Guided tour of the Palmenti of Pietranico
Activities

Guided tour of the Palmenti of Pietranico

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German , Russian
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Have a nice walk through the Abruzzo countryside
  • Discover the Palmenti and learn about their history and purpose
  • Relax tasting local food and wine
What to expect

The tour of the Palmenti of Pietranico is a circuit created for the visit of ancient tanks; these were huge outcropping rocks worked with extreme skill that were used to make wine directly in the fields. In this way peasants brought home only the must, leaving the processing waste directly in the countryside. This idea had two outcomes: peasants avoided the effort of transporting to the farm material that would not produce wine and at the same time they could fertilize the fields.

The millstones are one of the best testimonials to understand the refined level reached by local artisans and the enormous size that the production of fine wines had achieved in the territory. In the Municipality of Pietranico, there is the highest concentration of millstones excavated in the rock in Abruzzo. Enjoy a 2 km long walk and discover many tanks on your way such as Vasca Caprera, Vasca Mattucci, Vasca Villa Odoardi, Vasca De Vito, Vasca Grandonio, Vasca Marzio. End your experience tasting local food and wine.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour of the Palmenti
    • Wine and local food tasting
    Reduced price
    • Teenagers (age 13-17)
    • Children (age 0-12): free of charge, no reservation needed
    Where

    Via Umberto I, Pietranico 65020, Abruzzo, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Pro loco Pietranico

    What to remember
    • The walk is 2 km long and it has a minimum difficulty level
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    When
    • Daily at 4.00pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated availability
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    Provider
    Gustabruzzo di Di Gesualdo Mimmo
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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