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*by Abruzzo World Club 
                                        


History and Art, Family and Research, Nature and Landscapes, Food & Wines in the heart of Italy!

                  See below an overview of our Food & Wine Tour


Abruzzo is the long-lost Italy for which you have been searching: awe-inspiring mountains, wooded solitudes, verdant gentle hills rolling toward warm sandy beaches and the bustling medieval cities.  Most important, the unspoiled hill towns where centuries-old traditions persist and generous welcoming people live. Untouched by mass tourism, Abruzzo offers an unrivaled opportunity to experience an unadulterated and genuine culture.
 

The craftsmen and artisans of Abruzzo are among Italy’s finest that still practice centuries-old arts like ceramic, lace, wrought iron and jewelry making.  Not to be overlooked, the cuisine of the region is perhaps Italy’s most diverse and imaginative; As seen by many, the Abruzzese cooks are long considered Italy’s best. These tours of Abruzzo are like no other … a chance to discover up close and personal the real Italy … an Italy all your own. 


Now it is a pleasure to introduce our all new 9-day Food and Wine Tour scheduled for the year 2007:

26 May to 4 June
  8 to 17 September
  6 to 15 October

FOOD AND WINE LAND TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:


Transportation:
  All transfers by air-conditioned bus throughout your tour to include pick-up at Rome's Fiumicino Airport to begin Day 1 on your Food and Wine tour.


Hotels: 
Hotel accommodations for the 9 nights based on double room occupancy with private bathroom and shower.


Meals:
  Rich continental breakfast daily, 6 authentic traditional Abruzzese main noon meals to include one seafood meal and 4 Hotel dinners.


Experienced Escorts:
  Experienced tour guides and staff will escort the group throughout the tour. Our guides have knowledge of the Abruzzo area and of all shopping, cultural sightseeing and dining venues you will be visiting.


Escorted Guided Tour Highlights and Experiences:

Destination Tours and Places of Interest:  Arti, Silivi Paese, Percara, Castelli, L’Aquila, Gran Sasso mountian, Scanno, Pescocostanzo, Sulmona and Rome.


Premier Inclusions:
  Atri’s Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta;  Castelli’s Art Institute and Ceramics Museum;  Teramo’s Cathedral of St. Berardo;  L’Aquila’s Santa Maria di Collemaggio;  Scanno’s traditional craftsworks; Rome’s Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.


Come, See and Discover:
  Abruzzese regione experieces with all touring as described per day-by-day itinerary:

  • 3 wine tasting sessions with appetizers, 1 extra virgin olive oil tasting with appetizers, 1 gelato tasting, 1 cheese tasting  - Visit a local winery, producing one of the best Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines - Podere San Domenico, an agriturismo specializing in "cucina teramana” with two Abruzzese cooking lessons. 
  • Visit to a local olive oil farm.
  • Opportunity offer to make a genealogy research, locate and meet relatives, or enjoy a day at leisure.
  • Morning visit to Doici Aveia factory.
  • Surprising visit to one of the most important cheese making farm of La Porta dei Parchi in L’Aquila province.

Abruzzo Region and Abruzzese Highlights:  Welcome Reception  -  Orientation tour of Atri  -    Atri’s Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with mass available at the Cathedral  -  Frescoes by Andrea de Litio (also spelt Delitio), the greatest Abruzzese painter  -  Picciano’s Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Contadine  -  Castelli’s Art Institute and Ceramics Museum  -  Teramo’s Cathedral of St. Berardo  -  Orientation tour of L’Aquila  -  L’Aquila’s Santa Maria di Collemaggio  -  Pescocostanzo, the jewel of southern Abruzzo, where you will walk the winding pathways of this beautiful artisans' village, with its pristine white medieval houses  -  Pescocostanzo, the jewel of southern Abruzzo  -   Scanno, picturesque village and historical centre, famous for the gold filigree, lace and the renowned Abruzzese jewel, the presentosa  -  Pescocostanzo’s Church of Santa Maria del Colle  -  Scanno; famous for the gold filigree  -  Solmona, home to the Pelino confetti factory and museum.


Travel Inclusions
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  • Paid entrance inclusive to all activities and sites, including museums.  
  • Europ Assistance’s Land Insurance coverage for health, accident and liability. 
  • Brochures, maps and handouts inclusive for all excursions.

    To see a complete itinerary, click Food and Wine Tour

    For personal communication with our USA Tour Consultant, clicK
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2007 Food and Wine Tour

6th to 15th October

Awaiting you is Your experience of a lifetime on an tour in Abruzzo … to treasure for a lifetime! This unique tour is like no other you’ve taken before; we have arranged each detail of the itinerary in order to show you the best the Abruzzo region has to offer. A pleasure to your palate; the foods, wines, cheeses, oils and gelato of Abruzzo are superb, fresh, traditional, yet innovative. This Food and Wine Tour will offer you many opportunities to discover the fascinating history and breath-taking natural landscapes of Abruzzo, rightly called the "best kept secret of Italy". Come and fall in love with the foods and people of Abruzzo!

Custom Tour

All seasons

Use our expertise, contacts and services to create your own Custom Tour  in Abruzzo and surrounding areas. Our experienced guides will help you to find and to visit your ancestral town, to research in local archives, to locate and meet relatives. With our help, we will assist you to schedule your personalized vacation in our area.  We can take you to a traditional Abruzzo rarely seen by other visitors to Italy.  Away from the usual tourist spots and maddening crowds, you will discover an Abruzzo of local festivals, real cuisine and real people.

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