Springtime in Abruzzo Tour
MAY 14th - 21st, 2023
There’s something divine about springtime in Abruzzo – verdant pastures dotted with wildflowers that are still flanked by snowcapped mountains; the turquoise Adriatic sea beginning to ready itself for summer revelers; markets bleeding green with newly foraged herbs and tender shoots - a sense of renewal and hope is everywhere. Please join us for a very special springtime tour of Abruzzo in which we’ll immerse ourselves in the region's diverse landscapes, artisanal treasures and the rich food and wine culture.
TENTATIVE DATES … May 14th - 21st, 2023
WHO SHOULD COME … Friends, couples, family members, solo travelers – just as long as you enjoy amazing food and wine, storied medieval villages and sweeping Italian vistas!
WHERE WE’LL STAY … We'll stay at two historic properties during our stay in Abruzzo.
For the first three nights of the tour, we will stay at the elegant Castello di Semivicoli, a restored castle owned by Masciarelli, one of Abruzzo’s most lauded wine-growing families. Semivicoli is the essence of refined country living and there you’ll delight in the tasteful juxtaposition of old and new, enjoy a wine-tasting and relax with a cocktail in the castle’s “secret garden.” For the next four nights, we will stay at a Dimora dell'Arte, a historic property in the medieval village of Navelli that has been converted into a boutique accommodation by the warm and loving family behind Cantinarte wine and olive oil - here, you will truly feel at home.
“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
- Giuseppe Verdi
SPRINGTIME IN ABRUZZO TOUR 2023 RATE: $3950.00 per person, in double occupancy room**
Double occupancy room with private bath for seven (7) nights at two historic boutique properties
All except for two lunches/dinners (wine included)
All ground transportation via private coach and drivers
All hiking excursions
Any entrance fees, tours and local guides
Transfers between Rome and Abruzzo
Taxes and service charges
Gratuities (however, at the conclusion of the tour, if you are pleased with the hospitality and service of our local partners, additional recognition at your discretion is appreciated)
**Single supplement of $500.00 applies
NOT INCLUDED IN RATE:
Optional activities during free time
Gifts and personal purchases including snacks and refreshments during “free time” or during spontaneous stops along the way
Sample Itinerary Highlights:
DAY 1 - Visit Scanno, the "pearl" of Abruzzo and explore its crystalline lakes, labyrinthine streets and artisanal jewelry ~
Welcome dinner at Semivicoli
DAY 2 - Spend the day on the Adriatic Coast starting with a gentle hike to Punta Aderci followed by a multicourse seafood feast at lunch
DAY 3 - Walking tour of the lovely town of Guardiagrele, known for its many artisans, followed by a picnic in Semivicoli's secret garden ~ Dinner at an award-winning pizzeria
DAY 4 - Check out of Semivicoli and head to the lovely town of Sulmona, known for its lively market and colorful confetti ~ Afternoon visit
to Rocca Calascio, the highest fortress in Europe ~ Welcome dinner with our wonderful hosts in Navelli
DAY 5 - Venture up the Gran Sasso mountains for a hike in Campo Imperatore, a spectacular alpine plain with snowcapped peaks and wildflowers ~ lunch in the charming medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio and saffron dinner with a local producer
DAY 6 - Cooking class of Abruzzese specialties at the Dimora dell'Arte ~ Walking tour of Abruzzo's lively capital city of L'Aquila with free time in the evening for shopping and dinner
DAY 7 - Hiking excursion in the Majella mountains followed by a a farm-to-table lunch prepared by Marisa, the effervescent proprietor of
the mountain agriturismo ~ Farewell dinner in Navelli
Number of Participants: A minimum of six (6) participants is required for the program to occur. The maximum number of participants for the program is 12.
Getting to & from Abruzzo: Our private coach and driver will pick you up and drop you off in an assigned meeting spot in Rome. From there, we’ll whisk you off to Abruzzo in a private coach bus. We strongly recommend that you arrive in Rome at least one day before the start of the tour to ensure that you’ll meet the group on time (with the added benefit of sleeping off the jetlag and wandering the Eternal City for an evening.) We’d be happy to suggest a few of our favorite places to stay, things to do and foods to eat!
Deposit & Terms & Conditions: A $500 non-refundable deposit (for administrative fees) per person payable by check to Three Little Guys LLC (D/B/A Majella Tours of Abruzzo), is required at the time of the reservation of the tour for each participant. Final payment of the balance must be received no later than 120 days prior to the first day of the tour. Upon payment of the deposit, the tour registrants expressly agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions set forth in the following link: