Tour Two

Cooking courses are a full immersion a hands – on experience, a mix of food and culture, but also of practicality. Learn to make dishes which you can easily reproduce at your home, and you will amaze yourselves creating fresh pasta dishes , and traditional Central Italy dishes and of course pizza !!

The dishes are those of traditional Abruzzo/ Molisane dishes, such as Pallotte Cacio e Uova with tomato sauce, cantucci biscuits, but also Wine biscotti and a Chocolate Wine Cake since this is a wine region !!!! more wine for everyone !! Molise produces 60% of all the truffles in
Italy therefore  we have added truffles recipes to make.

Included Highlights
All ingredients
Apron
Recipe Book
Family friendly
Authentic Abruzzo/Molise recipes

 

We Can Also Personalize Your Tour To Your Hobbies & Interests!

 

Schedule

Day #1

Free Airport pick up (Rome).
Drive to Molise towards San Martino in Pensilis at the Hotel Santoianni where you will be staying. After you are settled in your rooms, meeting for a briefing of the tour period.
Welcome Dinner at 7pm

Day #2

We will visit the town of San Martino in Pensilis with a guide and the convent of Mary and Jesus.
The morning continues with visiting Azienda Agricola Di Giandomenico where we will see how pecorino , caciocavallo and ricotta cheese are made, a family run business ( with cheese tasting). Then we are off to Di Martino Azienda Agricola Biologica where production of vegetables preserved in oil , honey ,and jam are made.

Visit Centro del Tartufo Molise
Lunch with Truffle dishes
Cooking Class at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 7:30 pm
after dinner we are off for gelato !!

Day #3

A drive to Campobasso:
Campobasso is a province of Molise and is the region’s capital.

The city itself is replete with monuments, including Castello Monforte, built around 1450 atop the ruins of a Norman construction, on a hill that dominates the city. The Cathedral was first built in 1504 but reconstructed in the neoclassical style in 1805 following its destruction in an earthquake. Among the many churches are the Romanesque Church of San Bartolomeo; the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate, built in 1572 and displaying a late-Renaissance façade and Baroque interior, embellished with paintings and frescoes by 17th-Century artists; the Church of San Leonardo, dating from the 13th Century; and the Church of San Giorgio, a 12th-Century Gothic construction. The town also houses the delightful Museo del Presepe, a museum displaying a fine collection of antique recreations of the Nativity scene, some dating from the 18th Century. Not to miss the Sannitic Museum…

Lunch at Monticelli Trattoria, a suggestive little place with homemade Campobassane specialties!!!

Cooking Class at 5:30pm
Dinner at 7.30pm

Day #4

Visit the town of Acquaviva Collecroce. Acquaviva Collecroce is a municipality located in the woods, the village is delightful with its fountains and many historical footprints are leaked a mysterious charm to discover. The atmosphere is that of medieval chivalry and the presence of the Templar Knights of Malta, making it the towns beauty , like the Latin palindrome sentences written on the stone. What makes it even more mysterious one can her a Croatian / Molisane dialect, testimony of the Slavic settlement since 1400 …

Besides the lush nature, we will walk in the old town to observe the historic architecture, such as the Parish Church, built in perfect baroque style. Then head to the vineyards of Cantina Cianfagna  for wine tasting.

Cooking Class 5:30 pm

Day #5

In the early morning , we will take a short drive to a small family-run olive mill Parco dei Buoi in the village of Larino Here, the owner Francesco Travaglini will give us a private tour of their olive groves, followed by a tasting of his olive oil. As we are tasting, we will have wonderful finger foods to go with it. Also to mention that Francesco Travaglini’s oil was used for the last Gala President Obama had for his guests!! A real show of quality for Molise

We will then drive back for our cooking class and lunch..

After lunch and a short break we drive to Sepino, Altilia.

Sepino was captured by the Romans in 293 BC. , the city wall was erected by Tiberius before he became emperor. Within the city walls are remains of a theatre and other buildings including temples of Jupiter and Apollo. The presence of tombs from the 4th century , suggests that the city had been abandoned by that time.

Supper in Sepino, Altilia

Day #6

Morning drive to Larino , is a town of approximately 8,100 inhabitants. The city of Larino has been continuously inhabited for millennia. Originally settled by the Samnite and Frentani tribes of Southern Italy, the city came under the control of the Oscan civilization. In 217 BC, the Romans defeated Hannibal here, and it was later incorporated into the Roman Empire.

We will visit with a guide the Roman Amphitheater, The elliptical amphitheater was built in the 1st century AD by a prominent citizen of Larino who had made his fortune in far away Rome. The arena could comfortably seat 12,000 spectators. Palazzo Zappone was probably originally built as a Norman castle. The palace is now repainted as it was decades ago. The structure has three distinct facades. One distinctly shows the physical structure of the original castle. The second has a renaissance feel and housed the rulers of the town. The third is a large brick neoclassical structure which was adjoined to the castle in the 19th century, Civic Museum, Cathedral of Larino , minor basilica in 1928 by Pius I, which is considered by some to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy. It was built in the 10th and 11th centuries and inaugurated in 1319. It was restored and renovated many times, with the addition of a Gothic arch in 1451, a belltower in 1523 and interior renovations in the 18th century. It was likely built, in part, by architects and engineers brought in from X1 the Angevine rulers of Naples. And of course Borgo Vecchio , the old city.

Then there is free time for shopping , sightseeing and gelato .

Cooking Class 5:30

Presentation of recipe book .

Day #7

Drive back to airport

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