The Hotel Gioli, thanks to its long standing activity, can recommend restaurants for degustation of local delicatessen and It’s possible to buy easily the typical "Piceno Products".
The "Olive all’Ascolana", have got the “DOP” brand (Denomination Origin Protect)on 2005. It can taste the brine olives or stuffed and fried.
The cultivation of "Oliva Tenera Ascolana" includes a flat area with gentle slopes and hills near the Apennines, from the river Tronto to the river Tenna. It is the typical dish of Ascoli known and appreciated by leaders, poets and literary men.
Curiosity: The "Olive all’Ascolana" were the favourite plate of Gioacchino Rossini, the 19th century opera.
Cooking Lesson: For groups, on reservation, 5 Euros per person.
Many delicious recipes and typical products of Ascoli Piceno are well-illustrated in the fourteenth book of Italian cooking encyclopedia.
"L’Oleificio “Fratoni" An ancient oil-mill in the city of Ascoli Piceno, Frazione Brecciarolo, where guests will have the opportunity to taste extra virgin genuine olive oil, manufactured from local olives by means of traditional procedures. Founder’s descendant Giovacchino Fratoni will be delighted to offer oil tasting accompanied by other typical local products. (www.oliofratoni.it)
The "Tartufo della Laga dei Monti Sibillini" being in the woods of the region Marche and there are three qualities: The "Tartufo Nero Pregiato", that ripes from November to March, is famous for its fragrance and deliciousness.
The "Tartufo Nero Estivo", is the most widespread and it’s very esteemed for its pleasant delicacy that distantly remembers the mushroom. It ripes from May to November.
The "Tartufo Bianco Pregiato" is refined for its sweet and lovely perfume. It is on the top of the peak even thanks to its rarity. It ripes from October to December.
"The taste that is born within the earth of the ground":"Bosco D’Oro" farm cultivates this jewel fruit of the nature with a handed down passion of father in child in twenty years of activity.
The "Ciauscolo" is a cold cut of the farmer and rural tradition of the "Piceno". Its delicate taste has a distinctive feature for its softness to spread.
The "Maccheroncini di Campofilone" takes pride of a very old tradition of the handmade dry pasta at a small village immersed in the green hill from "Campofilone". It’s a delicious dish with gravy, fish sauce or with butter and truffle.
The "Vincisgrassi" are the famous Lasagne of the Region Marche made with sauce of minced meat, béchamel, Parmesan cheese and black truffle.
Several "Shopping Itineraries" can be arranged, as the area of Ascoli Piceno and neighbouring Macerata are worldwide famous for leather and shoe manufacturing. Just as an example, the headquarter of “TOD’S” and “Loriblu”, “Paciotti”, “Prada” are located in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
Shopping can be planned in several ways: one way would be by strolling through the city centre, however a more interesting and “cost efficient” way would be to shop directly out of the factories! In addition, the "Hotel Gioli" can arrange, on demand, a visit to professional shirt tailors, who would again combine wide assortment of garments with tailoring mastery and competitive value for money.
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