5 days food & wine experience in Abruzzo

Truffle, Wine, Fish and Italian traditions

Enjoy and learn from the local kitchen and traditions


Gastronomic tour on the Trabocchi Coast with cooking classes and wine tasting in 4 days


Come and experience a 4-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.


Available dates 2021

18/22 September 5 days-4 nights FULL

16/20 October 5 days-4 nights

23/27 October  days-4 nights


We can adjust the dates for groups, ask for information at info@antonellabarbella.com 



Day 1 Saturday - Arrival in Abruzzo and dinner in a restaurant on the Trabocchi Coast

Day 2 Sunday -Truffle hunting workshop, visiting the mountain, Castle between Mare e Monti – Wine tasting by a wine producer

Day 3 Monday – Workshop by a wine producer: making Montepulciano wine, visting producers of extra virgin olive oil, a mill who produce flour and pasta

Day 4 Tuesday - At the fishermen' bay. Workshp on the Trabocco - Workshop: picked season vegetables – Gala dinner

Day 5 Wednesday, departure


The fee includes:

  1. Four nights in a double room, with breakfast, hotel 4 stars superior (single room + € 160,00)
  2. Lunches and dinners with wine & drinks arrangement, Italian style served on the table (no buffet)
  3. Tree glasses of house wine per meal or soft drinks
  4. Coffee breaks during excursions
  5. Workshop and cooking classes
  6. Wine tasting bt the two wine producers
  7. Tastings at the local producers
  8. Goody bags with local products
  9. Guided excursions and entrance fees to museums, castles and churches
  10. Shuttle bus to and from the airports, excursions and visits, for the exclusive use of the group

The fee does not include:

  1. Personal insurance
  2. The flight
  3. Extra and personal tips
  4. Everything not included in the note includes

For information and reservations:



Tel & WhatsApp +31 619 73 0063


Suggested : Airport Pescara

Dusseldorf WEEZE- PESCARA – Ryanar (40 min from Destination with Private shuttle bus)


Additional cost for the private pick up based on the number of guests to the Airport Rome Fiumicino or Rome Ciampino – 2,5 hours from Destination with Private shuttle bus


• Professional courses of traditional Abruzzo cuisine with the international chef Antonella Barbella in exclusive locations with local and seasonal ingredients, sustainable small family companies.


• Discovery of Abruzzo: exciting guided tours among wineries, farms and local producers, ancient villages, castles and churches, encompassing history, art, culture, traditions, between sea and mountains.


• Residence in a splendid Castel, recognized as one of the most beautiful castles in Central Italy, has the privilege of an enviable position; stretched along the crest of a hill overlooking the Sangro valley, it turns its gaze from one side to the Adriatic Sea, from the other to the Apennine chainin 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. (or similar Hotel)



  1.140 per person (10% discount for groups of min. 7 people)



The Trabocchi, defined as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are wooden constructions anchored on rocks, found only on the Adriatic coast. They were used by local fisherman as a method of catching fish without going out by boat. Today, some have been converted into charming little restaurants on the water.




The Trabocchi coast, named after these ancient fishing systems, is located halfway down the eastern coast of Italy, 250 km across from Rome, in an area still untouched by mass tourism. The coast itself is wonderfully varied, with idyllic sandy beaches giving way to pebbles and even cliffs. The area inland is known as the Green Region thanks to its three national parks, where the brown bear and grey fox are among the protected species. Soft rolling hills lead to two mountains which are home to the source of multiple rivers and spectacular waterfalls, to be seen during the spring melts. The mountains - Gran Sasso and Maiella are hosts to skiing sports in winter and this gives the locals an opportunity to share their pride in the region with winter sports enthusiasts. The Abruzzo is a real jewel of uncontaminated nature!

WELCOME TO ABRUZZO! - 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, with a sustainable old fashion life style

Who is Antonella?

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. https://www.antonellabarbella.com/

Tot ziens in Abruzzo! 

Vi aspetto in Abruzzo!!!