Have a great cooking vacation in Abruzzo, admiring the landscapes, enjoying the food, and meeting friendly locals. Learn to prepare regional dishes and visit some of the areas historical monuments. The highlight of this tour is the chance to experience and have fun picking olives and visit the olive oil mill while it is working and transforming olives to extra virgin olive oil. Discover the flavors of Abruzzo as you learn to cook traditional dishes and enjoy dining on what youve prepared. Visit an olive grove and see how the oil is processed. Taste olive oils and wine, and learn to make pasta, pizza, sheeps cheese, and more.
The maximum participants in the group is 16.
A short walk from the sights of the old city, close to the shopping streets and only 3 kilometers from the beautiful beaches of Vasto Marina, Hotel San Marco takes you into the center of Vasto. Since 1972, with the courtesy and professionalism that distinguish us, we ensure that your stay in our city is exactly as you want it to be.
Charming and family run Hotel San Marco in the historical downtown is ideal for your holidays. With practical and stylish rooms, completely restored, you can relax with all the modern comforts and tranquility.
The helpful and friendly staff will always be at your disposal to make your stay perfect and memorable. You can expect a leisurely traditional breakfast of freshly baked bread, whole fruit country-style preserves, cake, pastries, cappuccino, coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juice.
Italia Sweet Italia founder and travel guide. Interested in tourism since he worked as a teenager in the summer months as a barman and waiter in Vasto, Fabrizio decided to study Tourism Economics at university. He spent part of his studies as an ERASMUS student in the UK, after graduation going on to work as a consultant, researcher and teacher in tourism in Bologna, Milan and Barcelona.
Nicola and Emanuele
Nicola and Emanuele are two brothers with a common passion: wine. Every year, they interpret the signs of nature and use technique and intuition to create unique wines with character.
Rinaldo is a fisherman owner of a “trabocco”. The “trabocco” is a large spider-like fishing machine, made of wood, ropes and nets, typical to this section of the Adriatic Sea.
Adele is a housewife who follows the teachings of her mother, dedicating her precious time to the kitchen to get those unique flavors. Now that she has also become a mother, she searches that time and those flavors with which she grew up to serve her daughter.
Berardino is a 51-year old farmer whose family has been managing this 13-acre farm for over four generations. They produce vegetables, grain, oil, wine, cheese, cold cuts and raise cattle, sheep and donkeys.
Giovanni and Elio
Giovanni and Elio are two brothers who take care of a field of ancient olive trees and produce tasty extra virgin olive oil.
Ettore is an artist who lives and works in a magical place. His farm is rich in elements that stimulate the imagination and creativity. In the surrounding woods, he grow truffles he harvests and eats with friends.
A short drive from Rome and considered the greenest region in Europe with three National Parks and many protected areas and species such as bears, wolves, lynx and Golden Eagles. Abruzzo spreads from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic sea which means that you can admire the highest mountains of the Apennines, the Corno Grande, directly from its coast.
It is this huge variety of landscapes and seascapes that make it an ideal place to have a relaxing holiday. Abruzzo and her four provinces: Teramo, LAquila, Pescara and Chieti have a very diverse gastronomic heritage that includes wine, pasta alla chitarra, extra-virgin olive oil, cheeses, salami, truffle, saffron and fish soups.
Abruzzo remains unknown and off the beaten track to many non Italians. For that reason, we can give you the special attention you deserve. Abruzzo and her people, the Abruzzese, will reawaken your senses and provide an unforgettable Italian holiday you will never forget!
Vasto is a Roman coastal town (population: over 40,000), just 3 hours from Rome, which flourished again in the 15th and 16th Century. You will enjoy exploring the centro storico, its cathedrals and churches, the 15th Century Palazzo dAvalos, the Rossetti Theater, the cafes, and restaurants.
Enjoy the food, wine and gelato, vineyards, cheese factories and olive oil mills, as well as the many natural sites: a selection of beaches, from sandy shores to pebbly coves, from the populous marina to the natural reserve, from dunes to trabocchi, the unique fishing huts you will marvel at, all within a short distance.
Pescara Airport is a Ryanair hub, so it is connected to many international airports such AS London Stansted, Barcelona Girona, Brussels Charleroi, Eindhoven, %Frankfurt Han, Oslo Torp, Milan Bergamo, Paris Beauvais.
From Rome City Center to Pescara Railway/Bus Station to Vasto, use Di Fonzo bus company
From Rome Fiumicino airport to Rome City Center to Pescara Railway/Bus Station to Vasto, use Dicarlobus company
From Rome Fiumicino/Ciampino airport to Rome City Center to Pescara Railway/Bus Station to Vasto, use Prontobus
From Rome Fiumicino airport to Rome City Center to Pescara Railway/Bus Station or From Rome City Center to Pescara Railway/Bus Station, use ARPA bus company
From Naples City Center to Vasto or From Rome City Center to Vasto, use Autoservizi Cerella bus company
Including Naples, Rimini, Ancona, Foggia and Bari to Pescara Centrale and Vasto-San Salvo Stations: Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane