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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 initially greeted...More
Our day with Marino in Abruzzo was one of the highlights of our entire trip throughout Italy! The truffle hunting was a completely unique experience, the dogs and their handler were amazing to watch and we found plenty of truffles. Would definitely recommend the lunch...More
We had a wonderful day with Marino, learning the key to making great pasta with the chittara. It was even more special to have our meal with his family, Nona, Nono, Mother and father. The cucina was perfectly equipped for the event and we were...More
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...More
While in Grottammare a few weeks ago, we had the good idea to book an experience with Marino. He took us to make cheese but it was so much more than that! It was an experience like no other where a family opened their home...More
I met Marino before the excursion and his passion for good food and wine made with the best possible ingredients along with his outgoing personality make him a joy to be with. We attended the pasta making Chitarra con pallatini with Nonna Amina. It was...More
The truffle hunting experience we did with Marino, Ginesio and Enrico was truly one of the most special and memorable days we've had on our 14 day road trip (and that's saying something since I got engaged on this trip 4 days ago!). If you...More
Oh what fun! This was a fantastic hands on experience with real life cheesemakers & organic farmers.
Giuseppe & Adele were great hosts & answered all our questions. After the cheesemaking, we visited the farm animals and then enjoyed a light snack of homemade prosciutto,...More
A truffle hunt in the Apennines was a perfect way to experience and more fully appreciate the Abruzzo way of life. Marino and Giovanino were knowledgeable, friendly and authentic. We actively participated in the truffle hunt and experienced the excitement of the find! Giovanino explained...More
We had a fabulous day learning tips and tricks making pasta from scratch with the family, and experiencing the full range on Italian Family life. The highlight was cooking and eating the dish, which turned into a fabulous full on family 7 course meal -...More