Live an Authentic Abruzzo Experience

At Experience BellaVita, we work to promote and sustain Abruzzo’s culinary & cultural traditions, especially those threatened to disappear. Our mission is guide your discovery of an authentic, provincial Italian lifestyle or ‘BellaVita’, via a truly unique experience tailored to your needs and interests.

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Unique Culinary & Cultural Experiences in Abruzzo

Online Experiences

Some amazing experiences now open to a few people online.


Have a particular request? Ask us the impossible! With our extensive knowledge & connections, we help you tailor-make your holiday to your very own specific tastes.

Authentic Experiences

Truffle hunting, cookery classes, cheese-making, wine & olive oil tastings, visits to wineries, villages, independent artisans and much more

Ancestry Researches

Research the archives, learn more about your Italian ancestors, visit their hometowns, meet relatives, discover their way of life and acquire help with Italian citizenship.

Professional Transport

Be Safe and choose a professional and friendly driver for your trip in and beyond Abruzzo. We work with professional and vetted partners to guarantee a National coverage

Travellers Reviews

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

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

Travel with a Local and Uncover the most Authentic Abruzzo

Authentic & Surprising

By living here in our small village communities and thanks to our localknowledge, passion and connections, we can assure you a memorable, personally catered and unforgettable experience. You will meet and get inside our friends and family’s life, included our 84y Nonna.

Slow & Flexible

A relaxed peace to guide your discovery of an authentic, provincial Italian lifestyle or ‘BellaVita’. Whether you’re a solo traveller or small group, we care about quality not quantity.

Friendly & Local

Italy-curious visitors choose us because we’re passionate natives rooted in Abruzzo. We personally hand pick our local collaborators; the wine, cheese and oil producers who are as enthusiastic as we are about our land and who all have unique stories to share with you.

Engaging & Sustainable

We have proudly hosted more than 300 happy and satisfied travellers from 35 different countries around the world who we now call friends. We work to promote and sustain Abruzzo’s culinary & cultural traditions, especially those threatened to disappear.

Marino also has so much knowledge of and passion for Abruzzo. His love for this area, as well as the culture and the food, is evident and it is his wish to share it with those who have yet to discover the beauty and charm of Abruzzo. Enjoy your experience with Marino!

Ricky FerraraUSA, Mitchigan


Italy is full of treasures to be uncovered, and the Abruzzo region is definitely one of its best-kept secret. Travellers don’t know what they have missed, until they come and experience Abruzzo, at a just 1h drive from the eternal city of Rome (yes one hour!).

Benvenuti in Abruzzo, where the 130 km of the Adriatic coast overlook the majestic Gran Sasso and Majella mountains. Just at few kilometers away from the sea we step into the real mountains. The mountains of the Parks, natural reserves, where nature offers extraordinary encounter with bears, wolves, chamois and golden eagles to mention few. Water springs, narrow valleys and ancient hamlets, sweet hills and graceful sunsets. You are in Abruzzo!

Don’t miss the incredibles sunrises on the sea and sunsets on the Apennines. Sandy golden beaches, cliffs, rocky creeks and occasional encounters with dolphins are waiting for you. Wherever you step in this land, there is history, nature, culture and amazing food awaiting to be uncovered.

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