On a recent trip to Italy’s Marche region, I didn’t so much see the sites as I did taste the flavors. Nestled between Umbria and the Adriatic Sea, the Marche is often called “Italy in one region” because it encompasses all things Italian in just one small area, from lavender-covered hills, to olive trees, to magnificent art (Raphael was born in the region’s Urbino, after all). The Marche is known for signature dishes like Ascoli-style olives (fried and stuffed), formaggio di fossa (cheese made in an earthen pit), and truffle-infused dishes. Check out my mouth-watering photo gallery of some of my favorite Marche dishes.
- Nat Geo Expeditions