MINI - discover ABRUZZO TOUR - 2018
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE'VE CREATED A BITE SIZE VERSION OF OUR discover Abruzzo tour. You and a SMALL GROUP of curious explorers will have the opportunity to experience this stunning off-the-beaten-path area of central Italy, which is just 90 minutes from Rome.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Feel like you’ve been swept back to a slower era by visiting the Central Italian Region of Abruzzo. You’ll stay in one of the region’s characteristically charming hilltop medieval villages considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. You’ll take in the area's majestic mountain ranges, enjoy traditional local dishes and get to hunt for truffles in the surrounding forests. The Doing Italy Photographer will capture some of the most memorable moments of this curated tour.
Meet up with the rest of the group in Central Rome. From there you’ll travel together to the lovingly restored boutique hotel in a medieval hamlet, which will be your base for the next few days. This unique accomodation will transport you back to centuries ago when these local stone constructions were built. Rest up for a couple of hours or explore the village on your own. That evening you'll bond with fellow travelers during your welcome dinner over Italian wine and lots of simple yet superbly delicious local dishes sourced from ingredients from the immediate surroundings.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Wake up refreshed and excited to enjoy the hotel's scrumptious breakfast prepared with regionally sourced jams, honey, eggs, cheeses and fresh fruit. Today you’ll need the extra energy as you explore Rocca Calascio within the Gran Sasso National Park (think plateaued grasslands populated almost solely by grazing cows and sheep on a backdrop of jagged snow-capped mountains). Along the way, you’ll stop at a roadside butcher shop where you'll select your meats, including “arrosticini” a typical Abruzzo lamb kabob and roast your selections while taking in the breathtaking natural views.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning you’ll head to the forested woods nearby where your expert guide and his talented dogs will help you dig up hidden treasure in the form of a real-life truffle hunt. Lunch will consist of the delectable fruits of your labor plus other delicious tidbits from the region. After lunch, you’ll hop on the private bus for the winding journey back to Rome.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
October 12 – 14, 2018
$1,400 (Per person /double occupancy)
Small group tour. Accommodation in a shared room. Selection of photos taken by group photographer. Listed activities. Tour associated transfers. Meals listed and limited Doing Italy selected wine(s) with welcome dinner.
Airfare, mandatory travel insurance, additional alcoholic beverages, incidentals, extras not listed
IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?
Like all Doing Italy experiences, this trip is geared toward curious and open-minded souls, who would like to spend a few days in the company of equally inquisitive individuals.
This tour is for those who would like to slow down and recharge in a green old world setting.
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