Cooking Vacations Italy
Cooking Vacations Italy
Four Days Package
DAY 1: Arrival for all-inclusive group
The group will meet at Rome Fiumicino Airport Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If your arrival is a different time, they will provide instruction on how to be transferred to the villa. Upon arrival at the villa, a family member will welcome you and will guide you to your room. You will then have time to unpack, relax, and maybe have a refreshing glass of Prosecco by the garden. In the early evening, you will take a guided tour of the villa led by your host. You will then enjoy an aperitif before your first homemade Abruzzo dinner including the estate wine.
DAY 2: Culture tour and cooking class
After breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful Abruzzo countryside and visit the Fortress of Civitella del Tronto, which stands at 600 meters above sea level. A very strategic position at the old northern boundary between the Kingdom of Naples to the south and the Kingdom of the Holy Sea to the north.This is one of the largest and most important creations of military engineering in Europe. Next, you will have lunch at a family-owned restaurant where you will enjoy the local cuisine. Later that evening you will participate in your first cooking class at Dimora Morello.
DAY 3: Wine tour
Upon waking up at Dimora Morello, you will enjoy a fresh homemade breakfast. You will then drive through the magnificent countryside of Abruzzo for your first winery visit, which is located at Castel di Lama. The grapes that you will enjoy include Pecorino, Passerina, and Piceno. You will be attended by the sommeliers Paolo and Peppe as they explain the different techniques of the production and the history of the family and their wine. Following this, you will start tasting all the different wines with a pairing of delightful local meat and cheese served on the patio. Your next stop is the old medieval town of Offida, where you will enjoy the serenity of the piazza, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. After dinner at Dimora Morello will follow a nice walk by the seaside of Tortoreto.
DAY 4: Cheese tour
DAY 4 Cheese tour Following breakfast, you will visit the legendary Nunzio, a world-recognized Pecorino cheesemaker on the beautiful farm of Anversa. With about 15 cheese varieties, derived from 100% range feeding cattle each of them having specific organic properties. You will have lunch at the farm enjoying these organic cheeses and meat produced here, the historic plentiful mountains are a continuous surprise. From medieval towns to old sheepfolds and cattle tracks, it is still possible here to experience the rhythm of nature. This is, after all the legacy of the shepherd traditions that have fed this territory. From Maiella to Camosciara, the core of Abruzzi Natural Park the “reign” of local species still roams free. For example, the brown bear (Orso Bruno Marsicano), the chamois (Camoscio d’Abruzzo), and the legendary wolf of the Apennines (Lupo Appenninico). You will end your adventurous day at Dimora Morello with Walter’s delectable Arrosticini.
DAY 5: Arrivederci
Starting with a very early breakfast, your hosts sadly end their time with you. After the toss of a coin from the tower, like they do at the Fountain of Trevi, they will transport you back to Rome for your flight. They hope to see you all for another adventure next season!