culture lays claim to an age old tradition in Marche. Every place has
its special variety of grapes. Could be then a good idea to have a view
of which are the most appreciated grapes and where they are cultivated.
the Pesaro-Urbino district, while visiting cities of Art with the many
architectural beauties left behind by prestigious families (Urbino,
Pesaro, Moldavio; but also the less known Pergola and San Lorenzo) it
could be pleasant to rest a while with a glass of Bianchello
del Metauro or Colli Pesaresi (Red or White) at hand.
South, towards the golden sandy shores of Senigallia among the gentle
hills it is a delight to have a taste of Lacrima
di Morro D’Alba. It is a full bodied red wine. It is produced only
in this area, surrounded by medieval towns (Ostra, Belvedere Ostrense,
Monte San Vito, Morro D’Alba).
dei Castelli di Jesi
is maybe the most well known and appreciated local wine. It is a nice
drive from Jesi to Corinaldo. Small villages, treasures of beauties (Cupramontana,
Castelplanio, Serra de’Conti, Montecarotto) are along the way and
deserving at least a quick visit for their strong connections with the
tradition that has made for years a good wine such as Verdicchio
dei Castelli di Jesi.
is also produced in Matelica. The vineyards surround stunning natural
beauties, Frasassi Caves and also smart urban centres, Fabriano, Cerreto
d’Esi, Matelica. They extend so far as Camerino, famous for a age old
red wines are mainly produced closer to the sea. Monte Conero overlooks
a limpid sea and conceals wonderful beaches and lively sea villages:
Portonovo, Sirolo, Numana. The inland (Camerano) is home to the precious
Rosso Conero. It is to be sipped without haste before driving
towards Loreto and Recanati, cities rich of religious importance,
culture and Art.
Piceno and Rosso Piceno Superiore are produced in the South of Marche
(Porto Sant’Elpidio, Pedaso). A tour of the area should take you,
passing through small traditional villages (say Campofilone with its
famous Maccheroncini or Montefiore dell’Aso, boasting a untouched
medieval city centre) to Fermo. The main square, Piazza del Popolo, is
just a clear example of the beauties of the city. An other beautiful
square is in San Severino, and after a walk, it is worth going further,
to Serrapetrona where Vernaccia di
Serrapetrona, an exceptional red wine is produced.