Welcome to Abruzzo & Molise

Dotted in their midst are some of Italy’s most unspoilt, picturesque mountain villages. Sometimes, a visit here feels like a trip back to the 1950s – a world of wheezing trains, ruined farmhouses and poppy-filled pastures. All this is good news for prospective walkers, who share the region’s ample paths with sheepdogs, mountain goats, abundant bird life and the odd, rarely sighted, human being.

Sulmona is the best base for mountain excursions, Pescara on the Adriatic coast satisfies those with traditional beach urges, while diminutive Molise hides vestiges of the Roman past.

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$72.61 Outdoor Activities

Horse-riding on the hills of Cerrano

From the hills to the countryside, from the mountain to the sea: experience nature with horses, discovering the beauties of a unique land.Following the path, we will reach the peak of the hills where you can enjoy an amazing view on Abruzzo; the glance moves from the blue colour of the sea to the green and brown of  Gran Sasso.Duration: 2 hours.Periodo: spring-summer.Difficulty: easy. • Arrival and meeting with the guide: meeting point Cavalcando l'Abruzzo Equiturismo contrada Montagnola 64032, Atri (Teramo);• Horse-riding towards the hills of Cerrano;• 2 Hours excursion;• Back to the country house.Price includes•   Assistence by a professional guide•   Horse-riding tourPrice does not includes•   Everything not expressly mentioned in "The price includes"

$79.52 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The main course of Abruzzo: Chitarra pasta cooking class

Mill La Selva d'Abruzzo is an excellence point of Moscufo. Grandfather Luigi Di Massimo founded the mill in 1937. Now his grandson Luciano leads it, producing three types of extra virgin olive oil. This family farming is located near the beautiful Abbey of Santa Maria del Lago (St. Mary upon the Lake).Discover Abruzzese culinary traditions and enjoy a special cooking class. Learn how to prepare Chitarra pasta:  pour the flour on working surface and make a fountain with a hole in the middle, then add the other ingredients, knead the dough by pressing, folding and working with the "cannelle de le sagne" (rolling pin)  to make "the pettele" (sheet of pasta). It’s time to lay the "pettele" on the "maccarunare" (a tool with many strings, like a guitar, that’s why this pasta is called chitarra pasta) and with the rolling pin, we will have "li maccarune" (chitarra pasta). Then, you will learn to prepare a typical Abruzzo sauce, using veal, pork and a piece of mutton, olive oil, onion, tomato, pecorino cheese, and hot peppers.Once the work is completed, taste your own delicious chitarra maccarune with your old and new friends. Get ready for an exclusive experience in Abruzzo!

$36.88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Authentic Biological Winery Experience in Teramo Countryside

Discover Teramo countryside and live an authentic experience for wine lovers. Learn about biological winemaking while visiting a beautiful cellar surrounded by green vineyards. The estate is surrounded by 3 hectares of vineyards and it is family-run business. The aim of the winemakers is creating biological, healthy and fine wine, using eco-sustainable ways of cultivation and wine production.Start your experience following your passionate guide through the blooming vineyard path: learn all about biological cultivation while merging in a bucolic atmosphere. Then, visit the underground cellar, where the bottles are preserved; you will also explore the other cellar at the first floor, where the wine is mixed and the red wine is ageing.Finish your special day in the best way with a special wine tasting: savour genuine wine and toasting with your old and new friends. Don’t miss this exclusive experience in Teramo!

$575.09 Outdoor Activities

Wellness Retreat in Abruzzo

Join Antimo Cimino, an expert in Wellness & Fitness & Leadership Development from the USA. Antimo will also guide you through a meditation using wine, saffron, and other natural products from the earth for a multi-sensory experience. A great way to prepare you body & mind and go back to your routine with a renewed sense of balance. Start or end your vacation relaxed and connected with Nature immersed with all your senses while interacting with locals who are proud to share their passion with you!When: 2 nights stay 1, 2 and 3 June 2018Where: La Cuccumella Ristorante-Pizzeria-Rooms and B&B Altrocanto, Farindola (Pescara)DAY 1• Training on the job (Team Work and Coping with Stress) in Penne, at Wolftour srl;• Light lunch in Farindola at La Cuccumella;• In the afteroon, last participants'arrival and introductive briefing;• Dinner and overnight at La Cuccumella or Altrocanto.DAY 2• Juicing and breakfast;• FEBI Energy & Yoga Flow at the waterfalls;• Light lunch at La Spiaggetta;• Visit and tasting of Pecorino cheese;• Back to La Cuccumella, thanks & meditation;• Dinner and overnight at La Cuccumella or Altrocanto.DAY 3• Juicing and breakfast;• Transfer to Penne, Core - Stretching – Breathing at the Sports Centre;• Light lunch;• Goodbye.

$1607.71 Food, Wine & Nightlife

7-Day Abruzzo Cookery Tour: Cooking Classes Wine Tasting and Olive harvest

Day 1 Airport pick up and welcome to Abruzzo dinner! After the pick up from Rome Fiumicino airport, head to the ancient Roman town of Vasto on the Adriatic Coast after crossing beautiful Abruzzo mountains looking at amazing landscapes. After checking in a charming and family run Hotel in the historical downtown, get to know your guide and learn more about the cookery holiday and enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant.Day 2 Cooking pasta with Mamma, exploring Vasto's historic center After breakfast, we'll learn how easy fresh pasta is to make with a cooking class with Mamma. In the afternoon explore Vasto historical center. Tonight you may experience dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants of VastoDay 3 Olive harvest, olive oil tasting and wine-tastingFollowing breakfast we’ll visit the La Selvotta Olive Grove where you will learn how to pick olives in a short time and we will finish with an olive oil tasting and traditional lunch. Then, you'll have a visit to the olive oil mill to learn the transformation process by olives to extra virgin olive oil.Next we’ll visit Fontefico, an award winning winery that sits between a marine park and the mountains. We’ll have a wine tasting with pairings from local cheeses and salami and tour of the vineyard and cellars. Dinner in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Vasto.Day 4 Learning the art of Italian ‘stuffing’ and fishing demonstration on a trabocco fishing houseAfter a leisurely breakfast, we’ll prepare our lunch and learn “L’arte dei ripieni” – The art of stuffing at Mama’s.After a scenic itinerary along the Trabocchi (ancient fishing equipment typical to Abruzzo) Coast we’ll stop at Trabocco Punta Tufano. In this location we’ll have a funny fishing experience with the “traboccante” (trabocco’s owner). Dinner on your own Day 5 Learning to make  ricotta cheese at a small local artisan farm with its own creamery and Roccascalegna Medieval castle After breakfast we’ll make our way to a farm where we’ll learn how to prepare ricotta cheese at a small local artisan farm. A delicious traditional lunch will be prepared and served. Next, explore the enchanting Abruzzo’s castle in Roccascalegna. Dinner on your own Day 6 Free morning, pizza cooking class and tiramisùFree morning for your own activities, which could be: to go to one of the many beaches, visit a natural reserve, join to a truffle hunting experience, biking, take part to some extra activities/excursions or whatever you prefer. Lunch at your leisure. After lunch, learn how to make homemade pizza and tiramisù.Day 7 GoodbyeAfter breakfast departure (normally at 09:00 am) for Rome F. airport or your next destination (around 3,5 hours driving from Vasto to Rome F. airport)