Activities and surroundings

The “ Terra e Cielo” – Marches Bed and Breakfast is located in the Marches in the province of Pesaro and Urbino amidst the Montefeltro hills which lie between Umbria and Tuscany. From the “ Terra e Cielo” Bed and Breakfast you will be able to reach the most important cities of the Marches and nearby Umbria.

Activities

Horse riding organized at the B&B CalmancinoThere are many activities that you can organize during your stay at the B & B Calmancino! The beautiful location makes the B & B the ideal starting point for visits to nearby locations, such as Urbino, Sant’Angelo, San Leo, Gradara and many other places of great interest and of high historical and cultural value.If you prefer to immerse yourself in the green nature or miss the trails and the natural beauty of the Marche, the B&B Calmancino is always the ideal starting point. The B&B is very near to the North of the Marche Apennines, which includes magnificent excursion destinations such as Monte Catria, Mount Nerone, the Natural Reserve of Furlo Gola, and the vast forests and valleys just around the B&B same. If your passion is horse riding, you can access a riding stable just 10 minutes away from the B&B.From here, you can leave for your adventures on horseback, either alone or through organized excursions, with or without a guide.

Places to visit

Passeggiate a cavallo organizzate presso il B&B Calmancino

Travelling from Urbino to San Leo and San Sepolcro, you will encounter many charming inland towns and villages of Pesaro and Urbino. We have selected for you some useful information about places you may like to visit during your stay at “Terra e Cielo” B&B: should you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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Sant’ Angelo in Vado

Sant'Angelo in Vado: nei dintorni del B&B Calmancino Terra e CieloSant’Angelo in Vado is a small village of 4000 inhabitants through which flows the Metauro river. Historically, Sant’Angelo in Vado was called “Tiferium Metaurense”, named after the ancient Roman city. It was destroyed by the Goths in the sixth century and then rebuilt by those who survived. They surrounded the city with high walls and gave the town its current name. Sant’Angelo in Vado was once the capital of Trabaria Massa, an ancient region of the Apennines which was composed of Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and the Marches. From the mid-fourteenth century until 1497, Sant’Angelo in Vado was a Brancaleoni feud, after which, as a result of the marriage between Gentile Brancaleoni and Federico da Montefeltro, the town passed into the hands of the Duchy of Urbino. The Montefeltro family ruled Sant’Angelo in Vado until 1631 when Francesco Maria II della Rovere, the last Duke of Urbino, died.

Urbino and the Montefeltro

Urbino e il montefeltro: nei dintorni del B&B Terra e CieloUrbino is situated on two hills at an altitude of 490 mts and is located about 30km from Pesaro.Urbino’s origins are very old and extensive but certainly the most memorable period is the Renaissance when the Montefeltro family ruled the duchy. From 1444 to 1482, Frederick III, created a heart of prominent Italian Renaissance culture in Urbino. He gathered together musicians, designers, artists and writers generating a distinctive grandeur and wealth to the town that has been maintained even today. You can still experience this splendour and magnificence when walking through the historical centre. –The Ducal Palace of the late fifteenth century is one of the best examples of Italian and European Renaissance. It was constructed by Luciano Laurana, Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Girolamo Genga. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding façade and for the two towers which house the National Gallery of the Marche. Here you will find the exceptional works of Pedro Berruguete, Raffaello, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Luciano Laurana and Federico Barocci. – The neoclassical Duomo (Dome) is located right in front of the Ducal Palace. Among the churches you must certainly visit the Oratory of St. Joseph (San Giuseppe), home to a beautiful nativity scene in plaster, the Church of St. John the Baptist (San Giovanni Battista) full of striking frescoes and the Gothic Church of St. Augustinen (Sant’Agostino) or you can simply visit the birthplace of Raffaello recognized in 1869. – Raffaello’s house is in Raffaello street at number 57. Here you can view one of his childhood frescoes as well as the rooms and furnishings of the house where this famous painter once lived

National parks in Marche region

I parchi naturali vicino al B&B Breakefast The Marches is a region in central Italy which lies half way down the Adriatic coast. Its geographical territory has the form of an irregular pentagon and it spans mainly from north to south bordering with Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio and Abruzzo. The region is for the most part hilly and mountainous. However, large sandy beaches constitute most of the shoreline with the exception of a rocky precipice at Mount Conero, the highest point of the coastline. At Pesaro: the San Bartolo hill and the Ardizio hill chart two other locations of rocky seashore. As you proceed inland you will encounter a wide hilly area. Softness and elegance are two adjectives that describe the magnificence of landscape which is hard to forget. High mountain peaks are not common to the Apennines. The highest mountain group is the picturesque Sibillini mountain chain which spans the provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Macerata. Mount Vettore (2478 m) is the highest of this chain. Other important mountains in the region are: Mount Nerone (1526 m), Mount Catria (1702 m), Mount San Vicino (1479 m), Mount Rotondo (2103 m), Mount Prior (2334 m), Monte Bove (2143 m), Mount Sibilla (2175 m), Mount Vallelunga (2221 m), Mount Porche (2335 m) and Mount Argentella (2201 m).

Truffles: an experience to taste!

Il tartufo e i sapori tipici del Montefeltro Truffles in the Marches region have ancient historical roots, and have become an integral part of its culture and tradition. Without taking this into account, it is hard to understand why today they are an important part of social, ecological, agricultural, forestry and economic development. The region puts them at the forefront of their local products and invests both economic and human resources in this area in order to increase its value and recognition. The Marches Region dedicates a great deal of time to research and experimentation of its truffles, ensuring against fraudulent activity and guaranteeing an exceptionally top-quality product. In fact, an elaborate system revolves around this extraordinary tuber: prime position is granted to the truffle-hunters themselves but they are closely followed by the truffle dog trainers, the dealers, the truffle companies, the restaurateurs and ultimately the consumers.