A day with the shepherd milking sheeps and making cheese in the National Park of Abruzzo

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

On this full-day, private tour, trade the bustle of Rome for a day out in Abruzzo National Park. After pickup from your accommodation, travel via air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival, you’ll meet a local shepherd, admire the UNESCO-listed forests, milk the sheep, and learn how to make cheese before enjoying a traditional lunch. Then, visit the lofty Rocca Calascio castle, and see the Stiffe Caves and town of Castel del Monte, if time allows.
  • A private tour makes for a personal way to see the sights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, and minivan transit, make logistics easy
  • Enjoy a day out with a shepherd, and a traditional lunch with wine
  • Get up close and personal with Abruzzo’s UNESCO-listed landscapes

Hotel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please leave your hotel name and address and we will pick you up.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Stop At:  
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo
Enjoy a special off-the-beaten paths experience in one of the most beautiful country areas of Italy. You will learn how to milk a sheep, lead a herd to graze and make cheese. You will also visit some breathtaking sites such as castle of Rocca Calascio and Stiffe Caves. A private driver guide on comfortable air conditioned minivan will pick you up at your accommodation in Rome and take you to Abruzzo National Park. Bears, deers, wolves live there in the wilderness hiding in beech forests protected by UNESCO and enlisted as world heritage site. You will meet the shepherd early morning and bring the sheeps to find the freshest grass on the mountains plateaus. You will enjoy three hours of pleasant walking surrounded by spectacular environment and uncontaminated nature. After having taken the sheeps to the ranch and millked them you will make the cheese help by a master casaro.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rocca Calascio
Lunch will then be served including genuine local products, wine and drinks. In the afternoon you will visit the castle of Rocca Calascio, the highest in central Italy. It has been the set of manh movies especially Lady Hawke, The name of the Rose and The American. If time and weather permits you will also explore the Stiffe Caves and the town of Castel del Monte. You will return back to Rome late evening after an unforgettable day.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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