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

4 days

Prices from

€650

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

€1349

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

      We arrived a little later than our booking having visited the caves locally first, but were welcomed very warmly by all the staff at this family run restaurant, especially Jaynie (front of house) & Leonardo (the master chef) . The restaurant is beautifully decorated with...More

    thumb LizzieT50
    9/23/2019

      We not only had the most delicious meal at Visconti but the entire experience was the best dinner during our trip to Italy. Leonardo is the amazing chef and his wife Jaynie serves the food. But those titles don’t do them justice because they treat...More

    thumb Laura C
    5/25/2019
  •   We went for a small family gathering for August 15th Ferragosto lunch, and what a fabulous spread we had! The food and drink was amazing and plentiful, and the welcome was wonderful. The restaurant was full, but the owners and staff were very friendly and...More

    thumb Aelainesmith
    8/17/2019

      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

      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
  •   A wonderful day began with a visit to Leonardo and Jaynie’s kitchen garden from which the seven of us returned laden with produce for the day’s recipes. Hard to resist biting into those plum tomatoes on the journey back… First we learnt to make pasta....More

    thumb SukeyWM
    9/22/2018

      This place is a family owned restaurant that cooks homemade with fresh ingredients from their backyard and villages around! Best fresh pasta I've ever had! Our hosts were so sweet and made our tasting experience a memorable one. I would definitely go back! PS try...More

    thumb stephaniepotash
    5/29/2017

      Jaynie and Leonardo are the most welcoming hosts. It is a treat to taste the love and passion that the two of them and Leonardo's put into the food and restaurant. I am planning my next visit around going back to Rinascimento. They also offer...More

    thumb Maddie D
    6/21/2017