Live an Authentic Abruzzo Experience

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Abruzzo needs our help!  We want our traditions to be preserved and passed on, our villages to be re-populated, our artisans to be supported. The region needs curious visitors (not tourists) that are willing to discover the authentic Abruzzese life, the ‘BellaVita’ though the eyes of a local.

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It was nothing like we have had before and after the end of the tour we felt like we were all becoming a family with other tourists and Marino, sitting at a large table and sharing glasses upon glasses of wine. This experience didn’t feel like just a tour, although it surely began that way. At the end we gained a great friend with whom we hope to cook with his Nonna for our next visit!

Karina G.

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Cancel and rebook up to 14 days before your tour.

You may now cancel and rebook your tour up to 14 days before departure, thanks to our revised policy. Effective on bookings made by 31st December 2021, on travel departing between 1st July 2021 and 31 December  2022.

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Travel with Local Experts and Discover the Authentic Abruzzo with us!

We want you to feel like home, meet our family, our friends and give you the opportunity to support the local community while living unique and authentic travel experiences discovering the hidden gems of the Abruzzo region though the eyes and connections of a local

Unique Culinary and Traditional Experiences in Abruzzo

Tailor-Made

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Online Experiences

Hunt truffles, become a beekeeper or cook with Nonna from the comfort of your home

Authentic Day Experiences

Venture on a truffle hunt, cook Abruzzese style, go on a wine tour and much more

Unique Gifts

Handpicked handcraft & food specialties from small Abruzzesi producers

Escorted Tours

Discover Abruzzo with a small group, guided by a local expert

Transport Services

Be safe and choose a professional & friendly driver for your trip to Abruzzo and beyond

Self Guided Tour

Discover Abruzzo at your own pace, planned by a local expert

Ancestry Research

Find your Italian documents, reconnect with your close relatives, visit their hometowns and get help with Italian dual citizenship

Why Shall Be Abruzzo Your Next Travel Destination?

The centrally located Abruzzo region is one of Italy’s most undiscovered treasures: the land where you find mountains, seaside, breathtaking views, hidden natural gems, enchanting villages, and high-quality culinary scenes.
We collected for you some good points on why to choose Abruzzo as your next travel destination:

What Travellers Say About Us

The BellaVita Experience was probably one of my best choices so far. I've been to Italy before, but mostly to the well-known touristic places. But this trip to Abruzzo, with Marino as tour-guide has presented a whole new Italy to me.

Shaked ZychlinskiISRAEL, Tel Aviv

Truly our favorite experience on our most recent trip to Italy!!! Marino and his family are exquisite and genuinely passionate about sharing their home, their traditions and their time to experience making an authentic Abruzzo-style cuisine. We had many laughs, learned recipes we cannot wait to replicate and savored every single bite of our delicious preparations.

Karey RegalaUSA, California

My family is from southern Abruzzo, where I often visit, and I wanted to do an activity near Teramo to see a new part of the region. I found Marino through Instagram and booked the cheese making tour. It was fantastic in every way ! He is extremely kind and informative. The tour was beautiful and making the cheese was a fun activity. I really enjoyed this tour and I would highly recommend booking any type of tour with Marino if you’re looking for an authentic Abruzzese experience !

Arianna DiCicco

Marino was waiting for our group of six when we arrived to FCO Rome. Because of him, we felt sincerely welcomed to Italy! Marino was hired as our driver to Teramo, Abruzzo, but he went the “extra mile”, so to speak.
We were definitely blessed to have met this charismatic, kind, and knowledgeable young man, and will absolutely use his services again!

Emily W.USA, Ohio

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