10 Must Eat and Drink to taste in Le Marche, The Secret Italy

Ice cream, Paolo Brunelli
Mozzarella, Azienda Agricola Trionfi Honorati
Italian Sushi, Moreno Cedroni
Wine, Kupra, Oasi degli Angeli Kurni Winery
Truffle, La Cerca, Alessandro Benvenutti
Polenta, Gianna Maria Pignani
Pasta, Pasta Mancini
Pizza, Mamma Rosa
Prosciutto, prosciutto di Carpegna
Anis, Varnelli


Olive all'ascolana: starting in style

The Romans loved the olives from Piceno. In Medieval times, the Olivetani monks invented a special brine in which to best conserve them. No ordinary variety of olive, the Tenera Ascolana is now the undisputed symbol of the province of Ascoli Piceno.
In the 18th century, an anonymous cook had the idea of stuffing the generously sized olives with a mixture of meats and cheese and then frying them in oil. Thus, the oliva ripiena all'ascolana was born. In 2005, the delicacy was awarded DOP status. A fantastic antipasto, when served together with fried artichokes, zucchini and bite-size pieces of lamb, Ascoli Piceno's stuffed olives are a great main course too.



'Photographer Monique Easton shares her special day'

Photographer Monique Easton epitomizes understated elegance. She has talent by the bucket loads but is one of the most modest people we know - blessed with inherent good taste, an enviable sense of style, a discerning eye for detail and most of all, a completely unassuming nature. When we suggested to Mon that we would love to share some details of her intimate ‘Le Marche’ wedding we did think we’d have to twist her arm … but after falling in love with this beautiful undiscovered region she couldn’t resist … thank you Mon for an insight into your magical day.


Dinner with a Michelin Star in Casa Olivi

With Michele Biagiola, Enoteca Le Case Macerata, 1 Michelin Star and one of our two Chefs for gourmet Dinner in Casa Olivi in 2015


Truffle hunting day with casa olivi

You'll enjoy some hours walking through woods, picking truffles along with our special guide Alessandro Benvenuti, the expert, but mostly a friend who will teach how to find truffles with his wonderful and inseparable dogs. 
After this wonderful experience you'll have a special truffle lunch at his place to enjoy this special natural product.
75mins drive from Casa Olivi. 
Truffle Menu, bruschette with fresh truffles , tagliatelle butter and cheese with fresh truffles, eggs and truffles, cakes and wine.
€50 per person for black truffles Tour, Around €100 for white truffles. 
Prices include walk in the wood with our professional truffle hunter with his dog, and lunch with fresh truffles.

Rates do not include transportation. In case you prefer not to drive we can book you a car/minivan with personal chauffeur...


Casa Olivi

The House

Casa Olivi is located in Treia, in the heart of the Marches, The New Tuscany. Its renovation took 4 years, conducted by the 2 swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron. The outside style has been preserved as the building is protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, but the inside has been entirely re-organised according to a luxurious, high comfortable and minimalist style. The house offers 11 sleeps in 5 bedrooms, 4 in the house and 1 in the independent guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite with own bathroom and air conditioning. Ground floor: double living with fireplace and TV, home theatre Loewe, professional dream kitchen in inox ArcLinea, dining room for 12 people, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, toilets, fitness room with runner and kinesis wall Technogym. First floor: big entrance, 1 bedroom with 3 simple beds, closet and bathroom (shower), 1 bedroom with 2 simple beds, closet and bathroom (shower) Second floor: 1 bedroom with king-size bed, closet and bathroom (shower), 1 bedroom with king-size bed, closet and bathroom (bath tube and shower), big office and closets. Guest house: 1 bedroom with queen-size bed, closet and bathroom (shower), living room with panoramic views on the landscape until Monte Conero. The Villa presents design furniture from italian, spanish and french designers (Vitra, Cassina, Gandia Blasco, Philippe Stark...), as well as furniture designed by wespi de meuron. On the south part of the house, a big terrace in terracota with pergola, dining table for 12 people, outside inox kitchen with grill and teppanyaki (Japanese grill), amazing infinity pool 5x12m. The house is in a panoramic position with a 360 degrees view on the landscape, 1 hectare of land with olive trees. 5 minutes from the city of Treia with a very good asphalt road, 20 minutes from Macerata and its open air opera festival in the summer, and 1 hour from Ancona airport, Casa Olivi offers an ideal position to visit The Marches, enjoy the adriatic coast as well as some beautiful cities in Umbria.