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

  •   I was recommended the restaurant and we were surely not disappointed by the experience. We were certainly made welcomed by the owners and as we were the only people in the restaurant we had their full attention. The ingredients were all so fresh they just...More

    thumb Kirsty M
    7/11/2019

      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 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
  •   We had Ferragosta lunch here with family and friends and as usual the food, wine, service and ambiance were second to none. Having visited Abruzzo many times over the past five years this is still our favourite restaurant by far. Highly recommend a visit BUT...More

    thumb Julia B
    8/19/2019

      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

      For anyone who wants to learn how to cook authentic Italian cuisine from an expert chef in a small hilltop town in Abruzzo, we whole-heartedly recommend a week at Viscanti Kitchen. The itinerary for each day was a perfect balance between time in the kitchen...and extra curricular activities. There were many highlights, including: cooking techniques and ingredients for making tasty Italian cuisine along with 37 secret tips for success, visits to the cheese factory and medieval towns, wine and olive oil tastings, truffle hunting, seeing gardens and learning about the source of each ingredient and how it is used to make a special dish. This itinerary was perfect. But an even more important component was the warmth and hospitality provided by Jaynie and Leonardo. That extended from the love that they bestowed on generating any dish to the interactions they had with local farmers, vinters, and artisans. This was a unique trip for us and we give it our highest possible rating. More

    thumb Westpointgreytravel
    7/01/2022
  •   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

      This is a wonderful restaurant and a ‘must’ visit in Abruzzo that we enjoy visiting every time! First, the location overlooking the beautiful valley with several medieval small towns in the horizon which you can admire from their ample terrace or from the indoor dining...More

    thumb Ana C
    8/29/2018

      We have stayed with Jayne and Leonardo many times and can't say enough good things about their hospitality and great food. Everything is done with love and passion. Well worth your time to go for a visit and a meal. You will become a lifetime...More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    5/16/2017