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

  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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 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

      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

      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