An unexplored region of Italy, Marche is a beautifully unspoilt landscapes and coastline where you can escape the crowds. Enjoy staying in boutique farmhouse villas in historic towns whilst going truffle hunting, having cooking lessons and wine tasting.
£445 per person
Day 1: Ancona airport - Macerata – Colbuccaro
Arrive at Ancona-Falconara airport, pick up the rental car for the entire trip and depart to Colbuccaro di Macerata. Arrive at Villa Sant’Isidoro Relais, check-in. Depending upon your arrival time, there will be the possibility to visit the wine cellar and taste the typical wines of the region. Overnight in the Villa.
Day 2: Macerata – Colbuccaro - Sibillini Mountains
Breakfast in the Villa. Depart around 9am with your own car to reach Fiastra’s Lake where our Alpine guide will be waiting for you to start the trekking tour. Explore the surroundings of the lake and visit Lame Rosse, Eremo, the Monks’ Grottos, plus, Fiastrone’s Spring. The trekking excursion lasts about 4 hours and is suitable for everyone. The itinerary can be confirmed or changed by the guide according to the weather conditions and season. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel where you will have the afternoon free to relax. Overnight in the Villa.
Breakfast in Villa Sant’Isidoro. Check-out and departure to Amandola, where you will go truffle hunting (always according to the arrival period) and where you will experience a cooking session of truffle-based dishes at the Country House il Vecchio Tasso. In the afternoon, departure to Castel di Lama, close to Ascoli Piceno, and overnight in Junior apartments at Borgo Seghetti Panichi.
Day 4: Borgo Seghetti Panichi/Ascoli Piceno/Offida
Breakfast at the Borgo Seghetti Panichi. Depart to Ascoli Piceno (about 15 minutes away from the hotel) to meet with the English-speaking guide for the guided tour of the historical area of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance’s jewel. The city in travertine marble offers a breathtaking architectural panorama: Piazza del Popolo, Saint Emidio’s Cathedral and many more historical gems. In the afternoon we will visit the wine cellar Cocci Grifoni in Offida and we will taste some award winning fine wines. Return to the Relais Borgo Seghetti Panichi for overnight stay.
Day 5: Borgo Seghetti Panichi - Ancona airport
Breakfast at the hotel. Some more hours to relax before the departure to the airport.
Villa Sant’Isidoro di Colbuccaro
Borgo Seghetti Panichi
2 nights in Standard room at Villa Sant’Isidoro di Colbuccaro w/breakfast
2 nights in Junior apartments at Borgo Seghetti Panichi w/breakfast
Wine tasting visit at Cantina Sant’Isidoro
Cooking Session at the Country House “Il vecchio Tasso” or similar
4 hours trekking tour in Sibillini Mountains
Visit and wine tasting at Cantina Cocci Grifoni in Offida