A Special Wine Safari to Abruzzo
We have arranged a very special short break for anyone who is itching to get away to Italy
to try some delicious wines in some of the best surroundings, served by some of the nicest people!
Escape with us to the beautiful Southern Italian region of Abruzzo and ‘Live like a local’ for a long weekend!
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“forte e gentile” (strong and gentle) – the greenest region in Europe
Since 1984, we have been importing wines from small, family-run vineyards in Abruzzo, Italy.
Over the years, this zeal has grown, our knowledge has multiplied and we’ve developed some lifelong friendships with some exceptional winemakers.
Such a wealth of first-hand experience, and an abiding love for the region and its wines, makes this tour truly unique.
Abruzzo has been called a paradise on earth for its stunning natural beauty. Development is forbidden in its three National Parks, so the region retains a timeless quality—and its winemakers, many of whom you’ll meet in person, preserve the traditional skills of viticulture with a proud passion which they delight in passing on to their guests.
Sunning yourself in an idyllic vineyard, sampling the fruits of their labours, so lovingly and skilfully crafted, is an unforgettable experience
Our accommodation at the beautiful La Rustica is run by Armando and his charming wife, Cristina. All the delectable food you’ll sample there is made by them on the premises, using local produce.
Day 1 – FRIDAY
After our arrival in Rome you are taken for a fabulous lunch and wine tasting in the hills above Tivoli, with breath-taking views of the waterfalls and views across to Rome, at the 4*hotel, Torre St. Angelo.
Then we journey across the Apennine National Park to Abruzzo, enjoying the spectacular views of mountains, villages and valleys en route.
On arrival at our relaxing Country Retreat, we’ll be treated to a sparkling wine reception, by the pool.
Dinner will be hosted by one of our leading, local winemakers and vineyard owners. They will introduce their wines, pairing up their wines with the food for each course.
Day 2 – SATURDAY
After a hearty breakfast made by our hosts, we head off to the historical ‘Bosco’ winery and museum, with a tasting of their fantastic wines.
A special surprise awaits at the end of the tour here ending up at ‘Le Nostre Radici‘ for an 8-course, home-produced banquet and wines. All the food is made with edible flowers and herbs grown in their Garden!
In the afternoon, Wine Tasting and tour at Paride d’Angelos award winning winery, then back to La Rustica for relaxation and siesta to restore yourself in time for the farewell gala dinner, with the excellent wines of our special guest of a local winegrower!
Day 3 – SUNDAY
Home made breakfast is followed by check out and travel to the historic, medieval hilltop village of Prezza for the views and a wine tasting at the bijou ‘Praesidium Winery‘, situated under the Village. Their Ratafia has to be tried to be believed!
Then we venture onto the ancient town of ‘Celano’ and the charming restaurant in the basement of the stunning castle, for a final lunch with wine and an Olive Oil Tasting.
Finally, back to Rome for the flight home.
* We may need to make slight changes to this Itinerary on the fly, taking into consideration weather conditions, time constraints and other variants, but will not distract from the overall tour quality or experience.
– All costs in Italy are covered by Unique Wine Safaris.
– Please notify prior to trip of any food preferences, which can be catered for
– If the Tours have to be postponed due to travel restrictions then the dates will merely be postponed until the restriction is lifted, with no loss of money.
– Air fares on Easyjet are payable by the Customer.
– All social distancing requirements will be observed throughout the Tour.