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Hotel Garnì Astoria's organization is the best in the countrysie Abruzzo and their prices reflect a high standard of services in a four-star company. This holiday includes cooking classes at Fonte Eremita in Roccaraso, in a exclusive location. Transfer in a shuttle Mercedes is also included from / to Rome or Naples and all the activities in the program.
Hotel Garnì Astoria's new structure offers you a hospitality that portrays tradition and relaxation. It's the ideal environment to get away from the chaos of city life and to enjoy complete relaxation that harmonizes with nature. Hotel Garnì Astoria has 12 bedrooms on two separate floors and is outfitted with all the necessary comforts. After a day on the slopes or other outdoor excursions, come and enjoy the pleasures and the privilege of the Jacuzzi, Swedish sauna, Turkish Sauna, and incredible showers.
Along with Hotel Garnì Astoria's respect for nature and incredible comfort, the environment offers tranquillity. From the chromatic choices of the internal and external walls to the pure Ampezzano décor with flower decorated wood and shaped-iron accessories: everything was created by experienced. knowledgeable hands of the Cortina artisans so that welcoming warmth and rare elegance prevail.
All this is brought to you by the most advanced technologies that guarantee low environmental impact (fifth class) and the highest level of static security, information security aimed at protecting efficiency and equipment efficacy, the safety of all, comfort in general, and, last but not least, guest security.
Airport arrival transfer / welcome drink / dinner. The driver will pick you up at the airport and he will drive you to Roccaraso through the Abruzzo National Park, crossing beautiful forests and valleys. Check-in in the hotel and accommodation in your cozy room. Leisure time to enjoy a walk around the hotel or to enjoy the spa with Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, emotional shower, or relax in the lounge area with fireplace.
In the evening you will meet with the chef Italo Acconcia and his team for a welcoming drink and briefing of the program along with a special gift for your cooking seminar. Dinner in the hotel will complete your first day of arrival.
Breakfast, lunch, and free evening in Roccaraso, cooking class at Fonte Eremita. After breakfast buffet in the hotel, transfer to the cooking class, where you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of pasta (cannelloni, chitarra), condiments (sugo, salsa, soup), preparing perfect scallopine, and obviously a typical dessert. The program is perfect for those who love Italian cuisine and its basic elements. Lunch is included. Free evening in Roccaraso village.
Breakfast and dinner, guided tour to Sulmona, tasting of local products. After breakfast in the hotel, transfer with your driver and tour guide to Sulmona, known as the Siena of the south. Guided tour (itinerary depending on meteorological conditions) to the cathedral, historical center, and piazza, where the famous medieval Palio festival takes place every summer. Free time for shopping and lunch.
After, visit a famous confetti factory, where you will be shown how the famous confettis are manufactured. You will enjoy sampling the different flavors of confettis and taking your creation back home as a souvenir. Transfer back to hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
Breakfast, lunch, and free evening in Pescocostanzo, cooking class at Fonte Eremita. After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the cooking class, where you will have the opportunity to cook homemade pasta such as gnocchi and fettucine. You will also prepare involtini and discover the secrets of how to make a perfect crostata and the chef's specialty: food carving! Learn how to make a beautiful rose, flower, and faces carving fruits and vegetables!
You will surprise your friends back home inviting them to a perfect cena italiana cooked by yourself with stunning food presentation. Lunch at school. Transfer to hotel. Free evening in the wonderful village of Pescocostanzo where you can explore the stunning historical beauties of this UNESCO heritage.
Breakfast and dinner, guided tour to Castel di Sangro, food shopping, cooking class. After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the village of Castel di Sangro with your chef Italo, who will take you to shop in the local market choosing fresh fruits and vegetables that you will learn how to cook in the afternoon class. It will be followed by a visit to the Convent of Maddalena, with II WW museum.
The tour continues with a visit to the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, historical building, center of the village history and traditions. Free time for lunch and shopping in the village. Transfer back to the class with your chef Italo for the hands-on cooking class and dinner.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tour to Raiano, Corfino, Vittorito wine cellar. After breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy this tour as a path towards the discovery of nature, culture, and local enogastronomy. Hilly landscapes with churches and abbeys. You will visit the Hermitage of San Venanzio, a mystic spot among rocks, springs, and forests. A visit at the most important cantina for a wine tasting. Lunch included.
Transfer to hotel and leisure time to enjoy a walk or to use the spa to relax and pamper yourself. Farewell dinner (barbeque with typical local meat: salsicce, agnello, arrosticini) in the hotel with live music, photo session, and graduation certificate ceremony!
Breakfast, transfer. It is always difficult to say goodbye when you had such a good time… so just say “arrivederci all’anno prossimo” (see you next year). Breakfast in hotel and transfer with driver to Rome International Airport. Remember: Italian cuisine is the best, Italians cook better!
Chef Italo will guide you in your cooking classes.
Roccaraso is a town in Central Italy, near L’Aquila in Abruzzo. It dates back to around 1000 AD and is located near the Rasinus stream, from which some believe it took its original name, Rasin Rocca. The hotel is located in Abruzzo, 800 meters from the central main street of Roccaraso, the most important touristic center of the Apennine Mountain Range.
This holiday includes six breakfast buffet, three lunches, and four dinners. A glass of wine, as well as coffee and water, at lunches and dinners are also included.
Roccaraso is one of the most famous locations to ski in Italy. The ski resort of Roccaraso is structured around the Mountains of Roccaraso, with the Piano Aremogna and Pizzalto, connected directly to the plants of Rivisondoli-Monte Pratello and the area of Alto Sangro.
In the resort "Ombrellone," a vast park will give the opportunity for visitors to try out four different adventure paths based on the level of difficulty or to dabble in one of the oldest sports, such as archery.
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
From Rome to Sulmona, bus line Schiappa. From Naples to Roccaraso, bus line Arpa. From Pescara to Roccaraso, bus line Arpa.
Rome-Pescara train, change trains at Sulmona, and continue on the Sulmona-Caste di Sangro-Isernia line. Get off at Campo di Giove, Palena or Rivisondoli-Pescocostanzo.
41°50'49" north - 14° 5' 8" east
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