5 nights of Italian food and culture AWAY from the tourist trail. A life-time opportunity to become immersed in an authentic community, live the slow life, discover ancient traditions on our Italian cultural and culinary programme.

  • All-inclusive MOLISE and Agnone – way off the tourist trail.
  • Based on 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.

 

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Lunch in countryside agriturismo with homegrown produce.

Visit Antonio and Mirella’s smallholding where they raise animals and tend the garden, producing cured meats, preserves, and homemade dishes. Antonio will prepare fresh raviolli, stuffed with whatever’s in season.

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.

Making pasta, followed by family hosted dinner in Agnone. 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.

Day 3

Explore the town shops, meet family producers: cheese, salamis, pastries, sweets, honey, olive oil and ice cream.

Hear from the producers themselves, see how they create delights with careful attention and generations of experience.

Hike from Capracotta to Agnone. 1421 meters above sea level the views are stunning, the landscape as it has been for centuries.

Lunch with local specialities.

Visit to Castello Pandone and the centro storico of Venafro

Dinner outside of Angone - My favourite restaurant is unassuming, charming, and you’d never find it on your own!

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Visit laboratorio of award-winning ice cream/panettone chef. The quality of ingredients is key, patience is important and this cannot be rushed.

Free time for visiting the shops and the town.

Carlo’s cantina to taste home-made wine and salami - The ‘Carlo cantina experience’ with wine and stories - life traditions of yesterday and today.

Cooking and eating dinner together in private home with Molise wines and homemade digestivi.

End the visit with a private evening of home cooked food, and music.

Day 6

Departures in the minibus to Rome.

Accommodation:

  • In a shared room with en-suite bathroom €1400
  • In a private room with en-suite bathroom €1450

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