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Taste of Marche ...Art & Cooking Vacations in Le Marche


Art Tour Course Price: Currency Converter
  • 1250,00 € pp/week
Art Tour Course Includes:
  • 1 week's accommodation with breakfasts at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo
  • 4 excursions with lunch (art towns, medieval villages, open markets)
  • 4 cooking classes
  • the ingredients for the hands-on cookery course
  • all land travel in Italy included in the itinerary by private air-conditioned 8 person coach
  • use of swimming pool and mountain bikes
  • 9 Meals & Wine at Caravanserraglio
  • final cleaning
  • weekly change of linen
  • water, electricity and gas


Detailed Itinerary - Taste of Marche
Provisional program of the 1 week holiday

This is a preliminary itinerary and will be altered to accommodate seasonal activities or local festivals. However the essential content
of the itinerary will remain the same.

Day 1

  • In the afternoon arrival at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo, aperitif and introduction.
  • 8.00 pm Welcome dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 2

  • Tranquil awakening at the peacefull agriturismo. The accommodation with breakfast at the Caravanserraglio agriturismo is in an independent apartment with kitchen. You'll find in the fridge milk, fresh bread, butter, home made marmelate, coffee and tea, for your breakfasts.
  • 11.00 am Lecture at the Caravanserraglio restauraunt and visit to the church of S. Francis at Serrapetrona; 15th Century art of Lorenzo d'Alessandro from San severino.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at the Abbey of Fiastra.
  • 4.00 pm Excursion to the convent and Basilica of S. Nicola at Tolentino; Early 14th Century fresco's of Pietro da Rimini (school of Giotto), and to the Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra surrounded by woods and Roman remains.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 3

  • 9.30 am Excursion to San Severino and Camerino. In San Severino we visit the local civic museum in the small villa Palazzo Manuzzini with fresco's of the Salimbeni brothers (late 14th Century) contemporaries of Gentile di Fabriano. We also visit the Romanesque church of S.Lorenzo with frescos of the Salimbeni, and the Archeological museum in the former episcopal villa of Castello al Monte, with excavations of the Piceni, contemporaries of the better known Etruscans from Umbria and Tuscany. At the university city of Camerino we visit the ducal palace of the Da Varano family, nowadays property of the university, and the civic museum in the former Domenican convent in the old part of town. Paintings and sculptures of important Gotic and Renaissance artists from Camerino: Boccati, Giovanni Angelo D'Antonio, Girolamo di Giovanni, Carlo da Camerino.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at Camerino
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 4

  • Morning at leisure.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking class at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 5

  • 9.00 am Excursion to the market at Macerata, at the historical part of the capital.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at Macerata
  • 3.00 pm We visit Palazzo Ricci, a villa in the center of the city of Macerata with a beautiful collection of modern art.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 6

  • Morning at leisure.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking class at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 7

  • 9.30 am Excursion to the Renaissance city of Urbino. In the morning we visit the Ducal Palace, today the National Museum of Le Marche, with masterpieces of Titian, Raphael and Piero della Francesca.
  • Lunch at Urbino
  • 3.30 pm Visit to the family house of the famous Renaissance painter Raphael and to the Oratory of Saint John with late Gothic fresco's of the Salimbeni brothers from San Severino.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at the Caravanserraglio restaurant.

Day 8

  • After preparations farewell and departure...

General description of the Art & Cooking holiday


The cooking classes are held in English at the Caravanserraglio restaurant, by the Italian chef and host Ennio. The maximum number of people for each group is eight, to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service. All participants receive a list with restaurants near the accommodation, and brochures about the area.


For information and reservations info@caravanserraglio.com



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