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

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

      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

      During our stay in the Abruzzi region, my family and I attended the Visconti Cooking Experience. We were welcomed as family and treated as such! The experience was amazing. We learned different recipes, learned about the different flour used in making pasta, made our own...More

    thumb Linda T
    9/04/2019
  •   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

      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

      Wonderful atmosphere watching the sunset over the mountains with delicious locally grown food and wine. Personal service and attention to diners made this a very special dinner.

    thumb Sharon C
    8/16/2019
  •   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

    thumb SukeyWM
    9/22/2018

      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

      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