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

  •   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

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    9/12/2018

      When was the last time you had your pasta cut just before you dined? For an experience of the most gracious hospitality accompanied by beautifully prepared food bursting with the flavour of your dreams you must dine at Visconti Kitchen and Cooking School. Chef Leonardo...More

    thumb Donna R
    7/30/2018

      This restaurant is an absolute gem, and one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. The food is elegant and setting is warm, both family friendly and also ideal for a romantic meal - with gorgeous frescos and a breathtaking view. We had the...More

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    10/29/2017
  •   We came already at end of the season, there were few guests. The owner Leonardo and his family are extremely nice people. The food was simply great, fresh ingredients and well prepared (we didn't try out many different things). Service was quick and kind .The...More

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    9/05/2018

      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

      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 have been to the Visconti Kitchen on a number of occasions and it never fails to deliver excellent food, drink and service. Jayne gives very friendly front of house service and is able to tell you from where the ingredients for your meal were...More

    thumb Mark U
    8/18/2019

      It was one of the best cooking experiences I've ever signed up for. The atmosphere was simply magical. I felt like a real Italian girl learning to cook the old fashion way. Jaynie and Leonardo were just wonderful and extremely helpful throughout the whole course....More

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    8/31/2017

      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