Do as the locals do by enjoying two of Le Marche’s upcoming regional feste (festivals):
Mostra Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco Pregiato delle Marche
(National Prized White Truffle of Marche Exhibition)
Location: Sant’Angelo in Vado (province of Pesaro-Urbino)
Dates: Every weekend in October, starting the 9th through the 31st.
Why You Should Go: Sant’Angelo is the truffle capital of the Le Marche region. For 47 years, thousands of foodies and industry professionals have clamored to sample the bliss that is the tartufo bianco at this annual festival. Enjoy local products made with white truffle and take part in the excitement during the festival’s national truffle hunting contest.
Dall’Uva al Vino (From Grape To Wine)
Location: Monte Porzio (province of Pesaro-Urbino)
Dates: October 2nd and 3rd, 2010
Why You Should Go: Sample typical rustic dishes and artisanal wines from local producers inside the courtyards of Monte Porzio’s 17th century palazzi (palaces). Complement the day’s delectable treasures by listening to local folk performances.
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Dejou Marano is Co-Founder of CountryBred and Founding Editor of The Bred Blog. Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Europe, Dejou seeks to bring the imagination and wonder of Europe to all travelers through her never-ending pursuit of undiscovered cultural gems and experiences, which she shares through her travel writing.