On this four day exploration of Italy's region Marche on the central east coast, discover the mouthwatering cuisine and flavors that make Marche a coveted vacation destination for those who appreciate fine food and wine. Your food tour of the region includes wine with a countess at Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi, local cooking classes that teach participants how to recreate Marche culinary favorites in the kitchen, and some leisure time to explore charming nearby villages such as Offida. The best part about this travel package is that once you return home you can still reproduce a little bit of Marche in your very own kitchen.
Day 1: MARCHE COUNTRYSIDE
Arrival on your own at the country estate Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi, not far from the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno. Welcome drink and meeting with countess Beatrice del Balzo: she will introduce you to the Borgo and cooking activities. Visit to the near family cellar for a welcome drink. Return to the Borgo to enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight stay.
Day 2: MARCHE’S GASTRONOMY COOKING CLASS, ASCOLI PICENO
After breakfast, hands-on cooking class followed by a lunch with the food prepared during the class, beverages included. The recipes, which belong to the tradition of "le Marche" region, are done with fresh season vegetables, some of them grown in the villa garden, a variety of meat of the region and fresh fish from the nearby Adriatic Sea. "Vincisgras" ( the Marches lasagna), "Olive all'ascolana" (Ascoli stuffed fried olives), "Pollo?n cip e ciappe" ( chicken cut in pieces and cooked with tomatoes, peppers and olives) and many other specialties are prepared together in a cheerful atmosphere. A coffee break with biscuits and cakes prepared by the chef offers a moment of relaxation and pleasant conversation on the cooking class. Food is served with the appropriate combination of wines produced locally. After lunch we suggest you a leisure visit to the beautiful Ascoli Piceno and its main square, one of the most enchanting in Italy. Return to the villa. Dinner on our own and overnight stay.
Day 3: MARCHE’S GASTRONOMY COOKING CLASS, OFFIDA, SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO
After breakfast at your Hotel accommodation, your second cooking class will start. A gourmet luncheon will follow, drinks included. After lunch, we would suggest you to spend an enjoyable time visiting the small village of Offida, very ancient and spread through a charming and intense atmosphere. An alternative visit can be done to the lively town of S. Benedetto del Tronto, on the "Palms Riviera", where you can relax on the beautiful beaches or shopping in the elegant town centre. Return to your Hotel accommodation. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Day 4: MARCHE COUNTRYSIDE
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and end of our services.
PACKAGE START AT $938.00
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in the countryside around Ascoli Piceno or similar;
- Daily breakfast;
- Welcome Drink;
- Welcome Dinner;
- Guided visit of the family cellars at your hotel accommodation;
- 2 Hands on cooking classes followed by lunch, drinks included;
- 4 days of Car Rental Class B or Similar Fully Inclusive Coverage included.
- Local Taxes and service Charges.
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable, it must be paid locally at the hotel.
- Transportation, Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Beverages during meals.
- All which is not listed under PACKAGE INCLUDES.
Fly and Drive independent tour package.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Childrens, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).