On Tour 3 you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit some of the regions top cellars and vineyards. While there you’ll meet the owners, learn about the fascinating work behind winemaking all while sampling Molisane speciality cuisine. Discover the regions exclusive grape variety, Tintillia, while also touring some the regions major cultural sites and learning the regions rich history.
Wineries & Traditional Molisane Cuisine Tour
Day #1 – Pickup + Welcome Dinner
Pick up at Termoli train station, then a short drive to Agriturismo Il Quadrifoglio in Montenero di Bisaccia surrounded by the beautiful vineyards of Cantina Terresacre. Once you’re settled there will be a briefing on your tour followed by a Welcome Dinner.
Day #2 – Aquaviva Collecroce + Wine Tasting at Cianfagna
9:00 a.m. we drive to Aquaviva Collecroce, a village with a mysterious charm to discover. The village boasts a long history acting as a base for the Knights of Malta giving it an atmosphere of medieval chivalry. In addition, there are several delightful fountains as well as Latin palindromes written into the very stones of the village itself.
Located near to Aquaviva Collecroce is our first vineyard. A tour and tasting in the Cianfagna wine cellar. Cianfagna specialise in producing award wining wines using the regional Tintilia grape variety.
After lunch, we drive to Campomarino to visit the wine cellar of Di Tullio, which rose from an ex airfield for spitfires flown by English, Danish and Irish pilots. Now people from these same countries come to celebrate the end of the war and enjoy the excellent wine.
Following is a visit to Campomarino and Campomarino Lido (weather permitting also a stroll on the beach)
Day #3 – Terresacre Wine Tasting + Free Time
Today will include a visit to Terresacre for wine tasting. Terresacre aim to combine modern winemaking methods while staying true to regional traditions
The afternoon will be free for you to relax before we meet for Dinner
Day #4 – Roman Amphitheater + Tenimenti Grieco Winery
9:00 drive to Larino where we will visit the The Larino Amphitheate, Palazzo Zappone and the Civic Museum. Also a visit to Larino’s Cathedral, which is considered to be one of the finest in Italy, followed by a stroll through Borgo Vecchio, the old town.
The vineyard visit for the day will be Tenimenti Grieco whose grapes come from fields overlooking the Adriatic coast at altitudes above 150 meters.
In the evening you’ll have free-time to select your own location for Dinner.
Day #5 – Monteroduni + Campi Valerio Vineyard
Drive to Monteroduni, a town situated on a slope of almost 460 meters above sea level. Here we will see the beautiful Pignatelli Castle and Saint Michael Archangel Church.
The day’s wine tasting and lunch will be at the wine cellar of Campi Valerio. Since 1974 the Valerio winery has been producing fine wines with great character.
We’ll drive back to the hotel for some free time before meeting for dinner.
Day #6 – La Pampanella + Wine Tasting + Termoli Old Town
In the morning we will see how La Pampanella is made, a dish of cured port meat famous and exclusive to San Martino in Pensilis.
After we drive to Termoli for a walk round the Borgo Vecchio, the old town, and visit the Cathedral and enjoy the views from the Tower.
Shopping and visit Ceramic stores which are made by local artisans, and if the famous local painter Enzo Botteri is available we can visit his studio.
Dinner that evening will be at a local restaurant in Termoli followed by drinks at the local bar.
Day #7 – Drop Off
Drop off at Termoli Train Station
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