INCLUSIONS


Visit to 5 Regions

7 dinners

6 lunches

7 breakfast

All beverages during, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cooking Class

Olive Oil, Cheese & Wine Seminar

All admission to Museums

Guided Tour

All accommodations (double)

All transfers including airport pick up and return

NOT INCLUDED AIR FARES & PERSONAL SHOPPING


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             LAND PACKAGE $3499.00 PER PERSON - ALL INCLUSIVE


OCTOBER 15TH - 23, 2017


Come to Italy and enjoy visiting Chef Walter's native land, where you can enjoy the real Italian authentic spiritual and culinary philosophy...where everything means genuiness...genuiness of land, products, lifestyle and religion. This tour offers the unique opportunity to immerse your-self into Sacred faith and outstanding cuisine while visiting ancient Sanctuaries, Hermitages, Churches and the pinnacle of Christian traditions in 5 different regions of Italy. In this tour you will savor and experience foods related to the Catholicism, and the rituals of foods into religion.  A Chef leading a spiritual journey? YES because food and religion are connected in the celebration of life. In addition our restaurants in Italy are carefully selected by Chef Walter himself  and our TravelConsultant
Sheila Filipponi  who lives and operates in Abruzzi, Italy and will be assisting us in our quest to discovery!

So, don't wait...Join with us and discover this unknown folkloric land filled with religion and traditions while rediscovering the spirituality in every one of us!

Day 1 – Monday, October 16, 2017       
DEPARTURE ON OCTOBER 15TH FOR THE OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO ROME

Guests will be arriving in Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport with departure toward Colonnella in Abruzzi with approximate travel time of 3 hours. Check in at
Villa Susanna  in the early afternoon. Welcome cocktails and nibbles. Free time allocated to peruse the surroundings with a little walk (optional) to the old historic Borgo of Colonnella followed by a welcoming dinner. Our journey begins tomorrow as we visit Saint Gabriel.

Day 2 – Tuesday......we begin with the
Abruzzo Region

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by departure to San Gabriele and Isola del Gran Sasso; visiting the Sanctuary of Saint Gabriel, the Saint of smile and young people. We will stop for lunch in one of the local typical trattorie in the area, with cuisine based on truffles, pork and rustic salumi and cheeses.

Afternoon: Departure for Campli to visit the Holy Stairs, Farnese Palace and the Cathedral, with a most stop in Campovalano for visiting the famous Necropolis, a small town originating from the Bronze Age. Its rich findings are well preserved in the nearby Museum of Campli. Under the Roman dominion the territory was known as Praetutium (later became Abruzzi), and Teramo (Interamnia between two rivers) and Atri (Hatria) lived a golden period under the Emperors Augustus and Adrian. Return to our home-base of Colonnella for a late afternoon break, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Walter and Villa Susanna resident chefs. (Cooking class on home-made gnocchi will be offered before dinner with optional participation). Our journey continues tomorrow to lovely Lanciano.

Day 3 – Wednesday

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by departure to Lanciano, city of Art, Miracles and Fairs. The downtown still preserves a typical medieval aspect, with plenty of monuments, as the Main Cathedral, Diocleziano’s bridge, Saint Augustine’s Church, the Catholic Museum and Saint Francis’s Church where you will admire the Eucharistic Miracle, considered the biggest prodigy that the Catholic Church remembers: it consists in the transformation of the Holy Host (big sacrificial victim) into Meat and of the Wine in Blood. Lunch in a seafood based restaurant in San Vito Chietino or nearby with a possibility to visit the old downtown, with its rich historic fashion.

Afternoon: Departure toward Ortona with a visit to the Miracle of the Crucifix and Saint Thomas Church. Return to our home-base of Colonnella for a late afternoon break, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Walter and Villa Susanna resident chefs. (Local Olive oil, Cheese and Wine presentation will be offered before dinner with optional participation). Our journey will take us to Loreto in the Marche tomorrow.

