At your arrival at la Casina dei Cavalli you’ll find some jam, fruit juice, fresh organic eggs, bread and wine (all of this from our farm) and some butter and milk for your first breakfast. We have also left a few basic ingredients and condiments for your arrival: coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil.
If you need small quantities of other ingredients that are not worth you buying (nutmeg, flour…) do ask us.
You also have herbs (that you’re welcome to use) near the pool.
We will be pleased to offer you vegetables from the kitchen garden if available.
In the kitchen you’ll find a coffee maker and an italian coffee pot (the Italian coffee pot has to be washed by hand and can’t be put in the dishwasher, thank you). We do not normally use paper filters in the coffee maker as we prefer to go green and to simply wash the plastic filter and wash it after use, nevertheless we do have some should you really prefer to use them.
You can drink the water from the tap.
The approx temperatures conversions for the oven are:
170º = 338 F
180º = 356 F
200º = 392 F
240º = 464 F
In Fermignano you’ll find a CONAD supermarket (follow the Urbino directions and you’ll find it on your left along the ring-road, opens Mon to Sat from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m approx) and a GALA supermarket.
The CONAD has a wider choice and sells quite a lot of organic packaged products (pastas, oil, milk, a small choice of fruit and vegetables, etc.).
The butcher near Farmacia Fusconi sells our beef (or other local and/or organic beef if we can’t supply it), you’ll also find there nice local salamis and wonderful local organic cheeses and ricotta from a local producer.
Bread in this area contains no salt, at CONAD you will find a good choice of “salted” breads, but do make sure to read the ingredients if you want to make sure that salt is included.
A good place to buy organic products (if you can’t find what you look for at CONAD) is Naturacrè in Fermignano in via Vittorio Veneto 36, a few minutes away from the main square.
Off Piazza della Repubblica in Urbino you will find Galleria AE, a shop selling organic products directly from the producers (they also serve salamis and cheeses and aperitivi).
In via Bramante in Urbino you’ll find Raffaello Degusteria, a nice shop that stocks typical Le Marche products: cheeses, salamis, oils, pastas, etc. Great knowledge of the local food and wine!
Food shops normally open 8-1 and 4,30-8 approx, close on Tuesday afternoon in Fermignano and the butcher on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. CONAD opens 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday mornings.
Our favourite gelato in Fermignano is at Chicchi di Zucchero.