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Food Tour 2

Abruzzo
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Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Come and discover the real Abruzzo, its unspoiled nature, its ancient traditions and its typical simple and tasty cuisine.

You will stay in a villa surrounded by greenery, with swimming pool, large garden, vegetable garden and courtyard animals; you will prepare traditional local dishes with the products you have collected in the garden and, depending on the season, you will participate in the grape harvest, in the harvest of olives, chestnuts or mushrooms. If you want you can learn how to make perfumes at home, soaps or scented candles, according to the recipes of the past, handed down by our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, you will work ceramics with our skilled artisans or you can relax walking on the beach or swimming in the crystal clear and clean sea of our Costa dei Trabocchi, with its breathtaking views, small beaches with pristine sea, ancient villages and splendid abbeys. You will dine on a Trabocco, an ancient fishing machine whose origins are lost in history, letting you be lulled by the sea, savoring tasty fish dishes accompanied by the best wines of the area. By tasting the oil directly from the family oil mill, you will live a unique, authentic and unforgettable sensory experience. You will visit parks and hermitages, castles and sheep tracks – the ancient paths of the shepherds – learning the ancient peasant and pastoral arts. In a few kilometers you will pass from the blue of the sea to the green of the vineyards to the white of the ski slopes, in a perfect mix of relaxation, experiences, traditions and culture.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay in a wonderful villa surrounded by greenery
  • Cook and learn traditional recipes with the women of the house
  • Taste traditional local dishes in suggestive and romantic settings
  • Discover and taste the renowned wines of the Abruzzo hills and its precious green gold,extra virgin olive oil, directly from the producer
  • Visit the trabocchi, ancient fishing machines, where, in the intimacy of a few tables, you will appreciate succulent fish-based dishes, directly on the sea, lulled by the sound of the waves
  • Visit ancient medieval castle
  • Immerse yourself in nature, along the “Green Way” (Via Verde), walking between the blue of the sea and the green of the hills and mountains of Abruzzo
  • Learn the crafts of the past: cheese making, the art of terracotta, the making of handcrafted soaps and candles

Itinerary

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DAY 1: APERITIF AND WELCOME DINNER
DAY 1: APERITIF AND WELCOME DINNER

Free transfer from Rome airport: along the Autostrada dei Parchi, through suggestive mountains and rolling hills of Abruzzo, you will reach the wonderful Costa dei Trabocchi. Arrival at the villa. After settling in your room, you will meet the staff who will welcome you with an aperitif based on local products. The welcome dinner will follow: a traditional multi-course meal.

DAY 2: LUNCH IN THE FARMHOUSE AND FIRST CLASS OF TRADITIONAL COOKING
DAY 2: LUNCH IN THE FARMHOUSE AND FIRST CLASS OF TRADITIONAL COOKING

At the end of a hearty breakfast you will visit a small farm where, with your hands, you can make a healthy and light cheese and the pizza scime, a yeast-free focaccia, typical of the Abruzzo peasant tradition. Lunch in the farmhouse with products from the garden and the farmyard. Relaxing afternoon. You can choose whether to participate in a pottery workshop, have a relaxing massage or a walk on the beach. Light dinner in the villa.

DAY 3: VISIT TO THE CASTLE OF ROCCASCALEGNA AND A BREWERY WITH TASTINGS OF LOCAL PRODUCTS
DAY 3: VISIT TO THE CASTLE OF ROCCASCALEGNA AND A BREWERY WITH TASTINGS OF LOCAL PRODUCTS

Breakfast. Transfer to Roccascalegna for a guided tour of the Castle (admission included). The medieval castle of Roccascalegna, built around the 11th century, is one of the most impressive and powerful in Abruzzo. It stands on a rocky spur from which it dominates the village of the same name and can be reached via a flight of steps leading to the drawbridge. You will be able to observe La Torre della Sentinella, the courtyard leading to the Torre del Carcere, the Torre Angioina and the chapel with the cistern. The castle, entirely restored, is today a cultural center that hosts important temporary exhibitions.
After the visit we will go to a local brewery where we will taste beers made with water that flows directly from the mountain and with hops grown in the area.
Return to the villa and dinner.

