Shanti House, nella Valle del
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba
There are beautiful places with character.
There are beautiful places with soul.
There are places, like Morro d’Alba, which have beautiful character
Morro d’Alba has beautiful character because it seems as though it’s
been designed by the hand of a skill and attentive architect from
another era. The fifteenth-century surrounding wall, with its
characteristic covered chemin de ronde—unique in Italy—encircles the
entire perimeter of the village like a pretty crown, giving views of
the various multi-coloured gems.
Acres of olive groves and vineyards unwind around the medieval area.
Morro d’Alba is full of soul because its charm is evident in the
smiling faces of it inhabitants, in the grace with which flowers are
placed in the windows, in the joyous laughter of the children, and
in the pride of their roots.
All you need to know is that for centuries families have passed on
the secrets Lacrima di Morro d’Alba’s production, a fruity and
floral red wine that has hints of strawberry, cherry, blackberry,
blueberry, pansy and violet.
The history of the town and its wine are so closely intertwined that
the first record of Morro d’Alba’s wines dates back to 1167, when
Federico Barbarossa, during the siege of Ancona, chose the castle as
a home and its inhabitants were forced to give up their most choice
possessions, amongst which was the famous grape juice.
Since then this local grape variety—endemic to this area—has been
produced to make a pure wine or one that is combined with
Montepulciano and Verdicchio grapes (but with a total percentage of
no more than 15%).
A few decades ago, this tradition risked being lost forever. In the
‘80s there were only seven farmed hectares of the precious variety
remaining, but the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba was finally given DOC
recognition in 1985.
From that moment onwards there have been connoisseurs coming from
all parts of Italy, and even the world, to admire this wine.
When you go to Morro d’Alba, to see for yourselves the appeal, you
will need an exceptional guide, capable of showing you both the
objective and the spiritual beauty.
Shanti House will give you a warm welcome and the typical Le
Marche hospitality, which revolves around simplicity and
Heidi awaits to show you the real traditions and the
hearty hospitality of Le Marche. Her secret is to make you feel at
And it’s precisely this—the hospitality and warm welcome—that makes
it a special place and that tells its story.
Italy is full of gastronomic excellency, but there are also some
lovely characterful and soulful spots.
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