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7 Days Cooking Holidays with Food & Wine Tasting Italy

Contrada Sterparone, 86030 Montenero di Bisaccia CB, Italy

Italian Culinary Vacations

If you are looking for peace and relaxation with good food in the mix, then Agriturismo Fontefredda has the perfect holiday for you. You will enjoy a various of different activities in this humble abode, country house from visiting their petting zoo, horseback riding or on donkey for kids, enjoy Italian cooking classes, learn basic courses of Italian language, visit and participate activities on the farm, and go on guided tours and tastings of oil, wine and cheese. Discover this beautiful Molise region and be on your way to incredible and authentic experience journey through delicious food, great hospitality and enjoy pure landscapes in Italy.

Highlights

  • Truffle hunting
  • Visit a cheese farm with tasting
  • Cooking sessions with an Italian chef
  • Visit to award winning winery and tasting session
  • Personalized cooking apron and cookbook
  • Fishing demonstration on a trabocco
  • 6 nights accommodation

Styles


4 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer included: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
Airport transfer included: Abruzzo Airport
Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Immersed in the quiet of the Molise hills, a few kilometers from the sea, the agriturismo is ready to welcome you in a refined and familiar environment and a service ready to satisfy your every need. It is an old family farm, which is reborn as a farmhouse after a careful restoration carried out with so much passion and craftsmanship, using recycled materials. With its narrow streets, the old barn, the peasant shop and the stone outbuildings, Fontefredda seems to give life to a small village far from reality.

Here you will find 5 unique accommodations equipped with every comfort, wide open spaces, a suggestive swimming pool with solarium, a porch from which to enjoy the silence and the view of the surrounding countryside, the restaurant ready to delight you with typical dishes, made with raw materials at km 0, coming directly from Agriturismo Fontefredda's farm.

In Fontefredda, each room is personalized in its furnishings and details and enjoys a direct view of the surrounding countryside. Each accommodation is different in size, location and furnishings, but each one guarantees maximum privacy and all the necessary comforts to enjoy a few days of well-deserved rest, immersed in nature. All rooms are located on the ground floor and have a private patio or terrace. It is possible to choose between rooms or apartments with kitchens, depending on your needs and the composition of your family. The rooms are refreshed every day and supplied with clean linen and bath products.

Depandance Lavanda

This is an apartment with living room, bedroom with double bed and loft with French bed, located on the ground floor overlooking private garden furnished outdoor patio, for exclusive use.

Melograno Room

This is a ground-floor room with four-poster double bed and additional single bed, en-suite bathroom and terrace with panoramic view.

Girasole Room

Girasole room has double bed and 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom.

Luxury Room

This superior room offers a Jacuzzi for two at the foot of the bed.

Depandance Ulivi

The apartment comes with living room, double bedroom, and connecting single room.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrival with drinks and prosecco for a great welcome
  • Dinner and briefing about the week's program

Day 2

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Morning hands-on cookery class about homemade pasta and sauces
  • For lunch, you will be incorporating dishes from the morning's class.
  • The afternoon is for your leisure, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, go on walks or even go swimming
  • Early evening wine and salami tutored tasting in the artisan norcineria
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Transfer to Vasto for a fishing demonstration from a trabocco
  • Seafood lunch on the trabocco
  • Visit of the charming old town of Vasto
  • Dinner with local specialities

Day 4

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Mountain hiking with the possibility of walks to discover the truffle
  • Visit to an award winning winery for tasting of Tintilia wine and brunch on the vineyard
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Dinner with specialities of truffle

Day 5

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Early departure to Termoli for visit to the local markets to buy quality ingredients for upcoming lesson and dinner
  • Lunch in a superb restaurant in the hearth of Termoli
  • 3rd cooking lesson: an afternoon class using the fresh ingredients from the market
  • Dinner with regional menu

Day 6

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Cooking class learning to cook bread and pizza
  • Lunch
  • Visit to an artisan cheese maker for a tutored tasting of ricotta and pecorino
  • Afternoon leisure
  • Farewell dinner with pizza and Molise street food (porchetta, arrosticini, etc.)

Day 7

  • You will start your day with leisurely traditional breakfast
  • Exchange goodbye greetings and gifts
  • Transfer and departure to the airport

Included excursions

  • Fishing demonstration from a trabocco at Vasto
  • Visit artisan cheese maker
  • Visit award-winning winery
  • Visit charming old town of Vasto
  • Visit local markets at Termoli

Location

This holiday will take place in the countryside of Molise, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Health Club
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting
  • Paragliding

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Patio

Services

  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Everyday, you will begin your day with a leisurely traditional breakfast. You will enjoy authentic Italian cookery classes and visit award-winning winery on your trip. Not only that, you will have the opportunity to have seafood lunch on a trabocco and have an experience of the Molise street food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Activities on the farm
  • Basic courses of Italian language
  • Horseback riding or donkey rides
  • Visit petting zoo

What's included

  • 1 goodbye gift
  • 1 personalized cooking apron and cookbook
  • 1 truffle hunting
  • 1 visit to a winery and wine tasting
  • 1 visit to a cheese farm and tasting
  • 2 visits to charming old towns
  • 4 cooking sessions with an Italian chef
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and breakfasts (including water, house wine and coffee)
  • Transfers to / from airport in Rome (FCO), Bari (BRI) and Pescara (PSR)
  • Transport to excursions

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Autostrada A14 (Bologna – Taranto)

  • From Autostrada A14, exit at Montenero di Bisaccia-Vasto Sud on highway Adriatica A14
  • Take SS.650 Fondo valle Trigno, heading for Isernia and take the junction for Montenero di Bisaccia
  • Once in Montenero di Bisaccia, follow the indications for Palata / Campobasso (you will find indications for Agriturismo Fontefredda along the street, the first one is in front of the Sanctuary of Madonna di Bisaccia)
  • After 2.3 kilometers, turn right, go ahead for 900 meters, and then turn left
  • Continue for another 700 meters, and Fontefredda is on your left

Driving directions from Autostrada A14 (Milano-Napoli)

  • From Autostrada A1, exit at San Vittore
  • Then, take the exit for Venafro
  • Continue on SS85 towards Isernia
  • Take the junction for San Salvo / Vasto (SS650 Fondo Valle Trigno)
  • Take exit Montenero di Bisaccia
  • Once in Montenero di Bisaccia, follow the indications for Palata / Campobasso (you will find indications for Agriturismo Fontefredda along the street, the first one is in front of the Sanctuary of Madonna di Bisaccia)
  • After 2.3 kilometers, turn right, go ahead for 900 meters, and then turn left
  • Continue for another 700 meters, and Fontefredda is on your left

GPS

Latitude: 41.925283 (41° 55' 31.019" N)

Longitude: 14.777633 (14° 46' 39.479" E)

Airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Airport transfer included: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Abruzzo Airport Airport transfer included: Abruzzo Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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