Marche, a taste of Ascoli Piceno

A three-day tour to explore the art and culinary delicacies of Ascoli Piceno, a city rich in artistic and architectural beauty.

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Piazza del Popolo ad Ascoli Piceno è una delle più belle piazze d’Italia. Mi piace perché è un salotto a cielo aperto dall’eleganza straordinaria.

Giovanni Allevi

Three days to discover the Marche, an authentic region where traditions and natural landscapes are a treasure to be preserved. You’ll visit one of the most beautiful historical squares in Italy Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno and its historical travertine monuments. Ascoli Piceno is known as the city of a hundred towers and white travertine. You will have the opportunity to visit Offida, a picturesque medieval village surrounded by perfectly preserved city walls, dating back to the XII century.

Afterwards, you’ll visit a winery in Ripatransone with tasting of local wines. You’ll wear an apron and learn how to make the famous stuffed olives Olive ascolane, a typical recipe of the area, appreciated and known all over the world. Finally, you will be given the printed recipe, a small and precious souvenir of this trip. The tour is also available with a private guide.

Experiences

Accommodation in boutique Hotel
In the heart of Ascoli

Overnight in a 4-star Boutique Hotel in Ascoli, in the historic center with breakfast included. The hotel, thanks to a deep characterization, has different types of rooms, suitable to meet everyone’s needs. The Hotel offers functional activities to complete a perfect stay experience. First of all, the exclusive Spa, an area completely dedicated to wellness in an evocative and relaxing environment. After settling in your room you can start immediately with a guided tour of the city.

 

Ascoli and Offida
Book of art history to consult in the open air 

Ascoli Piceno, together with the local guide, you’ll discover the city that many call a book of art history to be consulted in the open air, there is no doubt that it is an extraordinary wealth of monuments and styles dating back to different eras. However, Ascoli is also known as the city of a hundred towers and white travertine. This material embellishes the central Piazza del Popolo, an outdoor room in the historic center, which also houses numerous jewels of local culture such as the Cathedral. You will discover Offida, a picturesque medieval village surrounded by perfectly preserved city walls, dating back to the XII century. Among the numerous cultural monuments of the city, there is certainly the Serpente Aureo Theater, a true jewel of the Baroque age, housed in the Town Hall.

Ascoli Flavors
Stuffed olives and wine

Offida is surrounded by vineyards. Here you can taste the Rosso Piceno Superiore and Offida wines, the youngest DOC wines in the area. The tour continues with a visit to a winery in Ripatransone. The experience includes a guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar, followed by a lunch and tasting of DOC and DOCG wines on the splendid panoramic terrace.

Then, you’ll wear an apron to learn how to make the famous stuffed Ascoli olives, a typical recipe of the area, appreciated and known all over the world. The chef will guide you step by step: you will learn which olives to choose, how to fill them and how to fry them. At the end, you will taste your preparation accompanied by a glass of wine. Before saying goodbye, you will be given the printed recipe to keep as a memento. You will live this experience in an exclusive location, in the heart of the historic center of Ascoli Piceno, a few meters from Piazza del Popolo, one of the 10 most beautiful squares in Italy.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The estimated rates must be confirmed at the moment of booking

Tour: what is included or excluded

Included in the price

  • 2 nights in a 4* boutique hotel in Ascoli Piceno
    Comfort Double Room with breakfast
  • Local wine cellar visit
    Lunch and wine tasting
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Private transfer
  • Itinerary planning
  • Assistance 24/7

 

Excluded from the price

  • Flights 
  • Transfers
  • Museums tickets
  • Local taxes
  • Meals 
  • Tips and Extra

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    Marche, a taste of Ascoli PicenoAscoli Piceno flavors
    Duration - 3 Days
    Advised period - April - October
    The tour starts from - Ascoli Piceno
    The tour ends in - Ascoli Piceno
    Num. of travelers - Min. Flexible
    Estimated rate (per person) - € 480
    The rate is based on 2 people
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