Take a break from the routine and discover the natural beauties of the Italian town of Abruzzo. The warm weather, incredible landscapes, perfect accommodation, and delicious food will make you want to stay. You will have the chance to visit a vineyard, harvest grapes and taste their best wines. You will also be able to prepare incredible dishes with the instruction of experienced cooks that will share their most precious secrets about Italian cuisine with you.
The Hotel San Marco was recently renovated and thanks to its central location and its many amenities is the perfect setting for your stay. It is practical and elegant and you can relax with all the modern comforts and in absolute tranquility. The rooms are comfortable and fully equipped and the friendly staff will make your stay unforgettable.
You will visit Ambruzzos mountains, castle, cathedral, national parks, monuments and coastline, as well as an artisan farm, an olive grove, a winery, San Giovanni in Venere Abbey, and Loggia Amblingh.
Abruzzo is just a short drive from Rome and is considered the greenest region in Europe with three national parks and many protected areas and species. It has a very diverse gastronomic heritage that includes wine, pasta alla chitarra, olive oil, cheeses, salami, truffles, saffron, and fish soups. Abruzzo also offers a wide variety of landscapes and seascapes that will take your breath away.
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Locally caught fish is an important part of the cuisine in Abruzzo. You will learn about traditional fishing and how to incorporate your catch into a range of tasty dishes. You will have the chance to sample ricotta and pecorino cheese from the region as well as traditional meals, olive oil and wines. Every meal is prepared with great care and attention at local restaurants. An example menu includes bruschette with meat sauce, pasta alla chitarra with meat sauce and polpette, cavatelli with vegetables and tarallucci.
You will have ample time to explore the surroundings, immerse in the Italian culture and participate in multiple activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, truffle hunting, wine and cheese tasting, olive harvesting and olive oil tasting, as well as visiting the beautiful nearby beaches, cooking and swimming.
You need to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO) on September 18, 2016. Italia Sweet Italia will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
You can travel by bus to Pescara or Vasto. The bus journey from Rome to Pescara takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the bus you catch and one hour more to get to Vasto.
You can travel by train to Pescara or Vasto. The train journey from Rome takes around 4 hours to Pescara and around 5 hours to Vasto.