Barbara is a small and beautiful town located in the province of Ancona, halfway between sea and mountains, and has its historical origins at the time of the invasion of the Lombards in the late sixth century. After the defeat of the Lombards, Barbara became a part of the Papal States and became an ecclesiastical domain. It has charming old town, located on two hills: the castle and the village separated by a moat joined by a drawbridge. In addition to its architectural features, which make it really special, Barbara is also rich in traditions that are special occasions to know the inhabitants and its culinary specialties. Among the major traditional festivals Barbara cannot forget that of the Patron, which is celebrated on December the fourth at Santa Barbara, the Feast of the Castle, in the first week of August, which attracts tourists from all around, to taste the delicious fried frogs. Finally, during Christmas, inhabitants of Barbara prepare a very suggestive Living Nativity that takes shape in the center of the town. Among the local specialties, the most popular is definitely the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, produced from the indigenous grape variety from which it takes its name. Tasting Marche has selected the company Santa Barbara of Stefano Antonucci that will delight you with its very special and fine wines, internationally awarded .