1° day - Rome
Arrival in Rome and check in at an hotel.
Guided visit to the Colosseum and the imperial fora accompanied. At the end of the visit lunch at a restaurant and in the afternoon stroll among the main roman roads: from Venetia square our guide will lead you along via del Corso with its shops, discovering the most famous and amazing attractions, such as Piazza di Spagna, Trevi’s fountain, the Pantheon and much more.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
2° day - Tivoli
Breakfast and departure for Tivoli, that is an interesting city, about 30 km far from Rome. Here we will visit Villa d ’Este, villa of the 16th century, famous for its terraced hillside Italian renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum, and listed as UNESCO world heritage site.
Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Hadrian’s villa, built in the 2nd century by emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy; it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths and pools. In the evening we will walk around a beautiful area called Trastevere, here we will have dibnner alltogether.
Return to the hotel for overnight.
3° day - Vatican
Breakfast and departure for the Vatican museums, with the Sistine chapel and the papal apartments that contain the fabulous frescos by Michelangelo and Raffaello. Packed lunch offered by the hotel. In the afternoon visit of the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica.
In the evening, we will lead you to the fascinating via Pigneto, a wide pedestrian street lined with cafés and bustling with young people enjoying the afternoon sun.
4° day - Garden of Ninfa and Orange Garden
Breakfast and departure to reach the Garden of Ninfa that is a landscape garden just outside the city of Rome, considered as an Italian natural monument, as it contains medieval ruins, and several kinds of plants, as well as several watercourses and a large variety of rambling roses growing over the stone walls. Ninfa has been described as "the most romantic garden in the world". At the end of the visit lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon return to Rome for a stroll, at sunset, in the peaceful and romantic “Orange Garden”, from whose belvedere you can admire the entire city.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
5° day - Abruzzo
Breakfast and road to Abruzzo. Arrival at a wellknown bio-agritourism surrounded by the beautiful Abruzzo landscape. After the assignement of the rooms we will visit the place, walking along the vineyard and the olive tree groves and enjoying the relaxing panorama, composed of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountains. The agritourism includes also one of the best wine cooperatives in Abruzzo and Italy, so you wiil have the opportunity to see how grapes are treated following the different steps to obtain a bottle of wine. At the end of the visit the owners will be proud to make you taste their organic wines together with some typical dishes of Teramo culinary tradition.
Lunch and departure for Tortoreto Alta, elegant medieval village with a beautiful belvedere from which you can have an amazing view of the Adriatic Sea. You will walk along the ancient roads, passing through beautiful archways, admiring the tower of the clock and enjoying the peace of the place.
Near the village, through an old road used by shepherds and their flocks in the past, we will reach a family- runned farming enterprise that produces its own DOP olive oil by organic agricolture. The enterprise has been reviewed by “Il Gambero Rosso”, an enogastronomy review among the most prestigious ones in Italy. We will visit the farm, walking among the olive trees and breathing the fresh air. At the end we will have a degustation of the different olive oils produced in the enterprise.
Dinner in a typical restaurant where you can try a unique Abruzzo specialty.
Return to the hotel and overnight.
6° day - Civitella del Tronto and Atri
Breakfast and departure for Civitella del Tronto, village belonging to the national park of the Gran Sasso mountain and Monti della Laga. It is a town rich in art and history. You will visit the Fort that still preserves its ancient suggestion. Guided visit of the Nact museum which displays the history of fashion from the end of the eighteen century till the first postwar period, with more than 700 pieces which represent one of the greatest Italian collections about the textile history of the nineteenth-century.
Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon road to Atri. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Stroll
along the beautiful and small roads of the village, rich in art, history and culture, with ancient Palaces, churches, museums and suggestive views. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
7° day - Trabocchi Coast
Breakfast and road to the suggestive Tower of Cerrano, one of the oldest towers on the coast belonging to the Kingdom of Neaples, and the Museum of the Sea. After the visit we drive down to the extreme south of Abruzzo, remaining buy the coast and reaching the wonderful “Trabocchi Coast”. Guided visit of the Abbey of Fossacesia. Lunch with Fish Menu in one of the many “trabocchi” restored into restaurant.
A Trabucco is an old fishing machine built from wood, which consists of a platform anchored to the rock by large logs of pine of Aleppo, jutting out into the sea, from where two (or more) long arms calledantennae stretch out suspended some feet above the water and supporting a huge, narrow-meshed, net (called trabocchetto). However, since they lost their economic function in the past centuries when they were the main economical source of entire families of fishermen, trabucchi rose into the role of cultural and architectural symbols and tourist attraction. After lunch we move to a unic and fascinating place located more in the hinterland, that is Roccascalegna. After the check in at a local hotel, we visit the village and the beautiful Fortress. Return to the hotel for dinner and overstay.
8° day - Vasto
Breakfast and departure for Vasto. The central geographical position make it very interesting to visit this small center, located on the top of a hill, that gradually decreases to the sea, and overlook the so called “golfo lunato”.
- transfer from airport
- an expert travel director and separate driver
- health insurance
- tourist guide
- full board
- entry tickets to menctioned touristic attractions
- vip entry to many sights
- city tax
- city parking
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