Amerging of two different cultures: Mondolfo’s rural heritage and the maritime tradition of nearby Marotta. Perhaps nothing represents this combination better than the local cuisine. It includes specialities that have been handed down over the generations, with the typical flavours and aromas of rural and maritime dishes. Try delighting your palate with seafood: Marotta is the world capital of garagoj, a type of mollusc cooked in tasty sauces that can’t resist being mopped up with bread (the so-called scarpetta). Another must are the various dishes based on broad beans, such as the delicious tagliolini, or the ever-present seafood spaghetti with tuna and anchovies—Marotta’s waters abound with the latter—dressed with tomato sauce and topped with olive oil from the local hills. White and red wines, accompanied by seasonal pastries, round off a meal that always has a distinctive, homemade flavour.