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Fermo

TOUR NAME: Discovering Fermo
DURATION: 1 day

INTRODUCTION:  Fermo (altitude of 319 metres, inhabitants 37274) was built on the top of the hill Sabulo by the Villanovian people (9th century B.C.).tumblr_n22st8Zvmd1tqwhedo7_r1_1280(view of the Cathedral)

Fermo became a densely populated city in the Roman Ages.
Today we can still admire the cisterne romane, the underground cisterns built by the Romans (1st century) to provide the water for the city.
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In the Medieval Ages the bishops of Fermo were the most powerful lords of the middle Marche. They ruled a large land including Macerata, Porto San Giorgio and Civitanova Marche.tumblr_n22s3pIv0y1tqwhedo4_1280(Palazzo dei Priori. Distant, the tower of the Church of San Domenico)

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ITINERARY.  The itinerary is composed of a morning tour called “Crossing Fermo: Girfalco and Corso Cefalonia”, and an afternoon tour called “Crossing Fermo: museums and Church of San Francesco”.
(Visitors can buy the complete itinerary or a single tour).

MORNING TOUR: Girfalco and Corso Cefalonia. The meeting point is Piazza del Popolo, the beautiful central square of Fermo, built in the Renaissance (16th Cenruty). The guide shows the historic buildings of the square: Town Hall, Church of San Rocco, Library, Palazzo dei Priori. Then he moves to Girfalco, the highest square of Fermo, where there are the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and a graceful park with benches and a kindergarten. Leaving Girfalco and crossing ancient alleys like Via del Teatro Antico, the guide reaches Corso Cefalonia, the most important way of the old town, with the medieval Matteucci Tower, Palazzo Vitali-Rosati and Palazzo Azzolino. We can reach also the churches of Sant’Agostino and San Zenone. The morning tour ends in Piazza del Popolo, where visitors can have lunch and relax.

AFTERNOON: Museums and Church of San Francesco. The meeting point is Piazza del Popolo. The guide explains the art gallery in Palazzo dei Priori, that hosts important paintings like the Stories of St. Lucy by Jacobello del Fiore (15th Century) and the Adorazione dei pastori by Peter Rubens (1608). Next to the Town Hall there’s the Theatre Dell’Aquila, one of the most beautiful Italian theatre, built by Cosimo Morelli (18th Century). Then the guide moves to the Roman cisterns, an underground place built by the Romans to preserve water and to distribute it in the city. The tour ends with the visit of the Church of San Francesco, that hosts medieval frescoes (13th Century).

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PRICING
160 EUR for group up to 5 people, 220 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide for all the tour, the visit of the old town, the outside and inside visit of the Cathedral, the visit of the Church of San Francesco.
Not included: tickets for the museums.

Fermo is a perfect set for holidays in every season.
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Macerata

TOUR NAME: Discovering Macerata
DURATION: 1 day

INTRODUCTION. Macerata was rebuilt in the Medieval Ages (12th Century) on the top of the hill between the Potenza and Chienti rivers, after the desctruction of the Roman downstream city called Helvia Recina. You can see the ruins of Helvia Recina in the archeological area called Villa Potenza.

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Piazza della Libertà, built in the Reinassance, is the main square of Macerata. It hosts the Theatre Lauro Rossi, the Town Hall, the University and the Loggetta dei Mercanti, that is to say a graceful two-tier arcades loggia. The Loggetta was commissioned by the cardinal Alessandro Farnese when he was in Macerata at the beginning of the 16th Century (later Farnese became Pope Paul III).

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ITINERARY. The itinerary is composed of a morning tour called “Crossing Macerata: churches and squares”, and an afternoon tour called “Crossing Macerata: museums and theatres”.
(Visitors can buy the complete itinerary or also a single tour).

MORNING TOUR: Meeting point in Piazza Garibaldi. The guide walks to Piazza della Libertà showing the most important laic buildings (Palazzo Torri, Palazzo Lauri, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Palazzo degli Studi, Palazzo Compagnoni-Marefoschi) and the many churches of the old town (Church of San Giovanni, Church of San Filippo, Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia, Cathedral). The tour ends in Piazza della Libertà.

AFTERNOON: Meeting point in Piazza della Libertà. Visit of the Theatre Lauro Rossi (18th century, built by Cosimo Morelli). Visit of Palazzo Buonaccorsi, that hosts the Carriage Museum and the Art Gallery. The itinerary ends with the visit of the Sferisterio, a magnificent open-air theatre built in 1829 by Ireneo Aleandri.

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(inside Palazzo Buonaccorsi)

PRICING
80 EUR for group up to 5 people, 110 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide.
Not included: tickets for Palazzo Buonaccorsi and Sfersisterio.

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Tour guide: crossingmarche@gmail.com

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Recanati

TOUR NAME: Leopardi’s itinerary
DURATION: 3 hours

ITINERARY. Recanati (altitude of 296 metres, inhabitants 21467) is famous all around the world for the writer Giacomo Leopardi. This itinerary focuses on the life of Leopardi, born in Recanati in 1798. He spent childhood and adolescence in the family palace in Recanati, where his father Monaldo Leopardi arranged a library with 20.000 books!

