A fantastic Marche Holiday day out truffle hunting with dogs on a private estate deep in the countryside of Ascoli Piceno.
We’d like to help you to 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 many local people. 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.
With the help of friends who were born and raised in the area and who are extremely passionate about nature and the traditional Le Marche way of life we are pleased to offer you the following excursions. We hope that they will allow you to experience and better understand why life here has remained unchanged for centuries. 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.
Day Trips Include:
- January and March – Black Truffle Hunting
- January and September – White Truffle Hunting
- April and September – Melanospurum (black truffle) Hunting
Discounts for groups and for kids are available. Please, ask us directly and we will gladly provide more information!
Duration: One Day
Truffle hunting experience with trained dogs
Wine tasting in a medieval village
Lunch which includes freshly made pasta with your truffles and a meat course. Regional wine is included
Minimum Persons: 3
The Le Marche region is a culturally rich area, divided into four provinces by four river valleys in a remote part of Italy. Much of Le Marche is, as yet, undiscovered by the crowds ensuring that the land and villages remain quiet and untouched. Its strategic location makes it a perfect spot for reaching all the most important destinations of central Italy including Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Urbino, Gubbio, and Ravenna. The Le Marche region lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Apennine Mountains and has enough attractions to keep visitors busy for years. Admire the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, hike across uncharted mountains or hunt for the best catch of the day in a Mediterranean fishing port. It is still possible to experience a taste of old-world cuisine and culture in Le Marche, an area still unsullied by mass tourism which makes it a very intriguing place to visit. The Marchigiani, the people of the Le Marche region, are hard working, warm and friendly. Known for producing quality merchandise in textiles and leathers, they have also developed special niches in artisan industries such as high quality handmade paper at Fabriano and musical instruments at Castelfidardo. Olive trees, fresh vegetables and vineyards are plentiful throughout the region also. Many seaside resorts stretch along the extensive of Adriatic coast, making it a relaxing destination for summer vacations.
Surrounded by mountains and natural parks, the town of Ascoli Piceno has been inhabited since pre-Roman times. Legend has it that a woodpecker led prehistoric settlers to the site, thus bringing about the town’s foundation. Ascoli Piceno’s historic center is rich in churches, palazzi and other important monuments. In particular, the town’s central Renaissance square, Piazza del Popolo, is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. This piazza, which acted as the forum in Roman times, is dominated by the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, which was burned to the ground during a local feud in 1535 and completely rebuilt ten years later. You can also visit Le Marche’s second largest art gallery inside the 17th-century Palazzo Comunale situated in Piazza Arringo, or Ascoli’s cathedral in the same square.