Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour of Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Choose this Abruzzo tour and discover a hidden Italian gem: Italy’s most beautiful village, sitting atop a mountain, inside lush green forest.
Zip-line above Abruzzo National Park
Medieval Pacentro: Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Traditional Italian Aperitivo with cheese & salami tasting
Caldora Castle and the ancient house of Marlurita
Lunch at Caldora, Hollywood favorite
Typology: Private Tour
Hotel pick-up and return with private car
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and more
Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour
of Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Discover Italy’s Most Beautiful Village, on This Abruzzo Tour
Leave Rome behind and head to Italy’s most beautiful village: Pacentro. Pacentro looks unreal; like a film-set. This beautiful town sits atop a mountainside, surrounded by dense forests. Discover the beauty of the Italian countryside as you escape from the city for the day, on this Abruzzo tour.
Pacentro was recently awarded the title as one of Italy’s ‘borgi più belli’ and you’ll experience this astonishing undiscovered town’s beauty for yourself.
Choose this Abruzzo tour to get under the skin of traditional Italian life, in this undiscovered destination, nestled on a mountaintop.
Enjoy an action-packed day out, while you discover Bella Italia’s rich culture, amidst natural beauty. Tuck into some of the finest traditional Italian cuisine amidst a beautiful backdrop and even get some adrenaline going on a zipline!
Itinerary of Your Abruzzo Tour
Your Abruzzo tour begins at your hotel in Rome, where you’ll be whisked away across the gorgeous mountain pass toward Pacentro. As you approach, you’ll see the beautiful town for the first time; beautiful stone towers reaching toward the sky, surrounded by lush, green forest.
A Morning Taster of Abruzzian Dishes
Once you arrive in Pacentro, you’ll meet your expert guide, and then the fun begins! First, you’ll head to Alla Casa Vecchia and indulge in a a special taster of cheese and salami, made with traditional methods. Historically, Pacentro’s population was 75% agricultural workers, and traditional techniques have been passed down and survive to this day.
A Tour of Mediaeval Pacentro
Once you’re fortified by traditional meats and cheese, you’ll be ready to enjoy a tour of mediaeval Pacentro. Discover the surprising and dramatic history of little Pacentro, as you absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the charming town, today.
Walk through the historic town center, entering Renaissance churches, passing beautiful squares and through winding streets, taking a swift coffee on your way.
You’ll discover the remarkable history of Pacentro – a town that was once of utmost importance to Italian nobility, due to its important place on a trading route.
You’ll continue to Casa Museo di Marlurita, a perfectly preserved, historic Abruzzian house. Once, a peasant woman called Marlurita lived here, and when she died, the decision was made to preserve the house at it was. Now, many generations into the future, people have an opportunity to see the simplicity of life at it was here, then.
Then, you’ll guide will lead you back through the mediaeval borgo toward Caldora Castle. Here, you’ll learn the history of this Castle – which dates back to 954 AD; making it more than a millennium old. Admire both its striking towers, which reach in cold white stone toward a bright blue sky.
Divine Lunch at a Celebrated Restaurant
Then, lunch time! Indulge at Caldora, a trattoria beloved by locals and celebrities alike – George Clooney’s The American was filmed here.
Not only was The American filmed here, but George Clooney dined here everyday while filming was commencing. Now, you can enjoy delicious regional specialties – beloved by Hollywood glitterati – on your visit to Caldora.
Soar Above Abruzzo National Park
Once lunch is over, you’ll head above beautiful Pacentro toward the town’s zipline, which you’ll enjoy as part of this unique Abruzzo tour. From there, you’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the town and the Abruzzo National Park.
But a good view isn’t the half of it – you’ll be speeding over the beautiful landscape below very soon! Admire all the beauty of golden, mediaeval Pacentro and the lush, forested Abruzzo national park. Feel the giddiness flow through you as you enjoy viewing Pacentro and the Abruzzo national park.
An Aperitivo As Goodbye
After an action-packed day in beautiful Pacentro, the day will end as it began – with you indulging in delicious Abruzzian specialties. Set up at a bar in the lively – and epic – Piazza del Popolo, where you’ll tuck into some local snacks and enjoy a drink. If you want, you can use your time to buy products typical of the region, before you’re whisked away, back to Rome.
Why Choose this Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour?
Choose this Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour, and discover one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy. Find out what life is like in a typical Italian village, preserved in time and so beautiful it almost seems unreal – like a filmset.
Enjoy sampling the best of local Abruzzian produce in the incomparable atmosphere of the mediaeval town, atop Abruzzo National Park. Discover the history of this mediaeval town as you experience its remarkably unchanged character.
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Discover traditional Italian life at the top of green mountains & prepare fresh pasta at a cooking class in Italy on this most unique of Abruzzo tours.
Medieval Town of Pacentro, Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Zip-line above Abruzzo National Park
Learn to make Spaghetti Alla Chitarra – then indulge!
Italian cheese & salami tasting and aperitivo in piazza
Preserved Abruzzian house and Caldora medieval castle
Tour Length: 12 hrs
Hotel pick-up and return with private car
Typology: Private Tour
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and more
A Taste of Abruzzo:
Tour & Cooking Class in Italy
Discover Traditional Italy & Prepare Perfect Pasta
On this A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy, you’ll discover the astonishing beauty of Pacentro, a village in the mountains, surrounded by a forested national park. You’ll leave Rome behind to explore one of Italy’s most beautiful undiscovered destinations: Pacentro.
Mediaeval Pacentro is so beautiful it seems unreal – like a scene from a movie. Pacentro’s white stone houses blossom above the forested landscape, in a skyline punctuated by castle turrets and towers.
