Adventurous women are invited to join me along with my incredible “sister” collaborators in Abruzzo for an unforgettable week in the Majella mountain, named for the beautiful Dea Maja, the goddess of growth and nurturing.
SWIM in the turquoise Adriatic Sea
HIKE in the peaceful mountains of three national parks
EXPLORE rambling medieval villages
SHOP at a centuries-old orafo – gold jeweler
COOK farm-to-table dishes at a hands-on cooking class
SAVOR fine local wines in the bucolic countryside
RELAX at a spa overlooking the Majella
BREATHE the mountain air during a sunset yoga class
DATES…Sunday, June 30th to Sunday, July 7th, 2019
WHO SHOULD COME … Women – that is, if you’re a woman that enjoys amazing food and wine, stunning views, walking in nature (you do NOT need to be an expert hiker), and meeting other inspiring women from around the world! So grab your mother, daughter, sister, cousin, girlfriend (or come on your own) and join us!
WHERE WE’LL STAY … For our Dea Maja tour, we have chosen Agriturismo Pietrantica as your home for the week, a farm-stay/inn owned by the warm and loving Sanelli family. Have you ever traveled somewhere and wished you had a local friend with whom you could stay and have dinner? Well, that’s what staying at Pietrantica is like – for a week, you live at the home of your Italian friends in a village in which it feels as if time has stood still. Pietrantica is located in Decontra, a tiny hamlet at 900 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Majella National Park. The complex is composed of old barns carefully restored using local stones, wood and terracotta. You’ll experience family-style homemade breakfasts and farm-to-table dinners using organic ingredients from the farm and from other local producers. Marisa’s cooking matches her personality – filled with warmth, nurturing and humor. But be warned – she might make you sing for your supper!
DEA MAJA TOUR 2019 RATE: $2999.00 per person, in double occupancy room**
- Double occupancy room with private bath for seven (7) nights at Agriturismo Pietrantica**
- Breakfast daily
- All except for two lunches/dinners (wine included)
- All ground transportation via private coach and drivers
- All hiking excursions
- Any entrance fees, tours and local guides
- A hands-on cooking class
- Transfers between Agriturismo La Pietrantica and Piazza Bologna in Rome
- Taxes and service charges
- Gratuities (however, at the conclusion of the tour, if you are pleased with the hospitality and service of our local partners, additional recognition at your discretion is appreciated)
NOT INCLUDED IN RATE:
- Trip insurance
- Two meals
- Optional activities during free time (e.g., Lago di Scanno)
- Individual spa treatments at La Riserve
- Gifts and personal purchases including refreshments during “free time” or during spontaneous stops along the way
**Single supplement of $500.00 applies. Given the small number of rooms available at Pietrantica, we can only accept a very limited number of travelers requesting single rooms.
Number of Participants: A minimum of five (5) participants is required for the program to occur. The maximum number of participants for the program is 12.
Getting To & From Abruzzo – Our private coach and driver will pick you up and drop you off in Rome’s Piazza Bologna, a “real” a Roman neighborhood brimming with locals and students. From there, we’ll whisk you off to Abruzzo in a private coach bus. We strongly recommend that you arrive in Rome at least one day before the start of the tour to ensure that you’ll meet the group on time (with the added benefit of sleeping off the jetlag and wandering the Eternal City for an evening.) We’d be happy to suggest a few of our favorite places to stay, things to do and foods to eat!
Deposit; Terms & Conditions: A 50% deposit (the “Deposit”), payable to Three Little Guys LLC (D./B/A Majella Home Cooking) (hereinafter, “MHC”), of which $500 is non-refundable for administrative fees, is required at the time of the reservation of the program (hereinafter, “the Program”) for each participant (“Participant”). Upon payment of the Deposit to MHC, the Participant expressly agrees to be bound by the Terms & Conditions set forth in the following link: CLICK HERE FOR TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR MHC PROGRAM