Our Italian / English guide will accompany you to discover the intellectual and artisan capital. An exceptional tourist destination, Fès is the most imperial of the cities of Morocco. Considered the pearl of the Arab world, it is also the spiritual and cultural center of traditional Morocco. It is divided into Fès sl Jédid (the new one) and Fès el Bali (the old one).
Our Italian / English guide will accompany you to discover the intellectual and artisan capital. An exceptional tourist destination, Fès is the most imperial of the cities of Morocco. Considered the pearl of the Arab world, it is also the spiritual and cultural center of traditional Morocco. It is divided into Fès sl Jédid (the new one) and Fès el Bali (the old one) .The city is divided into three areas: the old Medina, the new Medina and the Ville Nouvelle, built by the French in the 19th century, with large squares and wide boulevards. In the old medina, Fès el Bali, there are no cars; you can walk, through the numerous and narrow alleys, in a city that still seems to be part of the past. lunch in the medina and continuation in the various souks, here you can buy everything, live animals, flowers, handicrafts, all wrapped in an intense scent of cedar wood. In the old city you can still see the children who go to get water from the fountain in the square, the artisans who work the objects with ancient tools, the women who make bread at home and improvised food sellers on the street. Night at the Riad.
We will leave after breakfast heading to Chefchauen. On the way we will meet great mountains with forests, lakes and streams of water. Especially in summer it is a destination that serves to escape the heat of the desert. In this area of Morocco, very close to Tangier, many Spaniards and Europeans in general have also settled. For now lunch we will arrive in the city where you can have lunch and take a pleasant walk in all tranquility through all its beautiful streets. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.
This day is dedicated to relaxation and shopping. This town is so pleasant that we thought we'd let you enjoy it one more day. Visit all the shops, the fruit and vegetable market, its small squares and terrace bars. After all, most of the time you will spend taking pictures at every street corner given the beauty of the walls of this town, these white, lilac and blue colors are reminiscent of sea places rather than mountains. Delightful landscape. We will be waiting for you for dinner at the Riad. Overnight.
We will leave early in the morning, after breakfast, for Volubilis: the ruins of this city tell us about an ancient past that still leaves traces of the ancient Roman empire today. Surrounded by wheat fields and lagoons populated by birds, it will give you an unusual landscape for Morocco. After the visit we will leave for Meknès which is a small provincial town that can be visited in half a day, it is at the same time very quiet and peaceful, compared to other large cities. Meknès which stands on a plateau, is surrounded by imposing walls and is crossed by the Oued Bouferkrane river. All around there is a very fertile valley, where wheat and cereals are grown, important resources for the city's economy. Arrival in the evening and accommodation in the Riad.
After breakfast we will meet a local guide who will lead you to discover the beautiful palaces of this imperial city. The Place el-Hedim was once a meeting place for street artists, although in recent years it has lost this feature somewhat. The Jewish quarter Mellah is instead located to the west of the square. The imperial city of Moulay Ismail is accessed through the imposing and splendid Bab El Monsour gate whose name derives from its architect. The gate, one of the few monuments left intact, is the real attraction of the city. It represents an adaptation of the classic Almohad style characterized by additions and decorations of totally different styles. The door of Bab el Monsour is flanked by another small one in the same style: the Bab Djemaa en Nouar. Not to be missed, in the Medina of Meknes, the Madrasa Bou Inania, a Koranic school which was built around 1350. Lunch and transfer to Fez where we will arrive in the evening.