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

  •   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

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    4/12/2017

      We arrived at Leonardo and Jayne’s during some of the worst weather Leonardo had seen in Abruzzo so unfortunately we were unable to go into the garden, but this did not spoil our experience in any way as the day was so wonderful it really...More

    thumb Mx5Dawn
    9/01/2019

      Cannot say enough about this restaurant/ experience! The food was wonderful. The service/ owners were delightful and the location/views were perfect. It was all you could want from the quintessential Italian country experience. Not touristy, but genuine Italian meal that went on for hours. Best...More

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    8/07/2019
  •   We were a group who had a very delicious dinner. The dishes are full of flavour, and I especially like that the ingredients are home grown or bought locally. On top of this, Leonardo and Jaynie are wonderful hosts and people. I highly recommend a...More

    thumb SabinaAskholm
    9/19/2019

      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

      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

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    5/29/2017
  •   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

      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

      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

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    8/17/2019