Hello from Le Marche! Growing up in a rural community I have always loved the beauty of the countryside and the rhythms of the seasons working with my father whose large orchard specialises in the production of old varieties of apple, such as the Rosa Sibillini.
This ancient strain of small apple was on the edge of extinction but we have managed to save and commercialise it. As a result our small family business is now part of the Slow Food Movement.
I invite you to experience my fantastic region, its food and traditions. Do browse this website and get in touch.
Website URL: http://www.lemarcheholiday.net
Le Marche Holiday is run by Moreno Moretti, a rural development graduate based in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
With a family background in farming rare local produce, Moreno has tremendous connections with wine makers, truffle hunters, local artisans and country accommodation owners across the Marche region and beyond.
He has pulled these contacts together to propose a series of unique day trips and cultural experiences for anyone wanting to really get under the skin of the traditions and dishes of this wonderful territory.
The philosophy of Le Marche Holiday is to "provide vacation ideas which which will allow you to meet local people and see how they live and work".
Special attention is given to the traditions of the region which are in danger of disappearing, but which are kept alive by family and colleagues.
This short vacation break in Le Marche features truffle hunting, a cooking lesson based on truffles, wine tasting and guided excursions.
The package has been put together by Le Marche Holiday based near Ascoli Piceno and is spread over 4 days and 3 nights..
It is an ideal weekend break where you will also enjoy lunch in local trattorie, learn how to make hand-made pasta and even visit a traditional potter.
The fun starts with a welcome aperitif and dinner at the restaurant of your accommodation.
The following active vacation proposals can be arranged through local travel planner Moreno Moretti who runs Le Marche Holiday near Ascoli Piceno.
Although specializing in gourmet tours and wine and cooking holidays, Le Marche Holiday has added the following elements to his portfolio or proposals for a truly unique selection of stay ideas in one of Italy's least spoilt regions.
QUAD BIKE EXCURSIONS IN THE SIBILLINI HILLS
If you want a truly amazing experience on your holiday in Le Marche, then you should try a quad-biking trip deep into nature and the local countryside.
The bike’s versatility combined with the knowledge of the guide makes this a really exciting and exhilarating day out.
The programme features:
• Quad bike half day hire
• 3 hour excursion
• Local food tasting
PRICE: €95 per Quad
The traditional Le Marche cooking classes are designed for small groups and families.
The cooking lessons or courses are led by a local chef who will immerse you in a world of typically Italian flavours, but specific to the region.
The overall aim is to demonstrate to all participants how to embrace simple regional cooking techniques to try back home.
Each lesson lasts 4 to 5 hours and can even be held in your own holiday villa or home in Le Marche.
Before the course you will accompany the chef to a local farm or family shop where you will purchase the ingredients needed for your lesson and also to get close to local daily life.
Each lesson costs €65 per person and includes:
• Cooking class ( 2 local recipes )
• Wine tasting
• Lunch or dinner
• Special gift
This day tour in the wine zone of Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche is proposed by Le Marche Holiday.
It includes a visit to a medieval village, the cellars of a winery and the tasting of wines made from local grape varieties, not least Passerina, Pecorino and the famous Rosso Piceno Superiore wine.
It is an exploration into the heart of Rosso Piceno territory, the wine of the Piceno people.
You will understand the concept of terroir and what distinguishes the characteristics of the main grape varieties
The tour last one day and includes:
• Visit to the grape growing region
• Visit to the cantina
• Wine tasting with the best product of the area
• Lunch at an old historic house
• Visit to a Medieval Village
Price is €40 per person from 4-8 people
This vacation proposal by Le Marche Holiday aims to improve your photographic skills in the company of a professional photographer as well as enjoying and exploring the majestic Sibillini Mountain National Park.
As well as Mount Sibilla this 5 day breaks will also take you to the famous high plain of Castelluccio in May, June, September and October.
You host is Giorgio Tassi, a professional photographer and author from the historic town of Amandola.
A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 13 people can participate on each vacation which includes:
• 5 days and 4 nights self catering accommodation, or one week by arrangement
• Classes and instructions from professional photographer Giorgio Tassi
• Excursions to the National Park for photography sessions
• Visits to other places of interest, locations dependent on weather
• A viewing and discussion of photographs taken during the course
Le Marche Holiday provides a range of services for anyone seeking to build an independent visit to this beautiful region in central Italy.
We can arrange truffle tours, cooking classes, even balloon flights and hiking excursions.
This 'a la carte' menu can also include fine accommodation in villas, self catering apartments and holiday homes in such a way that you can create a unique vacation package for yourself.
View here our short selection of owner properties with whom we are collaborating and do get in touch for these or other locations you are considering.
Contact Le Marche Holiday
Le Marche Holiday
Via Giotto 2, Comunanza, Ascoli Piceno
tel mob +39 339 7003885
Me and my wife really liked this tour. In particular the very personal approach and enthusiasm of Moreno who showed us a great piece of rural life in Le Marche which I think is difficult to come across otherwise