Gastronomic Route between Marche & Abruzzo


A tour in the most authentic heart of Italy. Marche and Abruzzo are full of hidden gems that are worth a visit. Our 1 week tour will put travellers in contact with local producers and artisan, who will let you fall in love with Italian cuisine. Far from the most famous mass tourism destinations,these two regions will reveal ancient villages, mouthwatering dishes faithful to ancient tradition, and high quality wines such as Pecorino and Rosso Piceno.

Type of tour: Escorted group tour

Min/max people: from 4 to 8 pax

Length of stay: 8 days/ 7 nights
Arrival/Departure: Rome/Rome
Dates 2019: Available every day from March till October




  • An intimate tour of 8 people or fewer will give participants the chance to experience the human hospitality of local people and immerse themselves in the most authentic Italy
  • Meet the locals by visiting small villages, wine & cheese makers, farms and castles
  • Taste the most genuine local products directly from the source: wine, olive oil, cheese


Day 1: Rome Fiumicino airport pick up, Welcome to Marche!

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport. Pick up and transfer to Marche (we can organize a pre-tour accommodation in Rome).

Greeting with our driver and guide. We get on the van in order to reach The Boutique Hotel Magnolia. During our trail to reach Le Marche, we will stop by at “Rossella Restaurant” in Carsoli. This is already a great first culinary day since GrandMa Rossella is not used to hosting international clients as tourists but as big friends..and lunch is incredible. After lunch we get back on the minivan and go directly to the Boutique Hotel Magnolia where we will be hosted by Mrs Sandra in her amazing farmhouse! Here we will have a welcome drink and dinner! Overnight.

Day 2: Among enchanting villages: Offida, Ascoli Piceno & Wine Tasting

Today you will really start your tour to discover the secrets of this amazing area! The driver will pick you up at 9.30 am and bring you to the splendid ancient village of Offida, one of the top 10 most beautiful small villages in Italy.

After the guided tour we will have a first wine tasting at a local famous winery named “Cocci Grifoni Winery”, famous for its Rosso Piceno Superiore and Pecorino!

At the end of the wine tasting we will get on the minivan to reach the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno where we will have an incredible fish lunch at the historical Trattoria del Corso where Mr Antonio has been the unique chef (even he says his owner is always her wife!) for the last 50 years! After the end of lunch we have a great tour of the city it of Ascoli Piceno.

After the tour we go back home and we have dinner tonight at the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3: Wine Tour

The Boutique Hotel Magnolia is also a winery and this is why this morning, after we wake up we will go directly to the winery for a great wine tour of the “Domodimonti Winery. After the end of the tour we go to visit the restaurant of GrandMa Silvana. She does not have a website and no tourists  know her..but she’s probably the best cook in the world!!! Her delicacies are simply unforgettable for everyone that go to visit her place.

After lunch you will only want to have some rest at the hotel before we go to visit a city close to beach for a walking tour along the seaside. We will here meet Sigismondo, owner of “La Degusteria del Gigante”, who will show us how the  fish market works here in the Marche Region. We will then go for a show cooking and a great dinner with him. Back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 4: From Marche to Abruzzo, Civitella del Tronto Castle & Pescara

After breakfast, we’ll leave Le Marche and go straight towards the Abruzzo region. We will visit the splendid Civitella del Tronto Castle, famous all over the world for its importance in the italian history and we will then go for our third winery tasting experience before going to have a lunch on own in Pescara.

After that  we will go to the other 4 star hotel where we’re staying for the next couple of days..the stunning Castello Di Chiola.

After check in and relax we have a welcome dinner in this amazing Castle! Back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5: Olive and Beer Tour

This morning we have a great meeting with Mario, a local olive producer which will explain us all the secrets of his products! We will have a tour and a quick lunch, before going to visit a local brewery and back to the hotel for dinner on own and relax. Overnight.

Day 6: Nature 

After breakfast, we will go for a simple walk experience that will bring us to visit the stunning and famous “Rocca Calascio”, where the movie “Lady Hawke” was shot.

After the tour we have a lunch in the splendid Santo Stefano in Sessanio ancient village!

After the tour we go to Sulmona, a splendid beautiful Roman town where we will stay for the last night and for the farewell dinner!

Day 7: Sulmona-Rome

Breakfast. Enjoy a relaxing walk in Sulmona before going back to Rome. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 8: Goodbye

Breakfast, check out and transfer to Rome airport for departure, or continue your staying in Rome.

Price per person:  2750 euro in double room (min 4 pax)

The tour includes:

  • Accommodation in standard room with en-suite bathroom
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Meals in selected restaurants, farmhouses or wineries based on traditional regional dishes (food, water & house wine included)
  • Daily trips, excursions and guided tours in English language as per programme
  • All transport for daily trips and excursions
  • English speaking tour leader throughout the duration of the tour
  • Pick up and drop off at Rome Fiumicino airport
  • All taxes     

The tour does not include:

  • Flights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (available on request)
  • Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”

Extras and Supplements:

  • Single room supplement € 250
  • Pre and post tour extensions