Undiscovered Italy - Le Marche
- Explore Italy’s Le Marche region, nestled between mountains & the Adriatic Sea, on this 7-night getaway.
- 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 Escorted Le Marche Holiday Overview
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 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
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Pesaro
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide at Bologna Airport. Your guide will then accompany you as you are transferred to your hotel in the lovely seaside town of Pesaro, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
Free Time at Leisure in Pesaro
This morning you can enjoy some free time in Pesaro. You might want to stroll around the main square, Piazza del Popolo or maybe you'd like to pay a visit to the home of famed opera composer Gioachino Rossini Casa Rossini. Your guide will be able to give you local knowledge on places of interest.
Guided Walking Tour of Pesaro
Afternoon guided walking tour of Pesaro, birthplace of the composer Rossini, to discover its historic centre. You will have time to go shopping or to explore the town before returning to your hotel.
Full Day Excursion to Urbino
Today you will have a full day excursion to Urbino, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the glorious landscape and a visit to the heart of the walled city. Note that Urbino is a hilltop town with many cobbled streets - sturdy footwear is recommeneded. Lunch is included today.
San Leo & San Marino
Visit to San Leo
On today's full day excursion you will pay a visit to the charming town of San Leo and the republic of San Marino. San Leo's ancient fortress 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 you enjoy some free time for lunch, you will then continue on to the Republic of San Marino, the oldest republic in the world! You will have time to explore San Marino's narrow, quirky streets and do a bit of shopping at your leisure.
Free Time in Pesaro
Today you can do as you wish; whether relaxing in the hotel, a bit of shopping or some more sightseeing. Why not take a stroll on the beach, go for an al fresco lunch in one of the many restaurants or sip a glass of prosecco as you look out onto the Adriatic. As always, our expert guide will be available to suggest local attractions and activities.
Guided Excursion to Gradara
Gradara & Wine Tasting
This full day excursion begins with a visit to Gradara. You 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. Later, visit one of the region's vineyards and cellars to taste some local wines before being transferred to your hotel. Lunch is included today. Note that Gradara is quite hilly sturdy footwear is recommended.
Explore Pesaro at Your Own Pace
Enjoy another day at leisure in the lovely town of Pesaro, and its surroundings. Your guide will be happy to suggest attractions and sightseeing activities to suit your interests.
Time to bid farewell to the beautiful region of Le Marche. Your guide will accompany you as you are transferred from your hotel to Bologna Airport for your 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 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.