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Italian Adriatic

Five miles of sandy beaches
Leonardo da Vinci-designed harbour
Visit San Marino and 'Italy in Miniature'

 
 
 
 

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: San Marino with San Leo, Bologna, an Italy in Miniature park and the city of Sant'Arcangelo.

 

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 Piazza Maggiore, a square that is 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.

 

Italy in Miniature

New for this year, we will be visiting two interesting and very different locations on our third excursion. The 'Italy in Miniature' park has something for all ages, with the chance to see 273 models of Italy's most famous monuments, ride a log flume or take the scenic Monorail around the park. 

At Sant'Arcangelo, a series of tunnels, caves and storehouses were built underground to enable the locals to store food and create escape routes during sieges. A guided tour will enable us to experience this intriguing hidden world. The town above ground is also worth exploring.  
 
"Brilliant location, especially for the beach! Comfortable and also beautiful food. "
Jude, August 2018
 

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, at the southern end of the town.  

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

 
 

Dates/Prices

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AF: The cost includes return flights from London Heathrow 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: £78

The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).

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