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Traditional Molisane Wine Holiday Italy

On this tour you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit some of the region's top cellars and vineyards. While there you’ll meet the owners, learn about the fascinating work behind winemaking, all while sampling Molisane speciality cuisine. Discover the region's exclusive grape variety, Tintillia, while also touring some the region's major cultural sites and learning the region's rich history.

Highlights

  • Wine tasting tours
  • Visit to wine cellars and vineyards
  • Explore the historical town of Aquaviva Collecroce
  • Visit and shop at ceramic stores made by local artisans
  • A visit to the famous Roman Amphiteater
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:30
Check-out Time:
21:00

During the holiday, you will be staying at a beautiful agriturismo, located on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards and the Adriatic Sea. There is no single supplement for solo travelers. You also have the choice to stay in a beautiful furnished apartment in San Martino in Pensili (for 2 people).

Program

Day 1 - Pick-up, welcome dinner

Pick up at Termoli train station, then a short drive to Agriturismo Il Quadrifoglio in Montenero di Bisaccia, surrounded by the beautiful vineyards of Cantina Terresacre. Once you’re settled there will be a briefing on your tour followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Aquaviva Collecroce, wine tasting at Cianfagna

At 9am you drive to Aquaviva Collecroce, a village with a mysterious charm to discover. The village boasts a long history acting as a base for the Knights of Malta giving it an atmosphere of medieval chivalry. In addition, there are several delightful fountains as well as Latin palindromes written into the very stones of the village itself.

Located near to Aquaviva Collecroce is your first vineyard. You'll have a tour and tasting in the Cianfagna wine cellar. Cianfagna specialize in producing award-winning wines using the regional Tintilia grape variety.

After lunch, you drive to Campomarino to visit the wine cellar of Di Tullio, which rose from an ex-airfield for spitfires flown by English, Danish and Irish pilots. Now people from these same countries come to celebrate the end of the war and enjoy the excellent wine.

Following is a visit to Campomarino and Campomarino Lido (weather permitting, also a stroll on the beach).

Day 3 - Terresacre wine tasting, free time

Your morning will include a visit to Terresacre for wine tasting. Terresacre aims to combine modern winemaking methods while staying true to regional traditions

The afternoon will be free for you to relax before you all meet for dinner.

Day 4 - Roman Amphitheater, Tenimenti Grieco Winery

aT 9am you drive to Larino where you will visit the The Larino Amphitheater, Palazzo Zappone and the Civic Museum; also a visit to Larino’s Cathedral, which is considered to be one of the finest in Italy, followed by a stroll through Borgo Vecchio, the old town.

In the afternoon you'll enjoy vineyard visit to Tenimenti Grieco, whose grapes come from fields overlooking the Adriatic coast at altitudes above 150 meters.

In the evening you’ll have free time to select your own location for dinner.

Day 5 - Monteroduni, Campi Valerio vineyard

In the morning drive to Monteroduni, a town situated on a slope of almost 460 meters above sea level. Here you will see the beautiful Pignatelli Castle and Saint Michael Archangel Church.

The day’s wine tasting and lunch will be at the wine cellar of Campi Valerio. Since 1974 the Valerio winery has been producing fine wines with great character.

In the afternoon you'll drive back to the hotel for some free time before meeting for dinner.

Day 6 - La Pampanella, wine tasting, Termoli old town

In the morning you will see how La Pampanella is made, a dish of cured port meat famous and exclusive to San Martino in Pensilis.

In the afternoon there will be wine tasting at the wine cellar of Di Giulio or Borgo di Colloredo.

Then you drive to Termoli for a walk round the Borgo Vecchio, the old town, and visit the Cathedral and enjoy the views from the tower. Shop and visit some stores selling ceramic made by local artisans.

Dinner in the evening will be at a local restaurant in Termoli followed by drinks at the local bar.

Day 7 - Departure

You will dropped off at Termoli Train Station.

Included excursions

  • Visit to Aquaviva Collecroce
  • Visit Campomarino and Campomarino Lido
  • Visit the old past of Casacalenda, Porta Capo, Palazzo Baronale, Saint Mary Major Church
  • Visit the Roman Amphiteater, Palazzo Zappone and the Civic Musuem, Larino’s Cathedral
  • See the beautiful Pgnatellli Castel and Saint Michael Archangel Church
  • Drive to Termoli, visit Borgo Vecchio, the old town and the cathedral
  • Visit Ceramic stores which are made by local artisans

Location

This holiday will take place in Molise, Italy. Located along the Adriatic coast, between the Abruzzo and Apulia regions, Molise stands right in the middle of the Italian peninsula. Molise's territory has been producing grapes since time immemorial. Plinio the Ancient even mentioned Cliternia (now called Nuova Cliternia) near Campomarino as one of the best areas for viniculture in his writings of Naturalis Historia.

Food

During this holiday, you will be served six breakfasts, five lunches, and six dinners. All wine tastinga are accompanied with food, specially prepared for the guests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • 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

What's included

  • Wine tasting tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visit to wine cellars
  • Exciting city tour
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shopping and visit Ceramic stores which are made by local artisans
  • Transfers to and from Termoli train station
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by train

You will be arriving at Termoli train station. Transfers to and from Termoli train station are included.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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