Food and Wine Weekend in Sannio!
A weekend in the province of Benevento to discover nature, villages and ancient flavours. Stay at the hotel close to the spa town of Telese Terme. Explore the area by e-bike, visit the historic winery where the world’s first Falanghina was bottled and taste the fantastic Pietraroja ham.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 4 days / 3 nights
Price per person: from € 470
Customise this tour directly with the local Expert who is organising this food and wine weekend in Benevento to discover the Sannio region.
|Where||Benevento, Campania – 1 hour from Naples|
|When||All year round|
|Tour itinerary includes||Nature, culture, food and wine, history|
|Not included||Transport to and from the destination|
Day 1: Welcome to Sannio
Arrival in the afternoon by own means and accommodation at the Hotel Restaurant ***S, near a spa town surrounded by greenery: Telese Terme. Immediately we start to discover the territory!
Once you have chosen your e-bike, it will be wonderful to immerse yourself in the wonderful Grassano Park, the pride of the area, where you can practice outdoor sports, canoeing, relax and regenerate your senses.
The park of the Terme di Telese, a wide green oasis, sees its sulphurous waters as the protagonists, as well as the ancient Jacobelli spa, opened in the second half of the 19th century. With its ancient thermal pools, it is a delightful place, rich in history and with pleasant walks. Picturesque views and splendid sunsets are reflected instead in the waters of Lake Telese.
A delicious 3-course dinner awaits you on your return to the hotel.
The places described above can also be reached by own means and not exclusively by e-bike.
Visited: Telese Terme
Included: ½ day e-Bike, 3-course dinner with mineral water and wine (hotel selection), accommodation and breakfast
Day 2: Discover Sant'Agata de' Goti
After the Italian breakfast, you will devote the morning to an independent visit of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Strolling through the alleys of this village perched on the tuff, a location chosen by many directors for films and short films, will catapult you into an era far removed from the present day. The old shop signs, the arcades, the craftsmen’s workshops… you will lose track of time!
There are many churches you will come across in Sant’Agata de’ Goti; the story of the Redentoriste Monastery, where you will find something out of our time, the “Wheel of the Exposed”, is particularly interesting. In the past it was customary to put unwanted children in this wheel.
At the end of the independent visit of the village, and perhaps after a stop at the Bar Normanno, famous for its “Mela allo Strega” ice-cream (Sant’Agata is the producer of the Annurca PDO apple, while the typical Strega liqueur, famous throughout the world, is produced in the Sanniti capital), waiting for you are the women of an all-female family-run winery with a tradition that has lasted for five centuries. It was here, in 1979, that the world’s first Falanghina was bottled. After a guided tour of the historic cellars, you will stop to taste the winery’s wines, paired with typical local foods.
In the afternoon, you can continue to visit the area independently. We recommend that you visit the majestic Carolinian Aqueduct, a work of engineering by Vanvitelli that still brings water to the Royal Palace of Caserta, and the monumental complex of the San Leucio Silk Factory. This is a rare and hidden gem: restored old looms, tools for processing silk… a true path of industrial archaeology. Silks for the world’s most important palaces were produced here.
Dinner at the hotel.
Visited: Sant’Agata De’ Goti
Included: Admission and guided tour of the winery with wine tasting, 3-course dinner at the hotel with mineral water and hotel (wine selection), accommodation and breakfast
Day 3: Land of knowledge & flavours
Sannio is not a single town, it is a series of small villages nestled in nature, between valleys and hills, such as San Lorenzello where expert craftsmen take meticulous care of the details of their ceramics (subject to availability of the workshop and advance booking, it is possible to organise a guided tour of a ceramics workshop) and Cerreto Sannita, known as the town of churches where the bishopric is located.
Further on we find Cusano Mutri, a real jewel of Italian medieval art. For the more courageous there are the Gole di Caccaviola: hikers, harnessed with equipment, throw themselves into small canyons.
