View of Abruzzo from a distance during your tour of Italy
Detail of an artifact in Abruzzo Tuscany
Viewing the art on a culinary tour of Abruzzo
Cooking pasta with seafood on a culinary tour of Italy
Delicious dinner on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
The animals at pasture on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
Making sheep's milk cheese on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
San Liberatore visited on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
The Hermitage of San Onofrio on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
The garden during your cooking vacation in Abruzzo
A bedroom at the B&B on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
Double room on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo
View of the treehouse room on a cooking vacation in Abruzzo

Authentic Abruzzo Cooking

Stay at a working agriturismo surrounded by nature parks during this rustic and relaxing getaway to the heart of Abruzzo. Run by a lovely couple, the organic farm offers a true farm-to-table experience, as they raise bees, sheep, chickens, and pigs. Learn how to make authentic regional dishes with your hosts, and explore one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy – Abruzzo!

There are many reasons we love Abruzzo. Consider its beautiful Adriatic coastline, or the gorgeous peaks of the Appenine Mountains. There is also an undiscovered, untouched, and magical quality to Abruzzo, whether due to its authenic and “untouristy” vibe or many national parks and natural reserves that protect the region’s vegetation and wildlife. Experience authentic Abruzzo on a culinary vacation that includes visits to local food producers, a fishing hut, an olive oil mill, a candy factory, and more.


Trip Details

The 3 cooking lessons take place in the main kitchen of the agriturismo and will feature ingredients grown at the agriturismo or gathered from nearby local markets. The hands-on lessons are led by your host, who spent his time cooking with his grandparents and traveling through the old travers and villages of the region learning traditional recipes. The Abruzzese home cooking highlights some of region’s rural traditions, and you might also find yourself making jams, sauces,, and liquors. By the end of the week, you will know how to make an authentic, Abruzzo-inspired meal, as well as traditional pizza and bread. Class themes may feature:

  • antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses)
  • secondi (main dishes, meat or seafood) and contorni (side dishes)
  • traditional bread and pizza


We Can Help Plan It All

Flights, additional nights and tours, Transportation, and Much More

We might not be able to pack for you, but there are tons of things we can help with to make your vacation that much better.

Contact us for more information, or you can indicate your interest during check out and we will follow up directly!

Contact Us

 


You May Also Like...


Saved
Italy
Toasting with Mamma during your cooking vacation in Italy

A Culinary Quest in Vasto

Learn More

6 Nights Starting At $1,815

Save to Compare

Saved
Italy
View of Rooftops from Carunchio, Abruzzo, seen during a culinary vacation in Italy

Sapori d'Abruzzo

Learn More

6 Nights Starting At $2,750

Save to Compare

Itinerary

Day One

Depending on specific dates booked and the weather itinerary details may vary.

  • Transfer from Rome FCO airport at 3 p.m., or from the Pescara train station.
  • Arrive at the agriturismo, check in to your room, and take some time to explore.
  • Meet your hosts this evening for a welcome drink and a short introduction to the week, followed by a delicious welcome dinner made by your hosts.
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • Start your day with a local market visit where you will select fresh produce and ingredients for your afternoon cooking lesson.
  • Next, visit a local, family-run olive mill to see how olives go from tree to being one of the most commonly used ingredients in Italian gastronomy. End the visit with an olive oil tasting.
  • Return to the agriturismo for a light lunch and time to relax on your own.
  • Around 3:00 p.m., start your first cooking class in the main kitchen. Learn how to prepare various antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses such as pasta, soup, and rice).
  • Enjoy your efforts for dinner with local wine.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, enjoy a half-day excursion to the Adriatic coast, where you will see a traditional “trabocco,” a fishing hut. Typically a trabocco will have two long wooden arms that stretch above the water with a fishing net suspended from them that catches the fish swimming near the deep waters of the coastline. The “trabocchi” are celebrated in the region both for their craftsmanship and for their respect of the environment.
  • Next, visit the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere with its Bourgogne-style architecture and lovely panoramic coastal views.
  • Enjoy the local seafood for your lunch at a nearby restaurant and then return to the farm.
  • Your second cooking lesson will start around 4 p.m. and will focus on “secondi piatti” (meat or fish main dishes) and contorni (side dishes).
  • Dinner is based on your efforts, served with local wine.
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • After breakfast, depart on a full day excursion starting at the Abbey of San Clemente. The church is dedicated to Pope Clement I.
  • Continue on to the medieval town of Sulmona. Visit a famous candy factory known for its “confetti,” which are tasty sugar-coated almonds given out at Italian weddings, and also famously used to construct intricate designs and candy sculptures.
  • Weather permitting, enjoy a picnic lunch at the beautiful San Domenico Lake.
  • In the afternoon, head to Scanno, an old town known for its traditional goldsmiths.
  • Return to the farm for dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day Five

