After Mondovino, Jonathan Nossiter in Le Marche talking about the fantastic traditional wine produced in this secret part of Italy...
Ten years after Mondovino, his analysis of the increasingly standardised wine production in France, wine expert Jonathan Nossiter picks up the thread again and shows what it means to be rooted in the soil you're working on. During walks through the vineyards and relaxed gatherings with a group of alternative Italian wine growers, he trades experiences and arguments. What looks like a bucolic paradise, where intelligent people produce wine according to time-honoured and organic methods, is actually revealed to be a battleground. The DOC association, which is supposed to look after the interest of independent vintners, promotes winemakers who produce vast amounts in a standardised quality; and the agricultural industry with its hygiene regulations excludes traditional methods of production. The only thing saving the landscape from being totally destroyed is affluent foreigners using the old vineyards as summer holiday homes.
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SHOPPING TOUR LUXURY BRANDS with our Partner LivingItaly
9:30 am: Departure from Casa Olivi
10:30: Arrival at the Outlet Village IL CASTAGNO. Free visit of Prada
showroom and other luxury shops ( Pollini, Roberto Botticelli, Pantofola d’oro,
etc.). Visit of TOD's outlet where you can buy its exquisite brand Fay: footwear,
leather goods and clothing (men, women and children).
13.00: Lunch at the Horizon hotel restaurant. Relaxing at the
Beauty Farm of the Hotel Horizon or visits to other outlets (Guardians, Fabi, etc.)
18.30: Departure for the Natural Reserve of Fiastra, free visit of the monumental complex and aperitif with
typical local products in the park
20.00: return to Casa Olivi
PRICE PER PERSON: 95,00 EUR
The price includes:
- Personal shopper throughout the day
- Lunch at the Horizon, three course meal (starter, main course, dessert - drinks not included)
- Aperitif at the Abbey of Fiastra
The price does not include:
- Entrance to the Beauty Farm Horizon
- Tickets to museums of the Abbadia di Fiastra
- Drinks (lunch)
- Tips, "extra" and everything not mentioned in price includes
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Casa Olivi is located in Treia, in the heart of the Marches, The New Tuscany. Its renovation took 4 years, conducted by the 2 swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron. The outside style has been preserved as the building is protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, but the inside has been entirely re-organised according to a luxurious, high comfortable and minimalist style. The house offers 11 sleeps in 5 bedrooms, 4 in the house and 1 in the independent guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite with own bathroom and air conditioning.
Ground floor: double living with fireplace and TV, home theatre Loewe, professional dream kitchen in inox ArcLinea, dining room for 12 people, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, toilets, fitness room with runner and kinesis wall Technogym.
First floor: big entrance, 1 bedroom with 3 simple beds, closet and bathroom (shower), 1 bedroom with 2 simple beds, closet and bathroom (shower). Second floor: 1 bedroom with king-size bed, closet and bathroom (shower), 1 bedroom with king-size bed, closet and bathroom (bath tube and shower), big office and closets.
Guest house: 1 bedroom with queen-size bed, closet and bathroom (shower), living room with a minimalist pool table and panoramic views on the landscape until Monte Conero.
The Villa presents design furniture from italian, spanish and french designers (Vitra, Cassina, Gandia Blasco, Philippe Stark...), as well as furniture designed by wespi de meuron.
On the south part of the house, a big terrace in terracota with pergola, dining table for 12 people, outside inox kitchen with grill and teppanyaki (Japanese grill), amazing infinity pool 5x12m. The house is in a panoramic position with a 360 degrees view on the landscape, 1 hectare of land with olive trees.
5 minutes from the city of Treia with a very good asphalt road, 20 minutes from Macerata and its open air opera festival in the summer, and 1 hour from Ancona airport, Casa Olivi offers an ideal position to visit The Marches, enjoy the adriatic coast as well as some beautiful cities in Umbria.