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Cooking With Locals ~ 8 Days


  • Marche, Ascoli-Picerno
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Cheese, olive oil and wine tastings
  • Tour Code: MIMA20

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Day 1: Arrival and check-in. Accommodation  Country House. Free time at your leisure to explore the surroundings or relax by the pool.

Day 2: After breakfast visit Ascoli Piceno historic centre an excellent starting point to discover Ascoli which is defined as the city of 100 towers and travertine. In the afternoon return to Ortezzano for a short tour of this charming little town with a ninth century watch tower.

Day 3: Today after breakfast, discover Offida, a picturesque Medieval village enclosed in perfectly preserved walls dating back to the 12th century. Afternoon you return in the kitchen of the country house where you will have  your first cooking lesson preparing the menu with the possibility to eat your creation for dinner.

Day 4: After breakfast first part of your day explore the  Frasassi Caves, a masterpiece of nature with the presence of huge stalactites, streams and underground lakes. Afternoon at the  country house for cooking lesson. You will have dinner with what you have cooked

Day 5: Breakfast and departure for Montottone a historic center enclosed between ancient walls. Known for centuries in the district for the processing of clay, it is also called dating back between 1200 and 1300. Afternoon at the Country House Cooking Lesson with a completely different menu! Dinner with what has been created.

Day 6: Today you will visit the lovely town of Fermo. The Renaissance style can be glimpsed starting from the historic center of Piazza del Popolo surrounded by historic buildings such as “Palazzo Priori” where you will find the Art Gallery which houses masterpieces of art from the Marches and Venice and some works by Rubens.  Afterwards you will visit a cellar near Fermo that produces Pecorino and Passerina wine (typical of this area). After a guided tour of the vineyards and cellar, there will be a brunch with typical products and wine produced by the company. In the afternoon you will take the last cooking lesson with the chef. Following, a dinner to taste what you have learned to create during the cooking class.

Day 7: This is a free day to spend at your leisure. You can relax by the pool or you could take advantage of the day to discover by your own the surrounding villages of Monte Rinaldo with its Roman remains or Petritoli for its scenic views of Valdaso.

Day 8:  After breakfast Arrivederci.


  • 7 nights in a country house in Ortezzano (double room)
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 cooking classes & dinners
  • 2 cellar visits with wine and typical product tastings
  • 2 visits to craft shops as scheduled in the program
  • Entrance ticket to Grotte di Frasassi

Not Included

  • Flights, Tips and gratuities
  • City Tax (paid locally)
  • Items & expenses of a personal nature and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.

2020 Rates & Dates

(Excludes August)

Hotels Or Similar

  • Country House in Ortezzano, Marche


Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.

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