A romantic tour designed for couples desiring to rediscover the beauty of doing new things together. A slow journey that will make you fall in love again, with nature, with people, and, above all, with your partner!
Hotels 4 stars
You will meet your tour assistant in Isernia, where your journey will start! Once you get to Castel del Giudice, a symbolic village for slow tourism, you will check into Borgotuﬁ, your historic hotel house. We will show you the romantic “menu” while tasting some traditional ﬁnger food from our region. Then you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the wellness centre, before having dinner at Ocrà Favola Molisana restaurant, where the chef, coming from Niko Romito Academy (threestar Michelin), will surprise you with a reinterpretation of the typical cuisine.
After a peaceful breakfast, your tour assistant will take you through a pleasant hike in some apple orchards where you will breath the spring air, or, during the autumn season, you can experience the real apple harvest! This hike will bring you on the “tratturo” (the typical rural highway used in the past for transhumance) where you will taste a healthy snack with apple pies and apple juice and you will visit the Madonna della Saletta chapel. On the way back to your hotel house, you will stop in Orto tuﬁ, for a delightful picnic with the natural product coming from the vegetable garden. Then you can enjoy a free afternoon in the village; you will be given recommendations for some extra experiences such as Rafting in Sangro river or hiking up to the nearest mountains, and a reservation can also be made for you. In the late afternoon you will be driven to Capracotta, a unique village where you can visit the historic area and a traditional dinner will be served at one of the restaurant. You will be taken back to your hotel house at the end of the day.
After breakfast, your tour assistant will drive you to Monteroduni, to discover the history of Prince Giovanni Pignatelli noble family, through the visit of Castello Pignatelli, an impressive fort with a stunning view over the olive trees and the vineyard, that will represent the second part of the journey. You will have the unique chance to walk in the valley once owned by the Prince and then you will have a tutored tasting session of oil and wine produced in the ﬁeld. Then a four-course lunch with four wine degustation will represent the initiation of a relaxing afternoon when your guide will show you the fascinating winemaking process from vine to bottle. You will be taken back to your hotel house for dinner at Ocrà Favola Molisana restaurant.
This is your “cheesy day”! After an easy and relaxing hike, walking along the Unesco Man and Biosphere site in Vastogirardi, you will arrive in a handmade cheese farm, where you will experience the cheese making stages. Then you will taste example of cheese that have made Vastogirardi the “cheese village”, like the original caciocavallo, a unique kind of cheese produced in our region. After a good meal you will have time to relax in a stunning valley surrounded by nature, where you can also experience horse riding on your own. The ranch will be the perfect place to understand the nature of Molise and enjoy a typical meal in a rural restaurant. On the way back to your hotel house you will have to put your nose up to the sky, because you will have the chance to see stars from a planetarium, as Molise is one of the Italian region with the clearest sky.
After a relaxing breakfast you will be guided to Carovilli, a close village well known for the large presence of trufﬂe. Here you will experience trufﬂe hunting in couples! The trufﬂe you will ﬁnd will be quickly used to prepare fresh dishes that you will taste in an picnic area. In late afternoon you will be taken back to your hotel house for a relaxing dinner at Ocrà Favola Molisana restaurant enjoying your last night in Molise.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel house.
- 5-nights accommodation with full board
- 1 welcome appetizer
- Visit and brunch at “meleto” (apple orchad)
- Visit to Monteroduni’s castle
- Visit and tasting experience at “Pignatelli” olive oil farm
- Visit and tasting experience at “Campi Valerio” wine cellar
- Visit and tasting experience at “Fonte Luna” cheese lab
- Truffle hunting experience
- Visit to Planetarium
- Relaxing hike in the Unesco Man and Biosphere site
- Local tour guide
- Private local transfers
- English-speaking driver
- Assistance for emergency 24/7
- Room service
- Meals, drinks and beverages not mentioned