2019 TOUR DATES
MAY 12-19, 2019 – Springtime in Italy
A spring odyssey in Italy’s green heart – DETAILS COMING SOON!
TRAVEL DEEPER to Undiscovered Abruzzo, Italy
on one of our Small Group Tours
Only a short two-hour drive from Rome, Abruzzo is unlike any other region is Italy. It is the region of national parks, la terra di mare e monti, where you can travel from the sea to the mountaintop in an hour. It’s the unexplored last frontier of Italy where you hike through rugged mountains and valleys only to stumble upon medieval villages and hidden hermitages carved into stone.
While navigating Italy can often feel like retracing the footsteps of countless others…Abruzzo still retains a mystery and promise of discovery.” – Conde Nast Traveler
Abruzzo’s cuisine is rustic and pure – you can taste la terra in its cheese, lamb and ancient grains. It is a region with a proud pastoral tradition that has seen hardship and poverty due to wars and an isolated geographic position, but whose people have emerged with an indomitable spirit of survival and loyalty to their territory.
It is my father’s homeland and the place that I love most in the world.
WHO I AM … My name is Michelle DiBenedetto-Capobianco. I’m a corporate lawyer-turned-private chef in New York. My father, Gino, was born and raised in Salle, a tiny village within the Parco Nazionale della Majella in Abruzzo. I have spent the past 12 summers exploring, savoring, meandering, hiking, cooking and dreaming in Abruzzo and cultivating relationships with talented folks who have dedicated their lives and livelihoods to preserving and honoring the region’s natural beauty, rich culture and culinary traditions. I now organize creative, small-group tours of Abruzzo that highlight its majestic mountains, serene coastlines, charming villages and artisanal food and wines. Learn more about me HERE.
HERE’S WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR TRIPS…