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7-Day Abruzzo Cookery Tour: Cooking Classes Wine Tasting and Truffle hunting

Price USD$1706.44


7-Day Abruzzo Cookery Tour: Cooking Classes Wine Tasting and Truffle hunting
Book a 7-day Italian cookery tour in Abruzzo, central Italy. As part of a small group of people you will be able to develop your cooking skills, expand your wine knowledge and discover the region?s off-the-beaten-track secrets. The highlight of this tour is the chance to take part in a truffle-hunting session with an experienced truffle hunter and dogs, and to learn how to make the best risotto with truffle.

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, learn how easy it is to make fresh pasta in a cooking class with Mamma and an introduction to her favorite seasonal sauces. In the afternoon, explore Vasto historical center and have dinner in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Vasto.

Day 3 A fish cookery class on a trabocco fishing house, visit C6th Abbey
You?ll have a special fish cooking class on a trabocco (small pier with a complex architectural fishing hut at its end). Your host will show how to fish from it and the secrets and history behind Abruzzo?s unique fishing platforms. In the afternoon, visit the enchanting San Giovanni in Venere Abbey and then have dinner in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Vasto.

Day 4 Truffle hunting, truffle cookery and free afternoon
After a leisurely breakfast, we?ll travel to Torrebruna where, deep in the woods and forest, we?ll have an exciting and hopefully successful truffle hunt. Accompanied by an ?aperitivo? we?ll enjoy a truffle cookery demonstration using what we collected and eat our rewards for lunch. Free afternoon for your own activities, which could be: go to one of the many beaches, visit a natural reserve, biking, take part in some extra activities/excursions or whatever you prefer. Dinner at your leisure.

Day 5 Learning to make sheep?s 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. Enjoy dinner in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Vasto.

Day 6 Olive oil tasting, wine-tasting, pizza cooking class & tiramisù
Following breakfast we?ll visit the La Selvotta Olive Grove with an olive oil tasting. Next we?ll visit Fontefico, an award winning winery, where you?ll have a wine tasting with pairings from local cheeses and salami together with a tour of the vineyard and cellars.
After lunch, learn how to make homemade pizza, the traditional bruschette and tiramisù.

Day 7 Goodbye
After breakfast departure for Rome Fiumicino airport or your next destination

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Book a 7-day Italian cookery tour in Abruzzo, central Italy. As part of a small group of people you will be able to develop your cooking skills, expand your wine knowledge and discover the region?s off-the-beaten-track secrets. The highlight of this tour is the chance to take part in a truffle-hunting session with an experienced truffle hunter and dogs, and to learn how to make the best risotto with truffle.