5D 4N - Abruzzo Expedition - Paradise On Earth

View of Rome from Tivoli
Pecorino Abruzzo Guardiani Farchione
Guardiani Farchione Winemakers
Cantina San Giacomo
San Giacomo Winemakers
Lunch at La Balena
A trabocchi on the shores of the Adriatic Sea
St. Giovanni in Venere Abbey
Vats of wine at Fattoria Teatina
Fattoria Teatina Winemaker
Olive oil mill of Francesca
Claudio of Restaurant Ferrara carving up a leg of ham
A smorgasboard of local cheeses at Restaurant Ferrara

5D 4N - Abruzzo Expedition - Paradise On Earth

From MYR 2,900.00 nett per person
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  • Fine dining on the Trabocchi Coast
  • Visit to the old town of Bucchianico
  • Stunning scenery
  • Wine tastings at award-wining wineries
  • Meetings with the local winemakers

Here is a wine region that really is waiting to be discovered. Easily accessible by road or rail from Rome, it combines immense mountains, areas of wilderness – bears and wolves still roam the heights – with unspoilt, old-world hilltop towns.

Its winemakers, many of whom you’ll meet in person, preserve the traditional skills of viticulture with a proud passion which they delight in passing on to their guests.

Abruzzo has been called a paradise on earth for its stunning natural beauty. Development is forbidden in its three National Parks, so the region retains a timeless quality—and its winemakers, many of whom you’ll meet in person, preserve the traditional skills of viticulture with a proud passion which they delight in passing on to their guests.

Sunning yourself in an idyllic vineyard, sampling the fruits of their labours, so lovingly and skilfully crafted, is an unforgettable experience.

The accommodation at the beautiful La Rustica is run by Armando and his charming wife, Cristina. All the delectable food you’ll sample there is made by them on the premises, using local produce.

Day #1 - Depart for Italy Meals included: None

Depart for Rome on Qatar airways (evening departure)

Day #2 - Tivoli - Abruzzo - La Rustica Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

After your arrival in Rome you are taken for a fabulous lunch and wine tasting in the hills above Tivoli with breath-taking views of the waterfalls and views across to Rome, at the 4*hotel, Torre St. Angelo.

Then we journey across the Apennine National Park to Abruzzo, enjoying the spectacular views of mountains, villages and valleys en route.

On arrival at La Rustica, we’ll be treated to a prosecco reception by the pool. Dinner will be hosted by Nicola Dragani, winemaker and owner of the award-winning Casa Vinicola Monteselva. Nicola will introduce his wines for each course.

Day #3 - Cantina Fattoria Teatina - Bucchianico Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we take you on a fascinating cookery course — learn how to make 5 types of fresh pasta and the sauces to accompany them.

Lunch includes a tasting of local wines produced by Filli Fuschi. Later, a visit to Fattoria Teatina for a walk through the vineyard and a tasting of their award-winning wines.

In the evening, a trip to Bucchianico and the beautiful olive oil mill of Francesca, who has twice been featured on BBC TV, followed by a short walk through the old town to the famous Restaurant Ferrara, for a Gala Dinner, made all the more delightful by the excellent hospitality of the owner Claudio.

Day #4 - Cantina San Giacomo - Traboccho Coast Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast, it’s just a short trip to the award winning Cantina San Giacomo for a winery visit, tasting of their delicious wines and tour of the facilities followed by lunch at the highly acclaimed Osteria La Balena, on the world famous ‘Traboccho Coast’.

After an aperitif on the Trabocchi Cavaluccio, a stroll around the abbey and gardens of the XII-century St. Giovanni in Venere. Dinner, (if you have any space left!) back at La Rustica, hosted by Natascia from Filli Fuschi.

Day #5 - Bosco - Pescara Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

To Bosco winery, museum, tasting and then a special surprise trip ending up at Le Nostre Radici for an 8-course, home-produced banquet and wines!

In the afternoon, shopping in Pescara, then back to La Rustica for relaxation and siesta to restore yourself in time for the farewell gala dinner, with the excellent wines of Vigneti Fosso Corno.

Day #6 - Prezza - Sulmona - Rome Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Our last day in Abruzzo starts with an outing to the stunning hilltop village of Prezza, where the winery is built under the village.

A delicious meal at Sulmona’s best restaurant, then walkabout with retail therapy time at the Confetti shops.

Return to Rome for your onward flight.

Itinerary is subject to change slightly based on weather conditions, time constraints and other variants, but will not distract from the overall tour quality or experience.



What's Included

  • Professional and friendly English-speaking guide
  • Wine tastings at award-wining wineries
  • Fantastic local cuisine as per itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Transportation and return airport transfers

What's NOT Included

No exclusions specified.

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