Day 4 – Thursday
Marche Region

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by departure to Loreto, to visit the Holy House. It is the city of the famous Shrine of our Lady of Loreto. According to tradition, the House of Jesus in Nazareth, was taken by the Crusaders and settled on the soil of these hills. The walled city of Loreto was erected to protect against Turkish invasions. As many as 50 Popes have made a pilgrimage here. The towers were made by Katherine di Giorgio Martini, and the basilica expands around the Holy House. Lunch based on local cuisine in one of the exquisite trattorie surrounding the basilica.

Afternoon: Departure toward Osimo with a visit to the Sanctuary of Blessed Virgin of Campocavallo. Return to our home-base of Colonnella for a late afternoon break, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Walter and Villa Susanna resident chefs. Our journey will continue tomorrow to Puglia to visit Padre Pio.

Day 5 – Friday
Puglia Region

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by departure to San Giovanni Rotondo in the Puglia Region home of
Saint Pio of Pietralcina and Monte Sant’Angelo with the Sanctuary of Saint Micheal. Take in the breathtaking view of the Gargano Peninsula and explore one of the most celebrated Shrines of early Christianity. We will be spending the entire day here visiting the sanctuary, including the old church and the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918. Then visit the new church as well as Padre Pio tomb. We will break for lunch based on local cuisine between our visits to Pietralcina. Return to our home-base of Colonnella for a late afternoon break, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Walter and Villa Susanna resident chefs. (Extended day) Our journey continues to Umbria tomorrow to visit Santa Rita da Cascia.

Day 6 - Saturday
Umbria Region

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by departure to
Santa Rita from Cascia and Roccaporena, Santa Rita’s place of birth in the Umbria Region. These two little towns are situated in the Umbra Region. Lunch based on local Umbrian cuisine in one of the typical restaurants in the area, followed by the return to our home-base of Colonnella for a late afternoon break, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Walter and Villa Susanna resident chefs. (Extended Day) We are going to Rome tomorrow!

Day 7 – Sunday
Lazio Region

Morning: Check-out. Continental breakfast followed by departure to Rome the Eternal City with visit to the Vatican City and of course to admire St. Peter Basilica built on the site where Saint Peter was martyred. We will attend the Sunday Mass, followed by a guided tour of the most symbolic and historic venues of the city. We will stop for lunch in the Testaccio area in one of the famous local Roman trattorie, sampling the finest of Roman cookery. Afternoon dedicated to final shopping opportunities and some free time for your-self after a long week. Farewell dinner in Rome and overnight accommodation.

Day 8 – Monday, October 23, 2016

Morning: Continental breakfast followed by transfer to Leonardo da Vinci airport for flight return to final destinations.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

For detail carmela@chefwalter.com 401-273-2652 / we will hold your reservation without deposit for 10 days. A $550 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a reservation for tour at time of reservation.
You can pay by credit cards AE-Visa- MC or send a check payable to: 286 Atwells Avenue / Providence Rhode Island 02903

Note: price is subject to change without notice as a result of international currency fluctuations that may affect the cost of your fares

PAYMENT / Payment in full is required at least 90 days prior to departure REFUNDS / In the event that we must cancel a trip, you will be given a full refund of all deposits and payments. We do not give refunds of deposits or final payments for tours that commence as scheduled, including for unused portions of the tour. We do give credit for cancellations as noted below.

Cancellation policy In the event you cancel your tour for any reason, we allow credit for payments (but not the non-refundable deposit) in the following way: • 100% credit for future tours given with 90 days notice. • 60% credit for future tours given with notice of 60 to 89 days. • 30% credit for future tours given with notice of 30 to 59 days. • No credit given for cancellation less than 30 days prior to start date of the tour. • All cancellation credits are good for one year from the start date of the originally scheduled tour. We strongly encourage trip insurance (contact your credit card company for additional information.

FOR ALL DETAILS CONTACT CARMELA AT 401-273-2652