Day 1, Monday
You will be arriving at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) in Rome. Chef Walter will be waiting for you at the Terminal with our luxury bus. We will travel to Villa Susanna degli Ulivi in the town of Colonnella, Abruzzo. The travel time is about 3 ½ hours. We are welcoming cocktails followed by check-in. We will give you some free time to enjoy the territory and get acquainted with your surroundings. Chef Walter and the resident chef will prepare the dinner.
Inclusions: Travel / Welcoming Cocktail Reception / Full Dinner with local wines Lodging at Villa Susanna, our home.
Day 2, Tuesday
Continental breakfast. Scheduled departure toward the Castle of Semivicoli, located in the Masciarelli Winery Estate, with an approximate travel time of about 2 hours. We will have a sumptuous lunch Called "Habits & Virtues of the Baron." The estate will offer 5 Masciarelli wines matched with antipasti, local extra virgin olive oil, and other delicacies and held in the wine cellar (bottaia). We will then visit the castle of Semivicoli with all of its historical treasures. In the late afternoon, we'll depart for Villa Susanna degli Ulivi Hotel. Little break and dinner based on METRO STYLE PIZZA AT L'Antico Portone in the nearby borgo of Tortoreto. This place is one of the best we have found anywhere in the region.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel / Masciarelli Winery Tasting Experience / Lunch Full Dinner on sumptuous pizza with local wines / Lodging
Day 3 Wednesday
Continental breakfast. We will depart to visit 1 (one) prominent winery in the territory, which has been on the Top Wine list in Italian Guides in the past ten years. We will stop and see the Ciu Ciu Winery located in the lovely town of Offida in the Marche region. Degustation of 5 wines, with some great local rustic bread and cured specialties, drizzled with extra virgin produced locally. After the tasting, we will travel to the town of Mosciano Sant'Angelo, Chef Walters's birthplace. We will have lunch there with food prepared by the Social Group "ACTIVE LADIES," a group of female residents specializing in charity and social activities in the territory. The lunch will feature the town's cuisine I am so proud of and followed by a visit to the lovely middle Ages town. Time permitting will have a presentation of the history of Mosciano, followed by an espresso and fine pastry visit to Pastry Emporium Grand Noblesse to lift our energy. Return to Villa Susanna, followed by a well-deserved break and a special dinner in the evening.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel / Wine Tasting Experiences / Lunch / Espresso & Pastry break / Full Dinner with local wines / Lodging at Villa Susanna
Day 4, Thursday
Continental breakfast. On this historic day, we will travel to the city of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche Region, about 40 minutes away. We will proceed with and historical tour of the old Roman City, followed by a Prosecco tasting at Historical Meletti Caffe in Piazza del Popolo. Lunch Marchigiano style at Il Locandiere in Ascoli Piceno. After lunch, departure toward Civitella del Tronto to visit the old fortress and the ancient borgo. Return to Villa Susanna, break Classic dinner at Restaurant PACO alle Scale, in Colonnella owned and operated by Patrizia Mancini.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel / Meletti Tasting /Lunch / Historic Site Pass Entrance / Full Dinner with local wines / Lodging
Day 5, Friday
Continental breakfast. Departure to the sea city of San Benedetto del Tronto on the Adriatic shores in the Marche region, about 35 minutes ride. Visit the maritime city, with a must-stop to the outdoor market for mandatory shopping. The market is the focal point of reunion —lunch at the hottest seafood restaurant in CHEFISH by Chef Alessio Pieralisi. In the afternoon, we will return to Villa Susanna. Break with the possibility to visit the Borgo-town of Colonnella, about 1 mile away, or lounge around the Villa Susanna's grounds with a cocktail in your hands. Dinner at the hotel with a presentation by local experts on fresh gnocchi and an olive oil seminar, combined with degustation of Local Biaggi wines from Abruzzo. Your participation in the class seminar is optional. You can get your hands filled with flour or watch the mastery and rejoin us for dinner—overnight lodging at Villa Susanna. Pack your bags and check out. We are moving tomorrow to Umbria!
Inclusions: breakfast / Travel / lunch / Pasta presentation / Full Dinner with local wines. Lodging
Day 6, Saturday (Gubbio, Umbria)
Continental breakfast. We would like to have you up a little earlier because we are moving to another region. Early departure toward the city of Gubbio in the Umbria Region with an approximate travel time of 3 1/2 hours. Check-in at the Mencarelli Properties Relais Ducale Hotel. Welcome cocktail, followed by a guided tour of the city often named "The Little Florence." Lunch on your own, or browse the street food scene and pick something light—free time to explore additional venues and to get acquainted with this truffle-saturated city. In the evening, enjoy a sublime dinner on typical Umbrian specialties and truffles along with Umbrian wines at Award-Winning La Taverna del Lupo, the Tavern of the Wolf, one of the finest establishments in Italy.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel / Welcome Reception / Guided Tour / Full Dinner with local wines lodging at Relais Ducale Gubbio
Day 7, Sunday (Gubbio, Umbria)
Continental breakfast is served in the dining room of the hotel, followed by the departure toward Assisi. Visit San Francis Basilica and its Franciscan surroundings, about 1-hour travel. Here you will admire some of the most emblematic histories of the Catholic Church with its frescos and the deep sense of spirituality that permeates the Holy Town. Afternoon departure toward the historical Borgo-town of Trevi, which dates back to 1300. Our lunch break will be at the farm setting of Locanda Castellina, where we will sample all Umbrian specialties. Visit stroll to the historical center. Return to Gubbio for the farewell dinner in the late evening, hosted by L'Officina dei Sapori, one of the newest entries in picturesque Gubbio.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel / Full Dinner with local wines / Lodging at Relais Ducale Gubbio
Day 8, Monday Departure from Gubbio
Breakfast followed by early departure from Gubbio toward the (FCO) Leonardo da Vinci Airport for the return flights to the USA.
Inclusions: Breakfast / Travel to Airport Leonardo da Vinci (FCO)
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