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Abruzzo

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Pescara: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

1. Pescara: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

Visit a local host's home and watch an exclusive cooking demo of authentic regional recipes. See how to prepare a four-course Italian meal which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Dine with your host and taste the finished dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Hear fascinating stories about the local culture and cuisine and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality.

Abruzzo: Historic Cellar Wine Tour and Tasting

2. Abruzzo: Historic Cellar Wine Tour and Tasting

After a brief overview of the vineyards and olive groves, and some info about the winery's history from your guide, head down to the cellar and learn about the methods of vinification. Have the opportunity to see the largest barrel in Europe. Then continue with the tasting: 5 wines that represent the Abruzzo tradition, but always with an eye towards innovation and sustainable quality, accompanied by an aperitif with bruschetta and oil, plus local cold cuts and cheeses. Finish with Abruzzo Cantuccini, the perfect pairing with one of the most representative sweet wines of Abruzzo, Vino Cotto.

L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of L’Aquila’s historic center. You’ll still see the splendor of the medieval houses together with Baroque and Renaissance architecture of this ancient town built on a valley sorrounded by mountains. On this 3-hour tour you’ll learn about the mysterious foundations of the town, with a mix of history and legend, Knights Templar, and figures such as Frederick II and Pope Celestino V. Start from the romanesque Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio and reach the highest point in L’Aquila at the Spanish Fort to admire the view after visiting the baroque Basilica di San Bernardino. From the Fort you’ll continue walking till Piazza Palazzo through cobbled roads and beautiful hidden places of the city center. the tour finished wuth a local nought tasting in the most ancient cafè in town.

Pescara: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Pescara: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Get lost in the magic of a genuine Italian cooking experience. Learn the secrets of how to make real Italian cuisine as a local cook teaches you from the comfort of their kitchen. Taste your wonderful creations while sipping on local wines. Watch as your host reveals how to make three authentic local recipes. Put your cooking skills to the test under the instruction of a master. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with everything you need to make some extraordinary food. Enjoy all the food you have made with some wines that have been selected by your host. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for a lifetime, and forge a real connection with a local cook.

Abruzzo: Vineyard Jeep Tour with Tastings

5. Abruzzo: Vineyard Jeep Tour with Tastings

Discover the beauty of the Teramo Hills in a jeep safari tour. With our staff, you'll reach our vineyards at the top of the hill, where you can discover our cultivations, touch the vineyards, and learn about the types of grapes we grow and the methods of processing: a full immersion in contact with nature, with a unique view, halfway between the sea and the mountains. After the Safari Tour, we will return to the winery for the tour, where you will learn how to refine our wines and see the largest barrel in Europe, over 1,000 hectoliters. Together with our staff you will continue the tasting: 5 wines that represent the Abruzzo tradition, but always with an eye for innovation and sustainable quality, accompanied by an aperitif with bruschetta with our own oil, cold cuts and cheeses typical of the area, to end with Abruzzo cantuccini, the perfect pairing with one of the most representative sweet wines of Abruzzo, Vino Cotto.

Abruzzo: Ladyhawke Day Tour with a Local Guide

6. Abruzzo: Ladyhawke Day Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Abruzzo and discover its popular historical sites with the help of a local guide. Experience the film "Ladyhawke" as you visit the movie's filming locations, too. After meeting your guide, embark on a journey to the National Park of Gran Sasso and the Laga mountains through the ancient sheep route of Tratturo Magno. Arrive at Campo Imperatore, known as little Tibet, to admire the view at 2000 meters above sea level. Take a photo of the place in which Mussolini was imprisoned during the Second World War. Have lunch in a hut in the middle of nowhere where you can buy arrosticini (sheep meat) and cook it yourself on the outdoor grill. In the afternoon, head over to the Castle of Rocca Calascio, which dates back to the year 1380 and is also one of the shooting locations for the movie "Ladyhawke." Next, stop in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, one of the most beautiful Medici-owned villages in Italy. Explore the village and see the traditional arts and crafts shops where you can taste and buy authentic Italian products like saffron from L'Aquila, the red gold, local lentils, and traditional cheese, honey, and jam. Once you're done exploring, your guide will take you back to your preferred drop-off point.

Pescara: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

7. Pescara: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Pescara: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

8. Pescara: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Pescara, a picturesque city on Italy's Adriatic coast. Meet your guide and home chef and head to the market to shop for food like a local. Learn how to recognize the best products and meet some of the sellers. Then head to your guide's home for a cooking class using the products you found at the market. During the lesson, your host will walk you through the steps for preparing three authentic local recipes. Feel like a real Italian chef at your workstation equipped with utensils and all necessary ingredients. Afterwards, taste everything you prepared during a sit-down dinner with your host. Enjoy several glasses of red and white local wine with your meal. Treasure your newfound cooking skills and genuine connection with a local Italian family. 

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Discovery of L'Aquila with guide Carla

We were curious about the state of L'Aquila 10 years after the earthquake. Some churches and palazzi have already been rebuilt, just beautiful! But there is also the other side. Many buildings are still in the scaffolding and there is a lot of activity. Then you have to know where you can walk safely and you do need a guide for that. Carla is a passionate storyteller, has been guiding in this city for 30 years, and knows better than anyone how in one night the city changed from a rich shopping city to a total ruin, and how she is now slowly starting to live again. A fascinating story. I would recommend it to everyone. We only booked 2 days before and everything went smoothly.

It was an extraordinary experience with the winemaker Marco. He explained everything and answered our questions. The wines were delicious and it was really fun to taste the different nuances. To match, there was regional food such as salami and cheese. The whole tour followed by a tasting was a highlight of our vacation in Abruzzo. Thank you for that!

Great experiance to meet local people in their home. Luisa an Luigi are great hosts and great people. We realy enjoy thei company.

Very good experience. The very professional winemaker and the fantastic company.

Vanessa did this very well and lively. Great city.