• 3 nights accommodation in a hilltop medieval village in the Apennines
• return private transfers from Pescara
• all meals, drinks & sightseeing as per itinerary
• private cooking class
Flights not included
|NZ$ Per Person ||Twin |
|Departures: 21 May (Teramo Province), |
10 Jul & 20 Sep (Chieti Provence),
08 Aug 13 (L’Aquila Provence)
Day 1: Pescara – Fossacesia – Maiella National Park – Pennapiedimonte – Guardiagrele
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Adriatic coastline to Fossacesia, marvel at the ‘trabocchi’ (ancient fishing structures). Visit the 11th century church of S. Giovanni, enjoy an Italian coffee in the village of San Vito, arrive at your accommodation in the Apennines for a rustic lunch. Visit local artisans and shops on a private walking tour of Guardiagrele. After your 4 course degustation dinner, indulge in a private wine and olive oil tasting.
Day 2: Cooking class
Learn all about the differences between olive oils, head to a local winery to see how the traditional and modern techniques combine to produce Abruzzo wines. Continue to the local cheesemaker for tastings of fresh ricotta and giuncata cheeses. This afternoon in your cooking class prepare a 4 course dinner using local ingredients. Learn the secrets of slow food and be serenaded by an international tenor.
Day 3: Casoli – Roccascalegna – Palombaro
Understand how truffle dogs are used and enjoy tastings of truffle pastes, cheeses infused with truffle and truffle honey. Soak up the village atmosphere in Casoli and browse through colourful stalls. After a leisurely lunch, explore the castle of Roccascalegna.
Day 4: Maiella National Park – Pescara
On your high alpine walk along the shepherd’s tracks, glimpse flocks of sheep and goats, see ancient limestone gorges. In Pescara visit the colourful markets, stroll, shop or sit back with a gelato and take it all in.
Package prices are correct as at 03 May 13 - costs may vary depending on exchange rates • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Prices include 3 nights accommodation and all meals, drinks and sightseeing as specified • Price is based on per person twin share •Airfares are additional - please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best available fare • Valid for travel commenced and completed on set departure dates for sales to 05 Sep 13, or until tours are sold, whichever occurs first • Full payment is required at time of booking • Tours are limited and are subject to availability at the time of booking • Ask you House of Travel consultant for the full and detailed itinerary - this is a proposed itinerary only • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant.