The beautiful and unspoiled region of Le Marche lies east of Umbria and stretches from the Apennine mountains through beautiful hills covered with a patchwork of gold and green fields, vineyards, forests, olive groves and orchards and down to the Adriatic sea which has an incredible variety of fish and seafood and long, sandy beaches.
Ancona -the capital- is the major Italian port for international traffic and one of the most important markets for fish and for shellfish in Italy.
Virtually untouched by the mass tourism compared to other parts of the country, Le Marche is authentic Italy at its very best.
Renowned for fish and seafood, white and black truffles, high quality olive oil and wine, you’ll fall in love with the Le Marche as you explore its hills and pristine coastline, cook, sample and savour the region’s culinary treasures, and meet local people who will embrace you in this adventure.
This region is full of wonderful surprises for wine lovers. You’ll find fine white -Verdicchio, Bianchello del Metauro- and red wines -Rosso Conero, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Rosso Piceno- with 17 wine regions, 13 types of grapes and 12 D.O.C.
Lovely medieval walled towns, some with only six inhabitants(!), crown some hills. Mountains, fertile farm hills and seaside all close together!
We will go to the harbor to buy fish directly from the fishermen at their boats, then cooking it in the restaurant kitchen with the chef!
Many food lovers come to Le Marche's Adriatic coast just to dine at the many fabulous fish restaurants.
Lots of delights for food and wine lovers!