Travelling through Theatres & Flowers, from Pesaro to Norcia

A tour to visit the Marche and its surroundings: from Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024 to Ascoli Piceno, among historic theaters and the evocative flowering of Castelluccio di Norcia


Lenght of Tour: 5 days / 4 nights 

Suggested time: June / July


There is no city or village in this precious region that does not surprise visitors with its theaters and more. We start from Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024, we move on to the wonderful Ascoli Piceno to end with the beauty of Umbria with the suggestive colorful flowering in Castelluccio di Norcia.

The tour begins in the land of Rossini: Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024 with the Rossini National Museum, his birthplace and a themed dinner. We continue with the magnificent landscape of Urbino, center of the Italian Renaissance, and a private concert plus an extraordinary Paint Theater show at Teatro Bramante in Urbania.

We move south, towards Sirolo, in the natural park of Monte Conero, and Ascoli Piceno, with tasting of the famous finest liqueur: Anisetta Meletti. The great finale of the journey is a wonderful natural event: The Flowering in Castelluccio di Norcia. The flowers form a mosaic of colours, enchanting the sight and melting the heart.


Worth to visit:
  • Pesaro - Italian Capital of culture 2024
  • Little jewels  - Visit to the historic theaters: Sanzio and Bramante
  • Private Artistic Performances - One concert and one extraordinary Paint Theatre performance
  • Castelluccio di Norcia - Admire the suggestive flowering in the Umbrian plateau
  • Urbino - Visit of Palazzo Ducale home of the painting “La Città Ideale”
  • Ascoli Piceno - The fascinating town settled between mountains, rivers and see and famous for its olives, it wines and its historic Caffè Meletti, included among the 150 historic cafès of Italy.


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Tour Programme

Proposal for an indicative itinerary. The tour can be modified and adapted to any requests for further insights on topics chosen by the custom.

Day 1 – arrival in Pesaro

Arrival in Pesaro by own means. Accomodation at 4* Hotel

In the afternoon meeting with the guide at the hotel. Guided tour of Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024, includign Museo Nazionale Rossini and Casa di Rossini. 

Dinner in selected restaurant with menu inspired by Rossini. Return to the hotel on foot.


Day 2 - Urbino / Urbania

Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide at the hotel and departure to  Urbino to visit Palazzo Ducale and Teatro Sanzio.

Departure to Urbania. in a restaurant in the historical centre. In the afternoon visit of Teatro Bramante of Urbania.

Music: N. Vaccaj, G. Crescentini – chamber and didactic arias

Afterwards extraordinary Paint Theatre performance by Giuliano Del Sorbo on Guglielmo Tell ouverture by Gioachino Rossini.

Guided walk through the village of Urbania. Return to Pesaro. Free dinner.


Day 3 - Sirolo / Ascoli Piceno

Breakfast in hotel and check out. Departure to Ascoli Piceno with a stop in Sirolo. Free time to enjoy the beautiful view of the sea and to explore this suggestive medieval village surrounded by the green of the natural park of Conero Mountain. Free lunch in Sirolo.

Arrival in Ascoli Piceno after lunch and check-in at 4* Hotel, in the historical centre of the city. Meeting with the guide at the hotel and guided tour of Ascoli Piceno with a stop at the historic Caffè Meletti to enjoy a coffee with 2 mignon pastry and 1 chocolate praline on reserved tables or to taste the famous Anisetta Meletti, an anise-flavored liqueur which made this coffee house famous.

Typical dinner in a selected restaurant at walking distance from the hotel (the town is famous for its fried Olives filled with minced meat). Return to the hotel on foot.


Day 4 - Castelluccio di Norcia (flowering) / Norcia

Breakfast in hotel. Meeting with the naturalistic guide at the hotel and departure to Castelluccio di Norcia: here, between late May and early July, on the plateau of Castelluccio, a spectacular natural event takes place every year: the Blooming. For several weeks the chromatic monotony of grassland is broken by a mosaic of colors, with variations ranging from yellow ocher to red:

After having admired this wonderful natural event with the explanation of a naturalistic guide, transfer to Norcia. Lunch in Norcia. After lunch, meeting with guide to visit the historical city centre

Return to Ascoli Piceno. Free dinner.


Day 5 - Departure

Breakfast iand check-out. Departure by own means.


The visits order may change for operational needs without changing the content.



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  • 2 nights with breakfast at 4* Hotel in double room in Pesaro
  • 2 nights with breakfast at 4* Hotel in double room in Ascoli Piceno
  • Entrance tickets for: Museo Nazionale Rossini and Rossini’s birththouse in Pesaro; Palazzo Ducale and Teatro Sanzio in Urbino; Rocca in Gradara
  • HD guide in Pesaro
  • FD naturalistic guide in Castelluccio di Norcia
  • HD guide in Norcia
  • FD guide in Urbino plus Urbania
  • HD guide in Ascoli Piceno
  • Visit to a pottery lab in Urbania
  • 1 welcome dinner in Pesaro, with menu inspired by Rossini, without drinks
  • 1 lunch in Norcia, without drinks
  • 1 lunch in Urbania, without drinks
  • 1 dinner in Ascoli Piceno without drinks
  • 1 coffee, 2 mignon pastry and 1 chocolate praline at Caffè Meletti in Ascoli Piceno
  • 1 private concert
  • 1 private artistic performance
  • Earphones rental
  • Tourist tax per person per night to be paid locally (mandatory)
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Entrance fees in Norcia
  • Entrance fees in Ascoli Piceno
  • Guide in Sirolo
  • Anisetta Meletti at Caffè Meletti
  • Bus
  • Tour leader
  • Any extras and tips
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the "price includes".

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