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An Edible Autumn in Le Marche, Italy: Festivals, Truffles, Foraging & Cooking Classes



This Autumn, fall in love with Le Marche, Italy. From harvest & truffle festivals each weekend in medieval villages to the leaves of the trees and vines turning golden hues to the smell of wood burning fireplaces - Le Marche is truly lovely in Autumn!


Spend a few nights this fall in the Italian countryside foraging for mushrooms, cooking by the fireplace in our rustic 300 year old kitchen, visiting the local Truffle festivals and drinking gorgeous reds from the region! Autumn is the perfect time to visit Italy, the crowds are gone and kids in school yet the harvest festivals are just underway. Here are a few of our popular 'gourmet getaways' (we can always create a custom package for you as well based on your dates) alongside a few of our favorite local autumn festivals in the area to help you plan your trip to Le Marche this fall.



 Hope to see you in the kitchen -
Please note - this list of festivals is not absolute, I did my best to search out the information & websites however,  dates may change/cancel, etc. - this is Italy. Be sure to double check! We might even run into at one of these festivals....


SEPTEMBER

Sagra del polentone
Piobbico, Pesaro e Urbino
8-10 September


Il Palio della rocca
Serra Sant'Abbondio, Pesaro e Urbino
8-16 September


Festa della Patata e del Tartufo Nero del Monte Montone
Montecopiolo, Pesaro e Urbino
9 September


Mushroom Festival: Festa Del Fungo
50^ Mostra Micologica Regionale
Da Sabato 23 Settembre a Domenica 01 Ottobre 2017 - dalle ore 19:00
San Sisto - Piandimeleto (PU)

3 Night Gourmet Getaway

Arrive to our five course feast, the next day join the Chef & feel like a local on a tour of the hidden meat & cheese market of Apecchio (with a little porchetta along the way), a craft beer tasting & tour followed by lunch at the ‘hunter’s hideaway’ and on Saturday enjoy a half day cooking class including wine, meal & our custom hand-made apron! Includes accommodations. Price based on PESCA apartment (double occupancy). *Add extra nights if you'd like!!
SEPTEMBER thru NOVEMBER Arrive any Thursday departing on Sunday
 from 750 Euro/COUPLE




OCTOBER 2017
White Truffle Festival & Products from the Woods - Mostra Mercato Tartufo e Prodotti del Bosco
Apecchio, Pesaro e Urbino
1 October

Chestnut Festival - Sagra delle castagne
Lunano, Pesaro e Urbino
1 October 
I want Autumn - Voglie d'autunnoUrbino, Pesaro e Urbino
3 October 
October Market of Grapes & Wine - Fiera d'Ottobre dall'Uva al VinoMonte Porzio, Pesaro e Urbino
7 October 
Sausage Festival - I giorni del baccanale & SausagesCASININA, Pesaro e Urbino
7 October 
Bio/Organic & Artisan Goods Fair - BiosalesUrbino, Pesaro e Urbino
7-8 October 
54th Annual National White Truffle Show - Mostra del Tarufo Bianco NazionaleSant'Angelo in Vado, Pesaro e Urbino
7-29 October  
39th Motorcycle Rally & Truffle Festival - Motoraduno Internazional del Tartufo
Sant'Angelo in Vado, Pesaro e Urbino
14 & 15 October  
National Fair of White Truffles - Fiera Nazionale del tartufo BiancoAcqualagna, Pesaro e Urbino
29 October


3 Nights & Fall Foraging

3 nights accommodation with breakfast, five course dinner with local wine, wild edibles walk & mushroom hunt followed by apertivi and half day cooking class (class includes meal, wine & gift apron). Includes accommodations. Price based on PESCA apartment (double occupancy) *Ask about including a TRUFFLE HUNT!!
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER from 360 Euro/person




NOVEMBER

National White Truffle Festival of Aqualagna
Aqualagna, Pesaro e Urbino
1, 4, 5, 11, 12 November

Flavors & Smells of Autumn - Sapori e aromi d'autunno
Fano, Pesaro e Urbino
1 November

Antique Fair of San Martino - Antica Fiera di San Martino
Sassocorvaro, Pesaro e Urbino
10 November



We know you don't always have time to see & taste everything so here is a quick 2 night stay option at our farmhouse & cooking school below. (And, if you can stay longer let us know, we would love to create a custom package for you!)

Arrive to a bottle of Prosecco waiting in your cozy apartment and enjoy our famous five course feast (all hand made and from our farm), sleep in our charming 500 year old farmhouse and join us in the kitchen the next day for a full day, hands-on cooking class!  We will start the morning at 10am and tie on our aprons to start making fresh pasta (with eggs from our hens): tagliatelle & ravioli along with two seasonal sauces. After our pasta lunch, a nap is necessary (or explore the area) and meet back in the kitchen that afternoon to create a full meal dinner party!



AMORE IN LE MARCHE (Full Day)
Includes: Prosecco, Welcome Dinner, Full Day Cooking Class with Lunch, Dinner, Wine & Snacks, Breakfast Daily and 2 Nights Accommodations = 720 Euro COUPLE

AMORE IN LE MARCHE (Half Day)
Just want to make it a Half Day Cooking Class? No problem!
​Includes: Prosecco, Welcome Dinner, Half Day Cooking Class with Meal, Breakfast Daily & 2 Nights Accommodations = 575 Euro COUPLE



Don't forget about our 7th Annual Forage Slaughter & Butchery Course 25-30 OCTOBER 2017!
 If you talk the talk, then this is your chance to walk the walk! We raise it, kill it and cook it – every October at our farmhouse La Tavola Marche, sharing with our guests the full circle of the food we eat.

The Annual Forage, Slaughter & Butchery Course at La Tavola Marche yet again asks brave culinary travelers to forage, slaughter and butcher their meal… while on holiday in Italy. Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma the farm teaches students from around the world how to forage for mushrooms, slaughter (& butcher) a hen and then butcher a whole pig with knife-in-hand classes! This fall experience Italian farm life first hand with this unique holiday.


CONTACT:
info@latavolamarche.com



...it's an oldie but classic: Autumn in our Valley


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