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Le Marche Food Tours & Gastronomic Holiday

Prices 490 € per person, based on double occupancy. 

April and September – Melanospurum (black truffle) Hunting Programme.

January and September – White Truffle Hunting Programme. 

January and March – Black Truffle Hunting Programme.

 All taxes and Italian VAT included. Please call for single supplement pricing.

 

  • 5 days and 4 nights accommodation, based on double occupancy
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome wine tasting
  • Meet local artisans and experience the true flavour of rural life

 

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Description

See how our Italian locals live and work and discover first hand the magical atmosphere of the Sibillini Mountains. With the help of friends who were born and raised in the area, are extremely passionate about nature and the traditional Le Marche way of life we are pleased to offer you the following excursion. We hope that the 5 days and 4 nights you have with us will allow you to experience and better understand why life here has remained unchanged for centuries.

This five day gastronomic break will see you truffle hunting, cooking, visiting local craftsmen, eating, drinking and seeing some wonderful places in Le Marche.

 

Description

 

Your host for this excursion, Moreno, has always appreciated ‘the sweet breath of the earth’. On his father’s farm, where he grew up, they specialise in the production of old varities of apples such as the Mela Rosa dei Monti Sibillini. This apple was presented to the Slow Food movement in Turin and received some of the best national gastronomic reviews. A graduate of the University of Macerata in Tourism and rural Marketing, Moreno has had the good fortune to know and work with many influential thought leaders on the Slow Food Movement and front runners in Italian gastronomy and tourism. Moreno is a local artisan and food lover who is keen to protect and promote this special area of Le Marche protecting and promoting its products and gastronomic traditions. He has also been featured in Italy on ‘Feast with Heston Blumenthal’ on Channel 4. When you visit Le Marche you will inevitably be struck by the wonderful rural landscape, the rich cultural heritage, the historic architecture and the quality of the local produce. But we’d like to help you get under Le Marche’s skin by meeting local artisans and experiencing the true flavour of rural life.

 

The region’s economy has traditionally been based upon agriculture and the fantastic products made by local artisans. Most of these artisans work for small family businesses that have handed down skills from one generation to the next, many still work by hand and, despite the demands of the global marketplace, there is still relatively little mechanisation.
Not many people know that Le Marche is one of Italy’s principal truffle regions. The truth is that it’s here you will find many of the valuable tuber magnatum pico (prized white truffle) and tuber melanosporum (delicious black truffle) that grace tables all over Italy.

Truffle Hunting in Le Marche

 

The region of Le Marche is extraordinarily rich with truffles. You are allowed to go hunting with trained dogs and can collect all species that are permitted by law. Both white and black truffles are readily found here but not at the same time of the year.

 

Experience a fantastic day truffle hunting with experts and their dogs in local woodland, then sit down and sample local wines and a mouth watering menu based around your truffles.

Accomadation

Your residence during this programme will be in a local agriturismo which will instantly immerse you into the Italian way of life with good food, good company and good wine.
Your rooms will be simple, exceptionally clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms. Breakfast is included in the price and some evenings you will be eating at the restaurant at the agriturismo.

Itinerary

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Day One: Welcome to Le Marche
Transfer from Rome airport to the agriturismo
Arrival & Check-in
Welcome wine tasting
Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Two: La Strada dell’Artigiano
Breakfast in the agriturismo
Morning – Visit to the Medieval Village of Ortezzano
Lunch in a Local Restaurant
After lunch, visit to the Pottery laboratory in Montottone Village
Return to the Agriturismo
Dinner out
Day Three: Truffle Hunting with local hunters
Breakfast is served
10.00 – cookery class on how to make pasta – when finished we leave the fresh pasta to dry and meet with the hunters for some local wine tasting
Lunch at the agriturismo to sample the pasta made in the morning along with other local recipes. Wine included
After lunch – leave for the woodlands and our truffle hunting experience
Truffle hunting with expert local hunters and their trained dogs
16.00 – a trip to Amandola Village for some free time and then back to the agriturismo
Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Four: Amore di Vino
Breakfast is served
Morning – Visit to the local winery ‘Filippo Panichi’ where you will be invited to taste some of the wonderful wines
Lunch at the winery
An afternoon in the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno finishing with an aperitivo in one of the historic bars
Return to the agriturismo
Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Five: Amore di Vino
Breakfast is served
Transfer to Rome airport
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