Weekly excursions run on Wednesday afternoons (half day) and all day on Sundays. All trips are led by a school chaperone with local on site exploration. Excursions are a wonderful opportunity to socialize and make new friends with fellow students from all over the world.
Below are some popular destinations.
Urbino, an architectural renaissance jewel and UNESCO world heritage sight, only a few kilometers from Urbania. Here the renaissance flourished under Duke Frederick of Montefeltro where he built his magnificent residence, the Ducal Palace.
Urbino is the birthplace of Raphael (the house is open to the public) and the Ducal Palace houses the National Gallery of the Marche with masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, Raphael and others.
Florence, UNESCO world heritage sight, is universally considered the cradle of the renaissance, the art and architecture of which make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its monuments and museums are famous, among which the Cathedral, Holy Cross Church, the Uffizi art gallery, the Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio), Signoria Square and Pitti Palace.
Venice is universally recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a UNESCO world heritage sight, famous both for its superb architectural works and for the lagoon on which it is built, making it magical and unique in the world.
Our excursion to Venice usually includes a guided tour of the “Fenice” theater.
Rimini is an internationally famous summer resort, has 15 km of beaches along the Adriatic coast with hotels, night clubs, bathing and sporting facilities.
However, Rimini is not only a holiday resort, it is also important for its history and culture. It is a city of Roman origin where various remains can be visited (Arch of Augustus and the Bridge of Tiberius).
San Marino is just a few kilometres from Rimini. It is the smallest and oldest independent republic in the world. The official language is Italian, the currency is the Euro, but it is not Italy: they have their own laws, government and taxes. For this reason it is a shopping heaven!
Gubbio is a small town in Umbria famous for its incredibly beautiful medieval historical center. The Roman theater, Consuls’ Palace and the Eugubine Tablets are not to be missed.
Unspoilt by mass tourism, important for its ceramics and local produce of great artistic value.
Gradara, a few kilometers from the sea in the gently undulating hills, it is famous for its fortress and its old walled town, characteristic of medieval architecture. According to the legend, Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini were murdered in the fortress, an event recorded by the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, in his ‘Divine Comedy’ and by Zandonai in his opera ‘Francesca da Rimini’.
CONERO NATURAL RESERVE
The Conero Park, with Mount Conero in the center, is a nature reserve known for its flora and fauna and is one of the most beautiful spots in the Marche region.