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.

Contact us to plan a daily tour guide from your resort, hotel or holidays camp!!

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+39 0734 859916

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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

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!!

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+39 0734 859916

+39 334 8654788

 

Teatro Flora

The Theatre Flora in Penna San Giovanni is a very rare example of wood theatre. This small, sublime theatre was built during the 18th century in the Palazzo dei Priori (14th century), and it was painted by Antonio Liozzi.

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The Marche is a perfect set for summer holidays!!
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Penna San Giovanni

TOUR NAME: Discovering Penna San Giovanni
DURATION: 3 hours

ITINERARY. Penna San Giovanni (altitude of 672 metres, inhabitants 1176) is a beautiful little town in the heart of the Marche. Built by the Romans, the town turned into a castle in the Medieval Ages.

HIGHLIGHTS: The medieval walls with original gates, the Theatre Flora, the Town Hall with the altar piece St. Mary and Saints by the Crivelli workshop, the Church of St. Francis, the tower of the Church of St. Augustine and the Civic Art Gallery.

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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 Theatre Flora, of the churches and the old town.
Not included: admittance to the Town Hall and the Civic Art Gallery.

The Marche is a perfect set for summer holidays!!
Contact us to plan a daily tour guide from your resort, hotel or holidays camp!!

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“Salata” in Amandola

Today I’m writing from Amandola (altitude of 500 metres, inhabitants 3800). A custom of the local people, handed down from generation to generation, is the “salata” or “pista”, that is to say “butchery of pig”.

The salata happens regularly on winter, when the cold weather preserves the meat.

I can testify they use everything but the oink!

 

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The Apennines are a perfect set for holidays in every season.
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Tour guide: alessandro@guideturistichemarche.it
+39 0734 859916

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Monte San Pietrangeli

Monte San Pietrangeli (altitude of 241 metres, inhabitants 2568) was a medieval castle. At the beginning of 16th century pope Paul III put the town under the direct jurisdiction of the Holy See.

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The monastery of St. Peter was founded in 1080 and it was given to the Franciscans in 1270. It preserves the cloister with colonnade. The church hosts the polyptych Madonna with Child and Saints by Giuliano Presutti da Fano.

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In the via Roma we find the Gothic Civic Tower (14th century),

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the Town Hall with the inner curvilinear monumental staircase,

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and the Monument to the local artist Luigi Fontana (1928).

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Outside the town walls, we discover the Church of St. Lawrence and Blaise by Giuseppe Valadier (1859). It’s one of the best Neoclassical churches in the country. The facade shows six cylindrical columns.

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The Marche is 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: alessandro@guideturistichemarche.it
+39 0734 859916

+39 334 8654788

Fermo, Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is the heart of Fermo. The oval-shaped square is made of impressive arcades (16th century) and historic buildings.

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The nine arches of the St. Roch arcade (1505), built as an ex-voto by merchant Gianfrancesco Rosati, are an excellent model of the graceful beauty of this square.

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In the square we find the Town Hall, the public library “Romolo Spezioli”, and the municipal art gallery at the first floor of “Palazzo dei Priori”. The gallery hosts valuable paintings like the polyptych Madonna with Child and Saints by Andrea da Bologna (1369), the panels depicting the Stories of St. Lucy’s life by Jacobello del Fiore (1412), and the Worship of the shepherds by Pieter Paul Rubens (1608). Here you can see also the great wooden globe made by Silvestro Moroncelli (1713), preserved in a room called “Globe hall” that links Palazzo dei Priori to the public library.

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After the guided tour, I suggest to take a rest under the arcades.

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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

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Francavilla d’Ete

The little town of Francavilla d’Ete (altitude of 231 metres, inhabitants 981) comes from a Medieval castle, submitted to Fermo from the 14th century. The name “Francavilla” probably means the tax exemptions of the area in the Medieval Ages (“Franca” means free, “villa” means villages).

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Here I was with my mother Stefania: she’s a local specialized tour guide too. For a young tour guide like me, the advices of the colleagues are essential!

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We visited the Church of St. Peter, that rises next to a nice flower garden.

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Then we went to the Church of St. Roch, that hosts a “Worship of Shepherds” by Vincenzo Pagani.

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Tour guide:
alessandro@guideturistichemarche.it
+39 0734 859916
+39 334 8654788