Along The Shepherds Tracks  DEPARTING ROME IN 2018 DEPARTING ROME 27 May 2018, 24 June 2018 & 9 September 2018
Join us on the path less travelled in Abruzzo as we explore the stunning eastern Apennines across to the enchanting Adriatic coastline. Over 8 days follow the ancient pilgrims routes and retrace the shepherds paths through the mountains. Enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine of the glorious Italian countryside with its endless vineyards and ancient olive groves. Meet local producers of fine Montepulciano wines, fruity extravirgin olive oils and pecorino cheeses. Marvel at truffle hunters who find their hidden treasures while in September and October join the autumn grape harvest. Immerse yourself in traditional Italian village life and embrace the warmth of its people and music. Timeless beauty preserved in architecture and medieval art all await you...in Abruzzo.

Tour Highlights
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 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.
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 performances with Michael Howard - international tenor accompanied by local artists (piano accordion, piano or classical guitar)
Join in the Autumn grape harvest and truffle hunting with the locals(September/October)
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.
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 to ensure exclusive and individual attention.
Join Us For A Trip In Abruzzo In Central Italy And Be Inspired For A Lifetime...