EXPERIENCE THE TASTE OF ABRUZZO

Chef Leonardo Visconti invites you into his kitchen and territory to enjoy a truly inspirational cooking experience while discovering  the best of what the region has to offer. He will share with you the secrets of his culinary creations, using organic produce inspired by the seasons to make authentic traditional Italian dishes – his way!

How it works

1

  Choose your experience

Choose from our one day, 3 day or full week experience

2

  Book your flights

Book your flights for the experience and let us know of your travel plans

3

  Abruzzo

Experience the authentic taste of Abruzzo while enjoying the magnificent surroundings

An all-inclusive experience

  • What’s included
  • Accommodation. Staying at a boutique B&B in a medieval village with breathtaking views
  • Transfers. Transfers to and from L’Aquila
  • Food & Wine. All meals and selected Abruzzo wines
  • Guided Tours. All scheduled local culinary and cultural tours
  • Cooking Classes. Hands-on cooking classes using organic and locally sourced products

OUR EXPERIENCES

Day Experience

Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or a confident cook, this is a perfect opportunity for family and friend get togethers – foraging/harvesting, learning, cooking, eating and drinking!

People

Up to 10

Duration

1 day

Prices from

€99

Short Experience

In a fun hands-on cooking experience with Chef Leonardo, learn how to re-create authentic Abruzzo dishes inspired by the seasons, using organic produce you will have harvested or foraged for yourself. Let us show you our way of life, built on centuries of tradition in the real heart of Italy – the beauty of an unspoilt land, strong and generous people and of course, great food and wine!

People

Up to 10

Duration

3 days

Prices from

€750

Full Experience

Enjoy our in-depth culinary adventure with Chef Leonardo. Discover what the Abruzzo countryside has to offer. Meet local food and wine artisans and taste their amazing wares. Using the best ingredients of the area – either sourced locally, foraged, or grown in our organic gardens. Learn how to re-create traditional Italian dishes to delight your family and friends with at home.

People

Up to 10

Duration

7 days

Prices from

€1500

What our customers say

  •   During our stay in the Abruzzi region, my family and I attended the Visconti Cooking Experience. We were welcomed as family and treated as such! The experience was amazing. We learned different recipes, learned about the different flour used in making pasta, made our own...More

    thumb Linda T
    9/04/2019

      Wonderful atmosphere watching the sunset over the mountains with delicious locally grown food and wine. Personal service and attention to diners made this a very special dinner.

    thumb Sharon C
    8/16/2019

      Leonardo & Jaynie were absolutely fabulous, the surroundings breathtaking, and the food sublime - even the pasta we made from scratch (Two types - egg pasta and a flour and water, with a little olive oil one)! Grazie to you both for a very enjoyable...More

    thumb sophie1958
    9/12/2018
  •   My sister and I had a wonderful day learning who to cook Italian style, using home grown organic vegetables and local fare. Leonardo, Janey and Luigi are the perfect hosts, informative, friendly and often amusing, and they put their hearts into every thing they do....I would highly recommend, and would definitely book again, perhaps for a special gift for someone dear. More

    thumb Aelainesmith
    7/01/2022

      WOW!!! They said it was a cooking experience and what an experience it was! My 20 year old son and I went on one of their four day cooking experiences and now really wished that we had signed up for the week long experience -...More

    thumb Paolo S
    9/03/2017

      We visited the Rinascimento Restaurant for lunch after a visit to the Grotte Di Stiffe (also highly recommendable). Leonardo and Jaynie who are the hosts and owners of the restaurant provided a fantastic meal based on local grown ingredients (a lot of it from their...More

    thumb Jacob M
    4/12/2017
  •   What a fun day! Leonardo & Jaynie made sure that whilst we learnt a great deal in just one day about the heart and soul of authentic Abruzzese food, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience too. We started with harvesting their own produce from their local...More

    thumb SanLucia2015
    9/18/2018

      Sunday lunch today was amazing at Visconti's! As always made very welcome by Leonardo and Jaynie. Beautiful selection of appetisers, truffle pasta, basil infused pasta and the most amazing platter of chicken, lamb and roasted potatoes, followed of course by a delightful selection of desserts,...More

    thumb Parsons-Young
    7/30/2017

      So great. So generous. I suppose it wasn't cheap, but it was such great value. I cannot recommend it highly enough. From Jaynie's careful preparation through to Leonardo's clear passion for his ingredients it truly was an experience. My only complaint is that they were...More

    thumb Jimcdub
    8/30/2017