your customized authentic Italian experience

Bookings of four, eight or 12 people Pick your six daily guided tours from the list below Private rooms at Villa d'Abruzzo or our townhouse Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Local wine, beer and beverages All Villa amenities Transportation to and from Rome or Pescara Saturday to Saturday bookings

Price: 1650 Euro per person double occupancy, 2000 Euro single.

Kids under 12 - half price

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Note: Airfare, premium wine, and special restaurant meals not included.

YOUR TOUR CHOICES

Option 1 - Romans, Marsicans, and a Castle

  Visit the Roman ruins at Alba Fucens, a 12th century church built on the foundation of a Temple of Apollo, and a medieval village. Lunch in a local restaurant or picnic weather permitting, then you visit Celano's stunning castle, take in the amazing views, and examine some well-preserved artifacts and medieval art that rivals collections in Florence or Rome.

Visit the Roman ruins at Alba Fucens, a 12th century church built on the foundation of a Temple of Apollo, and a medieval village. Lunch in a local restaurant or picnic weather permitting, then you visit Celano's stunning castle, take in the amazing views, and examine some well-preserved artifacts and medieval art that rivals collections in Florence or Rome.

Option 4 - Take a hike

  Abruzzo is one of the best places in Italy to hike. There are hundreds of marked trails, from easy walks to challenging mountain hikes, in three nearby national parks where you can experience nature up close.

Abruzzo is one of the best places in Italy to hike. There are hundreds of marked trails, from easy walks to challenging mountain hikes, in three nearby national parks where you can experience nature up close.

Option 6 - Cultural immersion with Nora

  This tour features an immersion in Abruzzese culture with our guide Nora and her whole family. You visit their village, their farms, their olive groves, their grapes and have lunch with her family. It’s one our guests’ favourite tours.

This tour features an immersion in Abruzzese culture with our guide Nora and her whole family. You visit their village, their farms, their olive groves, their grapes and have lunch with her family. It’s one our guests’ favourite tours.

Option 8 - A market, an artist and a wine tour

  Visit the local market in the beautiful town of Sulmona and see Abruzzese culture up close. Your lunch comes from the market food trucks, then it’s off to visit the studio of a ceramics artists, and you wind up the day with a tour of a family-run winery.

Visit the local market in the beautiful town of Sulmona and see Abruzzese culture up close. Your lunch comes from the market food trucks, then it’s off to visit the studio of a ceramics artists, and you wind up the day with a tour of a family-run winery.

Option 10 - A gorge, a picnic, two villages and jewels

  Take a drive through the breathtaking beauty of the Sagittarius Gorge, a World Wildlife Fund protected area, followed visits to Villalago and Scanno, two of Italy’s most beautiful villages. The day includes a stop at a historic filagree jewelry shop that has been in the same family for nine generations. Lunch is a huge picnic beside a beautiful mountain lake.

Take a drive through the breathtaking beauty of the Sagittarius Gorge, a World Wildlife Fund protected area, followed visits to Villalago and Scanno, two of Italy’s most beautiful villages. The day includes a stop at a historic filagree jewelry shop that has been in the same family for nine generations. Lunch is a huge picnic beside a beautiful mountain lake.

Option 13 - Pro local

  In the morning, we take a walking tour of highlights our town, Torre de’Passeri, learn it’s long history, and have a coffee in a local bar. Lunch at Villa d’Abruzzo followed by a scenic drive through the local rolling hills with a stop at a Roman Fountain.

In the morning, we take a walking tour of highlights our town, Torre de’Passeri, learn it’s long history, and have a coffee in a local bar. Lunch at Villa d’Abruzzo followed by a scenic drive through the local rolling hills with a stop at a Roman Fountain.

Option 15 - Museum Day

  Visit the Abruzzese People’s Museum in Pescara and the National Archaeology Museum in Chieti where the 6th Century B.C. Warrior of Capestrano is housed. Lunch in a local restuarant.

Visit the Abruzzese People’s Museum in Pescara and the National Archaeology Museum in Chieti where the 6th Century B.C. Warrior of Capestrano is housed. Lunch in a local restuarant.

Option 17 - A cool cave and Roman ruins

  Start the tour with a walk in a kilometre-long cave with stream running through it with waterfalls and breathtaking vaulted rooms. Lunch at a local restaurant and then explore the Roman ruin at Peltuinum, including its theatre.

Start the tour with a walk in a kilometre-long cave with stream running through it with waterfalls and breathtaking vaulted rooms. Lunch at a local restaurant and then explore the Roman ruin at Peltuinum, including its theatre.

Option 19 - Wine Tour

  Our area is blessed with dozens of wineries - big and small. You visit a big one for a tour and tasting in the morning, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you visit a small, family run winery.

Our area is blessed with dozens of wineries - big and small. You visit a big one for a tour and tasting in the morning, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you visit a small, family run winery.

