Tour One

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
Recipe Book
Family friendly
Authentic Abruzzo/Molise recipes

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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

8:00 leave for Agnone
Agnone is in the center of important archaeological vestiges of the old Oscan-Samnite civilization and is sometimes called “the Athens of the Sannio” due to the large number of ancient ruins of the Samnitic culture. According to the tradition, the name of Agnone derives from the old city of Aquilonia that was destroyed by the Romans.
Agnone also lays claim to the most important ancient Molise document: the so-called “Oscan Tablet” (“Tabula Osca”), a bronze inscription written in the Oscan alphabet that dates from the 3rd century BC and now kept in the British Museum.
We will visit the Marinelli Bell Foundry.
The Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli (the Marinelli Pontifical Foundry) is an ancient factory of bells which has been operating in Agnone for nearly a millennium. It ranks as one of the oldest companies in the world, where the Marinelli family has run the foundry for the last 1000 years,
the copper museum and Di Nucci Cheese makers.
1:00 Lunch at La Panonda
5:30 Cooking Class and dinner

Day #3

After breakfast we are off to Termoli to visit the old Port buy fish that will be used in our cooking class..
Cooking Class 11:00 a.m.
We will take a short drive to Larino , 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 also visit Borgo Vecchio and the new part of the city and of course the Roman Amphitheater , Cathederal of Larino built in 1319 , Palazzo Zappone , and the Civic Musuem
Then off to Cantina Tienimenti Grieco for wine tasting and visiting the wine cellar with a sommelier
Aperitivo at around 6:30
Dinner at 7:30

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
Dinner at 7:30 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

9:00 we will leave for Centro del Tartufo Molise where we will see how Truffles are prepared and converted .. for those intrested there is the possibility for Truffle Hunting… we will also go to Castropignano and visit the Castel of D’Evoli
Lunch will be at there restaurant where wonderful truffle dishes are prepared

Cooking Class 5.30pm
Pizza night with music, laughter and the presentation of the recipe book

Day #7

Drive back to airport.


Tour #1  is from March 1st until October 31st the same tour from May 15th until September 30th will have one day less cooking class, but one full day at Tremiti Islands (fish and wine included).

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