Named one of the 10 best places to celebrate Thanksgiving in Italy by Vanity Fair Italia
For the fourth year, ViaMedina is bringing a classic American celebration to the heart of Italy. This year’s Thanksgiving feast will take place on Friday, November 23 at the Abbazia di San Giusto in Tuscania and will feature live music for lunch and dinner, with a full menu of fall favourites made from local ingredients from Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria.
Thanksgiving is a moment to break bread with friends and family, to recognise our common humanity, and to pay tribute to the bond that unites us all. We are proud to bring this tradition to one of the most beautiful places in the world and honoured to have you at the table with us.
*Advance purchase price. Please note that tickets will cost €50.00 at the door on the day of the event. It pays to book early!
* Prezzo valido solo su prenotazione. Presentandosi il giorno dell’evento il prezzo è di €50.00. Prenotate per risparmiare!
There is no place in the world quite like l'Abbazia di San Giusto, and no words really do it justice. A 12th century Cistercian abbey with artefacts dating from pre-Roman times, San Giusto was lovingly restored by the Checcoli family for more than 20 years with an expert eye for every detail. ViaMedina are resident chefs for guests of the Abbey, and no matter how many times we enter the kitchen, we are humbled by the privilege of being able to work here. The generosity of the Checcoli family in allowing us to host Thanksgiving here is truly an honour and makes this an extraordinary event.
Every great meal needs great wines, and Sergio Mottura makes the very best. The only winery in Lazio to receive the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from the Gambero Rosso, Sergio and his family have been making stellar wines for decades. The Mottura family also join us for Thanksgiving, and their kindness and friendships is one of the gifts for which we are most grateful.
Andrea di Giampasquale is not only a brilliant photographer and frequent collaborator, he is a great friend. Our Thanksgiving photo gallery is courtesy of his well trained eye, and we are lucky to have him at the table every year. He creates some of the most beautiful wedding photos that you’ll ever see, and infuses every image with his sensitivity, compassion, and enthusiasm.