Top Cooking School, B&B in Le Marche, Italy Announces It’s for Sale...Live the Dream in Italy with Your Own Cooking School and Farm

This successful business is a turn-key opportunity, ranked #3 of 1309 on TripAdvisor, included in USA Today "Bucket List Cooking Classes from Around the Globe."

Top Cooking School, B&B in Le Marche, Italy Announces It’s for Sale...Live the Dream in Italy with Your Own Cooking School and Farm
Sant'Angelo in Vado, Italy, October 22, 2015 --( After eight successful years, the popular family-run farm, inn and cooking school will be selling their business brand and location. Currently ranked #3 of 1309 on TripAdvisor this is a turn-key opportunity for anyone looking to open an inn and live the dream in Italy! Featured in November's Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine, La Tavola Marche continues to generate international press and recognition.

La Tavola Marche Agriturismo is located in Le Marche, Italy between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, offering a pleasant farm holiday completely submerged in nature, surrounded by picturesque rolling hills and farmland in a truffle-rich valley.

The secluded property consists of a large stone farmhouse over 300 years old and cassette (small side house), an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired oven and grill, and a tranquil mineral water swimming pool. The property is beautifully restored in the traditional way with wood-beam ceilings, tile floors, numerous fireplaces, and a large open kitchen and dining room completing the rustic ambiance.

Owners, Ashley and Jason Bartner moved from Brooklyn, NY to rural Italy at 25 years old with a dream to start a simple farm and cooking school. The brand and business exploded attracting guests from across the globe to their rustic yet quaint and incredibly well-run inn with the hook of cooking classes from a trained and experienced New York City Chef. They connect their guests with a taste of local life for those willing to muddy their feet and get off the beaten path.

In a few short years La Tavola Marche became and is still considered the premier cooking school in Le Marche, Italy. An amazing feat by two young foreigners, not only gaining the respect of their guests, but even more importantly their neighbors and locals. The classes focus on local ingredients and traditional recipes with an farm to table emphasis.

With a zero budget in marketing, Ashley Bartner believed in creative grass roots marketing, by first telling their story and developing a strong emotional connection with potential guests through an active social media following, informative blog, lively podcasts, beautiful videos and even Live interactive online cooking classes!

La Tavola Marche has received top accolades for it’s cooking classes and quality customer service in international publications, making Top 10 Cooking Class lists in: USA Today, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Gourmet Traveller and many other magazine and travel books.

Though the couple have put their heart and soul into building this brand, this has always been the plan. It is bittersweet yet they are ready for their next challenge and adventure. They hope to find another dreamer ready to take the reigns of this lovely life and business they created.

The brand and property are both for sale separately along with all the permissions. The brand of La Tavola Marche and the property are separate transactions - so you can take the name brand with you to any location in Le Marche. The sale of the brand includes consulting by the current owners helping ensure future success!

Jason and Ashley will continue living in Italy and more importantly continue sharing and teaching others, this time to a larger audience than just those that arrive at their farmhouse. The Bartners will be consulting for other expats and business in Italy, with a focus on sustainable tourism as well as continue producing travel and food films focusing on the artisans of Italy and beyond!

For further information about the sale of La Tavola Marche and or the property (for sale or lease) contact
La Tavola Marche
Ashley Bartner