The wonderful Province… Le strade della birra.
The wonderful Province...
In the last years a certain number of breweries came to life throughout the territory of Pesaro and Urbino, with their brand quickly becoming widely known and recognised both in Italy and around the world.
The Pesaro/Urbino Province, in collaboration with the “Made in PU” Cultural Association and the “Apecchio Città della Birra” Association, has launched a new project called “Le strade della birra” (the beer pathways), aimed at promoting the further development of this excellent local home-made beer, as well as other excellent products.
White Truffle National Fair, open from October 10th to November 1st.
Another world-famous product of this area is the white truffle of Acqualagna (a small town also known as “the capital of the truffle”) and Sant’Angelo in Vado, which every Autumn attracts more and more truffle-lovers gathering here to attend the White Truffle National Fair, open from October 10th to November 1st.
a really wonderful area with some unexpected jewels and so many events and attractions, including:
Piobbico. Jokingly called “the town of the ugly people”, it’s a very nice village scattered with fortresses and hermitages. It is also known in the area for its local beer, and above all it’s delicious “polenta alla carbonara”, a real “trademark” of this site.
Fermignano. Two unique events are hosted in this town:
Palio della Rana (Frogs’ Tournament) (first Sunday after Easter). 2016 has marked the 51st edition of this historical tournament which year after year celebrates the enfranchisement of Urbino of 1607 by Francesco Maria II della Rovere, last Duke of Urbino. It is literally a race of frogs driven in hand-carts along the old town’s seven quarters.
Gran Premio del Biciclo Ottocentesco (Grand Prix of the Eighteenth Century “biciclo”) (September) Historical race of “bicicli” – the old ancestor of the modern bicycle – through the old town’s seven quarters.
Mercatale. Site of an artificial lake with many amenities and sources of entertainment: rowing, canoeing, beach volley, windsurf and kite surf courses and more.
Urbania. La chiesa dei Morti (Church of the Dead): A nice little church mostly famous for its Mummies Cemetery, with eighteen mummies in display. Another event not to miss is the National Festival of Epiphany.
One last piece of info…
Maybe not all of you know that Tavullia, about 20 miles from Urbino, is hometown of Valentino Rossi, the word-famous motorcycle racer who a few years ago opened his own Valentino Store in Via Battisti, 5, just outside the old town.