From our base in Prezza you will explore Abruzzo and learn the secrets of regional Italian cookery from Chef Ezio.
Expect to stay in cool, stone apartments characterised by Romanesque arches, flagstone tiles and shuttered windows looking out onto stunning Italian scenery.
Your stay in our newly restored B&B Diffuso in Prezza will be romantic, authentic and provide unobtrusive modern comforts that preserve the calm, unspoilt use of space.
Each morning you will be served a leisurely continental breakfast; a combination of freshly baked coronets from Prezza’s best family bakery and a range of their rustic breads and the famous Prezza Potato Bread to try with local ham, sheep and cow cheeses and home-made preserves.
A range of healthy cereals and fresh fruit will be available alongside coffee, teas and juices.
Prezza is one of Abruzzo’s most beautiful fortified medieval hilltop towns that is frequently cited in Italian Vanity Fair as the town to stay at when holidaying in Abruzzo.
Nestled 480 metres above sea level on its namesake Monte Prezza, the rocky ledge which supports the houses as they climb the mountain has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic period and served as an important strategic fortress when it was part of Corfinio as the local Italic battled the Romans.
Unusually for an Italian small town, Prezza remains vibrant with a population of just under 1000 people, a host of independent shops, bars, and restaurants which make it the perfect base to explore when not cooking or exploring Abruzzo on our Italian cooking holidays. Walk its narrow streets and you can admire Renaissance baronial palaces, churches, and unexpected terraces that offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the rich Peligna Valley.
A centre of acclaimed artisan food providers, the local rich soil offers extraordinary grapes, olives, artichokes and figs. It is Prezza’s famous artichokes and Ratifia and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo that delighted the G8 when they dined in Abruzzo on their last Italian visit.