Celebrate the arrival of spring in untouched Abruzzo, Italy. Please join us for a very special trip in which we’ll explore the region’s green pastures and medieval villages, visit artisans versed in the traditions of the past and savor the flavors and colors of springtime.
6 SPOTS REMAINING!
STAY at historic country properties
HIKE mountain paths dotted with wildflowers
EXPLORE rambling medieval villages
FEAST on a trabocco overlooking the Adriatic Sea
COOK farm-to-table dishes at a hands-on cooking class
SAVOR fine local wines in the bucolic countryside
REVEL in the works of local artisans
CELEBRATE ancient traditions
DATES…Saturday, May 4th to Saturday, May 11th, 2019
WHO SHOULD COME … Couples, friends, family members, solo travelers – all are welcome!
WHERE WE STAY … For the first four nights of the Springtime in Italy Tour, we stay at a complex of restored historic buildings that includes a “dimora storica” owned by our friends Francesca & Diego of CantinArte, as well as other charming properties in the medieval village of Navelli, considered one of I Borghi piu’ Belli d’Italia – one of the loveliest villages in Italy. Navelli is the cradle of saffron, Abruzzo’s prized “red gold” spice, and a gateway to the Gran Sasso mountains which are covered in a blanket of wildflowers in the spring. For the next three days of the tour, we stay at the rustic chic Castello di Semivicoli, a restored castle owned by Masciarelli, one of Abruzzo’s most lauded wine-growing families. Semivicoli is the essence of refined country living and there you’ll delight in the tasteful juxtaposition of old and new, enjoy a sommelier-guided wine-tasting and relax with a cocktail in the castle’s “secret garden.”
SPRINGTIME IN ITALY TOUR 2019 RATE: $3599.00 per person, in double occupancy room.**
- Double occupancy room with private bath for seven (7) nights**
- 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, tastings and local guides
- A hands-on cooking class
- Transfers between Abruzzo and Piazza Bologna in Rome (or the airport in Pescara upon request)
- 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
- Gifts and personal purchases including refreshments during “free time” or during spontaneous stops along the way
**Single supplement of $600.00 applies.
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 14.
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
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