Food and wine holidays
Being farmers, we have a special relationship with food, the way it’s produced, its connection with the environment and the best way to enjoy it, and we want to offer the best holiday for food lovers in Le Marche.
Due to its variegated territory and climate Le Marche offers an array of farm and sea products. Organic agriculture is widely practiced throughout the region and traditional ingredients and foods are being re-discovered and used in a varied gastronomy that is deeply rooted in traditions, but also interestingly innovative.
Here you will find some of the festivals celebrating food.
Eat at Valle Nuova
Using our organic produce (cereals, meats, eggs and poultry, heirloom fruit and vegetables, wild herbs and berries that we forage in the farm) and products from nearby organic farms, we prepare jams and juices, sweet and savoury preserves, bread, cakes and desserts, liqueurs, salamis and gorgeous dinners. In Autumn we also have white truffles from our woods.
At Valle Nuova you can experience real farm to table, all cooked from scratch.
Dinners are available twice a week, please enquire.
Truffles and foraging
Eating foraged foods is very popular in Le Marche countryside and it’s not strange seeing whole families in the fields with bags and baskets collecting seasonal wild herbs, berries, mushrooms and edible flowers. We follow tradition and use wild ingredients for great dishes and preserves.
Of course the king of wild foods is the truffle, which grows all year round in the area around Acqualagna (also in our farm). In our woods we have all the different varieties including the precious white truffle. Truffle festivals take place regularly during Spring, Summer and, most of all, Autumn.
Wine, beer & spirits
The wines of Le Marche are increasingly popular and their quality has reached outstanding levels. Currently there are 37 DOC and 13 DOCG wines in the region, some from grapes that are only grown in very small areas.
Here in the North, Sangiovese and Bianchello del Metauro are the most typical wines, just a bit further south Rosso Conero, Verdicchio and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. Also try Visner (a sour-cherry dessert wine), some great passiti, grappa, our homemade liqueurs and the excellent artisan beers from Apecchio and the surrounding area. In Fano try La Moretta!
Eating out and food shopping
Local farmers produce great ingredients and the whole area is full of excellent shops and restaurants that sell zero miles products and use them to cook magnificent meals.
We will be glad to suggest our favourites to you: buy fresh ingredients to cook in your own kitchen or as presents for friends and family back home, enjoy the local restaurants. You will always be treated as a friend.
Food and wine tours
We can help you organize amazing food and wine tours with an expert English-speaking guide. Cheeses, pork goodies, truffles, DOP olive oil and the excellent wines of Le Marche are waiting for you to discover them. Moreover, mass tourism hasn’t reached us, so you’ll be treated like a friend visiting!
Taking a guided wine tour will allow you not to worry about drinking and driving, but, if you prefer, some local wineries organize tastings, visits and other vineyard activities where you can join in independently.
We offer cooking classes, truffle hunts with our neighbour and his dogs and foraging walks.
Our friends at a nearby farm organize cheesemaking courses, and we are looking forward to widen our offer with new exciting activities.
Check our Courses page for more information… also if cooking is not “your piece of cake”, but you still would like to learn something during your holiday!