The term “off the beaten track” only hints at the deeply individual nature of our Slow Food trail. We have over the years established a wonderful network of local families, producers and farmers who open their doors to us. We immerse ourselves in Italy, the Italian way of life, the food, people and the quiet charm that is the Montefeltro region of Le Marche. Our base is the luxurious Urbino Resort, located in carefully restored historic farm buildings on a massive “tenuta”. The exquisite resort nestles in the organic vineyards on the foothills of the emerald green Montefeltro hills. A tranquil outdoor pool sits next to a fragrant herb garden, there is a Japanese style spa with wonderful views over the landscape, miles of carefully tended paths for walking or running, an equestrian centre and a rose studded lake-side restaurant where chef Tomas Morazzini prepares outstanding sour dough pizza, ultra-fresh Adriatic fish and indulgent desserts for which he is justifiably renowned. Comments from guests include “if I had just one day left on this earth, I would wish it to be like today” and the observation that we are completely submerged in the Italian language and customs and are received like long lost friends wherever we go.