Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Italian Food, Wine & Travel features Le Marche region in Italy

This month on ItalianFWT (Italian food, wine & travel) we venture off to the coastal region of the Le Marche region in Italy located more central Italy on the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea. Pronounced “lay mark-ay”, the Le Marche region borders Emilia Romagna to the north, Umbria to the west and Abruzzo to the south and barely touching the regions of Tuscany and Lazio.
Map of the Marche wine region in Italy
Marche wine map ~ Copyright of Federdoc
This isn't a highly sought after region as many of the other well known regions are, but if you are like me those are the ones that are so wonderful to seek out. The hidden treasures they contain and the less tourists the better. You really get a true sense of the area and the people when there is less chaos and you are more at one with your surroundings.

The Food & Wine of Le Marche
When it comes to food and wine of Le Marche it's more of a meat based region with seafood along the coastlines. Probably not one of the most sought after cuisines, but it's special to the people of Le Marche, marchigiani, and that's all that matters. The wines are the region are offerings of both white and red with some of the top grapes including verdicchio and vernaccia for whites and sangiovese and montepulciano for reds.
The landscape of Le Marche
 Geography wise Le Marche has much to offer with its coastline offering sand, sun and beaches and inland the Appenines providing more of that natural beauty and moutaineous countryside living. Best of both worlds!
Landscape and beaches of le marche
Beaches of Le Marche by VinceTraveller
We'll explore all of what makes up Le Marche this Saturday May 2nd in our group. If you'd like to join us please email me direct at vinotravels at hotmail dot com or join us live on twitter Saturday and throughout the weekend at #italianFWT. We can't wait to hear from you and share our joys of Le Marche.

Vino Travels - Vernaccia di Serrapetrona: A 3 fermentation wine

Cooking Chat - Orechiette and Sausage with a Marche White Wine
Rockin Red Blog - Marche revisited for #ItalianFWT
Christy's Palate - Le Marche: Verdicchio with Spaghetti & Clams
Enofylz Wine Blog - A Taste of March: Mussels with Lemon and Sartarelli Verdicchio
Food Wine Click - Hidden Treasures from Le Marche from FoodWineClick