Iesi (Jesi in Italian): The City of a Holy Emperor and Divine Wine | Le Marche another Italy |

The old centre of Iesi is surrounded by fortified walls that were build in the 14th century to replace the Roman ones.  The famous white wine in this area is, of course, the fantastic Verdecchio dei Castelli di Jesi. The best place to taste the local wines is the Regional wine cellar (Enoteca Regionale di Jesi) situated in the Baroque palace of Balleani.  The legend has it that Frederick II, the most powerful Holy Roman Emperor of the Middle Ages, was born in the public square, now named after him. [...]