Discovering the Traditions of the Backcountry

Highlights: Sant'Agata de' Goti, Land of Aglianico, Cerreto Sannita

 

 


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A tour leader welcomes you at 8.00 o’clock and you head towards the Sannio of Benevento. After about one hour, you reach Sant’Agata de’ Goti, an example of historic jewel built on a terrace of tufa stone between two valleys. Have a walk following the main road of Via Roma that leads you to churches, palaces, museums and other monuments of various people passed by in ancient times (Samnites, Romans, Longobards, Normans etc.) Once you arrive at the spot of finestra catalana, have a refreshment drink or a coffee and give a look to the view of the surrounding valley.

 

The tour continues to the Land of Aglianico, driving through landscapes of wide vineyards. Here a wine farm welcomes you with a delicious 4 course lunch of genuine local products and the exquisite local wine of Aglianico and Falanghina. Next, an oenologist leads you to the production establishment. He will explain the features of the local grapes and show you the wine-making process. You then have the opportunity to taste other different wines of the surrounding area. When you are still a little bit inebriated, you continue your day to the Telesina Valley.

 

This time you go uphill towards Cerreto Sannita and you discover another landscape of olive groves and a verdant countryside. Cerreto Sannita is the seat of the bishopric and has about 13 churches but it is also famous for its elegant ceramic. After a stroll at your leisure in the centre, you visit the Museum of Ceramic where you admire a collection of the local old tradition of ceramic art. In an artisan workshop then, an artisan shows you the process of creating a unique piece of ceramic from the design to the colouring, from the use of the potter’s wheel to the oven. You cannot help but bringing a souvenir back home.

 

You are at the end of the tour and return to Naples. On the way back, just relax and let yourself cuddle by the sweet memory of colours, smells and flavours of the Sannio.

 

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Duration:

1 whole day from and back to Naples

 

Meals:

1 lunch

 

Tour Leader:

English speaking leader (also other languages available)

 

Local Guides:

Oenologist in wine farm

 

Means of transportation:

Comfortable luxury bus, mini bus or private driver

 

Periods:

Any day of the year except public holidays

 

 

 

contact

 For information contact macondotour

www.macondotour.it/contact

Phone: +39 0824 941385

Ultima modifica il Martedì, 04 Marzo 2014 19:19