SAINTS AND TREASURES IN THE
HEART OF ITALY
Milan or Bologna – Ancona.
Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport or Bologna Airport and transfer to
Ravenna. Free Lunch. Meeting with our guide and visit of the city, in
the past Capital of the Roman Empire and visit of the greatest
collection of mosaics in the Western World. Then transfer to your Hotel
on the Adriatic coast in the Fano/Ancona area. Dinner and overnight in
Loreto and Conero.
After breakfast departure for Ancona. Guided visit of the beautiful San
Ciriaco cathedral and the centre of Ancona, followed by a panoramic tour
of the Conero cliffs. In the afternoon we proceed for Loreto and the
amazing Basilica which since the fifteenth century is a venerated place
with the "Holy House" numbered among the most famous shrines
of Italy. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Corinaldo – Fano.
After breakfast we leave for Corinaldo in the hinterland of Ancona. This
is the bithplace of Santa Maria Goretti. We visit her birthplace and the
Sanctuary where she is buried. Corinaldo is a typical silent town on top
of the hill offering an intact medieval centre far away from the rush of
the big towns. On the way back we’ll stop in Fano, small fisherplace
along the Adriatic coast, with roman origins. We’ll stroll along the
narrow streets of this beautiful old town before returning to our hotel
for dinner and overnight stay.
Gubbio – Assisi.
Breakfast at the hotel, then departure for Umbria, stopping at the
medieval town of Gubbio. Free lunch. In the afternoon, we continue our
way for Assisi for the guided visit and to see the famous San Francesco
basilica. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in the Assisi area.
Perugia – Orvieto.
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, guided visit of Perugia, the most
important city of Umbria, with many Etruscan and Roman monuments and
mediaeval churches. Free lunch. In the afternoon guided visit of
Orvieto, world famous for its Italian Gothic Cathedral. Then, return to
the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to Rome Airport.