In the ancient castle

We have prepared for you a four day tour under the banner of comfort and good taste. Starting from the Castello Chiola, an ancient castle dating back to the 8th century, who hosted in its history the Saints and warriors and that dominates a hill tops surrounding campaigns. now one of the best hotels in the region, our days will take place between large landscapes, traditional cuisine, Archaeology or simply relax. Discover a little known corner of Abruzzo.

1° Day:

Arrival in Italy in the afternoon, in Loreto Aprutino and accommodation in private rooms in the hotel 4 Star Castello Chiola, in the historical centre of the village. Dinner and presentation of the hotel tour. Overnight.

2° Day:

Breakfast in hotel and departure for the Val Pescara, following the route of the Roman consular road Tiburtina-Valeria, accompanied by the panorama that opens onto the Majella and Gran Sasso. Visit the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria, among the greatest artistic monuments in the region, where the stoneworking and abruzzese Romanesque reached their highest expressions. Continuation to Sulmona, among the most beautiful art cities of the region, situated in a panoramic position at the foot of the mountain massif of Morrone, is called the "city of squares". Was the birthplace of the poet Ovid and was the place where, in pre-Roman age, were created the confetti, even today the protagonists of local handcrafts. In addition to notable examples of civil architecture, as the Palazzo Tabassi dating sec. XIV, guards the Annunziata Complex, the Cathedral of San Panfilo, the medieval Aqueduct and the Church of Santa Maria della Tomba. Lunch in holiday farm around Corfinio.

In the afternoon visit of Chieti, City of ancient origins, placed in a dominant position on the Val Pescara. Important and beautiful testimonies of ancient history of Abruzzo are preserved at the National Archaeological Museum (as the famous statue called the "warrior of Capestrano" and a bronze statuette depicting Hercules classic sculptor Lysippus) and at the Museo Archeologico della Civitella. In the late afternoon return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

3° Day:

Breakfast in hotel and departure for departure for Moscufo, historic area of production of the PDO oil Aprutino-Pescarese, in whose campaigns we will visit an oil mill where the olives are pressed only produced in the area and you will make a guided tasting. Then visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria del Lago, dating from the 12th century., single yellow lines on a sacred place already by age Pagan and linked to the history of the Knights Templar. Inside are preserved a polychrome of Ambo 1159 (Perhaps the most beautiful of the region, undisputed masterpiece of medieval art) and frescoes of the same period. Return to Loreto Aprutino and lunch on a farm.

In the afternoon, around Loreto, visit of a cellar where they are produced from the best DOC wines of Abruzzo, for a guided tasting. Following visit of the Church of Santa Maria in 13th Floor, that preserves the façade a unique painting depicting the particular Judgment of souls. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

4° Day:

Breakfast in hotel and departure for Picciano, where we will visit the Museum of Arts and Traditions ". This museum full of impressive testimonials and accurate reconstructions of Abruzzo life from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, It is critically important to know and understand the life and customs of the inhabitants of this region. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Picciano.

RATES PER PERSON (MINIMUM 15 PARTICIPANTS) € 415,00

The fee includes:

- 3 HB in hotel 4 stars superior

- Accommodation in dbl with bathroom (bathtub and shower), direct dial telephone in the rooms and in the bathroom, phon, mini bar and satellite TV

- Lunch near Confirnio farm

- Lunch in a typical restaurant in Loreto Aprutino

- Lunch in a typical restaurant in Picciano

- Guided tasting of DOP oil abruzzese

- Guided tasting of wines of Abruzzo

- Drinks at meals (wine and .25 .5 x ore pax per meal) for all meals included in the program

- Tour guide throughout the tour

The fee does not include:

- Extras

- Inputs

- Anything not expressly specified in the entry fee includes

Supplements:

- Single room x pax € per night 30,00

Indicative inputs for visits planned in the program:

- "Immature" Museum of ceramics Castellane in Loreto Aprutino € 4,00

- National Archaeological Museum of Chieti € 4,00

- Museo della Civitella di Chieti € 4,00

- Museum of Arts and Traditions € 4,00

Any reductions and gratuity will be tested directly on the spot.

Negotiated rates to live l Italy by Tourism ’&Surroundings srl – No. 1 free double each 20 paying pax

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