In the Footsteps of our Fathers Departing 16 July & 1 October 2017(3 Places available)AND IN 2018 DEPARTING ROME 15 July 2018 & 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
On this special new tour through central Italy, we will walk in the footsteps of our fathers and grandfathers who fought in the often forgotten campaign that began in late 1943 in Abruzzo. Mike will take us to the banks of the Sangro River, through small quiet villages and stunning coastline where the Commonwealth Forces from Canada, England, New Zealand and India met the determined resistance of the Germans. Here the great sacrifices of over 70 years ago are not forgotten and we will be welcomed by survivors of the conflict and their descendants all with their personal stories to tell. We will also have time to enjoy village Italy, as we settle back and live like the locals in this unspoiled gem of central Italy. Finally we will cross to the town of Cassino where we will follow the titanic conflict that unfolded there in 1944 before returning to Rome.
Fully escorted and personal small group travel. Maximum of 12 guests only. Be guided through the events of 70 years ago with Mike and expert historical guides.
8 days/ 7 nights in the quiet countryside of Abruzzo and Cassino
Unwind in restored country villas and farmhouses.
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. Pick up and drop off in Rome.
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 Maiella National Park with stunning scenery of the Apennines and Adriatic coast.
Exclusive private musical performance with Michael Howard - international tenor accompanied by local artists (piano accordion, piano or classical guitar)
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 Pescara, Loreto Aprutino, Guardiagrele, Fossacesia coastline, Ortona, Pennapiedimonte, Palombaro, Casoli, Lanciano and Roccascalegna, Commonwealth Cemeteries and Military Museums.
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 and an exquisite seafood dinner are also included.
All tours are personally created and escorted by Michael Howard and local experts to ensure exclusive and individual attention.
Join Us For A Trip In Abruzzo In Central Italy tread in the footsteps of our fathers...