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humidity: 65%
wind: 3m/s NE
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Itineraries / Tasting the Montefeltro Area

Tasting the Montefeltro Area

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Tasting the Montefeltro Area

The Montefeltro and Valle del Metauro are sure one of the richest areas to explore the excellence of Food & Wine in Le Marche Region. 

Even the most demanding palates will be pleased in discovering truffles, cold cuts, cheese and oil thanks to this tasting journey.

Tasting the Montefeltro Area

The first product to be mentioned in this itinerary is Carpegna Ham, which obtained in 1996 the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) label. Even nowadays the processing techniques have maintained a close relationship with tradition, no additives are needed to let the meat color be pink and its taste be gentle and savory at the same time.
Driving south along SS687, you will discover Sant’Angelo in Vado and then Acqualagna. Both of them are well-known for white and black truffles. Acqualagna is the world’s leading centre of White Truffle production and marketing.
Make then a detour to Pergola and Cantiano, where you can taste the Visciole Dessert Wine, made of the combination of red wine with a particular kind of wild sour-cherries called Prunus Cerasus. Taste it together with some chocolate, a piece of cake or pastries!
In the Urbino and Urbania area, there is another delicacy which is worth a stop: the Crescia Sfogliata, a typical flatbread to taste together with sausages, cold cuts, herbs and cheese.
Among the many types of cheeses produced in the region, you cannot not taste the Casciotta di Urbino PDO. It was produced and consumed since the time of the Dukes of Montefeltro and even Michelangelo was keen on it.
Furthermore, the area is well-known for Formaggio di Fossa (Pit Cheese). The name is derived from the process of ripening this cheese underground, a period during which it gets its typical light brown color and its intense flavor.
Last but not least, you have to taste a Bruschetta Bread with the PDO Extravirgin Olive Oil of Cartoceto, whose quality is one of the highest all over the world.

By car

From North: A14 Toll-Road, Pesaro-Urbino exit, take the S.P. 423 and drive for about 40 minutes.

From South-East (Ancona): A14 Toll-Road, Fano exit, take the E78 Highway towards Rome-Urbino and then SS3 and SS73 to Urbino.

From South-West (Rome): A1 Toll-Road to Orte, then take the E45-SS3 bis to Umbertide. Continue along the SS3 towards Urbino-Rome, then take the E78-SS73 to Urbino.

From West: take the E45 too San Giustino, then SS73 bis (Passo di Bocca Trabaria) to Urbania, continue along the the SS73 bis for 16 km to get to Urbino.

By Train

Get off at Pesaro railway station and then take Line 46 bus to reach Urbino

By Air

The nearest airports are Falconara (Ancona), Rimini and Bologna. To reach Urbino take the train to Pesaro station and then the 46 Line bus.

Contact Booking Urbino

071-2133900
Difficulty Low
Length 167 km
Duration 3 h  by car
Start point Urbino PU
Point of arrival Carpegna PU
Urbino
30°
few clouds
humidity: 65%
wind: 3m/s NE
H 29 • L 29
Weather from OpenWeatherMap