AIRPORT TRANFER AND WELCOME DINNER
Free Airport pick up in Rome. Then a drive across the picturesque Abruzzo mountains towards the Palazzo Tour d’
Eau in Carunchio, an old castle that has been converted into a boutique hotel. After you are settled in and
freshened up we’ll meet for a cocktail and a briefing of the tour. A welcome dinner will follow, with of course a
homemade multicourse meal made with local ingredients.
CARUNCHIO OLD-TOWN, QUICK AND HEALTHY ABRUZZESE DISHES AND VISIT AN OLIVE OIL PRESS
After breakfast we take a short morning walking tour to get you acquainted around this adorable village. Then we
get started on our first class to explore the basic ingredients of traditional Abruzzo cuisine and make some flavorful
sauces for pasta dishes. We’ll lunch on our tasty creations in traditional Italian style. Next, we will visit an organic
olive oil press, where the owner of the farm will show us the traditional ways of making the “real” extra virgin olive oil.
HOMEMADE PASTA MAKING and WINE PRESENTATION
Learn how much fun and delicious making your very own pasta can be, and in a variety of colors and shapes. We’ll
teach you all the tricks so it turns out great every time! You will be amazed by the variety: pasta alla chitarra,
gnocchi, cavatelli, stuffed pasta and so on. After lunching on your creations you have free time, our own sommelier
and host Massimo will show you wine sampling techniques and you’ll learn all about Abruzzo wines.
COOKING PEASANT FOOD AND BISCOTTI, FREE AFTERNOON. EXTRA ACTIVITIES LIKE TRUFFLE HUNTING,
Learn some old world recipes and favorites. For dessert we will be making the best almond biscotti ever, with an
Abruzzo twist. In the afternoon you’ll be free to explore and enjoy the peaceful environment of a small village or take
a picturesque hike at a close by trail. We also offer massages in your room and if conditions are right truffle hunting.
VASTO, LANCIANO, TRABOCCO “FISHING HOUSE”, SHOPPING, “TASTE OF THE ADRIATIC” SEAFOOD LUNCH
The day starts with a visit to the trabocchi fishing houses, a unique piece of culture that is available only on this
small strip of the Adriatic. Then we lunch at the best restaurant in town and enjoy a seafood sampling feast. After
lunch we’ll have the opportunity to do some window shopping in Vasto: shoes, lingerie, jewelry, clothes and much
more. Dino will have a fantastic dinner waiting for us at the Palazzo.
AGNONE, CHEESE MAKER, BELL FOUNDRY, PORCHETTA AND PIZZA.
After breakfast, we will head to Agnone, in the Molise region to watch the artisan production of mozzarella, burrata
and caciocavallo cheeses. Then we will visit a historic bell foundry which still makes church bells for the Vatican.
Lunch will be a variety of delicious traditional street foods. In the evening we will be making pizza in our wood fired
oven. Have fun stretching pizza dough that you’ll top with fresh ingredients. We promise this is the best, most
flavorful pizza you’ve ever had.
AIRPORT TRANFER OR ONTO ROME FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
After exchanging emails and phone numbers with all of the new friends that you've made we take you back to the
airport or to Rome to start your next adventure. This is the perfect time to stay in Rome for a few days or to start
another Coco’s tour.
Coco’s has teamed up with the Abruzzo Cibus Cooking School to offer you an unbelievable experience that touches all of your senses.
Near my Grandmother Lucia’s village south of Rome, I was treated to a very nice dinner by the pasta company’s family. The flavors of the
sauces were so exactly like my Grandmother’s that I wanted to cry, it was such an emotional connection. You too can learn from our
friends Dino and Massimo, about how to connect with what you cook. You already enjoy the cooking style and flavors of Coco’s, now you
can go to where it all started! Several of Coco’s patrons have already gone and ALL have come back saying this is one of the best
vacations of their life!
Chuck Cinelli owner of Coco’s
Our seven day tours are ALL INCLUSIVE experiences and includes all lodging (choose from either a mountain top palazzo in Caruncio or a
Residenza in the ancient seafaring village of Termoli), meals, unlimited wine, cooking classes and airport transfers as well as daily guided
tours to experience local Italian food, culture and people.
|For more information or to reserve your space today,
call Chuck or Cynthia at 615.678.6318 or email
Immerse yourself in Italian culture while you learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes with Italian Master chefs and friends of Coco’s Dino
and Mosimmo. This is a unique and truly a once in a lifetime experience with a wonderful balance of cooking classes, behind-the-scenes
culinary, wine tours, sightseeing and local cultural experiences. At Abruzzo Cibus Cooking School, embracing your inner Italian in the
kitchen has never been easier!
Situated in the central part of Italy, Abruzzo is one of Italy's little-known treasures: a tranquil mingling of mountains and coastline, it is
sparsely populated and rarely visited by tourists. Home to one of Italy's highest peaks and a busy port, Pescara, it boasts a rich
repertoire of robust mountain dishes and an abundance of seafood specialties. In many ways, Abruzzese cuisine is the undiscovered
treasure of Italian gastronomy. Abruzzese cooks are masters at turning simple ingredients into glorious feasts. If you love the foods of
Coco’s Italian Market then you will love learning the cooking traditions of the Abruzzo region.
Why you’ll love the Abbruzzo Cooking School: Enjoy a seamless adventure where everything is taken care of from the moment you
get off the plane to the trip back to the airport. You have nothing to worry about and that makes for a better, stress-free
Dino and Massimo have been doing this for over ten years and have great reviews on Trip Advisor. We
already have a 100% satisfaction rate from Nashvillian's who have visited there repeatedly saying “Best Vacation Ever”!
The hotel, cooking school, and daily excursions are for their guests only. They do not offer their palazzo for weddings, events or
allow outside travelers to book there. You are their only focus.
The region: This part of Italy is often overlooked by tourist but is one of the most beautiful. This is also the region who’s style of
cooking most Americans are familiar with and enjoy as compared to other parts of Italy. What you learn here you can take home
and enjoy with your friends and family for years to come.
The People: Massimo lived in the U.S for 10 years and his whole staff speaks perfect English. They are warm, genuine and the
This experience is perfect for first-timers to Italy and Italy connoisseurs. This is truly an authentic Italian experience. There is plenty
to do for everyone even if cooking is not your thing!
I guarantee you will have a truly wonderful time.
Chuck Cinelli owner of Coco’s