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Italian Adriatic

Five miles of sandy beaches
Leonardo da Vinci-designed harbour
Visits to San Marino and Ravenna's mosaics

 
 
 
 
 

Stunning beaches

The soft sand on the shoreline of Cesenatico gently slopes into the Adriatic Sea. With five miles of sandy beaches, it is an ideal location for relaxing in the sunshine and then taking a dip in the crystal blue waters. At the northern end of Cesenatico you will find an attractive fishing village with a harbour designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Restored, traditional fishing boats float under the gaze of colourful renaissance buildings. 

There will be plenty of time to relax by the sea and you can also enjoy our optional package of three excursions, which takes us to explore the highlights of the area: Bologna, Ravenna and San Marino with San Leo.

 

San Marino and San Leo

The Republic of San Marino is a small independent state with spectacular views. Wandering through medieval alleyways we can visit the interesting sights including Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) and the two fortresses. We can also use local money to send a postcard with a distinctive San Marino stamp.

An impressive fortress looms over the village of San Leo; it is both a castle and a museum, housing weapons from the eighteenth century. There is plenty to see, including the Sacred Art Museum and the cathedral.

 

Beautiful Bologna

Arguably one of the best-looking cities in Italy, Bologna’s medieval centre is a jumble of balconies, fountains and 38km of porticoes. At its heart is the magnificent Piazza Maggiore flanked by the grand Gothic church of San Petronio and the majestic Palazzo dei Bianchi.

Scattered throughout the city are attractive buildings belonging to the university and looming over it all are the Due Torri – Bologna’s own leaning towers.

 

Remarkable mosaics

The city of Ravenna is famous for its 5th and 6th century mosaics, which have been amazingly preserved. Many of these masterpieces were created while the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. The mosaics are spread throughout the city and no less than eight of its monuments have been designated UNESCO heritage sites. 

Beyond the mosaics, the city itself is a pleasant place to explore with shops, parks, gardens and cafés to watch the world go by. 
 
"Big thanks to a wonderful team of talented people."
Pauline, August 2017
 

Explore the coastline

If you wish to explore the area by a different means of transport, there are boat trips available that can take you for a refreshing ride along the coastline. 

Alternatively, Rimini is accessible by train in less than 30 minutes for around €8 return. This interesting town is on the coastline, offering the chance to feel the sand between your toes before exploring its prominent buildings, particularly the Tiberius Bridge, built in 21 AD, and Castel Sismondo.

 

Relax by the sea

Cesenatico is the perfect base from which to explore Italy’s Adriatic coast, or just relax by the sea. We will be staying in a three-star hotel only a short walk from the beach. In July and September our hotel is at the southern end of the town. In October our hotel is at the northern end, near to the harbour. 

We will meet each evening for a helpful Bible talk and uplifting singing.

 
 

Dates/Prices

Travel by air
AF: The cost includes return flights from London to Bologna with British Airways, airport taxes and charges, airport transfers, accommodation in a three-star hotel with air-conditioned, en-suite rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals while at our hotel.

Optional excursion package: £68

The standard deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance).

For flight times and to book, click 'view'.

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Travel by luxury coach
AT: The cost includes all taxes, return travel by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach from Folkestone (other coach pick-up points: London and Otford, Kent. £16 return), accommodation in a three-star hotel with air-conditioned, en-suite rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals while at our hotel.

Optional excursion package: £68

The standard deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance).

For more information and to book, click on 'view'.

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