From Cusano Mutri you can proceed to Pietraroja to discover the dinosaur Ciro. It was the first dinosaur to be discovered in Italy, and one of the smallest dinosaurs in the world.
But Pietraroja is also famous for its local prosciutto. The prosciutteria in Pietraroja is a place lost in time. On a guided tour, you will be able to understand how prosciutto is made, immerse yourself in the ancient techniques of processing and curing by visiting the adjoining museum. And, last but not least, you will take part in a unique lunch-tasting: the prosciutteria in fact has a traditional wood-fired kitchen on view.
Dinner on your own
Included: Admission and guided tour of the prosciutteria with adjoining museum, lunch-tasting with local dishes, accommodation and breakfast
Day 4: A journey through history
After breakfast it is time to set off for Benevento, where you will meet your tour guide who will take you through the streets of this wonderful city, an open-air museum thanks to its thousand-year history.
Walking in Benevento is like jumping from one era to another: from Trajan’s Arch to the Hortus Conclusus, from the Roman Theatre to the Church of Santa Sofia (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and much more.
But there is a halo of mystery surrounding the city of Benevento and it is the one linked to the witches, or rather the Janare, and their rituals. In short, Benevento really has a lot to tell!
Once you have said goodbye to your guide, the day is free.
In the afternoon, before returning home, you may choose to continue on your own to Pietrelcina, the birthplace of Saint Pio, which can be visited in a couple of hours. Alternatively, you could visit the Zoo delle Maitine, a few kilometres from Benevento, with an area of around 4 hectares housing around 400 animals.
Another option is San Marco de’ Cavoti, a “sweet” village famous for its Croccantino, a shell of fine dark chocolate with a heart of almonds, hazelnuts and sugar.
Visited: Beneveneto and surroundings
Included: Half-day tour guide in Benevento
|3 nights at the hotel ***S, including breakfast|
|2 dinners at the hotel with mineral water and wine (hotel selection)|
|Guided tour of Benevento – ½ day|
|Entrance and visit to winery with wine tasting|
|Entrance and visit to the prosciutteria with lunch-tasting|
|E-Bike rental – ½ day|
|What’s not included:|
|Transfers to and from the accommodation & transfers to the different locations|
|Entrances to churches, visits to ceramics workshops & any workshop activities, museums, zoos, excursions, extra use of e-bike, horse riding, etc.|
|Anything not included under “what’s included”|
Price per person: from € 470
- Free unattended parking (150 parking spaces – 10 bus spaces)
- Free electric vehicle charging stations
- E-Bike rental on request and availability, with fee
- Free Wi-Fi in room and common areas
- Pets not allowed
- No city tax
- Hotel restaurant closed on Fridays
- A green pass is required in accordance with current regulations and in any case this agreement complies with all anti-covid regulations to come
Ready to go?
Payments: 100% at the time of booking
- In case of cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, a voucher will be issued with the possibility of postponing the stay within the following 3 months.
- In case of cancellation after 7 days, the amount paid will not be refunded in any way.
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of your food and wine weekend to discover the Sannio region. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- 3 nights at a hotel, including breakfast
- 2 dinners at the hotel with mineral water and wine (hotel selection)
- Guided tour of Benevento – ½ day
- Entrance and visit to winery with wine tasting
- Entrance and visit to the prosciutteria with lunch-tasting
- E-Bike rental – ½ day
What’s not included:
- Transfers to and from the accommodation and transfers to the different locations
- Entrances to churches, visits to ceramics workshops and any workshop activities, museums, zoos, excursions, extra use of E-Bike, horse riding, etc.
- Anything not included under “what’s included”
The hotel ristorane is located in Telese Terme, in the province of Benevento. It is set in an elegant and welcoming building, in the heart of Sannio and surrounded by the Telesina Valley. It offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.
We pay particular attention to environmental protection: we use 100% renewable energy, we have charging stations for electric vehicles, e-bike rental for the discovery of the territory.
Price per person: from € 470
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this trip.