5-day or 1-week Italian cooking holiday in Italy’s enchanting Abruzzo region just 2 hours east of Rome.
ITALY’S ROCKY HEART WITH MOUNTAINS & SEA
Explore the rich traditions and colourful customs of rural Italy from medieval Prezza. Vanity Fair recommends making this small fortified town your base in Abruzzo.
EXPLORING AUTHENTIC CENTRAL & SOUTHERN ITALIAN COOKING
ABSORB TASTE DISCOVER EXPLORE MEET TOAST
Create inspired dishes with flair from the best of fresh seasonal produce. You’ll eat the dishes you prepare away from the hot midday sun in the cool grotto, all carefully paired with plenty of the best of local wines.
When we are home for the evening enjoy the terrace or go down to town’s main piazza to make lasting friendships that will make you want to return year after year.
LEARN THE SECRETS TO AUTHENTIC ITALIAN REGIONAL COOKING
You’ll be hosted in the town’s boutique B&B and local Chef Ezio and friends, all fluent English speakers will provide plenty of relaxed hands-on learning of Italian cookery in the professional kitchen that can accommodate up to groups of 10.
LOCAL RECIPES TO TAKE BACK HOME
Italy’s Abruzzo region is perhaps its most diverse and local cooks will reveal over intimate Italian cooking workshops an insight into local recipes from the provinces of Teramo, Pescara, Chieti and L’Aquila that reflect their pastoral and cucina povera heritage ready for you to try at home.
FUN & CULTURAL EXCURSIONS
Each weekday you will take a fun excursion that combines food with a cultural insight to magical Abruzzo where Central Italy meets the South and the mountains meet the sea.
Truffle Hunting | Cheese Making | Wine Tasting | Olive Oil Tasting | Gastro fish dining aboard a trabocco on the UNESCO heritage coast | Exploring Artisan Pasta & Confetti Producers | Market trip | Day trip to Scanno | Castle-hopping
My 6th Trip to Italy and I Consider it to be the Best by Far!
” My trip to Casa di Ezio in Prezza, Italy, was my 6th trip to Italy, and I consider it to be the best by far. Our group lived in an ancient village where we were very welcomed by the entire community. This amazing vacation was a true culinary and cultural experience. We learned to make some great dishes and also experienced wonderful dinners at many restaurants in the Abruzzo region.
Highlights include the Trabocchi on the Adriatic sea and hunting truffles with the dog in Roccascalegna, then eating the delicious pasta made with the fresh truffles. I’m now planning my next visit during the summer of 2017 to include my daughter and son-in-law. I’ve also impressed a number of friends with some of the dishes I’ve learned to make.”