Experience the Flavors of Italy on this 7-Day, Luxury Cooking Vacation – Abruzzo, Italy

Epitourean • Carunchio, Italy

Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Day Culinary Tour of Italy ($1,698 to $1,898 per Person), Including:
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Six Nights at Palazzo Tour d'Eau
  • All Meals, All Wine, All Excursions, All Cooking Classes
  • Luxury Round-Trip Airport Transfers from Rome to Abruzzo
  • Fishing Experience (Weather Depending)
  • Excursions to Vasto and Agnone
  • Optional Spa Treatment and Smartphone Food Photography Course
  • Hotel Fees and Entrance Fees per Itinerary Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by April 25, 2017

Unbothered by modern influence, the Italian region of Abruzzo is a culinary stronghold that draws from a beloved history of great food. Witness (and taste) some of Europe's most prized gastronomic treasures
during this tour, led by the pros at Epitourean
.

Day 1: Benvenuti
• Land in Rome and meet your driver at 1 p.m.
• Ride through the serene Apennine Mountains, then enter the quaint village of Carunchio
• Unwind from your travels with a multi-course meal in this medieval town
• Then, get settled at your hotel for the night and take a well-deserved rest—you'll need your energy!
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 2: Get Cooking Today
• Start the day with a traditional Italian breakfast
• After, learn about the essential ingredient of Italy—olives—at an award-winning olive press
• Take a break, then get in the kitchen with a cooking class, which takes you through the fundamentals of Abruzzo flavors
• Munch on your creations with other members of your class, then retire back to your room
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 3: Pasta, Pasta, Pasta
• Pasta from the box? No way—on this morning, you'll learn the secret to creating delicious handmade pasta
• You'll break for lunch, eating your own pasta, and then head to the wine class, led by a master sommelier
• Find out about which wines to pair with food—the ideal complement for any meal
• The rest of the day is yours to spend as you choose
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 4: Take an Adventure
• Today, you'll see the Vasto area, full of historic sites and unique shopping
• Weather and seasonality depending, you can take a fishing break at one of the "Trabocco" fishing houses
• After a day of fun, kick back at one of the best nearby restaurants to enjoy the Vasto seafood
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 5: Biscotti? Yes, Please
• No haute cuisine, much of Italy's classic dishes were once considered to be "peasant food"
• Learn about what it takes to create magnificent biscotti—ideal for any dessert
• Indulge in optional additions to your trip, including a smartphone food photography class or spa treatment
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 6: Agnone & Cheese
• Today, you'll enjoy another outing to the region of Agnone, which is loved for its savory cheeses—think ricotta, mozzarella, and more!
• Later, you'll see a bell factory—which delivers to Vatican City
• Ready for pizza? You'll take a class that covers dough, baking, and other essential steps
Overnight at Palazzo Tour d'Eau. All meals and wine provided.

Day 7: Ciao!
• Receive a transfer to the airport and head home to the U.S.

The Dates

Land-Only
April 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,698)
May 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,798)
June 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,798)
July 1 to 31, 2017($1,698)
August 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,698)
September 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,898)
October 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,798)
November 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,698)

Rates are per person based on double-occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an
additional fee of $500.

  • Best known for its dramatic mountain scenery, Abruzzo's landscape is surprisingly diverse.

    -- Lonely Planet Reviewer

Location

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book-by date: customer must contact merchant by April 25, 2017 to make booking
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies, it is listed at the bottom of the page: bit.ly/1EkU2xV
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes double-occupancy accommodations for six nights at Palazzo Tour D'eau; all gourmet meals; four cooking classes; fishing experience (weather depending); excursions to Vasto and Agnone; optional spa treatment and smartphone food photography course; and hotel fees and entrance fees per itinerary included
  • Voucher excludes airfare, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, any costs not specified as included
  • 10% Tax is not included, and payable directly to tour operator
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $500
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 30, 2017 • Enjoy By November 30, 2017