The first thing that will strike you in Le Marche is the wonderful bucolic landscape...
Then, over the next few days, you'll be enchanted by the rich cultural heritage, the architecture and the quality of the local produce.
We'd like to help you get under Le Marche’s skin, you'll meet local artisans and experience authentic Italian rural life.
With the help of a friend who was born and raised in the area and is extremely passionate about the traditional Le Marche way of life, we are pleased to offer you the one le Marche itinerary that will allow you to experience this lifestyle that has remained unchanged for centuries.
Moreno grew up on his father’s farm where life was as sweet as the ancient apple varieties they nurtured. Varieties such as the Mela Rosa dei Monti Sibillini, Slow Food approved, and winner of the best gastronomic reviews an apple is ever likely to get.
His dream has always been to share this treasured land with the world and to this end he graduated from the University of Macerata with a degree in Tourism and rural Marketing.
He now works with many influential leaders of the Slow Food Movement, frontrunners in Italian gastronomy and he has appeared on Channel 4's “Feast with Heston Blumenthal”.
The great news is that he has kindly agreed to share a tailor made journey through the landscapes and villages of his childhood with my site's visitors...
Day 1: Welcome to Le Marche
Welcome wine tasting followed by dinner at a carefully selected hotel
Day 2: Medieval Villages & Pottery
Enjoy a breakfast in the hotel
Visit to the Medieval Village of Ortezzano
Lunch in a local restaurant
Visit a Pottery lab in Montottone Village
Return to the hotel and dinner out
Day 3: Truffles
Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 am: Class making fresh pasta with truffle sauce and a wine tasting of local wine.
We leave the fresh pasta to dry while we meet the our truffle hunter and head out into the woods where we hope to find something.
Expect no more than an hour of walking through lovely scenery while truffle hunting and then ead back to the hotel for a hearty and very welcome lunch of pasta and fresh truffles, other local dishes and of course the local wine!
4pm finish the truffle hunting and we'll visit lovely Amandola Village and then it is back to the hotel.
Dinner at the hotel
Day 4: Wine
Breakfast at hotel and then you'll depart for your transfer to Rome Airport
742 Euros per person in double rooms
The price includes;
DAY 1: welcome dinner and wine
DAY 2: Visit to Ortezzano , Lunch in the restaurant and visit to the pottery laboratory
DAY 3: Truffle Hunting ( hunting, cooking class, wine tasting, lunch)
DAY 4: 1 wine tasting lunch included and, lunch,
Not included: Dinner out except for the first dinner
MINIMUM 2 PERSONS
We have selected a splendid 14 bedroom boutique hotel, which was once a 17th century noble residence. Situated in the heart of Ascoli Piceno and only two steps away from the famous Piazza del Popolo.
You are assured of impeccable service, a lovely breakfast garden, tasteful furnishings and great lightning dominated by the local white travertine stone from which the whole town has been built.
Standard room for two €133
Prestige room for two €156