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Like most of Italy, Abruzzo is famous for its wine, so no visit would be complete without sampling some of the local vino. Visit one the oldest wineries in the region for a wine-tasting session paired with a sampling of local olive oils, cheeses, salumi, and sausages. Follow the entire wine-making process, from weighing to pressing, and visit cellars where hundreds of thousands of bottles are stored for aging.
The Church of St. Francis hosts the testimony of the oldest Eucharistic miracle of the Catholic world. Around the year 700 in Basilian monk doubted the presence of Christ in the Eucharist: during the mass the consecrated host and wine became flesh and blood. The two relics, 5 drops of coagulated blood and thin membranes of flesh are preserved in a silver monstrance and a crystal ampule Histological examinations, have shown that it is human blood and heart tissue with the same blood group (AB) The sanctuary is visited every year by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The Shrine of Manoppello is recognized as the true Face of Jesus Christ. From 1646 the Holy Face is exposed to the veneration of people.It is a soft veil, the warp and weft are intertwined in the form of a normal weaving and the face of the Shroud of Turin and that of Manoppello both fabrics had been laid on the body of Jesus.
This is a private wine tour during which you will visit small family-run wineries. You will meet the producers in person and taste 6 local wines.
You will taste Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Cerasuolo and learn how they are made. Local artisan cheeses, salami and prosciutto will be served during the tastings.
Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about history of wine-making in Abruzzo and give you some tips on where in the region to find the best wines.
Please note: we visit small family wineries where producers make time in their busy schedule to meet you. Appointments are set when a tour booking is confirmed and cannot be changed.
We could call it the Tour of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we could also call it the tour through the history of Italy, it will surely be the tour of beauty, with breathtaking landscapes, historic villages, curiosities that will make us understand the importance of these places in the history of Italy, from the Romans to the Middle Ages.
We will also visit the first capital of Italy over 2000 years ago, where LIRA was forged for the first time!
THE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS:
The Sagittarius Gorges
San Domenico lake
Cocullo - the land of snakes
The Historic Trans-Siberian Train of Italy, an excursion in the heart of Abruzzo and Molise between National Parks and Nature Reserves that crosses mountains and narrow gorges. A spectacular route, that of the Trans-Siberian of Italy, which alone is worth a slow journey to discover the small villages and great centers where the history and local traditions are preserved by the local communities ...
The gravel roads, or dirt roads, that can be traveled with modern gravel bikes - are the ideal habitat for Abruzzo. There are numerous white roads that the region offers, allowing you to discover and get to know the centenary culture and traditions directly. Walk the dirt roads and brecciated from the sea to the mountains, through a hilly landscape made of vineyards and olive groves, which gently accompanies you to the high peaks of Abruzzo. It represents a journey of knowledge made of true, genuine, unique experiences that only the territory and people of Abruzzo can transmit.
What we will see together unforgettable:
Straw of Tione
Necropolis of Amplero
Convent of Sant’Angelo
Palazzo De Sterlich
Capo d’Acqua lake