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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 and Jenifer as tour-guides has presented a whole new Italy to me.
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!

7 Reasons to choose us

1) Insider Knowledge

As our families have lived here for generations, we have many connections and undisclosed access to private places, like historic residences & friends’ private buildings. You will hear stories & have access to recipes that locals carry on from generations to generations. Taste private food & drinks produced only for personal family use.

2) Authenticity & Traditions

You will see, touch and live the real Abruzzo’s life as locals would do and above all, with real locals! Are you ready for the real Italian Bella Vita?

3) Real Small Groups

Travel on REAL small groups of a maximum of 8 like-minded people. Our tours are all about quality and we take care of each of you as we would do with our friends.

4) 100% local – with international expertise

We are 100% local Abruzzesi, we live ‘La Bella Vita’ in this beautiful & peaceful part of Italy. As each of us has lived for at least 4 years abroad, we know perfectly how to deliver a great service. We partner with 100% professional, enthusiastic locals who speak fluently the local Abruzzese Dialect, Italiano, English & Español. 

5) We give back to the community

We call it sustainable tourism! We do strongly believe in this project as a driving mean to support the local economy of these small fascinating hamlets that are threatened to disappear forever. We hope our project will inspire other young passionate locals to move back to their towns and keep their traditions alive with the help of tourists like you. We are and will be creating projects & initiatives with local communities, associations & scholars by giving 10% of our profits away.

6) Only Vetted local collaborators

For all our experiences, accommodations, transport services, we personally inspect our collaborators, who are enthusiastic as we are about our region and sharing the local culture and heritage. We go in incognito and pretend to be tourists, just like you and only select the best of the best.

7) You will be treated as a friend

You will not just be a tourist, but you will be treated as a friend.  You will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend, hoping you will:
1. Have enjoyed every single moment of your stay
2. Be inspired to come back to discover more
3. Take some aspects of the ‘Bella Vita’ home

Discover the Culinary Traditions of Abruzzo

abruzzo cheese making

Cheese & ricotta making

An exclusive cheese making experience with the local cheesemakers

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The real Italian Experience

A breathtaking 10day immersion into Abruzzo's nature, culture & traditions

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Pasta Making with Nonna Amina

A day immersed in my Italian family with my 83 years young, Nonna Amina

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truffle hunt in Abruzzo

Truffle hunt & gourmet dine

Learn how to clean, store & cook the black gems of Abruzzo

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Winemaking & cultural experience

Learn how to make wine with a local winemaker

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Abruzzo Heritage Services & Tour

Reconnect with your inner Abruzzo

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Taste of Abruzzo in 4 days

4 days full of activities, excellent food, top wines and more

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Olive harvest, cultural & cooking break set

Authentic olive harvest, cooking and cultural tour with the locals

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A day making EVO Oil

An exclusive day with the local farmers, picking olives, tasting & learning about EVO Oil

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Farmers Market Tour

Do as the locals do during the weekly farmers' market in Campli

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All about Vino

Meet the winemakers and taste our Top wines

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at one of the best delicatessen of Italy in Abruzzo

Your Private Culinary Guide​

Mouth-watering gastronomic & cultural tours through Abruzzo's backdoors

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