FOOD WINE DIVINE
Traditional rustic Italian food
UNESCO world heritage site. Picturesque, walled medieval city, nestles the sloping hillside. Artistically significant, home to one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings and birthplace of Raphael, whose father was court painter to the Duke.
*47 km, approx. 1 hour
“All by myself, merrily stuffing cappellacci for Christmas, age eight, a star is born.”
Charming 16th c. farmhouse, enticing dishes keep arriving, artistically garnished with fresh flowers. Bliss. Outdoor tables, dine, take your time, as the river flows slowly by. Unforgettable feast.
*59 km, approx. 1.25 hours
“sea air smells of old tales, new dreams”
Prosecco; fisherman’s risotto, passatelli, pici; clams shrimp calamari; skewered fried grilled; step outside, sand at your feet, life is sweet.
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*33 km, approx. 40 minutes
Roman gilded bronze statues
Italian farm style food
Two separate sites.
Horse part of only surviving Roman gilt bronze equestrian group statues, believed to date from between 50 and 30 BC.
*13.8 km, approx. 20 min
Ancient town remains, originally founded by Romans in the early 3rd century BC, abandoned in 6th century AD. Splendid mosaics, mythological, floral, geometric.
Marble floor incorporating 15 different stone types.
*13.8 km, approx. 20 minutes
Tour the farm, orchards, chickens, goats. Cozy cabin, table laden, local specialties, dish after dish. Appetizers – ricotta honey nuts, marinated olives, cold cuts cheeses, herb egg crepe, seasoned fresh beans – to name a few. Pastas, mixed grill, rabbit, you’re in luck.
Family, tradition, comfort cocoon. Tonight, Mama shines.
*6.8 km, 20 minutes
Opulent 18th c. palazzo, rococo; stucco capitals, cornices, frieze borders, frescoes, tromp l’oeil intertwine; red marble corridors, mosaic floors, carved doors.
More on Blog: Jesi
*38 km, approx. 45 minutes
Rosina – local salami, mozzarella, pecorino and fennel flavored fava beans
Le Tre Grazie – raw local mozzarella, field vegetables and sausage
Oro di Vino – mozzarella fior di latte, prosciutto, iceberg, balsamic vinegar cream with truffles. Unique.
* 18 km, about 25 minutes
Romanesque abbey, tiny jewel. 10th c., one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in the Marche.
*40 km, approx. 45 minutes
Colorful egg dough pastas catch the eye – cocoa, pomodoro, radicchio, spinaci. Homemade sauces: tomato, fresh porcini (in season), truffle. Stuffed ravioli: ricotta and spinach; porcini and sausage. Meat tortellini, cheese with truffle to melt in crescia, white truffle sauce to top filet. Not your ordinary take-out.
*42 km, approx. 45 minutes
Italy country style
Italy Marche gourmet
Wind up up up, stunning birds eye views.
Dine like a local, wine carafe, tables close, people chat. Women knead roll stuff, pasta, homemade that afternoon. Fire, stone pit, meats roast, crescia (local flat bread) grills. Country living, Marchigiano style, hard to beat.
*27 km, approx. 30 minutes
“Perfect dish should be tempting tasty and light”. Local fresh seasonal refined. Ricotta-filled aubergine rolls, grape must reduction. Tagliolini, goose ragout, purple potatoes. Over 800 Italian and international wines. Superb.
*5 km, approx. 15 minutes
*Driving times will vary depending on whether you travel by autostrada, main or country back roads.
**Not every activity is available daily