The Marche is one of the Italian regions with the most beautiful nature. No wonder that there are numerous national and regional nature parks here as well as various WWF areas to protect the richness of the flora and fauna.
At the heart of this region you can find Cupramontana, the undisputed capital of Verdicchio wine. A flavourful white wine, one of the best Italian white wines, and whose name refers to the "green" colour of its grapes.
The town in the centre of the province of Ancona has about 4500 inhabitants. It rises 505 meters above sea level, the ideal place for those who want to spend a holiday surrounded by nature and enjoy hours of peace and quiet among olive groves and ancient vineyards.
The Cupramontana-Accoglie association was created in this area, a tourist information centre that wants to be available to visitors and tourists.
Cupramontana-Accoglie consists of twenty different accommodations such as agriturismi, bed & breakfasts, camping sites and holiday homes, all located near the centre of the municipality. Because of the passion and love for the territory, the members developed various walking routes, including to the Hermitage of the White Brothers - between Cupramontana and Poggio Cupro - or the one located in the Conca della Cesola.
The Cupramontana-Accoglie association is the point of reference for those who want to learn more about the area's rural hospitality and eno-gastronomic traditions. Not to forget the numerous annual events such as the Sagra dell 'Uva (wine festival) and the Night of the Verdicchio.
In addition, Cupramontana-Accoglie offers useful information in the local tourist office for those who want to discover the area around the municipality:
• 3 signposted hiking and biking trails for nature lovers
• for lovers of history and art the MIG | Museums in Grotta (the former Monastery of Santa Catarina and the International Wine Label Museum)
• For wine lovers, the enoteca and the various wine producers for good wine tasting.
• For gastronomes the addresses for good food and eating.
A museum complex in the cellars of the former St Catherine's Monastery which mainly tells the story of Verdicchio wine and its traditions.
In the various vaulted rooms you will find the tourist office, the international label museum, the Sagra dell'Uva (Grape Festival) room, the Enoteca and the Strada del Gusto (Taste Route).
Before entering, you can admire the Horto De I Semplici, so called because it contains the plants that formed the basis for all traditional gardens, including the monastery gardens.
The garden contains a collection of local medicinal plants, classified according to the plant's function in the body.
The CupraCard is reserved for all those who stay in one of the accommodation facilities affiliated to Cupramontana-Accoglie and offers discounts and various advantages in restaurants, wineries, museums, purchases from local merchants.
Ask the manager of the accommodation facility for the CupraCard (free of charge) and make your stay in Cupramontana even more interesting.
Every Saturday morning the hiking group sets off from Cupramontana for a trip to the area. Guided by an expert who knows all the forest paths and country roads, people walk through enchanting fields and admire the landscapes with the most beautiful flowers and plants of the season.
Walks often lead to secret places with sometimes unexpected wine tastings at a local farmer's or a surprising visit to a church normally closed to the public. Everyone is invited to join us!
Departure at 8 am. Half-day walk, an average of 14 km.
You don't have to pay anything and you have the advantage of simply following the guide without having to map out your routes. What's more, the group always welcomes newcomers!
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