Six of us drove the winding road out of Urbino toward the Adriatic, halfway to Pesaro, for a memorable dinner in the sun-splashed dusk. Locanda Montelippo is a country inn that features its locally sourced dishes and regional wines. A TV crew was there filming a feature when we arrived. The cannon boom every minute to scare birds from the cherry orchard was unfortunate. But otherwise, a perfect evening out.
If you want to find the place, you need to know where to turn off the highway onto a tiny road over a one-lane bridge. Apparently, enough people know this. There’s a healthy business going on here. On June 16, we’ll be back for a concert and buffet, L’agricoltura e musica. This is the sort of vision our son William has for the farm he and his fiancee are establishing on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap, Va.