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 .