Come and experience a seven-day guided tour on the Trabocchi Coast, with the renowned international chef Antonella Barbella. Discover the ancient crafts, history, art, culture and cuisine of an area still untouched by mass tourism and unspoilt by over-development. You will immediately be made to feel at home by the hospitality of the locals with their conviviality and pride in the traditions, culture, food and the wine of great quality from this remarkable area - Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
WELCOME TO MY HOUSE!
Benvenuti a casa mia!
My mission is to promote my land of Abruzzo by supporting the local economy of small producers and family businesses, who with great passion tell of ancient traditions, handed down from father to son through their authentic products.
Who is Antonella Barbella?
With passion, enthusiasm and an incredible positive energy, so engaging that it is contagious, Antonella will accompany you on an exciting journey made of the flavours and aromas of a land rich in traditions and history, making you feel at home.
With 20 years of experience in organizing food and wine events and fairs, catering and home cooking, Antonella has applied her gift for story-telling and show-cooking for numerous institutions, and big Italian brands which promote gastronomy in the Netherlands.
She regularly organizes wine and food tours, guiding guests in her land of Abruzzo who want to discover the natural beauty of a still-untouched place, far from mass tourism and rich in traditions, art, history, culture and authentic food and wine.
Antonella has published a cookbook in the Netherlands about the recipes of 3 generations of mothers in their different styles, and many recipes for the Italie Magazine in Holland, Germany and Belgium.
Come and discover the ancient traditions of local producers who have handed down family crafts and customs for generations. Be accompanied to savour local products, including cooking classes and typical restaurants, guided tours of local producers and fantastic excursions in the area between the sea and the mountains of the beautiful Costa dei Trabocchi with the hostess, the international chef Antonella Barbella.
Welcoming hospitality in San Vito Marina in an elegant structure on the seashore, with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic, amid unspoiled views of the nature of the Trabocchi coast, locations with citrus plantations, olive groves, vineyards and fishing bays.
Who are our clients?
Lovers of Italy and Italian cuisine, ideal for family groups, friends or company teams with a passion for food, wine and Italian style. The trips are made for groups of 8 to 15 participants.
It is possible to organize the tour also for couples or larger groups, and with customization based on the customer's request.
From early April to late October
Airport Rome Fiumicino – 2,5 hours from Destination with Shuttle bus
Airport Rome Ciampino – 2,5 hours from Destination with Shuttle bus
Airport Pescara – 30 min from Destination with Shuttle bus
• Professional courses of traditional Abruzzo cuisine with the international chef Antonella Barbella in exclusive locations with local and seasonal ingredients.
• Discovery of Abruzzo: exciting guided tours among wineries, farms and local producers, markets, ancient villages, castles and churches, encompassing history, art, culture, traditions, between sea and mountains.
• All-inclusive. Leave the wallet at home!
The days begin with croissants and cappuccino, reinforced by hearty breakfasts of local products, followed by lunches and dinners with local wine and drinks included, guided excursions, entrance fees to museums, churches and castles, coffee breaks in fun Italian bars and tastings at local producers. Transfer to and from the airport by shuttle bus. Flight excluded (flights can be arranged upon request).
• Residence in a splendid hotel, overlooking the sea of the Trabocchi Coast, with a magnificent terrace overlooking this beautiful area. Elegant rooms with attention to detail, sea views, a swimming pool immersed in a citrus garden, 30 minutes from Pescara airport or 2.5 hours from Rome. 4 Stars, recently renovated: La Chiave dei Trabocchi, Contrada Portelle, Marina di San Vito CH, Italia
Reception at the airport (Rome or Pescara) and departure by shuttle bus to the hotel. Arrival at the hotel with welcome.
Dinner in a local restaurant with house wine.