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Essence of Abruzzo

Essence of Abruzzo

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,812 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    ISI-19-ESAB
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,812 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    ISI-19-ESAB
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 6-night accommodation in a 3-star boutique hotel in VastoActivityActivity 3 or 4 cooking classesInclusionInclusion English-speaking tour guideMealsMeals Daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 3 dinnersTourTour Daily excursions as per ittineraryTransportationTransportation Transport to/from Rome

Summary

Discover Italy’s best-kept secret, the Abruzzo region during this fabulous, 7-day escorted tour. Abruzzo is in central southern Italy featuring diverse landscape from the Gran Sasso d’Italia in the west and the beaches in the east. This region is the perfect destination if you want to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine through this fantastic cooking holiday. This tour combines exploring the highlights of the region and learning how to make authentic Italian dishes. Each hands-on lesson is accompanied by tastings of local seasonal specialties together with carefully selected examples of Abruzzo wines. This cooking holiday unique seasonal theme such as salami, tomato passata sauce or gelato making, participating in the grape or olive harvest, joining an exciting truffle hunt.

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking classes to discover Abruzzo’s gastronomic heritage
  • Authenticity and natural hospitality of the Abruzzese people
  • Tour of the Abruzzo region as per itinerary
  • Seasonal specialties and activities
  • Small group tour - maximum of 16 guests

Itinerary

Day 1, Rome – Vasto
Afternoon group transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport to the ancient Roman town of Vasto. Check in to the charming family run hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, Vasto
This morning, visit Vasto's colourful market and enjoy a cooking class with Mamma to learn how to make fresh pasta and seasonal sauces. After lunch, explore Vasto and meet some local artisans. Dinner tonight is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3, Punta Aderci Nature Reserve – Rocca San Giovanni
Weather permitting, enjoy a special fish cooking class on a trabocco, a wooden fishing hut constructed from acacia wood and iron railway sleepers unique to Abruzzo. Afternoon visit to the enchanting Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere. Dinner tonight is in a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Lentella
Travel to Lentella, deep in the forest, for an exciting truffle hunting session with an experienced truffle hunter and dogs. Enjoy a truffle cookery demonstration using the truffles collected followed by lunch. This afternoon is at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 5, Roccascalegna
After an early breakfast, visit a sheep and cow farm. Learn how to prepare ricotta cheese and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch including warm just made ricotta cheese. This afternoon, explore Abruzzo’s captivating castle in the sky in Roccascalegna. (B, L)

Day 6, Near Vasto
Visit the La Selvotta Olive Grove, which has been farmed by the Giovanni family for three generations to produce DOP olive oils and enjoy an olive oil tasting. Continue to the award-winning winery of Fontefico situated between a marine park and the mountains, for a wine tasting paired with local cheese and salami and tour of the vineyard and cellars. After lunch, enjoy a pizza cooking class including traditional bruschetta and tiramisu. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Vasto - Rome
After breakfast, depart for Rome';s Fiumicino airport on a group transfer.


Note: This itinerary is an example of the truffle hunting tour and is a guideline only. Each tour itinerary will differ slightly to incorporate the relevant theme, particularly on day 4, and is subject to change at any time.

Inclusions

  • Hands-on cooking classes to discover Abruzzo’s gastronomic heritage
  • Authenticity and natural hospitality of the Abruzzese people
  • Tour of the Abruzzo region as per itinerary
  • Seasonal specialties and activities

Important Notes

Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 guests

Schedule

  • Salami making - 17 February
  • Easter Experience - 18 April
  • Truffle hunting - 19 May, 13 October
  • Walking - 2 June, 8 September
  • Gelato making - 16 June
  • Tomato passata sauce making - 30 June
  • Grape harvest - 22 September
  • Olive harvest - 3 November
  • Christmas dishes - 8 December

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