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Religion, History and Territory Tour - Roma & Marche

Where: Italy

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Treatment: Full board

Participants: at least 35

Departures: from the 01/03/2019 to 14/12/2020

From € 730,00

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A guided tour along the ancient streets of the faith, connecting Rome to Le Marche Region. Churches, monasteries and ancient villages will be the backdrop to a journey between religion, tradition, culture, food and wine.

Day 1 – Rome - Arrival in Rome. Transfer to Hotel Pineta Palace 4 stars
Accommodation in the rooms. Rest of the afternoon free.

Day 2 – Rome - Breakfast. Guided tour of Christian Rome – Vatican museums and Saint Peter's Basilica. Visit to one of the world's most important art collections that of the Popes. Treasures preserved in frescoed palaces by the best artists in history. The tour includes the visit of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece. Guided groups are allowed to access, directly from the Sistine Chapel without queuing to Saint Peter's basilica which, according to tradition, was constructed above the grave of Saint Peter the Apostle.
Lunch in a typical restaurant. Afternoon dedicated to the visit of the Roman Forum – Colosseum
The tour starts from the Valley of the Colosseum, the symbol of Rome, in front of which one cannot be enchanted. It continues with the Arch of Constantine and from there walk to the entrance of the world’s largest archaeological area, the Forum and the Palatine Hill. The tour ends at Capitol Hill square. The Capitol Hill is the smallest of the seven, most important center for political and religious life of ancient Rome. Visit to Michelangelo’s square with the famous monument of Marcus Aurelius.
Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay

Day 3 - Rome - Breakfast. Guided tour of Quintili’s Villa and Tomb of Cecilia Metella (The Appian Way from the 3rd to the 5th mile)
The tour includes a visit to the site of the Quintili’s Villa, rich patrician residence of Imperial age. The villa has a sumptuous area for guests of rank: spas, dining rooms, gardens and fountains, the ruins of which are still majestic and characterize the landscape of the southern suburbs of Rome. The rich marble decorations are among the most beautiful of the Empire and attest to the degree of refinement reached in the 2nd century AD.
After visiting the site you will continue partly on foot along the Appian way, between the villa and the area called capo di Bove, near the tomb of Cecilia Metella, late Republican grand sepulcher, transformed into a fortress in the middle ages and stronghold of the powerful family of Caetani, the family of Boniface VIII. The fourth and fifth mile of the Appia is characterized by the presence, along the roadside, still well preserved, of several graves from different periods, among them, just opposite the entrance to the Quintili’s Villa on the Appian way, the mounds that traditionally are attributed to Orazi e Curiazi, protagonists of the myths of origins of Rome.
Possibility to make an half day tour (3:00) as follow:
The tour includes a visit from Tuesday to Sunday at the site of the Quintili’s Villa, and the various buildings that make up the site tomb of Cecilia Metella and a walk along the stretch of the via Appia between the Villa and Capo di Bove (Cecilia Metella), corresponding to the 3rd, 4th and 5th mile of the road. The tour will end at the Appia Antica Café where you can the load bus.
Or,alternately including lunch in a restaurant for a maximum duration of 6 hrs.
Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Rome / Porto San Giorgio - Fermo - Breakfast.  Meeting with the tour leader for the beginning of the journey toward the Marche. Arrival at Porto San Giorgio and accommodation in 3 star hotel in the central of San Giorgio harbor nearby the seaside at few and near the sea. Lunch in the hotel restaurant. In the afternoon guided tour of the city of Fermo , visit of Piazza del Popolo, the Dome, and the Roman Cisterns . Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Still / Loreto Holy House , Abbeys and Castles Along the way Loreto / Freeze - Breakfast in the hotel. Eearly morning departure for the Holy House of Loreto, visit the Basilica and the Papal apartments, up to the Castle . Lunch in a restaurant of Loreto or nearby. We continue our itinerary towards S. Maria a Piè di Chienti, The Castle of Rancia , and Tolentino with the beautiful Basilica dedicated to St. Nicholas . In the second part of the day will cross the hills of Macerata with breathtaking views. Return to Porto San Giorgio, dinner and overnight

Day 6 - Still / Ascoli Piceno / Ripatransone / S . Benedetto del Tronto Grottammare & / Freeze - Breakfast in the hotel.  Eearly morning departure to Ascoli Piceno for a guided city tour  with its most important monuments : Piazza del Popolo , the Dome, Piazza Arringo and the wonderful typical streets of the city . After the visit of Ascoli we proceed to Ripatransone visit to one of the most important wineries in the area , Cocci Grifoni , for the visit of the vineyards and cellars . Tasting of wine and typical products of Piceno. In the afternoon guided tour of San Benedetto del Tronto and Grottammare high . Return to Porto San Giorgio in the evening.

Day 7 - Freeze / District Outlet Footwear / Rome - Breakfast in the hotel. Morning departure for the outlet footwear district of Fermo. Free lunch. Return to Rome in the evening. End of services.

Transportation by luxury coach from Rome for the entire itinerary; Language guides from Rome all the whole routing.  1 Day Hd guide in Rome; 1 Day FD Guide in Rome; 4 star hotel in Rome on BB; 3 star hotel in Porto San Giorgio (FM) on half board services (drinks not included) and 1 lunch on the day of arrival; 1 hd visit of Fermo and entrances; 1 FD Loreto Abbeys and Castles along Lauretiana road; 1 FD Ascoli, Ripatransone, S. Benedetto and Grottammare; 1 lunch in Loreto; 1 tasting of local products and wine in Ripatransone; 1 Hd dedicated to the outlets; medical insurance / Baggage; local taxes.

Supplement for single on low season Euro 25.00 per night;
Supplement for single on high season Euro 29.00 per night;
H/B € 20.00 (per day per person) in Rome;
F/B € 38.00 (per day per person) in Rome;
Additional charge for beverages € 3, 00 (1/2 mineral water + ¼ of wine) per meal per day;

Possibility to have triple rooms on request;
Possibility to include a half day panoramic tour of Rome on day 1 at  € 15.00 per person;

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