Are you dreaming of a once in a lifetime family vacation and multi-generational trip in Italy to celebrate a special occasion such as anniversaries or birthdays? According to recent researches, Italy is the top destination for this kind of unique trip with Abruzzo being one of the best regions to experience Italian culture at its most authentic – and to have fun! Why?

  • Abruzzo is just a short drive (2-3 hours) from Rome and so you can include a trip to the Eternal City
  • Abruzzo is considered the greenest region in Europe with three National Parks and is a perfect location to be in contact with Nature and wildlife
  • Abruzzo spreads from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic Sea so you can admire the highest mountains of the Apennines from its coast and you can spend part of the trip enjoying amazing mountain landscapes immersed in Nature, and another part swimming in one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches
  • Abruzzo remains unknown and off the beaten track to many non-Italians so that we can give you the special attention you deserve
  • Abruzzo has a very diverse gastronomic heritage so that you can learn a lot about authentic Italian culinary traditions

Planning a family reunion? Let us know, and we will create a unique occasion for the whole family!

We can customize your trip to include a wide range of activities, excursions and unique experiences: you could spend a few days in a farmhouse inside the Majella National Park in the mountains, and a few days in a hotel or villa by the beach, or in a hilltop village. What about a magical hike on the highest points of the Apennines overlooking the Adriatic Sea, or tasting Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine in a winery, while children enjoy a swimming pool surrounded by the vineyards?

Sample Itinerary

This is an itinerary designed just to give you some ideas and we’ll be more than happy to customize the trip of your dreams according to your interests (i.e. to visit also Puglia), needs (i.e. to discover your ancestors villages) and to the season.

Day 1 | Airport pick up and welcome dinner in Rome
PM
  •  Rome Fiumicino Airport pick up (or other airport) and private transfer to hotel in downtown Rome
  • Check in at your hotel in Rome, located at walking distance from Rome highlights and at the heart of one of the most lively districts
  • Afternoon at your own leisure to recover from flight and jet-lag
  • Meet your guide, learn more about your trip and end the day with our welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant in Rome
Day 2 | Old Rome guided walking tour and free afternoon 

After a leisurely traditional breakfast of freshly baked bread, whole fruit country-style preserves, cake, pastries, coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juice

AM
  • Old Rome guided walking tour: Colosseum, Roman forum, Capitoline Hill, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona
PM
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Afternoon at your own leisure
  • Dinner at your own leisure
Day 3Welcome to Abruzzo: visit to a 12th Century hermitage, Scanno and Abruzzo National Parks
AM
  • After check out, we’ll drive across the wonderful Abruzzo mountains and National Parks to the a farmhouse inside the Majella Mountains National Park, where you will be staying for the next 2 nights
  • On the way to the farmhouse , we’ll visit the enchanting Hermitage of San Domenico in Villalago and the village of Scanno (one of the most beautiful villages of Italy) on the mountains
PM
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Scanno
  • Transfer to the farmhouse, check in and free time to enjoy the beautiful surrounding mountain
  • Before dinner, there is the possibility to have a self-guided walking tour in the Majella National park or to explore the area by bikes
Day 4 | Walking in the Majella National Park and homemade pizza cooking class
AM
  • Guided easy walking tour inside the Majella National Park (around 10 Km, 6,2 miles, 222 m difference in height, 228 m altitude downhill, walking time 4 hours plus breaks) discover solitary and remote hermitages set in the rocky mountainside and admire unique landscapes. We’ll enjoy a traditional and light picnic with panini and fruit
PM
  • Free time to relax in the farmhouse
  • Homemade Pizza-Cooking Class using an old stone oven and dinner at the farmhouse
Day 5 | Rafting, the town of pasta and Vasto Marina beach
 AM
  • After check out, we’ll drive to the ancient Roman town of Vasto on the Adriatic Coast, where you will be staying for the next 5 nights
  • On the way to Vasto we’ll have a rafting experience on the Aventino River for all the family
PM
  • Lunch tasting different kinds of pasta in a traditional restaurant in Fara San Martino, the town of Pasta
  • Check in at your Hotel on Vasto Marina beach
  • Free time to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy
  • Dinner at your own leisure
Day 6 | Biking at Punta Aderci Marine Park, wine-tasting and free time
AM
  • After breakfast we’ll spend the morning at the glorious Punta Aderci Marine Park, Abruzzo’s most scenic coastline as well as it being its highest point. We’ll explore the area by bicycle
  • Next we’ll visit an award-winning winery nestled between a marine park and the mountains. We’ll have a wine-tasting paired with local cheeses and salami, and a tour of the vineyard and cellars by the winemakers/owners Emanuele and Nicola
PM
  • After and during the light lunch in the winery, you can use their swimming pool
  • Free time
  • Dinner at your own leisure
Day 7 | Roccascalegna Medieval Castle, special lunch on a trabocco fishing house and exploring Vasto
AM
  • We’ll explore this enchanting castle in Roccascalegna and learn about the history of medieval castles in Italy
  • Next we’ll discover the landmark symbols of the area, the trabocchi
  • Rinaldo, our host, will show us how to fish from it and learn the secrets and history behind Abruzzo’s unique fishing platforms
PM
  • Special fish lunch on a trabocco
  • Next we’ll explore Vasto’s historic centre: Loggia Amblingh, a promenade overlooking the fascinating crescent-shaped coastline, the old town with its medieval Castle, charming lanes, a tower, the Cathedral and Piazza Rossetti, dedicated to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet from the town and father of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Dinner at your own leisure
Day 8 | Farmhouse experience: learning to make ricotta cheese, homemade pasta and a special bread and free afternoon
AM
  • We’ll make our way to the farm where Pina and Dino will reveal the secrets of sheep farming to us and guide those that would like to learn how to milk a sheep or a cow to make ricotta cheese
  • After a snack of cheeses and salami, we’ll learn how to prepare ricotta cheese in their creamery, how they make flour with their mill, and how to make homemade pasta and a special local bread. We’ll also pick our vegetables and eggs for our “zero km” lunch
PM
  • A delicious traditional lunch will be prepared and served
  • Free time
  • Dinner at your own leisure
Day 9 | Free morning, art experience and farewell dinner
AM
  • Free morning at your leisure for last minute shopping or for the last swim in the Adriatic Sea
PM
  • We’ll drive to the little hilltop village of Lentella at Ettore’s “Fattoria d’Arte” (Art farm)
  • Surrounded by an amazing landscape with sea, mountains, hills, small towns and sea views, we’ll have an artistic experience with Ettore where you may create your personal postcards, or a little sculpture, and you can admire his tree house
  • In the evening, we’ll have an aperitif and farewell dinner with Ettore. If we’re lucky we could help Ettore’s wife make risotto with truffle that grow in Ettore’s land
Day 10 | Departure and goodbye

After breakfast departure for Rome Fiumicino airport or your next destination

According to your interests and needs we could add/eliminate activities and days to create a tailor-made holiday for your family group. Discover here more possibilities.

Virtual tour in photos and videos

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