in the green bay of the Conero riviera

In a Napoleonic Stronghold between Mediterranean forest and the
Adriatic Sea

Arrival in the afternoon and accommodation in the booked rooms at the Fortino Napoleonico hotel, in the beautiful setting of the Portonovo Bay, between the Conero Mount and the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea which have intense and suggestive colours thanks to the unspoilt seabed. The hotel is housed in the historical environment of a Fort ordered by General Beauharnais in 1810 during the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy to prevent the landing of the English fleet boats looking for shelter in the Portonovo Bay.

At the end of the day, in front of a beautiful sunset, let’s enjoy an aperitif on the beach, with your feet almost in the water. Let yourself be carried away by the best local sparkling wines and the genuine flavours of the Marche cheeses and cold cuts. It will be an introduction before going up to the terrace to have an unforgettable dinner in front of the picturesque sea landscape with the suggestive white cliff. You will taste the best fish dishes of Marche cuisine, accompanied by the renowned DOC wines which will ideally take you to the Verdicchio Castels or to the lands of the Piceno, cradle of Falerio and Passerina wines.

And then, you will fall asleep cradled by the sound of the sea and enjoy sweet dreams.

THE PEARLS OF THE CONERO MOUNT

After a rich breakfast under the bright and warm morning sun, you will enjoy the sea on the shoreline or a healthy walk along the coast until reaching the ponds and then the Clementina Tower and the beautiful medieval Santa Maria church in Portonovo. Free lunch in one of the many restaurants on the beach, where you can taste the speciality of the port : spaghetti with « moscioli » (typical mussels of Portonovo) washed down with a good Bianchello.

In the afternoon, unmissable hike in Sirolo, a charming medieval village which stands on the south side of the Conero Mount. Its small square is a meeting point to enjoy an ice-cream or an aperitif at sunset. It offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the entire Riviera. From there, you can go down to reach the San Michele beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Conero, and enjoy a refreshing dip. And just above the beach, in a dominant position, let’s give yourself a relaxing break at the spa « San Michele Resort&Spa », where you can enjoy a comforting massage with warm oil or a scrub with herbal powder. And all this in harmony with the natural spectacle of the Conero Park, which surrounds us with its colours from blue to green. And then let’s reach Numana, few kilometers from Sirolo. Numan is another jewel of the Park with an interesting archaeological museum which presents its Piceno ancient origins and the « costarella ». The fishermen used to take this way to reach the village from the port.

At dinner time, you will taste an excellent « brodetto di pesce » of the best maritime tradition of Marche region. Return to the hotel for the night and…sweet dreams.

After breakfast that will give you the energy and the vitality you need, you will have a relaxing day at the Spa « L’Antico Uliveto » in the surroundings of Recanati where you will enjoy an unique moment in the sauna or in the suggestive salt cave, immersed in the harmony of the Marche hills. – Typical lunch at the resort restaurant – In the afternoon, guided visit of Recanati, native village of our great poet Leopardi. – You will discover the places that have done art by many of his famous poems ; and you will get lost in time by walking through the village and its narrow streets between the nobiliary buildings spaced out by churches and simpler houses. Then at the Tabor Mont, which was a Leopardi’s beloved place, your eyes will get lost in the infinite. At sunset, le’t take a trip on a hot air balloon. You will fly over the Marche’s rolling hills scattered with the intact medieval villages. From above, you will recognize Camerano and Offida and its intact castel. You will also enjoy the hills, the vineyards, the Mediterranean scrub and see the silhouette of Conero, the reassuring Mount which has always protected the enchanted land. – The flight will end with a drink and a typical products tasting. – Upon returning to the hotel, you will enjoy an unforgettable last night over the Bay illuminated by the moon. You will enjoy another typical dinner on the terrace lightly touched by the sea breeze.

THE CONERO-ANCONA VINEYARDS

Upon awakening, after your last breakfast « Conero view » let’s enjoy a last relaxing half-day of sea and sun. – Free lunch on the beach and then visit of the wine cellar on Conero Mount. You will see that the uniqueness and the quality of the local wine depend on the soil and on a specific microclimate generated by the sea breeze and the exposure of the slopes where the vineyards grow. – Tasting of the best labels and shopping with home delivery option. Then departure for the return along the Conero panoramic road. You will enjoy the suggestive views and scents of the Mediterranean vegetation before arriving in Ancona, the chief town of Marche region. – It is a worth stopping to admire the San Ciriaco Duomo which is a sublime example of the Romanesque architecture standing on the Guasco hill, the most ancient neighbourhood of the old town. – From the top, you can enjoy a fantastic panorama over the port and the whole Dorian city : a view you will not soon forget and that will remember you to come back to visit again those unique locations which gave you a lot of emotions!

PARTICIPATION FEE

from € 2.450,00 per person
(min 2 persons).

THE PRICE INCLUDES

Transfer with driver and luxury NCC private car (type Mercedes GLE) – 3 overnight stays in room « Classic » at the 4-star hotel Fortino Napoleonico of Portonovo – 2 dinners at the restaurant, with 3 courses, on the terrace of the hotel – 1 fish dinner in Numana, drinks at meals – One-hour trip on a hot air balloon with drinks and tasting at the end – Doc Conero wines tasting at a winery – Health insurance.

ARE EXCLUDED

Free meals – Extra – Tip and anything not mentioned in “The price includes”.

SUPPLEMENT

Single room €90,00 per night – Pick up from the main Italian airports by NCC private car with available driver on request.

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