5 nights of Italian food and culture AWAY from the tourist trail. A unique opportunity to become immersed in an authentic community.
Live the slow life, discover ancient traditions.
- All-inclusive MOLISE and Agnone
- For groups of 7 – 10 guests
- Our programme can be adapted according to preferences and the seasons
- Private or family groups can be organised with a minimum of 5 people
Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport (pm), greeted by a private driver in a minibus for transport directly to accommodation in Agnone.
Welcome aperitivo and orientation followed by dinner.
Tour of the centro storico and stories of town history. A medieval town crafted by Venetian stonemasons, with 46 separate artisan guilds - expert gold and silversmiths, watchmakers, tailors, musicians and scholars, bell makers….. there’s a story around every corner.
Light lunch in Agnone.
Visit to the Fonderia Pontificia Marinelli and Museum, the world’s oldest bell foundry. It takes 3 months to make a bell, no two are the same - the methods used today have not changed for centuries and through umpteen generations of Marinellis.
Carlo’s cantina to taste home-made wine and salami - The ‘Carlo cantina experience’ with wine and stories - life traditions of yesterday and today.
Dinner in Agnone
Explore the town shops, meet family food producers: cheese, salamis, pastries, sweets, honey, olive oil and ice cream. See how they create with such careful attention, and generations of experience.
Lunch with local specialities.
Hike from Capracotta to Agnone. 1421 meters above sea level. The views are stunning, the landscape as it has been for centuries.
Dinner outside of Agnone - My favourite restaurant is unassuming, charming, and you’d never find it on your own!
Visit countryside caseificio for cheese making - many to choose from, all making exceptional daily produce of which they’re rightly proud.
Tour of the copper foundry and museum - step back in time, film and artefacts tell part of the story - today’s work continues the tradition.
Lunch outside Agnone, il Rifugio.
Guided tour of Pietrabbondante Samnite ruins. A stunning site, hear the fascinating history of the origins of the Molisani.
Aperitivo and walk around Carovilli, famous for truffles.
Dinner at Monte Pizzi - More exceptional cooking and attention to detail in this charming hillside home.
Azienda Agricola to explore the land, vines, animals, and vegetable garden. See how it’s done and get involved. Making sausages, harvesting grapes, producing honey - every season has its flavour.
Tasting lunch – produce and local dishes.
Back to Agnone for free time for visiting the shops and the town.
Cooking and eating dinner together in private home with Molise wines and homemade digestivi. Sharing food around a family table brings visitors right into the heart of the community - see how the pasta is made, and have a go yourself!
Departure day 6
Departures in the minibus to Rome.
- In a shared room with en-suite bathroom €1,000
- In a private room with en-suite bathroom €1,150
Our accommodation is in beautifully restored family run B&Bs within walking distance of events and visits.