Italy's Adriatic Riviera including Bologna & San Marino
- Discover Italy & its stunning Adriatic Riviera on this 7-night guided holiday.
- Stay in the charming seaside town of Gabicce Mare on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
- Sample the local flavours of Italy with a day trip to the food markets of Bologna.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ravenna & learn its fascinating history on a guided walking tour.
- Explore the world’s oldest republic on a full day trip to the tiny country of San Marino.
- Enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the sun in Gabicce Mare or explore some of the other nearby coastal towns.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Italy's Adriatic Riviera
Join us for the perfect blend of relaxation, culture, history and independent exploration on this 7-night escorted Italy tour. Your hotel in the delightful town of Gabicce Mare is a fantastic base to explore all this sun soaked region has to offer. As part of your vacation, we’ll arrange day trips to some of the most interesting historical sites in the area. Take a full day trip to Bologna, considered by many to be the food capital of Italy, and explore the fantastic traditional food markets on a guided walking tour. We’ll also visit the world’s oldest republic, San Marino, and the last capital of the western Roman Empire, Ravenna; where we'll see Byzantine Mausoleum and enjoy some gelato tasting. During your time at leisure, sun worshipers can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Italy's Adriatic coast, or you can ask your guide for recommendations of local attractions and activities that would interest you.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Italy
Arrive in Bologna
Upon arrival in Bologna, we will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to our hotel located in Gabicce Mare on Italy's Adriatic Coast.
Free Time in Gabicce Mare
Today is free to enjoy as we please.
Get to know Gabicce Mare, with its sandy beach, cafes and restaurants. If feeling energetic, perhaps take a walk up the hill to Gabicce Monte, to enjoy beautiful views over San Bartolo Natural Park and the rolling hills of the Marche countryside.
Tour of Ravenna
We’ll enjoy a full day excursion to Ravenna today, which is most famous for its extensive Christian and Byzantine mosaics with UNESCO world heritage status. We’ll savour a guided walking tour of this historic city and last capital of the western Roman Empire. We will visit the Byzantine Mausoleums and enjoy a gelato tasting before spending the afternoon at leisure for sightseeing and shopping of our choice.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion to Urbino & Pesaro
Free Time at Leisure
Enjoy another day at leisure in the lovely coastal town of Gabicce Mare, and its surroundings. Our guide will be happy to suggest attractions and sightseeing activities to suit our interests.
Optional Excursion to Urbino & Pesaro
Optional full day excursion to historic Urbino & Pesaro. Enjoy a visit to the walled hilltop village of Urbino, which was at the centre of the Renaissance age and birthplace of the artist Raphael. Entrance to Raphael's House included. Following free time for lunch at your leisure, visit the coastal resort of Pesaro for a walking tour through its historic streets including Via Rossini, named after the famous musician who was born here.
Please note that optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers.
Full Day Excursion to Bologna
This morning, we’ll depart by coach to begin our full-day excursion to Bologna, one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
We’ll join our guide for a walking tour of the traditional food markets which the Emilia Romagna region of Italy is famous for. Our guided tour continues as we explore this fascinating city walking around the historic centre where sights include Piazza Maggiore with Neptune's fountain and St Petronio's Basilica.
We’ll transfer back to our hotel in the afternoon.
Explore Italy's Adriatic Riviera at Your Own Pace
We’ll have another free day to do as we wish, may this be relaxing in the hotel or doing a bit of shopping or some more sightseeing. Why not take a stroll on the beach or enjoy an al fresco lunch while looking out onto the Adriatic? As always, our expert guide will be happy to suggest local attractions and activities.
Trip to San Marino
Following breakfast, we’ll set off for an excursion to the Republic of San Marino, the oldest republic in the world! We’ll enjoy a guided walking tour as we discover hilly San Marino's narrow, quirky streets, and historic sights before taking a short cable car ride to the top of Mount Titano, which offers spectacular views of the countryside.
Time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy. Transfer from our hotel, with guide assistance, for our 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 Travel Department 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.
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