Valle Nuova Marchigiana cows

Our organic Marchigiana cows happily roaming in the fields below the Locanda.

The Marchigiana breed, along with the Romagnola and the Chianina, is one of the typical Central Italian breeds of cows. Traditionally they were used mainly for working, so they are strong, tall and robust animals. As you can see the calves are born a light brown colour and then they turn white (the older bulls are white and gray with black circles around their eyes that give them a dangerous look).

They like walking in the fields but apparently they really enjoy the natural organic home-grown and home prepared food that we give them since they want to be able to walk from the pasture to the cowshed whenever they want to enjoy their dinner every day!