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 Abruzzo
 SPRING 2022

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Venture down roads less traveled in this still very untouched region of Southern Italy; Where shepherds wander through the hills with their flocks, and folklore and legends abound.

 

Savor the local cuisine... porchetta, warm sheep's milk ricotta, chocolate and chili peppers, and the unbelievable "maccheroni alla mugnaia", the longest single strand pasta in Italy.   


Spend 6 nights in Sulmona, and 1 night in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, at Hotel Sextantio, situated in the mountains of the magnificent Parco Nazionale della Majella.

 

 

 

 

 

Your home in Abruzzo, B&B Il Marchese del Grillo, Sulmona, Italy

A few steps from the main piazza in Sulmona, BB Il Marchese del Grillo offers air conditioned rooms with free WiFi, private bathroom and shower, and flat screen satellite TV. Housed in an 18th century building, it features a panoramic terrace, elegant décor and wooden or terracotta floors. 

 

Served in the breakfast room or on the terrace in fine weather, guests enjoy a sweet and savory breakfast every morning. A fully equipped kitchen, library and reading room are also available on site. 

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Monday

Welcome to Italy!

 

  • Pick up at Roma Fiumicino Airport.     

  • Enjoy the scenery on our drive to Sulmona where we will check into B&B Il Marchese del Grillo.

  • Meet for aperitivo and welcome dinner in Sulmona at Il Vecchio Muro.

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Tuesday

 

  • Visit Porta dei Parchi organic farm in Anversa.  Cheese tasting and lunch. (Walk through the countryside with the shepherd and his sheep optional.)  

  • Explore ancient village of Scanno.  Visit the antique jewelry workshop and hunt for local specialties such as Centerba or Genziana liquors, artisanal pastas, and baked goods at shops tucked away in the stone alleys.  

  • Dinner in nearby village of Pacentro with performance by our friends, Discanto, a local Abruzzese folk band.

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Wednesday

  • Ursini olive oil tasting, lunch, wine tasting at Cantina Frentana Winery. 

  • Explore coastal village of Vasto.

  • Seafood dinner with wine pairing along the Adriatic Sea on a historic "traboccho", (Abruzzese fishing shack"), a World UNESCO site.

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Friday 

  • Morning food and market crawl in Sulmona.  Taste the products of the local shops. 

  • Enjoy the rest of the day and evening free in Sulmona.  Dinner on your own tonight.   

Thursday

  • Morning free. In the afternoon we head to La Bilancia in the town of Penne, and try your hand at making spaghetti all chitarra, and see a pasta demonstration of the 8 foot long, maccheroni all mugnaia followed by dinner of La Bilancia's specialties.

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Saturday

 

  • Pack a small overnight bag to spend the night in Santo Stefano di Sessanio.  

  • Optional visit to Rocca Colascio above the town.

  • Meet the artisans of Santo Stefano di Sessanio

  • Dinner in the village.

  • After breakfast we head deeper into Parco Nazionale to Campo Imperitore.

 

Welcome to your "albergo diffuso", Hotel Sextantio. Accommodations are in your own apartment in this tiny village. Each apartment has been fully renovated with modern amenities, which are cleverly incorporated into each room's design, allowing you to experience the village's antiquity in comfort. Check into your house and join the other guests for aperitivo before dinner.

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Sunday

  • BBQ Italian style at Abruzzese "arrosticini shacks" on the Campo Imperitore.  We will purchase the best cuts of meat from the local butcher at Ristoro Mucciante.

  • Visit the artisan shops and get a bird's eye view of valley below from atop the mountain village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.   

  • Return to B&B in Sulmona. Farewell dinner together. 

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Monday

 

Morning transport back to Rome for departure. Until next time! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abruzzo 7 night tour rate

DATES TO BE DETERMINED DUE TO COVID

 

$4,400.00 per person, double occupancy

Included in price:

  • 6 Night Accommodations at B&B Il Marchese del Grillo in Sulmona.  1 Night Hotel Sextantio, Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

  •  Double Room, Queen size bed,  air condition,

  •  En-suite private bath, TV, Wi-Fi. 

  •  Breakfast daily.

  •  4 Lunches & 6 Dinners. 

  •  Wine included with all meals.           

  •  Private transportation throughout the tour.

  •  All entrance fees and tours.

  •  All taxes and gratuities.

  •  Airport transfers to and from Rome.

            

  Not Included: 

 

  •  International Airfare 

  •  Travel insurance

              Reserve your spot for

                 Abruzzo 2022

For more details or questions

please email Angela at  angela@cicalarestaurant.com 

or call

(443) 440-0473 between

10am-5pm EST

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