Ascoli Piceno

Italy Uncorked

Destination
Ascoli Piceno
Dates From
31/03/2019
Duration
6 nights
7 days
Price From
$5,400
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BOUTIQUE WINE TOUR

Experience a journey where food and wine converge in the heart of Italy. Spend seven stunning days based out of Ascoli Piceno, located just around the corner from Rome.  Traverse across hills covered in vineyards while sipping organic wines and getting to know many of the award-winning vintners of our region. Slow down, embrace the diverse beauty of this territory, and drink up a little of Italy’s “La Dolce Vita”.  Step inside some of Italy’s most prized wineries and indulge in local delicacies. Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying fantastic food and learning a few cooking secrets along the way. Dive into hands-on cooking classes led by a locally renowned chef and professional sommelier.  And to top it all off your trip will be expertly led by a Fully-bilingual, 100% Italian, 100% local guide with an International culinary resume. Come to the “Otherside” of Italy and experience the authentic Italian wine vacation that you have been craving.

Inclusions

  • Six nights double occupancy stay in 4-star boutique historical accommodations with ensuite bathroom
  • Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations on day of departure
  • Transfer from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Ascoli Piceno
  • Daily breakfast with local ingredients
  • All entrance fees and wine tastings to local wineries and estates
  • All ground transportation in private vehicles
  • Welcome Cocktail and light dinner of small plates and appetizers
  • Final farewell dinner evening
  • Five lunches representing the cuisine of the territory
  • Two private cooking classes with local chefs, accompanied by private sommelier, meals & wine included
  • Guided tours of world class vineyards with a 100% local, 100% Italian sommelier
  • Private Wine tastings many complete with charcuterie and hor d’oeuvres
  • A visit to the largest medieval fortress in Italy
  • All meals include fine local wines, coffee, and dessert
  • When out on the road with us handcrafted gelato & espresso are always on the house
  • All entrance fees to museums & monuments
  • Taxes, tips, and service charges

Itinerary

Day 1:

Meet up in Rome and travel across one of Italy’s beautiful national parks to reach Ascoli Piceno.  Tonight, at dinner get to know your fellow travellers and learn about the exciting week ahead.

Day 2:

Ease into Italian life as we make our way to wine country and enjoy a morning stroll through one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages.  For Lunch we will make our way to the vineyard of the original pecorino vine.  Today we will feast on zero-km cuisine while we wash it all now with local award winning wines.

Day 3:

Today get to know Ascoli Piceno and its beautiful Renaissance squares with our local guide and expert of the area.  Lunch in the heart of truffle country at one of our favourite local family-run establishments known for its fresh, local, and traditional cuisine. And if  you are lucky you might even taste Nonna’shandmade Olive all’ascolana (stuffed olives).

Day 4:

Today your guide will whisk you away into the Italian countryside for a cooking class at a 17th century villa. Your instructor will take you on a culinary journey using fresh ingredients grown onsite or nearby the Agriturismo (farm-stay). For lunch enjoy the fruits of your labour and relax by the poolside before returning to Ascoli in the late afternoon.

Day 5:

This morning’s jaunt will take us to Loreto, a beautiful basilica nearby the sea. Experience the breathtaking Renaissance masterpieces located at this pilgrimage site.  Travel down to the blue coast for a seafood lunch by the seaside.  Relax like a local with an evening walk through Ascoli’s breathtaking city squares.

Day 6:

This morning’s jaunt will take us to Loreto, a beautiful basilica nearby the sea. Experience the breathtaking Renaissance masterpieces located at this pilgrimage site.  Travel down to the blue coast for a seafood lunch by the seaside.  Relax like a local with an evening walk through Ascoli’s breathtaking city squares.

Day 6:

Today we will head towards the region of Abruzzo, making our way to Italy’s largest medieval fortress.  Feel as though you entered into your own Game of Thrones episode as we explore the streets within this walled city. After we will delve deeper into Abruzzo and dine at a local restaurant known for its Slow Food and rustically refined dishes.

Day 7:

After breakfast bid farewell to Ascoli before being driven to the bus or train station. Arriverderci!

DATES & PRICES

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31/03/201906/04/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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07/04/201913/04/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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14/04/201920/04/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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21/04/201927/04/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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27/10/201902/11/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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03/11/201909/11/2019$5,400 p/p twin shareAvailable
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Exclusions

Travel to and from Italy, travel insurance, any other meals not noted in the itinerary, and excursions not listed above.
Price is subject to currency fluctuation.