3 Days Abruzzi Park Cooking and Cheese Vacations in Italy

Pasta Making and Cooking Holidays

Italy Farm Stay is an organic farm located between Rome and Naples, only two hours from each city. Situated at the foot of a beautiful mountain in the Abruzzi National Park, it is close to ample hiking trails, pristine waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. You can get off the tourist trail, relax on peaceful a farm, eat fresh fruit from the trees, immerse yourself in Italian culture, and enjoy delicious homemade Italian meals.

Highlights

  • Authentic Italian cooking lessons
  • Enjoy the visit to the local shepherd
  • Make homemade pasta from farm-fresh ingredients
  • Learn how to make pecorino and fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2 traditional Italian vegetarian dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation

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3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The accommodation options are on single, double, and triple room occupancy basis. A private en-suite is a private bedroom with private bathroom. Heating is provided in the en-suite rooms from October first until April 15th. It is turned on for three hours per day from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. If you wish to have the heater on at any other time of the year or longer hours, the cost is 0,90 EUR per hour. They also provide air conditioner (AC) for an additional cost of 5 EUR per day in the en-suite rooms. However, all rooms are made of limestone walls, which keeps them quite cool in the summer and AC is not necessary for most guests. Crib is available for families traveling with young children.

Italy Farm Stay Cooking Vacations Italy Program

Italy Farm Stay offers a wide range of affordable activities for guests to enjoy. During these activities, you can get to know the rich culture of the Italian countryside and have the opportunity to contemplate the beauty of nature. You can participate in the activities as an individual or in a group with other guests. Ingredients such as vegetables, fruit, potatoes, eggs, meat, olive oil, and wine all come directly from the farm. They raise few animals such as chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, and occasionally pigs so that you can have healthy, organic meat, eggs, and milk. They often make handmade pasta, breads, cakes, and pies for guests to enjoy.

Italian cooking class

Learn how to make homemade pasta with fresh ingredients from the farm. This traditional Italian meal will then be part of the dinner that all the guests can enjoy.

Visit the local shepherd

Take part in an old family tradition in the Italian countryside. The shepherd’s family has been making cheese and herding sheep for generations. You can watch the local shepherd and learn how to make pecorino and fresh ricotta cheese.

Included excursions

Learn how cheese is made by a traditional Italian shepherd.

Location

Italy Farm Stay is located in the small village of Pescosolido, at the foot of the Abruzzi National Park. The area around the farm is one of the most beautiful places in Italy; mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, wildlife, and many interesting ruins, churches, and castles are easily accessible. The closest town is Sora, where you can eat at local restaurants, stroll along the lively main street, visit the numerous shops, cafés, and pubs, use the internet, or go to the open air market on Thursday mornings.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Trail running nearby

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River nearby
  • Special menu request

Services

  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • Wireless internet

Food

Dinners at Italy Farm Stay is included and will be based on authentic Italian cooking, made with a wide range of local, fresh ingredients. Price per person includes vegetarian dinner. You can enjoy dinner with meat for an additional 3 EUR per person. Please notify Italy Farm Stay if you have dietary requirements.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Optional activities

  • Bike rentals
  • Day hike
  • Horseback riding
  • Italian language course
  • Overnight hike
  • Paragliding
  • Truffle hunting
  • Visit the Pecorino cheese factory
  • Wine tour
  • Yoga class along the creek in the woods

What's included

  • 2 Italian dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Authentic Italian cooking lessons
  • Visit to the local shepherd

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Rome

  • Take the A1 towards Naples.
  • Exit at Ferentino and follow the signs to Sora.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

Take metro line A from Anagnina bus station (Platform 10) in Rome to Sora.

Arrival by train

Take the train from Rome Termini station for Roccasecca, then shift for Sora. Make sure to check the train schedule for Sora before you leave Rome so you do not get stuck in Roccasecca.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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