HIGHLIGHTS: Piazza Leopardi, Church of San Domenico, Theatre Persiani, Palazzo Venieri, Church of Sant’Agostino, Piazza del Sabato del Villaggio, Casa Leopardi, Colle dell’Infinito.

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PRICING
80 EUR for group up to 5 people, 110 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide.
Not included: Reservation for Theatre Persiani. Admittance to Casa Leopardi.

The Adriatic Shore is a perfect set for summer holidays!!
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Abbeys

TOUR NAME : The Chienti River Abbeys

DURATION: 1 day

 

ITINERARY. Meeting point at Civitanova Marche toll booth. Moving by mini-bus or coach, we’ll discover four hidden treasures of Macerata conuntry: the abbeys of Santa Maria a pié di Chienti, San Claudio, Chiaravalle di Fiastra, Rambona. We will visit Santa Maria and San Claudio in the morning, having lunch time in the natural reserve of Fiastra. After lunch, we will visit the churches of Fiastra and Rambona.
The tour starts at 10 a.m. and it ends at 6 p.m.
Visitors can buy the complete itinerary or only the morning tour or the afternoon one.

 

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(Rambona Abbey)

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PRICING
Complete tour: 160 EUR for group up to 5 people, 220 EUR for group up to 20 people.
Morning or afternoon tour: 80 EUR up to 5 people, 110 EUR up to 20 people
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide, the visit of all the abbeys.

Not included: Transport and ticket for the Chiaravalle di Fiastra courtyard (3 EUR for person).
I can reserve a 8+1 people mini-bus (generally 150 EUR half-day).

You are responsible for purchasing any souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.

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crossingmarche@gmail.com
+39 0734 859916

+39 334 8654788

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S. Elpidio a Mare

TOUR NAME : Discovering Sant’Elpidio a Mare
DURATION: 3 hours

ITINERARY. Meeting point in Porta Romana, next to the bus stop. The guide walks along Corso Baccio, showing impressive alleys like Cunicchio and Porta Canale. We reach Piazza Matteotti, the  main square of the old town, with the Town Hall, the Church of Santa Maria and the Church of Sant’Elpidio The Abbot. Here we can climb the wonderful Gerosolimitana Tower”built by the crusaiders (14th century). The tower is 28 metres high and preserves medieval symbols, like the Malta cross in the façade .

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We can visit also the Vittore Crivelli Civic Gallery, placed in Corso Baccio. It hosts two important polyptyches by Vittore Crivelli. In the same building we can visit the Museum Of Shoes. In a sunny day, I suggest to take a walk along the ancient walls…

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PRICING
80 EUR for group up to 5 people, 110 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide, the visit of the churches, the visit of the old town.
Not included: tickets of the Gerosolimitana Tower and the Crivelli Gallery.

The Marche are a perfect set for holidays in every season.
Contact us to plan a daily tour guide from your resort, hotel or holidays camp!!

Tour guide: crossingmarche@gmail.com
+39 0734 859916

+39 334 8654788

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Falerone

TOUR NAME : Discovering Falerone
DURATION: 3 hours

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ITINERARY.  Meeting point at the gate of the Roman Theatre of Falerone.
It’s the archeological area of Falerone, where it was placed the Roman city called Falerio Picenus.
Visitors can still observe the great theatre built in the 1st century A.D. 

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After the visit of the Roman Theatre, the guide moves to the medieval town by car or mini-bus.
Today Falerone (altitude of 432 metres, inhabitants 3442) is a graceful town close the Apennines and not far from the Adriatic Sea.
We can cross the silent streets and take pictures of landscapes and monuments.

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In Piazza della Libertà, the main square of the old town, we see the Loggia dei Mercanti, a two tiers building of round arches supported by columns. The Church of San Fortunato, that faces the Merchants Loggia, hosts the painting “Worship of the Child” (1479) by Vittore Crivelli.

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PRICING
80 EUR for group up to 5 people, 110 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide, the visit of the old town with the Church of San Fortunato.
Not included: ticket for the Roman Theatre.

 

The Marche are a perfect set for holidays in every season.
Contact us to plan a daily tour guide from your resort, hotel or holidays camp!!

Tour guide: crossingmarche@gmail.com
+39 0734 859916

+39 334 8654788

 

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Porto San Giorgio

TOUR NAME: Discovering Porto San Giorgio
DURATION: 3 hours

ITINERARY. Porto San Giorgio (altitude of 4 metres, inhabitants 16091) is a well-known seaside resort. I like visit this place in every season, because it always offers some pleasant event. The meeting point is the Theatre Vittorio Emanuele II, built in 1813. After the visit of the theatre, the guide moves to the stronghold Rocca Tiepolo (1267), by the name of Lorenzo Tiepolo, lord of Fermo and Venice. In the central ways of the city visitors can have time for shopping. Walking along the promenade, the group reaches the port, where the tour ends.

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PRICING
80 EUR for group up to 5 people, 110 EUR for group up to 20 people.
The tour includes an English or Italian speaking guide for all the tour and the visit of the Theatre.
Not included: admittance to Rocca Tiepolo.

 

The Adriatic Shore is a perfect set for summer holidays!!
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Tour guide: crossingmarche@gmail.com