DAY 4: TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASS, TRADITIONAL LUNCH AND VISIT A SMALL WINERY WITH APERITIF AND TASTINGS OF LOCAL PRODUCTS
DAY 4: TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASS, TRADITIONAL LUNCH AND VISIT A SMALL WINERY WITH APERITIF AND TASTINGS OF LOCAL PRODUCTS

After breakfast, the second traditional cooking lesson will be held in which you will learn how to prepare handmade pasta in all its forms (pasta alla chitarra, sagnette, etc.), in addition to the famous and very tasty pallotte cace e ove. Together we will prepare a tasty multi-course meal that we will taste together, accompanying it with the wines of the area.
In the afternoon you will visit a small winery, where you can enjoy the wine experience that will ignite all your senses: tour of the vineyards and the company, wine tasting with grapes from the area and tastings of cured meats, dairy products and other typical and tasty snacks. Visit to the company shop.

DAY 5: VISIT TO HTE CASTLE OF ORTONA, BIKE RIDE ALONG THE SCENOGRAPHIC COSTA DEI TRABOCCHI, LUNCH ON THE TRABOCCO, AFTERNOON RELAX
DAY 5: VISIT TO HTE CASTLE OF ORTONA, BIKE RIDE ALONG THE SCENOGRAPHIC COSTA DEI TRABOCCHI, LUNCH ON THE TRABOCCO, AFTERNOON RELAX

Breakfast and transfer to Ortona where we will visit the Aragonese Castle, a suggestive fortress of the 1400s, perched on a promontory overlooking the sea. We will cycle along the cycle / pedestrian path that runs along the sea. It will be a pleasant and light walk of about 2 hours to admire the scenic Costa dei Trabocchi, with its small pebble coves and its characteristic "Trabocchi" for fishing, cultural heritage of the Coast. You will be able to stop and take pictures, observe the view or have a coffee in the ticking and welcoming places along the way. Lunch will be based on fish on a trabocco, a characteristic fishermen's house on stilts. In case of time-related impediments, lunch will be held in a characteristic fish restaurant along the Costa dei Trabocchi. Return to the villa.
In the afternoon you can choose how to spend your time, whether to relax in the villa, swimming in the pool, with relaxing massages, yoga or other. Light dinner in the villa.

DAY 6: VISIT TO THE CASTLE OF CRECCHIO, PIC NIC , COOKING CLASS WITH THE MAKING OF PIZZA. GOODBYE DINNER.
DAY 6: VISIT TO THE CASTLE OF CRECCHIO, PIC NIC , COOKING CLASS WITH THE MAKING OF PIZZA. GOODBYE DINNER.

In the morning we will move to Crecchio where you will visit the Ducal De Riseis D’Aragona Castle which stands on a hill between the Arielli and Rifago rivers. Composed of four angular towers and an imposing wall, on 9 September 1943 it hosted King Vittorio Emanuele III, the Queen and Prince Umberto fleeing Rome after the armistice of 8 September. Today the castle houses the Archaeological Museum of Byzantine and Early Medieval Abruzzo (admission included). At the end of the visit we will have a picnic based on typical products and local wine.

In the afternoon the third cooking class will be held: you will learn how to prepare pizza. You will learn all the secrets to making a soft and perfect dough, you will prepare the various toppings and then you will cook in the wood oven. At the end of the lesson there will be a farewell dinner where you can taste the fragrant and tasty pizzas made with your own hands and prepared by our chef.

DAY 7: RETURN TO THE AIRPORT BY NOON
DAY 7: RETURN TO THE AIRPORT BY NOON

It's time to say goodbye: after breakfast we will accompany you to the airport for departure.

DATE TOURS

17-23 April 2022
01-07 May 2022
15-21 May 2022
29 May-4 June 2022
12-18 June 2022
26 June-02 July 2022 SOLD OUT
10-16 July 2022 SOLD OUT
24-30 July 2022 SOLD OUT
07-13 August 2022 SOLD OUT
21-27 August 2022 SOLD OUT
04-10 September 2022
18-24 September 2022
02-08 October 2022
16-22 October 2022

Included/Excluded

  • 6 Night accomodation in villa in the contryside
  • Full board
  • Rome airport pick-up and drop off
  • 2 Class of traditional cooking
  • Pizza making class
  • Visit Castle of Roccascalegna, Crecchio and Ortona
  • 1 lunch on the Trabocco (ancient fishing machine)
  • No hidden charges
  • Additional Services
  • Money spent for personals interests
  • The cost of additional excursions or antivities
  • Airfares

Tour's Location

Abruzzo

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