During your stay in Urbania, the school can organize guided visits to cities of art, mountain bike tours, excursions in the rolling hills of the Marche region and its surrounding provinces and offers a wide variety of activities for your free time, such as renowned cooking, ceramic, and art courses. The school is able to lead you on discoveries of the ancient villages of the Metauro Valley, full of natural beauty and rich local history.
Urbino is a world heritage site, where you can discover the enchanting Ducal Palace of Federico of Montefalco. It is a splendid example of architecture from the golden age of the renaissance. The palace houses the National Gallery of Le Marche. Urbino is also the birth place of Raphael, and you can also visit his home. Urbino is a lively university city.
Pesaro is a picturesque city on the Adriatic coast and a popular beach holiday destination. It is world renown as the home of Rossini. Every year the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival is held in Pesaro.
Gubbio is a medieval city that has been remarkably preserved thoughout the ages. It is one of the most ancient cities in Umbria. The annual Corsa di Ceri is an incredible race that is passionately followed by everyone in Gubbio. It is an amazing feat of strength and endurance.
Assisi is the spiritual and evocative town of Saint Francis. It is a hill top town that over looks the olive fields of Umbria. It was built with the beautiful pink and cream stone from the surrounding Mount Subasio. Here you can see the amazing frescoes of Giotto in the Church of Saint Francis.
Sant'Angelo in Vado is the neighbouring town of Urbania. A few years ago they discovered the remains of a Roman Villa just behind the town's center. Today it is possible to see the layout of the villa and the beautiful mosaics that graced the floor over 2000 years ago.
Piobbico is a charming village that sits in the shadow of Monte Nerone. Here you can visit the Castle of the Brancaleoni family.
Aqualagna is famous in Italy and throughout Europe for being the home of the Italian white truffle (tartufo bianco). Every year there is a festival to celebrate the white truffle season. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste this delicacy. Just walking into the town square, you can smell the extraordinary and intoxicating scent of the white truffle.
San Leo is a stunning village that is set amongst a spectacular white rocky outcrop. The ancient fort that sits high above the village appears to rise out of the impressive rock face. It is a sight that is impossible to forget.
San Marino is a republic that stands alone in the middle of Italy. It has breathtaking views across Le Marche. It is a tax haven for the rich and famous. Since it is tax free, it is a popular town for shopping. Here you can find all the luxurious Italian brands at tax free prices.
Mountain biking and hiking excursions
Discover the natural beauty of the surrounding hills and countryside. Scuola Italia, can organise fantastic excursions for you. It is also possible to rent bikes here on-site.
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