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Abruzzo: Historic Cellar Wine Tour and Tasting

1. Abruzzo: Historic Cellar Wine Tour and Tasting

After a brief overview of the vineyards and olive groves, and some info about the winery's history from your guide, head down to the cellar and learn about the methods of vinification. Have the opportunity to see the largest barrel in Europe. Then continue with the tasting: 5 wines that represent the Abruzzo tradition, but always with an eye towards innovation and sustainable quality, accompanied by an aperitif with bruschetta and oil, plus local cold cuts and cheeses. Finish with Abruzzo Cantuccini, the perfect pairing with one of the most representative sweet wines of Abruzzo, Vino Cotto.

L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of L’Aquila’s historic center. You’ll still see the splendor of the medieval houses together with Baroque and Renaissance architecture of this ancient town built on a valley sorrounded by mountains. On this 3-hour tour you’ll learn about the mysterious foundations of the town, with a mix of history and legend, Knights Templar, and figures such as Frederick II and Pope Celestino V. Start from the romanesque Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio and reach the highest point in L’Aquila at the Spanish Fort to admire the view after visiting the baroque Basilica di San Bernardino. From the Fort you’ll continue walking till Piazza Palazzo through cobbled roads and beautiful hidden places of the city center. the tour finished wuth a local nought tasting in the most ancient cafè in town.

Pescara: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

3. Pescara: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

Visit a local host's home and watch an exclusive cooking demo of authentic regional recipes. See how to prepare a four-course Italian meal which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Dine with your host and taste the finished dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Hear fascinating stories about the local culture and cuisine and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality.

Pescara: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Pescara: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Get lost in the magic of a genuine Italian cooking experience. Learn the secrets of how to make real Italian cuisine as a local cook teaches you from the comfort of their kitchen. Taste your wonderful creations while sipping on local wines. Watch as your host reveals how to make three authentic local recipes. Put your cooking skills to the test under the instruction of a master. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with everything you need to make some extraordinary food. Enjoy all the food you have made with some wines that have been selected by your host. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for a lifetime, and forge a real connection with a local cook.

Abruzzo: Vineyard Jeep Tour with Tastings

5. Abruzzo: Vineyard Jeep Tour with Tastings

Discover the beauty of the Teramo Hills in a jeep safari tour. With our staff, you'll reach our vineyards at the top of the hill, where you can discover our cultivations, touch the vineyards, and learn about the types of grapes we grow and the methods of processing: a full immersion in contact with nature, with a unique view, halfway between the sea and the mountains. After the Safari Tour, we will return to the winery for the tour, where you will learn how to refine our wines and see the largest barrel in Europe, over 1,000 hectoliters. Together with our staff you will continue the tasting: 5 wines that represent the Abruzzo tradition, but always with an eye for innovation and sustainable quality, accompanied by an aperitif with bruschetta with our own oil, cold cuts and cheeses typical of the area, to end with Abruzzo cantuccini, the perfect pairing with one of the most representative sweet wines of Abruzzo, Vino Cotto.

Abruzzo: Country Picnic in an Olive Grove at a Winery

6. Abruzzo: Country Picnic in an Olive Grove at a Winery

An experience dedicated to relaxation, wine and nature: discover the evocative picnic in our olive grove within the Nature Reserve! Our team will welcome you at the entrance of the historic Mazzarosa Winery, where you can pick up the basket with everything you need for your picnic: glasses, napkins, corkscrew, typical local products, seasonal fruit and a bottle of wine for 2 people, to choose from our Trebbiano, Pecorino, Cerasuolo and Montepulciano. You can easily reach our olive groves, where you will find the places to settle in and start your picnic! Also, when you prefer, you can take a tour of our historic winery, where you can have an overview of our winemaking processes, visit the barrel shop and one of the largest bottles in Europe, which is 1000 hectares!

The Lakes of Lombardy: 7-Day Bike Tour from Lake Garda

7. The Lakes of Lombardy: 7-Day Bike Tour from Lake Garda

Spend 7 glorious days biking along the lakes of Lombardy in Italy. Start from the east in Peschiera del Garda and follow the hilly areas of the big Alpine lakes in the Lombard region. Travel onwards along the beautiful Mincio River and stop to take a breather at a collection of quaint communes and pristine lakes along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrival Individual arrival in Peschiera del Garda (Lake Garda) Day 2: Peschiera del Garda – Brescia [56km/72km] Spend the day biking from Peschiera del Garda to Brescia, following the cycling route of the Mincio river. Along the way, stop to visit the castles of Monzambano, Castellaro Lagusello, and Pozzolengo, as well as the parish church of Pontenove. You will have the option of heading directly to San Martino della Battaglia on the 56-kilometer route or extending your ride along the 72-kilometer route. Day 3: Brescia – Bergamo [50km/71km] Cycle from Brescia to Bergamo, stopping along the way at the beautiful Iseo Lake and the Rodengo Abbey, visiting Provaglio d'Iseo, the castle of Passirano, and then taking a break at the natural peat reserve of Sebino. You will also visit the castles of Clusane, Grumello and Montello. If the standard 71-kilometer route is too long for you, there is a possibility of shortening the route to 50 kilometers and traveling from Telgate to Bergamo by train. Day 4: Lake Iseo – Lecco [42km/50km] Cycle from Lake Iseo to the quaint Italian commune of Lecco. Along the way, visit the communes of Sotto il Monte and Garlate then stop for a visit at the sanctuary of Mapello. You will also enjoy a ride on the Leonardo ferry in Olginate before reaching your final destination, Lake Garlate or Lecco Lake. Day 5: Garlete/Lecco – Lake Como [40km] Spend the day cycling from the commune of Lecco to the famous Lake Como, stopping along the way at the Lakes Annone and Pusiano, as well as the Alserio church of Albavilla. Day 6: Como – Sesto Calende/Arona [60 km] While cycling from Como to Sesto Calende/Arona, you will stop at the Romanesque oratory of Albiolo, the beautiful Varese and Monate Lakes, Ticino River, and the intricate Abbey of Sesto Calende. Day 7 End your week-long journey after breakfast in Sesto Calende.

Pescara: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

8. Pescara: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Pescara: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

9. Pescara: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class, and Dinner

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Pescara, a picturesque city on Italy's Adriatic coast. Meet your guide and home chef and head to the market to shop for food like a local. Learn how to recognize the best products and meet some of the sellers. Then head to your guide's home for a cooking class using the products you found at the market. During the lesson, your host will walk you through the steps for preparing three authentic local recipes. Feel like a real Italian chef at your workstation equipped with utensils and all necessary ingredients. Afterwards, taste everything you prepared during a sit-down dinner with your host. Enjoy several glasses of red and white local wine with your meal. Treasure your newfound cooking skills and genuine connection with a local Italian family. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Great experiance to meet local people in their home. Luisa an Luigi are great hosts and great people. We realy enjoy thei company.