Fattoria al Tavalo Italian Farm Tour Oct 17-24th (Deposit and Registration fee)
Explore, Eat, Laugh and Learn in a small southern Italian village and gain a cultural understanding of what lies behind the great Southern Italian dishes. This farm to table experience is for those of you who want to see a part of Italy that is off the crowded tourist trail, see where the local food comes from and taste dishes that go back generations.
OCTOBER 17-24th 2020
Cost: €1990 (euros). +$100 Registration Fee
$500 Deposit DUE BY March 13th
Limited to 10 participants
-Transportation from the Benevento Train Station or Boiano Bus Stop
-7 nights at B&B Al Castello in a double room, with television, refrigerator, colazione (breakfast). Five rooms have private baths. A two-room suite share a bath.
-Welcoming Apericena (Visit a local bar for a Pontelandolfo welcome.)
-Two lunches at an agriturismo
-Lecture on herbs and their uses.
-I Gesti – learn the secret hand signals of the locals.
-Explore the Sannio Hills. Forage for edible mushrooms and herbs.
-Visit working farms.
-Wood fired Pizza and trekking in an old contrada
-Cheese tastings and tour.
-Learn the ancient sport of cheese rolling – La Ruzzula!
-Visit Olive groves and olive oil processing plant
-English Speaking Translator for all classes and events.
-Wine, oil and artesian food tastings at three local vintners
-Three meals in private homes with families that cook what is local and in season.
-Pontelandolfo Day – open air market, tasting of locally produced products, other local activities
-Excursion to Sepino Altilia Roman Ruins
-Walking Tour of Historical Pontelandolfo
-Cultural activities – to be determined.
-Last night serata di arriverderci at a local vintner
-Written recipes in English.
Regretfully, there are no special dietary considerations. Since you will eating in people's homes, not restaurants, accommodations cannot be made for allergies or preferences. This medieval village has charming cobblestone streets, but it is not handicapped accessible. The adventure and experience in the home of local families requires the ability to climb stairs, walk on uneven streets and feel comfortable in a hilly environment. The calendar of events may change but will be similar.