13.09. – 17.09.2023
Day 1 Arrival
Travel with us to the south, to Bellaria-Igea Marina, an Italian town located directly on the Adriatic coast, just a few kilometers from Rimini. In the late afternoon we are welcomed by the Brandi family at the Boston Hotel, which will be the starting point for our explorations of Emilia-Romagna for the next few days. After moving into the rooms, there will be dinner around 19:00 with a welcome drink and detailed information about what to expect in the coming days.
Day 2 Mondaino
After an excellent breakfast with homemade desserts, at about 09:30 we will take the bus to the medieval village of Mondaino. Once there, a local tour guide welcomes us with a little surprise. With him we will visit the peculiarities of this charming village, known among other things for its special pit cheese. At the ancient and artistic mill Della Porta di Sotto we will take part in a guided tasting of local products and learn many interesting facts about the history of Romagna along the way.
The return to the hotel is planned in the late afternoon, so you can then relax by the sea until dinner.
Day 3 Santarcangelo di Romagna – wine tasting
Today, after a hearty breakfast, we will visit the charming and lively small town of Santarcangelo di Romagna. We can already see the first highlight from the bus: The mighty castle Rocca Malatestiana, which towers loftily over the city. After we arrive there, you will have time to stroll around the medieval old town. Around noon we take the bus a few kilometers further to visit a winery.
Here we dive into the history of winemaking before tasting some of these special wines in the cellar vault. Around 3 pm we will return to the hotel, where you will have free time until dinner.
4th day boat trip on the Adriatic coast
After breakfast it will be decided whether we will make the trip on the sea in the morning or in the afternoon. Arriving at the port of Igea Marina, we sail along the entire coast of Romagna to the border with Marche. In addition to all the information we learn about the region, you will especially enjoy the cities of Rimini and Riccione. As a small highlight, a small fish buffet with wine awaits us on the boat.
In addition, on this day we will take a tour of the city by slow train and visit the most characteristic places of Bellaria-Igea Marina.
Day 5 Journey home
After a hearty breakfast we say goodbye – after many beautiful experiences – to Emilia-Romagna. During the journey home we take enough breaks.