· Breakfast at the hotel, and then off to stroll through the traveling open-air market! From clothing to coffee cups, you can find the perfect gifts to take home, all while sampling savory olives, freshly shaved prosciutto and roasted chestnuts.
· Lunch at the Enoteca, located in the heart of the market, featuring fried fish, salami, cheese and prosecco (*non-fish items available)!
· That afternoon we will drive through the Le Marche countryside for a trip to Cartoceto, a village famous for the best and only DOP olive oil imported from Le Marche. We'll visit the inimitable Vittorio Beltrami and his famous Gastonomia. Lydia Bastianich has called Beltrami "The Einstein of Cheese," and not just because he looks like Albert Einstein but because he is a genius cheese maker. His pecorino di fossa - a sheep’s milk cheese wrapped in grape leaves and buried under stone for 90 days is indescribably intense, earthy and like nothing you have ever tasted. From the cheese cellar, we'll walk over to his shop where the family Beltrami will prepare us an in-depth sampling of cheeses, cured meats, and breads, along with wine pairings and house made sweets.