Culture, Food and Learn Italian in Abruzzo

Highlights

  • Interact with local in markets and cooking classes
  • Learn some Italian in a unique and fun way
  • Be joined by a local expert guide throughout
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What you'll do

Overview

NPE

Enjoy learning about Italian culture, food and the language itself on this immersive tour in one of the most beautiful regions in Italy.

2023 Dates

15 – 21 October SOLD OUT

2024 Dates

28 April – 4 May

For anyone eager to live an immersive adventure in the Italian culture and traditions, where you really learn about food, region and people this is the tour for you.

Your host and local guide Fabrizio, together with his f...Read All

Arrival

Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and drive to the ancient roman town of Vasto on the Adriatic Coast. On the ride over admire the beautiful Abruzzo mountains and National Parks.

You will check in at the charming and family run Hotel in the historical center of Vasto where you will meet your Italian teacher and tour leader and learn some more about the 7-day Italian language, cultural and culinary vacation.

Enjoy the evening at a traditional restaurant to with wel...Read All

Italian Class in a Winery, Wine Tasting and Exploring Vasto

Start off each day of the tour with a traditional breakfast made of freshly baked bread, whole fruit country-style preserves, cake, pastries, coffee, tea cheeses and salami.

After breakfast, we visit an award winning winery that lies between a marine park and the mountains in Vasto. We will have our first  Italian language class where we will talk about food, olive oil, and Italian wines. After this, you will have learnt how to ask for your favourite vinos in Italian.

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Visit a Market, Make Homemade Pasta and Visit an Oil Mill

Following breakfast, we visit Vasto’s colourful market to get seasonal products. Here you will have the possibility to practice a little bit of that Italian you learnt yesterday with help from your guide.

Next, we drive to the beautiful countryside of Vasto where we will meet Fabrizio’s family to have an exclusive cooking class with them and learn how easy it is to make fresh pasta. But that will be your lunch so better not mess it up!

After a hearty lunch, We  visit an O...Read All

Italian Language Class in a Seaside Natural Reserve, Trabocchi Coast and Lunch on a Trabucco

After breakfast we will explore the famous Trabocchi coastline. We will start with a walk inside the “Punta Aderci” Nature Reserve, from where you can also admire snow-capped mountains. Which is where you will be having an Italian class if its a nice day, where you will learn about the region.

We will visit a trabucco which is an Italian fishing dock. Learn how to fish and learn about the history of the dock. And enjoy a traditional lunch on the dock.

Enjoy some free time i...Read All

Italian Class in a Farmhouse, Farm-to-Table Lunch and a Medieval Castle

We start the day off by having an Italian lesson in a farmhouse where we learn about rural life and medieval castles and history. Then you can relax in the countryside or participate in some Italian farming and collect some Italian wine for a little snack with some cheese and biscuits. We then learn how to make ricotta cheese and collect some vegetables for lunch, with pasta, eggs, meats and breads all from the farm.

In the afternoon, explore the enchanting Abruzzo’s castle in the sk...Read All

Italian class in an art studio, art experience and Lunch

After breakfast we will drive to the little hilltop village of Lentella at Ettore’s “Fattoria d’Arte” (Art farm) Surrounded by an amazing landscape with a stunning view and we  will have our last Italian language class about Italian art, flowers and plants.

Next you can enjoy creating your own postcard made with natural colours produced at the moment mixing leaves and flowers that you can pick at Ettore’s property

We will have an aperitif and a traditional lunch wi...Read All

Departure

After breakfast we will leave at around 9 am  for Rome Fiumicino Airport which is about 3.5 hours driving from Vasto so we will be in time for the afternoon flight.

What's included

Included

  • 6 Nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 4 Italian lessons
  • 6 meals
  • 2 hands on cooking classes
  • All transport and entrance fees
  • Local expert guide
  • Transfers to and from Rome airport
Your local host

Fabrizio and friends

Fabrizio is your tour guide and host extraordinaire on his Italian gastronomy holidays. Native to the region of Abruzzo in central Italy, he is immensely proud of its history and heritage. Fabrizio’s passion for keeping everything local also means that guests on his holidays will be joining his family for cooking lessons, meeting local producers and using only locally sourced products.

This is not your typical cooking school or indeed cookery holiday. All cooking activities and gastronomic experiences take place in the local’s homes, on local farms, or in the hills on the lands of local suppliers and families. There is no “professional chef” on this holiday – you are learning from housewives, mothers, fat... Read All

Fabrizio is your tour guide and host extraordinaire on his Italian gastronomy holidays. Native to the region of Abruzzo in central Italy, he is immensely proud of its history and heritage. Fabrizio’s passion for keeping everything local also means that guests on his holidays will be joining his family for cooking lessons, meeting local producers and using only locally sourced products.

This is not your typical cooking school or indeed cookery holiday. All cooking activities and gastronomic experiences take place in the local’s homes, on local farms, or in the hills on the lands of local suppliers and families. There is no “professional chef” on this holiday – you are learning from housewives, mothers, fathers, brothers, farmers and fisherman, as well as wine makers, olive producers. Pretty much everyone in the community and what you’ll learn, see and experience are not taught it in schools but refined and passed down through the generations.

Location

Set in the central region of Abruzzo, which boasts the Adriatic sea to the east and a lush mountainous landscape to the west, this unique Italian cooking holiday will prove to be a culinary adventure through your host Fabrizio’s home region. Based in his hometown of Vasto, a charming seafront town, you are perfectly placed to experience the tastes, culture and people of the area, where you will learn to cook in local kitchens or farms during the day, and have the nights to explore the city.

Nearest airports:
Roma Fiumicino Airport (around 3.5 hours away)

Return airport transfers:
Free airport transfers to and from Roma Fiumicino are included in the price.

FAQs

Is this your suitable for vegetarians?

Yes of course! You just need to let us know before you come so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Do I need to know Italian before I come?

No, you could have never spoken a work of Italian before and still love this tour. Your guide will be there to help with translation.

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