Ideas for your Le Marche food and wine tour
Tastings, cookery courses, culinary tours, even tailor-made ones
Le Marche is a fascinating region because of the diversity of its landscape and territory: limestone cliffs and caves alternating with shallow, sandy beaches, hills evoking history, tradition and art, parks and mountains equipped for skiing enthusiasts. A region to discover for its historical and artistic beauties, but also for Marche food and wine.
Ascoli Piceno is one of Italy’s monumental cities, with its medieval historical centre and Piazza del Popolo, adorned by an arched loggia and the crenellated tower of the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo. Another jewel of Le Marche region is the historic centre of Urbino with the Palazzo Ducale. Included by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it is an interesting architectural and artistic example of the Italian Renaissance.
Ancona is an ancient port hub, known as the “Gateway to the East”. It has fine monuments and a welcoming beach. Don’t miss a Marche food and wine tour to taste the fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea on the Conero Riviera, the splendid promontory that stretches south of Ancona. The Monti Sibillini and Monti della Laga Parks offer a unique attraction for trekking enthusiasts. Not to be missed are the Frasassi Caves, of great speleological interest. Pesaro is a must if you love Le Marche food and wine and classical music in the footsteps of the great composer Gioacchino Rossini.
When talking about Marche food and wine, we cannot fail to mention meat, mushroom or truffle dishes – truffle from Acqualagna is very famous. Maccheroncini di Campofilone PGI, porous durum wheat capellini, excellent for picking up sauce, have a great and well-deserved reputation. The undisputed master of coastal cuisine is “Brodetto”, a fish soup prepared with more than fourteen fish specialities. The high quality of Le Marche wines was already known to the ancient Romans: Verdicchio di Jesi e Matelica is among the most famous white wines in Italy. Vernaccia di Serrapetrona and Rosso Piceno are also prestigious. Come and discover the best of Marche food and wine on your favourite Le Marche food and wine tour!