Embark on this delightful four day travel package to the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions for a once in a lifetime trip through Italy. Depart from Milan and discover the magic of Emilia Romagna starting with Parma by taking in some of the iconic local landmarks. Next, continue on to Bologna to soak up the city's long standing traditions of art and culture as well as some delicious food. Your travels will then lead you to San Marino, Pesaro, Ancona and Urbino to explore picturesque piazzas and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During your last stop in Ravenna you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful artwork including some of the best-preserved Byzantine mosaics in the world. This vacation itinerary provides a fabulous and scenic route to experience two of Italy's lesser-known, yet enchanting regions.
From Milan to Milan
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Parma, Bologna, San Marino, Pesaro, Ancona, Urbino, Ravenna
DAY 1: MILAN, PARMA, BOLOGNA
Meet and greet with your tour group this morning in Milan's city center and depart to Emilia Romagna, a region famous for its artistic culture, culinary traditions and eminent car manufacturers including Ferrari and Lamborghini. Arrival in Parma, well-known among foreigners for its delicious “Prosciutto di Parma” and “Parmigiano Reggiano” cheese, though the town's scenery and remarkable artistic heritage will not disappoint either. Discover the pearls of Parma's historic center and admire the Teatro Regio (Royal Theater), the Cathedral and stunning medieval Baptistery and many historic palaces including the Palazzo della Pilotta. Time at leisure for lunch before departing to Bologna. Capital of the region and synonymous with art and culture, Bologna is recognized as a “UNESCO creative City of Music” and is home to the oldest university in the world. In the city center surrounded by medieval palaces, you will visit the impressive Basilica of St. Petronius and Bologna's very own leaning towers: Torre degli Asinelli and Torre Garisenda. Take in the art, taste as much food as you can and then overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: BOLOGNA, SAN MARINO, PESARO, ANCONA
Breakfast at the hotel followed by departure to San Marino. As the oldest surviving sovereign republic in Europe, San Marino is a small, independent country within the Italian Peninsula. The mountainous landscape provides for breathtaking panoramic views and among its historical treasures are the three towers located on the peaks of Mount Titano, which have become a symbol of the country. Time at leisure for lunch followed by afternoon departure to Pesaro. Located in one of Italy’s most geographically beautiful regions, Marche, the seaside city of Pesaro has a charming historic center with attractive Renaissance sites like the Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace), Piazza del Popolo and the magnificent Rocca Costanza Castle. Continue to Ancona for an overnight stay.
DAY 3: ANCONA, URBINO, RAVENNA
Breakfast at the hotel and then spend the morning discovering Ancona, the capital of the Marche region. This port city first founded by the Greeks and later developed by the Romans is home to fascinating sites like the Arch of Trajan, the Ancona Cathedral and the Lazaretto of Ancona, which was constructed on an artificial island as a quarantine station then converted into a museum. Proceed to the enchanting hilltop town of Urbino where you will have time at leisure for lunch. You will visit its historical center, a UNESCO world heritage site due to its impressive Renaissance architecture like the Palazzo Ducale, the house of Raphael and the Cathedral. Continue to Ravenna for an overnight stay.
DAY 4: RAVENNA, MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a tour of this beautiful city. Its ancient Eastern heritage has left its biggest mark in its churches, baptisteries and mausoleums decorated with the most impressive Byzantine mosaic art which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time at leisure for lunch. Proceed to Milan where the tour, and our services, will end.
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PACKAGE START AT $1,264.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe motor coach or minivan as per itinerary;
- Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels in double/twin rooms with private facilities;
- Daily breakfast;
- Multilingual Tour-Escort;;
- Panoramic Visits as per itinerary;
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Porterage Service.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable, it must be paid locally at the hotel.
- All which is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
Multi language escorted group tour with minimum 9 participants.
If less than 9 participants only private minivan with multilingual speaking Driver.
All departures are Guaranteed.
Due to technical and logistic reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).