You’ll enjoy a full tour of this beautiful town in the Italian countryside and prepare perfect food at this cooking class in Italy. Learn how to prepare traditional Abruzzian Pasta Alla Chiattara and see another side of life in Bella Italia.
Itinerary of A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy
You’ll be collected from your hotel in Rome, before you’ll be driven cross-country – in a private car with AC – across Italy’s beautiful mountainous landscape, toward Pacentro.
As you come upon the town, you’ll see the beautiful town for the first time – a jaunty skyline of white and gold, emerging above rich, forested countryside.
Arrive in Pacentro & Indulge
Upon arrival in Pacentro, you’ll meet your guide – a local expert with a passion for Abruzzian history and cuisine. They’ll guide you to the first stop on this Abruzzo tour: foodie’s paradise, Alla Casa Vecchia.
Here, you’ll tuck into cheese and salami, prepared via traditional methods. Once, 75% of Pacentro’s population worked in the agricultural industry. Artisanal techniques to prepare the traditional foods of the region were handed down from generation to generation. On this most special of Abruzzo tours, you’ll eat delicious meat and cheese prepared in the same way it has been for hundreds of years.
Discover Mediaeval Pacentro’s Beauty
After indulging in your first taste of traditional Abruzzian cuisine, you’ll get to experience the beautiful mediaeval town of Pacentro. Pacentro may look charming, but its serene exterior belies a dramatic history.
This little town was once of the utmost importance to Italy’s warring nobility, due to its prime position on a trading route. You’ll discover its hidden history, as you walk through the beautiful town.
You’ll visit all the main highlights in the historic center, including two Renaissance churches, adorned in beautiful frescoes. Enjoy the ambiance in the town center’s square, Piazza del Popolo, where locals gather to exchange gossips and tales.
Continue to a house lost in time: Casa Museo di Marlurita. When a peasant woman called Marlurita died her home was preserved, because of how accurately it represented a way of life which was rapidly receding. Now, you have the chance to discover how life was in a different era – and the simplicity of peasant life, here.
Next, you’ll accompany your guide on a journey back through Pacentro’s mediaeval city toward the Castle. Castello Caldora castle is over a millenia old; the first brick was laid on this site in 954 AD. Take the time to note both of its astonishing towers, reaching toward the sky in cold white stone.
Make Perfect Pasta at This Cooking Class in Italy
Next, time to indulge – but not before you’ve learnt how to prepare perfect pasta! At this cooking class in Ital you’ll learn how to make Pasta Alla Chittara – a regional specialty, prepared via traditional methods.
Pasta Alla Chiattara isn’t only a pleasure to eat (although, as a very fat noodle, it is that) – it’s also a pleasure to make. This divine dish is called ‘alla chitarra’ because of the instrument used to make it, a ‘chitarra’, which is, a guitar!
Roll the pasta out and then cut it on the strings of the guitar. Then, prepare the pasta and serve it with a typical Abruzzian sauce, depending on the season. Enjoy tucking into lamb, tomatoes, or meatballs, depending on the time of year and what product is fresh, at this cooking class in Italy.
Soar Above Pacentro
After lunch, another adventure awaits – you’ll go airborne on an exhilarating ride on the town’s zipline. Beautiful views of Majella National Park await, as does the chance to soar above the gorgeous village of Pacentro.
Before you embark, you’ll enjoy an astonishing view of gorgeous Pacentro – before the real fun begins! Soon, you’ll speed above the earth on a giddy ride on the zipline. While you go, you’ll enjoy an amazing view of the forested Abruzzo national park.
A Final Taste of Abruzzo
Before you go, you’ll have one final opportunity to indulge in traditional Abruzzian cuisine. Take a seat at the table in a bar of the lively Piazza del Popolo, as locals do every day at this time of night, and tuck into a traditional Italian aperitivo.
Enjoy a drink in the incomparable atmosphere of this beautiful town square. Take the time to purchase crafts typical of Abruzzo and enjoy the soothing atmosphere, before you hop back in the car to arrive at your hotel in Rome.
Why Choose A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy?
On this leader among Abruzzo tours, you’ll discover exactly what makes the charming mediaeval village of Pacentro so special. Not only will you indulge in divine food – typical of the region of Abruzzo – you’ll also prepare it in your cooking class in Italy.
Discover the surprising history of this gorgeous mediaeval settlement, surrounded by the lush wildness of Majella National Park. See all of its treasures – and taste all of its delights – on this day trip from Rome that you’ll always remember.
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Finally, the tour finishes with the best coffee in Rome at Sant’ Eustachio Il Caffè. Take a swift espresso at the counter to finish off the meal in true Roman style.
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See iconic sites of the historic center, like the Pantheon, in-between bites to eat in some of the city’s finest eateries. Expect the best fresh, locally sourced produce of exceptional quality.
Our tour starts with a bang at historic studio Canova Tadolini. In this former sculpture’s lab owned the great by Antonio Canova, you’ll find the highest quality espresso and freshly made biscotti, in a variety of different flavors.
Continue on to VyTA, where you’ll have a hearty, filling Roman lunch. VyTA is somewhat a hotspot of the fashion pack, and here you’ll find traditional Roman food, made with the highest quality ingredients, sourced locally. First enjoy a meat and cheese plate, and then, not one, but two different kind of pasta – a flirty Amatriciana and the timeless award-winning Cacio e Pepe. A glass of wine complements the meal like a dream.
Finally, finish on a high note with not one, but two desserts. First, visit Gelateria San Crispino, where you’ll get to eat the highest quality of gelato made with 100% natural ingredients. Continue to Rome’s oldest chocolatier, where you can eat four chocolates made with over 200 years accumulated expertise.
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