Probably I like the sea during wintertime more than in the summer.
I grew up in a city surrounded by the sea and, now that I’m mostly based in Milan, I recognise how lucky I was I could escape to the beach all year round when I was a teenager.
I spent less than 48 hours in Senigallia, a port town between the hills and the sea.
We can consider this my very first time in the Marche Region. My friend Luisa told me only good things about this place, as well as all the people who stopped by or are from there.
Ilaria was my Cicerone and she invited me to join her on this trip to discover more of this small city through the eyes of Mauro Uliassi: a 2-Star Michelin Chef from Senigallia.
We visited the Santa Barbara winery where this young lady, Elena, is in charge of the communication dept.
Sipping a glass of their brand new bitter, she told us the story of this family company started by her grandfather. She is now working together with her uncle, Stefano Antonucci, to export their wine outside Marche and Italy.
The day after we started our tour from the fish market, right in front of the port, and then we moved to Foro Annonario for the farmer’s market. A mix of fall colours and fresh fruit. A quick visit to Palazzetto Baviera before – finally – tasting some of the best dishes Mauro Uliassi created in the last years: red prawns with a citrus sauce, small squids in a skewer called Rimini fest, and a so-simple-so-good spaghetti dish with tomatoes and clams. B U O N I S S I M I !
I know I’ll go back soon. If this is just what you get from a 48-hour trip, imagine staying there more…
A country full of nice and welcoming people, proud of their land and local produces: fish, fruit and vegetables; enjoyable wines like Vermentino o Lacrima di Morro.
A presto, Marche!
Senigallia | What to see
La rotonda a Mare
Senigallia | Where to sleep
Locanda Strada della Marina
This blogpost is in paid partnership with Marche Tourism, all opinions are my own.