The Aperitivo Tour

Overview of activities

  • travel off the beaten path
  • meet the local people and artisans
  • roam untouched villages
  • scenic routes
  • authentic dining
  • leisurely pace
  • charming accommodation
  • cooking class with local produce
  • farmer’s market
  • tasting in ancient olive oil mill
  • wine tasting
  • seafood lunch on trabocco

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 - Pickup from Rome > Winery & Wine Tasting

Come along for this small group tour of Abruzzo where we are going to show you the best things to see and do in Abruzzo Italy!

At 11:30am Marco and Katri will pick you up from The Pescara Central Train Station in Pescara. There are many coaches to Pescara leaving Fiumicino Airport and Termini Train Station in Roma on a daily basis and you can enjoy the stunning scenery along Italy’s most picturesque motorway. We recommend staying the night before in Pescara to enjoy the city centre and the seaside promenade.

We will begin our Abruzzo tour at a very special winery near Loreto Aprutino which prides itself on producing wines which showcase Abruzzo’s native grape varieties including the infamous Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

After a tour of the vineyard and cantina we will enjoy lunch paired with their finest wines.

After our leisurely lunch you can settle into your family run “agritouismo” accommodation just outside the village of Loreto Aprutino.

Loreto Aprutino is renowned for its quality extra virgin olive oil, in fact you will see the olive trees in abundance all around this area.

This afternoon you can enjoy exploring the village and visit the ancient olive oil mill with a gorgeous gothic facade and check out the local Castelli ceramics display.

Dinner tonight can be enjoyed in the comfort of your accommodation where everything served is from the family’s own farm.


Agritourismo Accomodation on our 4 & 6 day tours
Loreto Aprutino
Agritourismo Accomodation on our 4 & 6 day tours
Bedroom at the Agriturismo accomodation on our 4 & 6 day tours
Dining room at the accomodation on our 4 & 6 day tours
DAY 2 - Cooking Class with Italian Family > Olive Oil Tasting > Enoteca

Today we will visit our friends for a fun pasta and sugo cooking class and enjoy a tour of their gardens where they grow vegetables to make and their artisan food products.The best part is enjoying the fruits of our labour for lunch! 

Rest back at your accommodation before we head out again tonight. 

This evening we will visit our friend in another hilltop village for some extra virgin olive oil tasting in her family’s own medieval olive oil mill where we will learn how to tell the difference between a good and bad extra virgin olive oil. 

Meander through the village with us and descend the stairs into an enoteca hidden inside an ancient cellar. Our charismatic host will guide us through tasting some of Abruzzo’s best wines while we sample their salumi and formaggio and other delicacies for dinner.

B, L, D

Cantinarte - Rosella and Francesca
Inside the medieval olive oil mill
Tasting salumi inside the enoteca
DAY 3 - Trabocchi Coast > Seafood Dining Experience

After a late night enjoy a late start to the morning before we head off for a scenic drive along the Trabocchi Coast, one the things to see and do in Abruzzo which is a must!

Trabocchi are wooden fishing huts set on little jetties out over the water which are now UNESCO world heritage sites unique to Abruzzo and are one of the main sights to see in Abruzzo.

The Abby of Saint Giovanni in Venere is a great lookout spot over the coast and we will visit the Abby and take in the views.

Lunch today is a special experience.. we will enjoy a long and leisurely seafood feast onboard a trabocco on the water. We will sip some local pecorino or cerasuolo wine with the freshest locally caught seafood and enjoy the views of the Adriatic Sea all around.

Dinner tonight will be… joking, you won’t be able to eat dinner!

B, L

Seafood lunch on the Trabocco
Trabocco on the Trabocchi Coast
DAY 4 - Farmer's Market > Caldora Castle > Rome

This morning we say goodbye to Loreto Aprutino and head into the mountains to visit Sulmona.

It’s market day in Sulmona and we will soak up the atmosphere of the market in the piazza overlooked by mountains.  Take time to explore Sulmona and purchase some confetti (sugared almonds) which have been made here for centuries.

A short drive up into the mountains is the gorgeous little village, Pacentro. Here, we will climb the stairs of the Castle to take in the stunning views.  There is also a little house to find which has been unchanged since before electricity and you can see what village life used to be like!

Lunch today will be at a Michelin recommend restaurant with a great view overlooking the plateau of Sulmona.

After lunch we will return to Pescara Central Buss/ Train Station around 5pm, ending our perfect Aburzzo Italy 4 day tour.

Buon Viaggio!

B, L

Please note: This is an example itinerary.  Although every effort is used to stick to the advertised itinerary, some experiences may be shuffled around or replaced with simular experiences when it is necessary to do so.

Tasting porchetta at the market in Sulmona
The view from the top of the castle in Pacentro


  • Fabulous experience- every detail lovingly looked after and the food is to die for. Kathryn and Marco are outstanding hosts.

    Kathryn Miller
  • Our Italian Provincial Tours experience September 2019, was simply beautiful. Our hosts selected very comfortable authentic accommodation in historic towns of the Abruzzo region and matched it with fine local food and wine, and the most stunning scenery including mountain restaurants and one on stilts over the water. We enjoyed a leisurely pace and the activities took into account personal connections to the region, both of our hosts and our group. Visits matched local events so there was always an activity of interest for us to enjoy. Our small tour group were a friendly mix of experienced and novice travelers and our hosts Katri and Marco provided insight and humor throughout our trip. Our local guide and driver on the tour, Tiziana also gave us information about the art, history, architecture and with much humor 'the local legend of the valley' . Thank you Italian Provincial Tours we will be back! 10/10

    Emily Lee
  • To experience the real Abruzzo you need to be with passionate people like Katri & Marco that alone is an experience !!

    Enza Centorame

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Private Tours upon request

Tour Price

$2,300 AUD per person twin share
$1,725 USD per person twin share

Low Cost Single Supplement
$255 AUD
$200 USD

Termini Train Station in Rome.

4 Days

Fully escorted tour by English speaking tour leaders, private air conditioned minibus/van or SUV, charming and well appointed accommodations with private ensuite, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner as per the itinerary and drinks with meals including table wine, entry fees and activities.
Vegetarian meals and food allergies can be catered to.

Air fares, travel insurance, food and beverage outside of meal times unless stated in itinerary, activities not stated in the itinerary and personal purchases.

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