Medieval Magic Of Abruzzo Departing Rome 30 July 2017 AND IN 2018 DEPARTING ROME
29 July 2018
Discover the magic of village Italy as we travel to the heart of the Abruzzo region.
Over 8 days and 7 nights explore uncrowded villages with ancient Norman castles and silent monasteries; admire timeless medieval frescoes and sample life as it was in the middle ages. In July and August experience the centuries old pagentry of a medieval joust complete with parades, flag throwing and fanfares(July Departure Only). Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Gran Sasso, the highest mountain of the Apennines.
Enjoy tastings of Montepulciano wine and exquisite olive oils, prepare traditional dishes with the local ladies and be entertained with private musical performances.
An authentic taste of village Italy which will inspire you for a lifetime.
Fully escorted and personal small group travel. Maximum of 12 guests only.
8 days/ 7 nights in the quiet countryside of Abruzzo.
Unpack only twice, unwind in a restored medieval convent and apartments in a medieval village.
All private rooms or apartments include ensuite and modern amenities.
Experience central Italy in comfort and at a leisurely pace. Travel in airconditioned comfort in a luxury private minibus. Family run and locally operated.
Exclusive and private hands on cooking class with local Abruzzese ladies. Create a 4 course dinner using fresh and local ingredients.
Private guided walks in the Gran Sasso National Park with stunning scenery of the Appenines and ancient Norman castles.
Exclusive private musical performances with Michael Howard international tenor accompanied by local artists (piano accordion or classical guitar)
Join in the Autumn saffron harvest with the locals (late October).
Join in the magnificent Medieval Joust in Sulmona complete with colourful pageantry, flag throwers and medieval musicians.
Best seats guaranteed (July/August only).
Visit local producers of fine Montepulciano wines, exquisite extravirgin olive oils, sumptuous pecorino sheep cheeses with accompanying tastings.
Visit hilltop villages with ancient churches, hidden castles and magnificent medieval art. Guided visits include Sulmona, Pacentro, Anversa degli Abruzzi, Scanno, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Roccacalascio, Castel del Monte and Campo Imperatore.
Dine in slow food restaurants with fine Italian cuisine and home cooked traditional Abruzzese dishes. All meals feature seasonal, local and fresh ingredients. Al fresco picnic is also included.
All tours are personally created and escorted by Michael Howard to ensure exclusive and individual attention.
Join Us For A Trip to Abruzzo In Central Italy And Be Inspired For A Lifetime...