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Bridge and a Touch of Italian Culture

7 September 2022

10 days from £1,659pp

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With a wide, sandy beach on your doorstep and the luxurious resort Milano Marittima just a few steps away, the Hotel Aurelia is the perfect venue for this Bridge holiday which also includes visits to picturesque San Marino and the city of Ravenna.
  • Bridge directed by Colin Simcox and hosted by David and Hilary Powell
  • Flights included from London Heathrow to Bologna
  • Stay at the 4* superior Hotel Aurelia, half board
  • Fantastic beachfront location, a few steps from the centre of Milano Marittima
  • Includes a visit to the tiny republic of San Marino, one of the smallest and oldest republics on earth
  • Enjoy a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural city of Ravenna

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

Bridge and a Touch of Italian Culture

The 4* superior Hotel Aurelia is extremely well located; on the beach front, yet only a few steps from the centre of Milano Marittima - the cradle of luxury shopping! This upmarket resort on the Adriatic Riviera is a popular holiday location for the Italians, and offers a good range of chic boutiques, cafes, restaurants and tourist facilities. The wide, sandy beach at Milano Marittima is simply stunning - just perfect for those who enjoy a long beach walk, and beyond its beaches, you can walk through lush nature parks and pinewoods.

A leisurely, flat walk along the canal side takes you right into the quaint old town of Cervia (0.8 miles). Enjoy a coffee in the main square and watch the people go by, explore the cobbled streets and alleyways, stroll along the modern sea front promenade, or if you wish to venture further afield, take a train from the well-connected station to a wide range of different towns & cities. Barter at the weekly market that takes over the main piazza each Thursday.

The delightful seaside resort of Cesenatico is a mere 10-minute train journey from Cervia and an absolute must to visit. The historic canal side is abundant with local craft shops and walkways and is famous because it was designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Included to enhance your holiday:

  • Visit the tiny republic of San Marino, one of the smallest and oldest republics on earth.
  • Enjoy a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural city of Ravenna where you can absorb a day of Roman and Byzantine relics, Christian Mosaics, aspiring churches, museums and the miracle of the ivory of the bishop’s chair.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Aurelia, Milano Marittima

The highly recommended Hotel Aurelia has been welcoming guests from the UK for many years and receives many repeat guests, which is hardly surprising given the attentive service and warm welcome from the family and staff. This upscale accommodation belongs to renowned family owned Batani Select Group and has recently undergone a complete refurbishment of all its bedrooms and public areas. Luxury and classic furnishings, including Merano Glass, which is a favourite fixture of the owner, are evident throughout the building. 
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The hotel has a large outdoor pool with sun loungers for relaxation in the well-kept gardens leading down to the private beach. The pool can be covered over in low season, so swimming is possible year-round. Please note that sun loungers and parasols on the beach are with charge. There is an extremely pleasant bar and lounge area within the hotel and outside patio and tables for light lunches and snacks.

We dine in the elegant main restaurant each evening where we have buffet starter and desert and main dishes served to the table. Dining here is a pleasure, and much of the product served in the restaurant is from the Batani Select Hotels own farms and delivered fresh to their hotels daily. Cuisine in the Hotel Aurelia is highly commended, and the buffet breakfast also boasts an excellent choice of delicious products.

Relax in the Dolce Vita Spa where you can treat yourself to a selection of massages or treatments and enjoy the sauna, Hamman and Jacuzzi (with charge). The hotel boasts a red clay tennis court, and it is popular with golfers who play at the Golf Club of Romagna.
Room Facilities & Amenities

All 113 bedrooms are spacious with an exceptional amount of storage space and beautiful presented with parquet or tiled floors, luxury furnishings and tasteful paintings. Guest rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Free WIFI
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar (charge)
  • Full bathroom with quality toiletries, hairdryer, and walk in shower with hydro massage function
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Complimentary safe deposit box
  • Flat screen TV with some UK channels
Room Types
Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

Classic room
Classic rooms are available as a single room (with single bed) or a double/twin to share or for sole use. Single rooms do not have a balcony, but feature floor to ceiling windows while double/twin rooms will have furnished balconies. All classic rooms have inland views.

Executive room
Executive rooms are similar in size to classic rooms but feature lovely sea views from the balcony. These rooms are available as a twin/double to share or for sole use.

Deluxe room
Deluxe rooms are exceptionally large, 30 metres square, with a lovely sea view, Vietri ceramic flooring and bathroom with large shower or bath and slippers and bathrobe. These rooms are available as a twin/double to share only. Please contact us to request this room type.