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 one day, long weekend or full week and book and pay online

2

  Book your flights

Book your flights for the experience and let us know of your travel plans

3

  The 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 view
  • 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 product

OUR EXPERIENCES

Day Experience

We are now offering a one-day cooking experience which is all about food that is natural, flavourful and inspired by the seasons. Leonardo & Jaynie invite you into their garden and kitchen to share a cooking experience rooted in pride, family traditions, and a love of good food!

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

  •   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

      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

    thumb marzolomovement
    8/31/2017

      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
  •   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

      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

      This place is a family owned restaurant that cooks homemade with fresh ingredients from their backyard and villages around! Best fresh pasta I've ever had! Our hosts were so sweet and made our tasting experience a memorable one. I would definitely go back! PS try...More

    thumb stephaniepotash
    5/29/2017
  •   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

      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

      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