The Abruzzo Cibus Cooking School at the Palazzo Tour d’Eau was a wonderful experience for our family. We stayed there one week in July 2011 with our 3 teenage children. The accommodations are excellent, the food is amazing, and the tours and classes were informative and fun. The palace is beautiful and very peaceful. Massimo is a great host who took care of our every need– we were treated like best friends staying in his home, not just some people staying at a hotel. Chef Dino makes unique dishes that are memorable for their taste and presentation. Both Dino and Cheryl are great teachers in the kitchen too, not only was it very educational but a lot of fun, even for those of us who don't cook very often. We also had the adventure of our life tracking down our family heritage in a village about an hour away from the palace. Massimo's perseverance to connect us to family and documents was invaluable and led to a very successful and emotional day. We have told all of our friends interested in an authentic Italian experience for food and culture that this is the place to go! We are already making plans to go back!