CUSTOMIZABLE TOUR OF ABRUZZO: THE EAGLE AND THE VILLAGES OF GRAN SASSO WITH GUIDE AND TASTING MENU. € 442 - 3 Nights - 4 Days

TOUR L'AQUILA AND THE VILLAGES OF GRAN SASSO 4 DAYS, Abruzzo

  • A journey at high altitude between towers, taste and craftsmanship, in a landscape where time seems to stand still. You will discover the charm of the villages on the Gran Sasso d'Italia of Rocca Calascio, Castel del Monte, Santo Stefano di Sessanio and the works of art that return to shine in L'Aquila, the city that returns to Volare.
  • Exclusive experiences:
    • Traditional dinners at the Magione Papale restaurant.
    • Experience in the cultivation of hops in the high mountains
    • Panoramic urban trekking from Santo Stefano to Rocca Calascio - Cheese tasting in a livestock farm.
  • The pluses:
    • A Local Guide is at your disposal for all visits to L'Aquila, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Rocca Calascio and Castel del Monte.
    • The trip tailored for you.
  • It is possible to customize the tour with additional visits or combine it with a sea or mountain stay. Let us know your needs!
  • 1st day: L'Aquila
    • Arrival in the afternoon at the Magione Papale Relais dell'Aquila. Welcome drink. Free dinner, overnight.
  • 2st day: L'Aquila
    • Breakfast at the hotel. The private local guide awaits you in L'Aquila for a visit to the historic center, one of the six most important in Italy for the beauty of its architectural heritage, which is now shining again. The guide will lead you, starting from the park of the Cinquecentesco Castle, to discover the extraordinary history of the foundation of L'Aquila. Monuments will give voice to a story that speaks of a people who do not give up. You will visit the restored monuments: the basilica of San Bernardino, the church of the "holy souls" and San Giuseppe craftsman. Before reaching the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, you will stop in a historic café to taste the soft chocolate nougat. Finally, after a short trip by car, you will visit the symbol of the city: the Rivera fountain, known as the "99 spouts" fountain. Free lunch. Free afternoon. Traditional dinner at the Magione Papale restaurant. Overnight.

  • 3rd day: Santo Stefano di Sessanio - Rocca Calascio
    • Breakfast at the hotel. At 10.00 the local guide is waiting for you in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, a medieval village, a Medici possession: it has narrow and winding streets interrupted by sudden and steep stairways, as well as important examples of civil architecture that meet along the characteristic streets. During the visit there will be stops at the Visitor Center of the Gran Sasso Laga National Park and a visit to the Terre della Baronia Museum. Then you will move to Rocca Calascio by car. If you like walking and the climatic situation allows it, the guide will offer you to transfer from Santo Stefano to Calascio with an urban trekking (about 9 km.), Along a road that offers breathtaking views of the Gran Sasso d'Italia. At the Taberna di Rocca Calascio, you will enjoy a lunch based on products from the lands of Baronia, a mixed legume soup (lentils, chickpeas, cicerchie) and a cutting board with a selection of local products (meats and cheeses, including Grana with milk of sheep aged in the cave directly in Rocca Calascio). Subsequent visit to the castle of Rocca Calascio, recognized by National Geographic as one of the most fascinating in the world. I'm going back to the hotel. Traditional dinner at the Magione Papale restaurant. Overnight.

  • 4th day: Castel del Monte
    • Breakfast at the hotel. At 09.30 am meeting in Castel del Monte with Sara, waiting for you at his hops, the only cultivation in Italy at these altitudes. It will make you live the stages of cultivation and transformation of this cereal into beer. Afterwards you will meet the guide for the visit of this wonderful village of about 530 inhabitants inserted in the prestigious club of "The most beautiful villages in Italy". It is perched on the slopes of the Gran Sasso and is dominated by the immense plateau of Campo Imperatore, called by many the "Little Tibet". The proximity to the rich pastures of the plateau have always favored breeding, which even survived the sunset of transhumance. The ancient practice of sheep farming has forged a line of shepherds and created a solid and famous dairy tradition, which has remained intact over the centuries. Ricotta and cheeses from Castel del Monte were, in fact, highly appreciated and sought after already in ancient Rome. Afterwards you will end the tour with a tasting of Gran Sasso cheeses and salami at a resale of a livestock farm, where you will also taste the craft beer produced with Sara's Hop. Afternoon departure for the return.
  • THE PRICE INCLUDES :
    • Accommodation in a double room at the Relais Magione Papale.
    • Traditional dinners in the starred restaurant of the Relais Magione Papale.
    • Typical mountain lunch at the Imperial Taberna of Rocca Calascio.
    • Visit to a hop garden in Castel del Monte.
    • Tasting of Gran Sasso products (cured meats and cheeses) in the resale of a livestock farm in Castel Monte.
    • Local guide for visits to L'Aquila, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Rocca Calascio and Castel del Monte.
    • "Serene vacation" fee against travel cancellation costs
  • THE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    • Freight
    • Inputs
    • Drinks and extras in general
    • Anything not expressly indicated in the item the fee includes
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  • SUPPLEMENTS:
    • Single room 30%
  • REDUCTIONS:
    • Extra bed for children from 2 to 8 years 30%
    • Extra bed for adults 10%
  • Departures: every day from 11.05 to 13.09
  • Offer validity: last departure on 13.09.20
  • Departures: every day from 11.05 to 13.09
  • Treatment:
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • 1 dinner with tasting menu
    • typical mountain lunch
    • tasting of Gran Sasso products
  • Accommodation : in a double room

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CUSTOMIZABLE TOUR OF ABRUZZO: THE EAGLE AND THE VILLAGES OF GRAN SASSO WITH GUIDE AND TASTING MENU. € 442 - 3 Nights