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
  • Accomodation. 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 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

      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

      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
  •   All home made food fresh from the gardens. Daily hand made pasta and awesome service. We had one of our best meals in Italy here. It's off the main highway in a small town but the sights and food so worth it.

    thumb JONATHAN D
    9/16/2017

      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

      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
  •   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

    thumb nyc0909
    8/07/2019

      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

      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