This short tour reaches the most suggestive places of the Marche country-side. You'll be able to dip into the flavors of the traditional recipes with a short cooking class where you'll measure your ability of chef with some traditional and undiscovered dishes.
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.