8 DAYS AMONG CASTLES AND VINEYARDS

A trip inside the historical and authentic Italy through a mix of culture and gastronomy. An experience inside the flavors of Marche Region: a green and welcoming place where travelers have the chance to see ancient traditions passed on for generations.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • POSSIBILITY TO DISCOVER A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE RENAISSANCE IN LE MARCHE REGION: URBINO, A TOWN RECOGNIZED AS A UNESCO HERITAGE SITE;
  • WALKING IN THE WHITE CITY OF ASCOLI PICENO, ENRICHED WITH CULTURE, HISTORY AND SPECIAL LOCAL PRODUCTS!
  • POSSIBILITY TO HAVE PERSONAL PRIVATE GUIDE IN FRENCH, ENGLISH AND GERMAN;
  • DISCOVER CENTRAL ITALY AS AN AUTHENTIC REGION WHERE TRADITIONS AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE A TREASURE TO BE PRESERVED;
  • SEE THE ROLLING HILLS OF MARCHE FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TO THE COAST;
  • POSSIBILITY TO TASTE DIFFERENT KINDS OF WINE PRODUCTION IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF MARCHE REGION WITH D.O.C. AND D.O.C.G.LABELS;
  • VISIT AND TASTE LOCAL PRODUCTS AND BUY THEM FROM THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
  • TASTE AND DISCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF THE LOCAL EXCELENCES OF THIS REGION;
  • SLEEP IN LOCAL WINERIES AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THE CARE AND PASSION OF THE LOCAL PRODUCERS;
  • FLEXIBILITY TO MODIFY PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES UPON YOUR NEEDS;

TRIP DETAILS

DAY 1: Arrival and check-in in an estate in Urbino’s Countryside.
DAY 2: Breakfast and departure to the visit of the Jewel of the Renaissance in Central Italy: Urbino. The Ducal Palace and historical center are the proof of Urbino’s pivotal importance in Central-Italy Renaissance! In the afternoon come back to the estate. The wine experience starts with a visit of the estate and with its 12 hectares of vineyards with white and red vines. In the afternoon meeting with a wine expert. In a cozy atmosphere he will take you through different kinds of local wines like Bianchello and Verdiccho.
DAY 3:
Breakfast and discover the medieval town of Mondaino. The cheese makers of the ancient mill welcome you and show you how to make the “Fossa Cheese” (a delicacy of this area) than the experience goes on with a food tasting. The tour continues to Gradara. It represents an extraordinary urban and architectural combination. Discover the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca caught in each other’s arms and killed by Francesca’s hausband. In the afternoon the wine tasting is in a local winery with 207 hectares of property. Meeting with the expert that will guide inside different flavors of wine and oil production! In the evening arrival at 4* Relais in Fano.
DAY 4: Recharge your energy with a delicious breakfast. Beginning this days to discover Mondavio. The fortress is the symbol of the town, then visit the historical workshop where the local cheese maker produces the pecorino cheese inside a tuff cave. In the afternoon departure to the near village of Corinaldo. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. A medieval town, as demonstrated by the mighty historical walls and monuments. The next wine experience will be in Morro D’Alba in an old winery-wine estate that produce wine over 150 years. Here you can taste Lacrima di Morro d’Alba the red wine local production. In the evening arrival at 4* hotel in Sirolo.
DAY 5:
Breakfast and recharge your energy discover by yourself the Conero Natural Reserve. Which with its natural panoramic views and the unique rocky coast is a wonderful landscape of the Adriatic Coast. In the afternoon the tour continues with a wine experience in a near wine to taste the wine production of this area: Conero and Rosso Conero. An expert will guide you into the winery and its cellars than you will guide among the flavours of their wine production. Come back to the hotel in Sirolo.
DAY 6: Breakfast and discover the South Marche beginning in Campofilone at a local pasta producer. The village is well know for an ancient culinary tradition: the “Maccheroncini” of Campofilone. Still today the Company is reproducing the same traditional process to make egg pasta as it was made in the past by the old ladies of the village. Here you have the opportunity to learn how to cook this kind of pasta with a local! Follow the cooking show you also have a brunch with a Maccheroncini and local products. In the afternoon transfer to a local winery near Ascoli Piceno. In this area the wine production is ROSSO PICENO. You will be welcomed by an expert who will guide you through the vineyards and will tell you about the making process of the wine. After that a wine tasting with local products will be offered to you. In the late afternoon arrival in Ascoli Piceno and check-in at 4* hotel.
DAY 7: Breakfast and discover the beauty of Ascoli Piceno by yourself. Ascoli Piceno, which many call a “volume of art history to consult in the open air”, is no doubt a display of extraordinary wealth of monuments and styles dating back to different eras. However, Ascoli is also the “town of the hundred towers” and white travertine. This material embellishes the central Piazza del Popolo, an open-air lounge in the historical downtown, which also hosts several jewels of local culture, such as the Ventidio Basso Theatre, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Cathedral. The Cathedral in particular is not to be missed for it features artworks by Carlo Crivelli. The local gastronomy specialties and pride of the wine and food industry in the Marche region are ascoli’s stuffed olives and the “vincisgrassi”, treats that one must absolutely taste.
DAY 8: Breakfast. End of service,


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