authentic Italy at its best
Great Wineries • Castles • Medieval Villages • Roman Ruins • Adriatic Sea Beaches • Local Cultural Events • Hiking • Mountains • Hermitages • Abbeys • Historic Churches • Shopping • Artisanal Ceramics • Cooking Classes • Caves • WWII sites • Local Festivals • Olive Groves • Local Market • National Parks •Local Cafes
Fresh Food Prepared daily
We are Jake Rupert and Lisa Grassi-Blais, expat Canadians who followed our hearts to Abruzzo, Italy where Lisa's grandfather was born and raised. We can't wait to welcome you to our villa and show you around this incredibly beautiful and unique part of Italy.
Cesidia Senese has big, bright personality and more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant and catering business. She loves nothing better than watching people dig into her Abruzzese specialties. She might even teach you some of her famous recipes.
Luca Santovito was born and raised in Abruzzo and he can't wait to show you his region. The history, the geography, the culture, Luca is an expert on it all. After a week with Luca, you will be an honourary Abruzzese.
Orazio Grossi does a little bit of everything - driving, hosting, cooking, and more. He has more than 40 years in the restaurant/hotel business, and one of the coolest Italian/Australian accents you ever heard. Orazio will also tour you around his village of Villalago, voted one of the most beautiful in all of Italy.