Italy Design Week

Ascoli Piceno, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy

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D&G Design
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Sep 19 - 26, 2020
Group size: 6 - 10
Italy Design Week
Ascoli Piceno, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy

D&G Design
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€1599
Deposit: €480
Sep 19 - 26, 2020
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

Join us in the historic hill towns of Le Marche for a week-long exploration of artisanal workshops, studios and galleries.


This untouched region of Italy, where rolling Tuscan-esque hills meet the Adriatic coast, is home to a host of classical artisans and contemporary creatives.


Discover the work of incredible local sculptors, traditional shoemakers and bespoke lighting designers who make every beautiful piece by hand.


Admire some of the region’s famed architecture – where Renaissance rubs shoulders with Neoclassical – and shop for Italian antiques in the markets of one of the country’s most beautiful piazzas.


You’ll have the opportunity to shop for one-off pieces and decorative antiques that add unique character to your home, and have them shipped directly to your door.


At the end of the day, you’ll relax with traditional organic food and wine at our beautiful 17th century farmhouse in the picture-perfect hills of Le Marche.

D&G Association of Culture

All profits from this trip will go to the D&G Association of Arts, Culture & Tourism - a non-profit organisation set up by David & Gary of D&G Design to support the arts in Le Marche, Italy.

Accommodation - Ramuse Agriturismo

Accommodation owner Paolo used to travel between London and Le Marche shipping truffles to top chefs. Nowadays, he can be found at his grandparent’s farmhouse, lovingly converted into the Agriturismo Ramuse – a rustic haven with restaurant that provides locally sourced, organic food.

Warm cosy bedrooms with terracotta flooring and wooden ceiling beams provide Italian country charm, gardens offer sweeping views of valleys and mountains, and then there’s the food.

Served on long rustic tables beside the fire or beneath the vine-covered terrace, enjoy organic meals made from fresh produce grown on Ramuse’s farm.

You will also have made plenty of new friends, not only our team of artisans and fellow guests, but with the donkeys, chickens, truffle-hunting dogs and cats that share Ramuse with Paolo and his visitors.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    7 nights in a single or double room including breakfast
  • Meals
    6 evening meals including wine
  • Aperitivo
    5 evening Aperitivo
  • Classes
    Ceramics making, stone carving, belt making
  • Visits to Artisans
    Visits to antiques market, flooring specialist, lighting designer, antiques restorer, stonemason at quarry
  • Trip to Macerata
    Trip to Macerata including visiting Fresco painting students, tours of museums and amphitheater including transport
  • Flights
  • Car Hire
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than stated

Available Packages

Per Person in a Double Room (2 sharing)

Ramuse’s restored bedrooms offer traditional Italian style in every way, with stone walls, shuttered windows, chestnut wooden beams, rustic fireplaces, comfortable twin or double beds and a private bathroom.

All food served at Ramuse is either grown at the farm or sourced locally. Paolo prides himself on only offering food from suppliers who care about quality. 
In good weather, four-course evening meals are served outside, while during cooler months they are taken in the indoor dining room.


€1599
Deposit: €480
Per person in a single room

Ramuse’s restored bedrooms offer traditional Italian style in every way, with stone walls, shuttered windows, chestnut wooden beams, rustic fireplaces, comfortable twin or double beds and a private bathroom.

All food served at Ramuse is either grown at the farm or sourced locally. Paolo prides himself on only offering food from suppliers who care about quality. 
In good weather, four-course evening meals are served outside, while during cooler months they are taken in the indoor dining room.


€1699
Deposit: €510
€1599
Deposit: €480

Per Person in a Double Room (2 sharing)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive at Ramuse and check in for seven nights.

Enjoy aperitivo and a four course dinner with wine and meet your hosts, David & Gary.

Your Organizer


DD
D&G Design
D&G Design are David & Gary, vacation home restorers based in Le Marche, Italy. Each year we run themed tours to bring visitors together with local experts and artisans to support our non-profit association and benefit the local community.