Sunny Farmhouse in Italy

Holiday Farmhouse, Le Marche, Italy

Farmhouse Holiday in Le Marche with private pool

Eating Out

italy_flagWhether your love is fish or meat, you will find in the Le Marche region an incredible number of good places to eat. For good wines to accompany your meat or fish meal there are plenty of D.D.O.C. wines to suit your palate; even the house wines are excellent and good value.

The province of Pesaro and Urbino, in which the house is situated, is probably the richest, gastronomically, in the Region. Fano, one of the largest fishing ports on the Adriatic coast, is a mecca for those who love to eat fish. It has 140+ restaurants. The covered fish market, held daily in the centre of the town, is superb with some 12 fishmongers displaying an amazing selection of fish.

The public and restaurateurs jostle side by side to buy fish caught that very morning. Fish brought into the port of Fano will also find its way to top restaurants in Milan, Bologna and Rome, to be eaten that same evening. A speciality of the Le Marche stretch of Adriatic coastline is 'brodetto' (wonderful fish soup)!

Lovers of meat will be spoilt because Le Marche is famous for its roast meat dishes. Pasta and risotto dishes are to be found on most restaurant menus, and you can eat wonderful pizza everywhere.

Truffles (Tartufo), black and white, can also be found in most of the higher class restaurants. Nearby Acqualagna, Appechio and St. Angelo in Vado are the truffle (Tartufo) centres of Italy. Acqualagna has a Truffle Fair during the last weekend of October and first three weekends in November; well worth a visit!

Good quality trattorias and restaurants are to be found in every town and village. We are amazed by our guests who continue to discover new restaurants to add to our list of long standing favourites. There are about 25-30 restaurants within a 15 minute drive from the property.


A selection of our favourite restaurants for meat:

Hotel Giardino
San Lorenzo in Campo
(+39) 0721 776803
La Palomba
(+39) 0721 97105
Marchese del Grillo
(+39) 0732 625690
Symposium 4 Stagioni
Cartoceto di Fano
(+39) 0721 898320
Gola del Furlo: Great food and in a beautiful setting - try the spinach risotto
(+39) 0721 797033
Antico Furlo
Gola del Furlo
(+39) 0721 700096
Cascina delle Rose
Pian di Rose: Try 'Coscio maiale a poco sale' (leg of pork in a cream sauce) or 'Tagliata di Manzo (strips of beef).
(+39) 0721 728197
Le Fontané     Cagli: Super drive and scenery  
Orciano: Exceedingly good value!
(+39) 0721 977672
Casa Oliva
Bargni: Spectacular location
(+39) 0721 891500

• Member of our Gourmet Circle of Restaurants

† Member of The Cuochi Di Marca - a 'club' of top quality restaurants in Le Marche (therefore the prices will be higher)

After Dinner Top Hot Spots in Fano

Il Caffe Del Pasticciere
caffe del pasticciereFabulous cake shop and coffee bar
Via Costituzione, 8, 61032 Fano (PU), Italy
0721 829078


Caffe Centrale
centraleFashionable bar, more great cakes!
Corso Matteotti Giacomo, 104
61032 Fano (PU), Italy
0721 801417


Caffe Darderi
darderiSmart bar next to the Fish Market
Piazza Costa Andrea, 18, 61032 Fano (PU), Italy‎
0721 824073



Wines from Le Marche:

  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
  • Bianchello del Metauro
  • Guerrieri
  • Lacrima di Morro d'Alba
  • Rosso Conero
  • Rosso Piceno Superiore
  • Sangiovese dei Colli Pesarese

Less formal dining: Trattorias - good food at good prices:

  • La Piadina Sant 'Ippolito: Cheap and cheerful
  • La Grotta Fossombrone
  • Nuovo Giardino Fossombrone
  • Villa Barco Fossombrone / Calmazzo
  • Caffe del Corso Fossombrone

Ice Cream to die for:

  • Bon Bon art Café Fano beach
  • Gelateria Frullala Fano beach
  • Elisir Fossombrone High Street

Top Vineyards nearby

FIORINI, Piagge; "Wine is a vocation"
Bianchello del Metauro
Sangiovese del Colli

GUERRIERI, Piagge; "Guided tours, wine tasting - Free" Bianchello del Metauro
Colli Pesaresi Sangiovese

CIGNANO, Isola di Fano
Colli Pesaresi Rosso
Bianchello del Metauro

BUCCHINI, Isola di Fano
Marche Bianco Gualtresco
Marche Sangiovese
Grappa di Bianchello Stefy

Daily Average Temperatures for Pesaro and Urbino from

Month Avg High
January 7°C
February 9°C
March 13°C
April 16°C
May 21°C
June 26°C
July 29°C
August 29°C
September 23°C
October 18°C
November 12°C
December 8°C