Italian Alternativo

Unwind in the opulent gardens of Villa d'Este

Stay 3 nights in a charming 16th century Palace in Ascoli Piceno.

Explore the ‘alternative’ Italy, the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains, with its glorious towns and unspoiled villages. See the extraordinary mosaics of Ravenna and take a cable car up to the Republic of San Marino. Wake up in a 16th century palace in the unspoiled Le Marche region, cross the incredible Gran Sasso plateau and relax in the sumptuous gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli!

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • 24 meals including breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches including a special lunch inside the crumbling ruins of a deserted village (L) and 8 evening meals (D)

  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available) 14 nights specially selected hotel accommodation Free WiFi at most hotels (where available)

  • Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager

  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences including riding up a cable car up to the tiny country of San Marino and enjoy a special Pecorino cheese tasting, dining in unique locations and scenic drives ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

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Hand Selected Experiences

These are just a few of the very special hand selected experiences that will really make your touring experience exceptional and unique, and don’t forget, with Albatross they are always included.

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Tour Suitability

Due to the nature of the niche places we visit on this tour, to explore all of the beautiful towns and sites a level of mobility is required.

  • In mid-summer, the heat may be energy sapping.
  • Being in Italy there are a number of beautiful hilltop towns we visit.
  • There are a number of beautiful towns and sites we visit which require exploring on foot and often have cobbled-stone streets and uneven walkway.

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