  • Following breakfast, visit and tour a local winery and dairy that produces regional cheeses.
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, free time to relax at the agriturismo. Perhaps explore the property, or simply relax with a book!
  • Around 3:30 p.m. start your third cooking class, which will focus on traditional bread and pizza.
  • Enjoy your efforts for dinner with local wine.
  • Overnight.

Day Six

  • Breakfast.
  • Depart for Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its medieval military background. The town reflects a mix of many architectural influences, including Muslim, northern European, and classical antiquity.
  • Next, head to Campo Imperatore, a breathtaking 17-mile long basin that is a popular location used in films, and that is home to the Alpine Botanical Garden and CINEOS Observatory.
  • Stop for a special lunch while you are out.
  • In the afternoon, see the old hilltop towns of Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Bominaco, and then stop by a local saffron farm for a visit.
  • Return to the agriturism to rest before your farewell dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day Seven

  • Breakfast.
  • Return transfer to the Pescara train station or Rome FCO airport.

Day One

Depending on specific dates booked and the weather itinerary details may vary.

  • Transfer from Rome FCO airport at 3 p.m., or from the Pescara train station.
  • Arrive at the agriturismo, check in to your room, and take some time to explore.
  • Meet your hosts this evening for a welcome drink and a short introduction to the week, followed by a delicious welcome dinner made by your hosts.
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • Start your day with a local market visit where you will select fresh produce and ingredients for your afternoon cooking lesson.
  • Next, visit a local, family-run olive mill to see how olives go from tree to being one of the most commonly used ingredients in Italian gastronomy. End the visit with an olive oil tasting.
  • Return to the agriturismo for a light lunch and time to relax on your own.
  • Around 3:00 p.m., start your first cooking class in the main kitchen. Learn how to prepare various antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses such as pasta, soup, and rice).
  • Enjoy your efforts for dinner with local wine.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, enjoy a half-day excursion to the Adriatic coast, where you will see a traditional “trabocco,” a fishing hut. Typically a trabocco will have two long wooden arms that stretch above the water with a fishing net suspended from them that catches the fish swimming near the deep waters of the coastline. The “trabocchi” are celebrated in the region both for their craftsmanship and for their respect of the environment.
  • Next, visit the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere with its Bourgogne-style architecture and lovely panoramic coastal views.
  • Enjoy the local seafood for your lunch at a nearby restaurant and then return to the farm.
  • Your second cooking lesson will start around 4 p.m. and will focus on “secondi piatti” (meat or fish main dishes) and contorni (side dishes).
  • Dinner is based on your efforts, served with local wine.
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • After breakfast, depart on a full day excursion starting at the Abbey of San Clemente. The church is dedicated to Pope Clement I.
  • Continue on to the medieval town of Sulmona. Visit a famous candy factory known for its “confetti,” which are tasty sugar-coated almonds given out at Italian weddings, and also famously used to construct intricate designs and candy sculptures.
  • Weather permitting, enjoy a picnic lunch at the beautiful San Domenico Lake.
  • In the afternoon, head to Scanno, an old town known for its traditional goldsmiths.
  • Return to the farm for dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day Five

  • Breakfast.
  • Return transfer to the Pescara train station or Rome FCO airport.

Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommodations in double room at an authentic Abruzzo agriturismo

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners, wine included

Classes & Instructors

The 3 cooking lessons take place in the main kitchen of the agriturismo and will feature ingredients grown at the agriturismo or gathered from nearby local markets. The hands-on lessons are led by your host, who spent his time cooking with his grandparents and traveling through the old travers and villages of the region learning traditional recipes. The Abruzzese home cooking highlights some of region’s rural traditions, and you might also find yourself making jams, sauces,, and liquors. By the end of the week, you will know how to make an authentic, Abruzzo-inspired meal, as well as traditional pizza and bread. Class themes may feature:

  • antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses)
  • secondi (main dishes, meat or seafood) and contorni (side dishes)
  • traditional bread and pizza

Excursions

  • Market visit
  • Visit of an olive mill with tasting
  • Excursion to the coast to see the ‘trabocchi’ fishing huts and the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere
  • Full-day excursion to the Abbey of San Clemente, Sulmona, San Domenico Lake (weather permitting), and Scanno
  • Visit of a local dairy and winery
  • Excursion to Castel del Monte, Campo Imperatore, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Bominaco, and a saffron farm

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer around 3 p.m. from Rome Fiumicino airport or Pescara train station
  • Departure transfer after breakfast on the final day to either Pescara train station or Rome Fiumicino airport

Not Included

  • Beverages with lunches

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodations in double room at an authentic Abruzzo _agriturismo_

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners, wine included

Classes & Instructors

Your 2 cooking lessons take place in the main kitchen of the agriturismo and will feature ingredients grown at the agriturismo or gathered from nearby local markets. The hands-on lessons are led by your host, who spent his time cooking with his grandparents and traveling through the old travers and villages of the region learning traditional recipes. The Abruzzese home cooking highlights some of region’s rural traditions, and you might also find yourself making jams, sauces,, and liquors. By the end of the week, you will know how to make an authentic, Abruzzo-inspired meal. Class themes may feature:

  • antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses)
  • secondi (main dishes, meat or seafood) and contorni (side dishes)

Excursions

  • Market visit
  • Visit of an olive mill with tasting
  • Excursion to the coast to see the ‘trabocchi’ fishing huts and the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere
  • Full-day excursion to the Abbey of San Clemente, Sulmona, San Domenico Lake (weather permitting), and Scanno

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer around 3 p.m. from Rome Fiumicino airport or Pescara train station
  • Departure transfer after breakfast on the final day to either Pescara train station or Rome Fiumicino airport

Not Included

  • Beverages with lunches

Accommodation Information

Your home away from home will be an organic agriturismo in the heart of Abruzzo. Originally a shepherd’s house and stable, it was restored into a a rustic and relaxing property with four standard, en suite bedrooms that are simply decorated. None of the rooms have TV or Internet, as this is a place to relax and unplug! A fifth room is located in an almond tree – a truly unique experience! The agriturismo is a working farm, where your hosts raise pigs, bees, sheep, and chickens, and where they grow vegetables, herbs, prunes, apples, walnuts, cherries, and more in the extensive gardens and orchard. There are also plentiful nature walks within reach for when you are not on an excursion or in the kitchen.

{"autoplay":"true","autoplay_speed":"3000","speed":"300","arrows":"true","dots":"true","rtl":"false"}

—-

Pricing & Tour Dates

Looking for tour date information?


Pricing:

6-night Program
US$2500 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$615 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

Available any week May through September for a minimum of 2 people.

Itinerary starts on Saturday. Sample dates follow, please inquire for availability. 

2020
May 16-22
May 23-29
May 30-June 5
June 6-12
June 13-19
June 20-26
June 27-July 3
July 4-10
July 11-17
July 18-24
July 25-31
August 1-7
August 8-14
August 15-21
August 22-28
August 29-September 4
September 5-11
September 12-18
September 19-25
September 26-October 2

2021
May 1-7
May 8-14
May 15-21
May 22-28
May 29-June 4
June 5-11
June 12-18
June 19-25
June 26-July 2
July 3-9
July 10-16
July 17-23
July 24-30
July 31-August 6
August 7-13
August 14-20
August 21-27
August 28-September 3
September 4-10
September 11-17
September 18-24
September 25-October 1

Looking for tour date information?


Pricing:

4-night Program
US$1550 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$375 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

Available any week May through September for a minimum of 2 people.

Itinerary starts on Saturday. Sample dates follow, please inquire for availability. 

2020
May 16-20
May 23-27
May 30-June 3
June 6-10
June 13-17
June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 4-8
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19
August 22-26
August 29-September 2
September 5-9
September 12-16
September 19-23
September 26-30

2021
May 1-5
May 8-12
May 15-19
May 22-26
May 29-June 2
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 19-23
June 26-30
July 3-7
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4
August 7-11
August 14-18
August 21-25
August 28-September 1
September 4-8
September 11-15
September 18-22
September 25-29

Pricing & Dates

Class Pricing

Reviews

There are no reviews at this time.