A Taste of Orbetello

Experience Description

Embark on a Culinary Journey with the Taste of Orbetello, in the heart of Orbetello’s lagoon, in Southern Tuscany.

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Orbetello’s picturesque lagoon. Join us on a day filled with tantalizing tastes, breathtaking views, and unforgettable experiences.

Nestled along the tranquil shores of the lagoon lies the charming town of Orbetello, where nature and culinary delights blend seamlessly. The Orbetello lagoon is a unique ecosystem in which fish species find extraordinary conditions. This “special” environment favors the natural reproduction and development of a large variety of fish. It covers about 27 square kilometers. The International Slow Food Presidium protects a historical tradition of fishing and processing, focusing exclusively on traditional techniques and on wild fish.

Morning Exploration at La Feniglia Beach or Boat Tour of the Lagoon

Our journey begins with an early morning departure from Rome, heading towards the idyllic Orbetello and the Tuscan coastline. As we arrive at La Feniglia Beach, prepare to be enchanted by the untouched beauty of this natural oasis. A leisurely stroll through the protected forest park awaits, guiding us through towering pines and aromatic flora to the pristine sands of the beach. Feel the soft grains of sand beneath your feet as you gaze out at the azure expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. While the beach may be wild and untamed, its unspoiled allure only adds to its charm, offering a perfect backdrop for relaxation and reflection. For the adventurous souls among us, a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters beckons, inviting you to cool off and rejuvenate your senses. Alternatively, embark on a scenic boat tour of the lagoon, where you can marvel at the diverse ecosystem thriving beneath the surface.

The Orbetello Fishermen’s Tasting Center: A Culinary Delight

After working up an appetite, we’ll make our way to the renowned Orbetello Fishermen’s Tasting Center, where a culinary adventure awaits. Set amidst the charm of the fishermen’s boats, our dining venue offers a truly immersive experience, allowing you to connect with the rich maritime heritage of the region. Relax on the veranda, serenaded by the gentle lapping of the lagoon, or step inside the historic dining room, once the royal stable of the Spanish Presidi, now lovingly restored to its former glory. Here, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to savor the finest delicacies harvested straight from the lagoon’s pristine waters. Indulge in a tasting lunch based on all the fresh products sourced locally, from succulent sea bass and mullet to plump prawns and eels. Each dish is a celebration of the region’s culinary traditions, prepared with care and expertise by local fishermen and artisans.

A Day of Exploration and Relaxation

After lunch, take some time to explore the charming town of Orbetello at your leisure. Wander through its quaint streets lined with centuries-old buildings, or browse the local shops for unique souvenirs and artisanal gelato. As the day draws to a close, we’ll bid farewell to Orbetello and begin our journey back to Rome, filled with memories of an unforgettable day spent amidst the beauty of the Italian coast. But the flavors and experiences of Orbetello’s lagoon will linger on, a testament to the magic of slow food excellence and the timeless allure of the sea.

Possible Program of the Event:

  • Early morning departure from Rome
  • Exploration of Feniglia Beach and forest preserve or optional boat tour of the lagoon
  • Tasting lunch at the Orbetello Fishermen’s Tasting Center
  • Free time for exploration and shopping in Orbetello
  • Return journey to Rome
Experience Details
  • Starting time:

    TBD

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Meeting point:

    TBD

  • Minimum number of participants:

    4

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