Roll up your sleeves as you learn to cook recipes passed through generations before walking it off through Abruzzo’s stunning natural scenery on this 6 night cooking and walking holiday; experience the region of Abruzzo, Italy’s best kept secret, in the company of cooks, farmers & local producers.
This fantastic 6 night / 7 day cooking and walking holiday has been thoughtfully put together by local guide Fabrizio, together with his family & friends, to ensure you get the perfect Italian experience that combines passion, land and locals to bring you the best of Abruzzo.
Fabrizio, your host and guide for the week, uses his hometown, the history packed, medieval town of Vasto, as your base for the week. Each day will bring a new adventure as you head out to farmhouses, seaside traboccos (exclusive to the region), markets, and wineries, and with each day comes another taste of the region and a new meal to master.
The cooks, farmers and producers you will meet are all native to the region of Abruzzo and part of Fabrizio’s family, there is simply no better way to get an insider’s view of Abruzzo daily life. They can’t wait to share their family secrets and tricks of the trade with you.
The hands-on cooking is simple, rustic and true to its roots, taught by people who have been living off the land, mastering family recipes passed down through generations, and using the best seasonal produce. If there is a dish you are missing during your stay, it simply isn’t the right season – there are perfect dishes that reflect different times of year. Trust us – no one knows better than the producers.
As well as meeting the locals and hands-on cooking lessons, you’ll be taking in some of the finest scenery Abruzzo has to offer at a slow easy pace during two guided walks.
The walks are well off the beaten track, and you are escorted by your local guide so you can learn about what you are seeing and take in some culture and history while you walk. You’ll discover mountains, the coast line, old, remote hermitages as well as the chance to take a dip in the Adriatic Sea.
You’ll stay in a family-run 3-star hotel is fitted with every modern convenience right in the heart of the city. It is known its caring staff who is always on hand to help and offer some advice on what to see.