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

      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

    thumb Alison M
    10/29/2017

      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

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    9/18/2018
  •   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

    thumb Aelainesmith
    8/17/2019

      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

      Sunday lunch today was amazing at Visconti's! As always made very welcome by Leonardo and Jaynie. Beautiful selection of appetisers, truffle pasta, basil infused pasta and the most amazing platter of chicken, lamb and roasted potatoes, followed of course by a delightful selection of desserts,...More

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    7/30/2017
  •   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

      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

      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

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    9/22/2018