Le Marche is probably one of the most underrated regions of Italy. This land is famous for its tiny villages, immeasurable countryside and typical products such as the famous Rosso Conero red wine, Verdicchio white wine, fried olives from Ascoli Piceno and so on. For those who want the chance to experience an unforgettable wine tasting, Le Marche is your best bet. The entire region, with its unspoiled beauty and evocative scenery, is internationally renowned for the production of a smooth variety of white wine, Verdicchio, whose name derives from “verde” (green), recalling the hue of the grape from which it is made. You can see wine being made in Castelbellino, Morro D’Alba or Cupramontana, little known towns situated inland from the Adriatic coast. Here the grape harvest s transforms the raw material into a masterpiece. At Azienda Agricola Alessandro Moroder you will meet a family that has produced wine since the early 1950s and be the direct protagonist in the creation of the product you’ll get to taste: first you’ll pick the grapes in the fields and then see the whole sophisticated procedure that ends up in a stylish bottle of pure, intense and deeply colored wine.
The region is also full of interesting spots worth visiting. Cupramontana, for example, is the hometown of Luigi Bartolini, the author of the novel Ladri di Biciclette, Bicycle Thieves, upon which Vittorio De Sica based his famous film of the same name. In addition, the village offers an annual grape-based festival called Festa dell’Uva, where you can take advantage of tons of stands and grab free samples of traditional Italian wines. Le Marche is also a region for music lovers: one of the most recent, brand-new celebrities is Giovanni Allevi, born in Ascoli Piceno, the performer of the main soundtrack of the new Fiat 500 commercial.
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