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Sirolo: Mount Conero Guided Sunset Hike With Wine Tasting

1. Sirolo: Mount Conero Guided Sunset Hike With Wine Tasting

Suggestive excursion for everyone, between panoramic places and a wonderful sunset that descends behind Ancona! In this loop hike, we will enjoy the enchanted atmosphere of the woods during the last hours of the day, passing through panoramic places such as Piani di Raggetti and Pian Grande, and then enjoy some good wine and some typical products just in front of the sunset. Finally, we will return to the starting point accompanied only by our senses and by the light of the moon.

Ancona: Downtown & Countryside E-Scooter Tour

2. Ancona: Downtown & Countryside E-Scooter Tour

Get to know Ancona on this guided e-scooter tour that explores both the downtown and countryside areas. In between visiting Ancona’s most historic sites, discover the extraordinary world of bees, get your own honey sample, and enjoy a drink with local foods at the sunset. Meet your guide, Maria, and get familiar with your e-scooter before taking off. Start by learning more about Ancona and its history as a maritime republic. Visit the Mole Vanvitelliana, Fontana del Calamo, and the Passetto with its sea panorama. Learn about the history of fisherman caves. Then, follow Maria up the hills to reach the countryside. Meet beekeepers Lorenzo and Alessandro who will be showing you a glimpse into the world of beekeeping. Wear beekeeper clothes and learn about the life of bees through hands-on activities. Marvel at the beehives, see and touch different bee products, and learn about the production process. As a gift for your visit, leave with a little honey jar. Later, head back to town. Continue your guided tour visiting Pincio, Cittadella, the synagogue, Palazzo degli Anziani, cathedral, and old lighthouse. Afterward, it's time to rest and enjoy the aperitif (an alcoholic drink served before a meal). In July and September, the aperitif will be of fish and local wine. In August, it will be of pizzas and local craft beers. End the tour with a drink at sunset enjoying scenic views from up the hill under the old lighthouse! After this moment of pleasure, it's time to go back to the start point.

Ancona: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. Ancona: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the still partially unknown city of Ancona. The capital of the Marche region, situated on the central coast of the Adriatic Sea, hides some interesting monuments and attractions, remarkable both from an historic and an architectural point of view.  During this 2.5-hour guided tour your professional guide will take you to see the most important sites in the city. Walk up the hill of San Ciriaco Cathedral and admire the Arch of Trajan, whose construction dates back to 115 BC during the Roman time and the "Mole Vanvitelliana", designed by Luigi Vanvitelli in 1732 for Pope Clementine. Also visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Piazza. Walk through the central Piazza del Plebiscito and then Corso Mazzini to see the 16th-century Fontana del Calamo, its 13 masked spouts supposedly representing effigies of those who have been beheaded. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera with you.

Ancona: Monte Conero Sunrise Hike with Breakfast

4. Ancona: Monte Conero Sunrise Hike with Breakfast

Let's start our day off right with this wonderful breakfast directly overlooking the Due Sorelle (the Two Sister)! Starting from the cemetery of Sirolo, we'll begin our walk climbing very gently (it's always morning after all) between holm oaks and cliffs, until we reach the suggestive panoramic point that overlooks the most beautiful beach in the Marche region! Here, we will admire the sun rising from the sea while enjoying our packed breakfast and, for those who like it, a wonderful espresso coffee overlooking the sea! A great way to start the day with the fresh morning breeze in great company.

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Super enthusiastic guide. Knowledgeable and able to communicate well in English. Seen a beautiful sunset. Recommended