Option 2 - Vistas and Villages

  VISTAS AND VILLAGES - You start with a drive up the Gran Sasso Massive to a 10th-Century fortress overlooking the Tirino Vally. Lunch in a local restaurant in the village of Santo Stefano where the buildings are stacked on top of each other. Then you see church frescos that were done in 1263 - 250 years before that other Chapel in Vatican City .

VISTAS AND VILLAGES - You start with a drive up the Gran Sasso Massive to a 10th-Century fortress overlooking the Tirino Vally. Lunch in a local restaurant in the village of Santo Stefano where the buildings are stacked on top of each other. Then you see church frescos that were done in 1263 - 250 years before that other Chapel in Vatican City.

Option 3 - Cooking and wine day

  In the morning, you learn the secrets of making fresh pasta and sauces from our amazing chefs, and you get to eat your work at lunch. In the afternoon, we do a flight tasting and judging of local premium wines in our historic wine cellar. Yum.

In the morning, you learn the secrets of making fresh pasta and sauces from our amazing chefs, and you get to eat your work at lunch. In the afternoon, we do a flight tasting and judging of local premium wines in our historic wine cellar. Yum.

Option 5 - Spectacular High Plain Tour

  Experience some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see on the plain of Campo Imperatore high up in the Apennine Mountains. Towering peaks contrast with the verdant green plain where cattle and sheep herds roam. Lunch at a unique grill your own meats barbeque restaurant.

Experience some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see on the plain of Campo Imperatore high up in the Apennine Mountains. Towering peaks contrast with the verdant green plain where cattle and sheep herds roam. Lunch at a unique grill your own meats barbeque restaurant.

Option 7 - Beach Day

  Abruzzo’s Adriatic Coast is only 30 minutes away, and it has some of the nicest beaches in Italy. Italians come from around the country to soak up the sun and bob in the waves. You can too.

Abruzzo’s Adriatic Coast is only 30 minutes away, and it has some of the nicest beaches in Italy. Italians come from around the country to soak up the sun and bob in the waves. You can too.

Option 9 - Coast Tour

  How about a trip to the coast to see fishing platforms only found in Abruzzo and the Canadian WWII cemetery near Ortona. Lunch at a local fish restaurant in the beach town of San Vito. Then you visit San Giovanni in Venere, a medieval abbey built on top for a former Roman temple.

How about a trip to the coast to see fishing platforms only found in Abruzzo and the Canadian WWII cemetery near Ortona. Lunch at a local fish restaurant in the beach town of San Vito. Then you visit San Giovanni in Venere, a medieval abbey built on top for a former Roman temple.

Option 11 - Underground Roman Ruins and Miracles

  Lancianco is sometimes called the “lasagna town” because it has pre-Roman, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance layers stacked on top of each other. It’s also called the “City of Miracles” because two, and maybe even three, bonafide miracles happened here.

Lancianco is sometimes called the “lasagna town” because it has pre-Roman, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance layers stacked on top of each other. It’s also called the “City of Miracles” because two, and maybe even three, bonafide miracles happened here.

Option 12 - Monks and Mountains

  Visit Santo Spirito Hermitage high on the Maiella mountain. It was founded in the 1300s by a famous pope and was home to Celestine Monks. Then take a scenic ride of the mountain followed by lunch and a walk in Pretoro, one of the pretty villages in Italy.

Visit Santo Spirito Hermitage high on the Maiella mountain. It was founded in the 1300s by a famous pope and was home to Celestine Monks. Then take a scenic ride of the mountain followed by lunch and a walk in Pretoro, one of the pretty villages in Italy.

Option 14 - Rest Day

  Villa d’Abruzzo is a pretty cool place to spend a day resting and lounging by the pool or in our living room. Lunch will be in the fridge. Sit back and relax.

Villa d’Abruzzo is a pretty cool place to spend a day resting and lounging by the pool or in our living room. Lunch will be in the fridge. Sit back and relax.

Option 16 - Pescara walking/shopping tour

  Pescara is a fun, coastal city only 30 minutes from Villa d’Abruzzo. It has great shopping, a cool downtown pedestrian mall, all kinds of specialty food shops, a port, a long stretch of beach and more. It’s also a great place to watch fashionable Italians going about their daily routines.

Pescara is a fun, coastal city only 30 minutes from Villa d’Abruzzo. It has great shopping, a cool downtown pedestrian mall, all kinds of specialty food shops, a port, a long stretch of beach and more. It’s also a great place to watch fashionable Italians going about their daily routines.

Option 18 - A day of basic Italian

  How about a day of learning basic Italian and useful phrases from our guides Luca, who majored in languages at university, or Nora, who is a language teacher. Lunch at Villa d’Abruzzo,

How about a day of learning basic Italian and useful phrases from our guides Luca, who majored in languages at university, or Nora, who is a language teacher. Lunch at Villa d’Abruzzo,