AIRPORT TRANFER AND WELCOME DINNER
Free Airport pick up in Rome (FCO), then drive across the picturesque Abruzzo mountains towards the Palazzo Tour
d’Eau in Carunchio, where you will be staying. After you are settled in and freshen 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.
CARUNCHIO OLD-TOWN, QUICK AND HEALTHY ABRUZZESE DISHES AND VISIT AN OLIVE OIL PRESS
After a short morning walk around the old-town, we get started on our first class. We’ll 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 EXTRAVAGANZA, SOMMELIER
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 and a well deserved break, our own
sommelier 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 recipes of the old world, the peasant food. For dessert we will be making the best almond biscotti
ever made, with an Abruzzo twist. In the afternoon you’ll be free to walk around town and enjoy the peaceful
environment in the small village of Carunchio or enjoy a nice hike to a close by trail. We also offer, if weather
permits or available: truffle hunting, massages and more.
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 art that is available only on this small
strip of the Adriatic. Lunch at the best restaurant in town, serving 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 . Dinner at
AGNONE, CHEESE MAKER, BELL FOUNDRY, PORCHETTA AND PIZZA.
In the morning, 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 gourmet street foods. In the evening we will be making pizza, in our wood fired oven. Have
fun stretching pizza dough, topped with fresh ingredients. The result 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 Italian Market has teamed up with Abruzzo Cibus Cooking School to offer you an unbelievable experience of life time to touch all
of your senses.
I remember like it was yesterday being on a buying trip in Italy purchasing dry pasta to ship back to Coco’s not far from my Grandmother
Lucia’s village. I was treated to a very nice dinner by the pasta company’s family and the flavors for the sauces were exactly like my
Grandmother’s. I wanted to cry it was such an emotional connection.
You already enjoy the cooking style and flavors of Coco’s now you can go to where it all started near my grandmother’s Lucia DiCocco’s
hometown and learn from our friends, Dino and Massimo. They are fantastic and I know you will love them!
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, wine, cooking classes and airport transfers as well as daily guided tours to
experience local Italian food, culture and people.
Reserve your space today for an Italian cooking adventure of a lifetime!! Love the flavor of our food at Coco’s? Love to travel?
Sign up today for our hands on cooking classes with Italian Master Chefs in Abruzzo, Italy, where you will learn to make regional
specialties and traditional Italian dishes just like the ones we offer at Coco’s
|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.