An Opportunity of a Lifetime – La Tavola Marche

Posted By on May 12, 2015 | 6 comments

After eight successful years, La Tavola Marche the popular family-run farm, inn and cooking school will be selling their business brand and location. Currently ranked #4 of 1213 on TripAdvisor, this is a turn-key opportunity for anyone looking to open an inn and live the dream in Italy!

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 region is described as the ‘next Tuscany’ with tourism booming in the past years.

MOGGI_B6R2523The 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. The house is perfect for hosting weddings, private parties and individual/family holidays.

The sale or lease of the property includes the three stone structures, fully furnished comprising of about 600 meters squared, including six apartments and 20 hectors of land. There are six revenue generating apartments. In the current business model, five are used for rental and the sixth apartment, the ‘casetta’ or private house is the owner accommodations. La Tavola Marche is a Società Agricola or a Simple Agricultural Society (Partnership) which may be operated out of any structure that fits the requirements set by the Italian Government. The partnership and the structure are two separate entities meaning you may purchase one or both.

MOGGI_B6R2555Owners, 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 feet 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 a 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.

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 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

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Ashley and Jason Bartner are featured in Inspiring Global Entrepreneurs and co authors Meghan and Heidi are so thrilled and excited for them and can’t wait to hear what adventures get up to next.


  1. I have to enquire as to the asking price for this wonderful property and business…

    in Santa Fe, NM

  2. Remarkable *feat

    Love their podcasts and short films. Good luck Ashley and Jason!

  3. Beautiful place!

  4. Thank you for the kind comments!
    @David Gilliland please send me an email: I can send you more details. Thank you for your interest.

    @Michael – thanks so much (especially for listening to our podcast too!)

    @Joe Vetere – grazie!

  5. Would be a dream. Could you email me pricing and other details?



  6. I have really enjoyed watching Ashley & Jason succeed in pursuing their dreams. I have no doubt your next venture will be equally successful!! Wishing you guys the best!

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