettore is the highest mountain in the Sibillini range. The efforts to reach this exceptional location will undoubtedly be rewarded by the spectacle of the birth of a new day: the unreal silence near the summit is broken only by the sound of the stony ground that almost becomes a melody under the steps, in the distance the sparkling of inhabited centers, and the light that explodes from the Adriatic going to illuminate lands, villages and towns.
It will be a unique experience in the pristine Gola del Furlo - Natural State Reserve of the Marche Region. The tour includes the passage at sites of historical and naturalistic interest, such as the Roman Epoch Gallery opened by the Emperor Vespasian for the complete Via Flaminia that connected the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas.
You can taste the unmistakable flavor of the Acqualagna Truffle - International Truffle Capital.
At the age of 19, I left Abruzzo and like our great grandfathers in the early nineties, in search for better opportunities I emigrated abroad. Today I’m back, with the luggage of knowledge & skills I’ve gained abroad.
With this luggage, determination and passion I’m starting this dream of promoting sustainable tourism in smaller provincial realities of the Abruzzo region and aiding the local economy of these beautiful hidden villages.
With me, you not only will trace your Italian roots, but will also experience the places, food, life and traditions your relatives where having. All by sharing together and being in good company of a local ‘friend’ showing you the beauties of this untouched and green region, Abruzzo.
Besides being from a small village near Teramo, in Abruzzo and having wide connections & knowledge of the area, I’m a local and speak very well the Abruzzese dialect. Vital for the locals (potential relatives) to open up to someone never seen before.
The enotour consists of about two hours totally immersed in nature to discover and consume the art of wine production in a perfect combination of tradition and innovation. We start with a guided tour in our panoramic vineyards, then visit the winery where you can learn more about the processing techniques and finally get to the tasting room where we will let you taste 15 labels of our best white, red, sparkling and sweet Doc and Igt wines coming exclusively from our locally owned and organically grown vines such as Bianchello del Metauro Doc, Colli esaresi Sangiovese Doc, Pergola Aletico Doc, Incorncio Bruni 54 Igr and Garofanata Igt. All accompanied by typical local products at km 0.
For those who want to take home the exciting experience of the ascent to the throne of the gods.
We will meet again at the Cotaline mountain hut, and after a coffee or a good breakfast, we will head towards the path, to the lawns of the cart.
We will then continue towards Vernosa, where we will ascend normally, towards the cross.
After about 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will reach the highest summit of our mountain: the Catria cross.
In this place, we will have the opportunity to take suggestive photographs, and we will take the first emotions home.
Then we will descend backwards, until we return to the loom, where we will turn for the ring of Mount Acuto;
arrived here, we will head towards another challenge: after two hours of walking, in fact, we will arrive at the other top of 30 meters .. lower, but also full of emotions and very suggestive.
After enjoying breathtaking views again, we will return to the Cotaline refuge, where a tasty aperitif awaits us.
Acquaviva is a very special hilltown. It is situated on two hills that provide amazing views of the surrounding hills, the mountains, and the nearby Adriatic Sea. The Fortress of Acquaviva is a fine example of 15th century military fortifications. Winding streets that lead to an ancient square make bike exploration especially enjoyable. Acquaviva is known for its traditional foods and recipes. We will visit also Monteprandone Village, an ancient village, famous on territory for the delicious tipical fried olives and its stunning panoramics view
accompanied by a guide Experienced tourist, we will ride around the ancient town its old "rue" and discovering its squares. Small break to taste the products typical of territory, like the famous ones stuffed olives.
Once a historic Roman settlement, the town of Fermo is today one of the highlights of Italy's Marche region. On this small-group tour, you’ll see the hilltop town’s major attractions in the space of just a few hours. Explore the Fermo Cathedral, visit the Roman cisterns, and linger in the Piazza del Popolo. You’ll also see the Civic Art Gallery—home to a masterpiece by Rubens—and the opulent Teatro dell’Aquila.
Choose this wine day tour if you're looking for a few hours escape during your cruise tours. At your arrival at the Ancona harbour you'll have a personal driver waiting for you to bring on a special wine day experience. Indeed from the Harbour you'll be driven along the Adriatic Coast and in less than 1 hour you'll arrive in Ascoli Piceno, a splendid jewel in Le Marche Region. Here you'll have a self walking tour of the city and then have an aperitivo in one of the most historical Caffè in Italy. After your walking and the aperitivo, the driver will bring you to Offida where you'll stop for a wine tasting and lunch in a local and historic winery.
The taste and lunch will finish by 3 pm and at that time the driver will bring you back to Ancona for departure!
This one day tour experience is aimed at letting you discover the secrets of an area which is famous for its white wines like the Pecorino and the Passerina, but also for its strong and great Rosso Piceno Superiore - by the way, you should also visit this place in 2018 because we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the great red wine!
The local english speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel within 80 kms from Ascoli Piceno. In the morning we will firstly stop by in the splendid city of Offida, the city wine capital of this area! After a tour of the city on own, we will stop by at our first local winery. You'll meet the producer and have a tour of the winery, followed by a tasting paired with some local salami and cheese. Then, we'll move on to reach our restaurant for the lunch, before going back to visit another splendid winery with an amazing view of this territory.
We'll be back at your hotel by 5 pm, after having visited 3 great wineries on a special wine day tour!
Art, countryside and food. The Renaissance city of Urbino, the uncontaminated nature of Montefeltro, its green hills and the organic and zero km products that you can enjoy.
It will be a walk on ebike, feasible even for non-professional sportsmen, which will allow you to explore the city of Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage site and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Marche. Along the way we will stop for a wine tasting in one of the most famous wineries of Bianchello del Metauro and in a Dairy to taste cheeses and ricottas.
A weekend in the Marche inland visiting small walled villages with the use of extraordinary and comfortable E-Bike (Trek Power Fly) with pedal assistance to explore the area through minor roads. Stay at the Country House CASALE CIVETTA. Visit to food and wine producers. A complete meal at a typical rural restaurant with traditional Marche cuisine.
Come and discover an authentic land, with incredible naturalistic beauties, through the art and traditions of the place; come to Fratte Rosa, a delightful village located on the Marche hills, in an area still to be explored.
Fratte Rosa has been the cradle of terracotta for centuries. Its soil, very rich in clay, allowed the flourishing of the art of forging terracotta, handed down by word of mouth from the local potters, since the Middle Ages.
Even today in Fratte Rosa the production of popular ceramics continues, through the activity of the shops, custodians of a craft heritage dedicated to the "archaic forms" born in the Middle Ages for cooking and storing food.
You will discover the gestures of tradition, observing the manual work of our terracotta craftsmen, observing the "unique" forms of tradition for which Fratte Rosa boasts a primacy of uniqueness.
The exclusive tour is carried out by licensed and local guides; it is for small groups while the Abbey is normally visited independently and without a guide. Flexible times even outside normal opening hours to be agreed with the participants.
The Monte San Bartolo Natural Park admired directly from the sea. Absolutely privileged point of view to discover together with a naturalistic guide many naturalistic curiosities about the species that populate the cliff and our Adriatic sea. How is a turtle made? What sharks are there in the Adriatic Sea? How do dolphins communicate? What speed does the Peregrine Falcon reach? These and many other curiosities will be the theme of our afternoon. To conclude a refreshing bath and admiring the colors of the sunset.