The limited group size makes the tour intimate and gives you a greater opportunity to immerse yourself in the local scene. The itineraries are designed for a more personal and rich experience with the locals. Be inspired by experiences not found in the typical guidebook!
“There is no better way to get to the heart of any city than through its cuisine. And that means not just eating it, but shopping for it, cooking it and beginning to understand it." Taylor Holliday, New York Times.
The Tuscan Table in Springtime
May 6 - 13, 2021
8 days / 7 nights
Your sojourn to the stunning Tuscany countryside is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Walk among the fields of poppies as Tuscany welcomes spring. You'll meet small producers of artisan foods and wine of the region. Spark your imagination with the hands-on cooking classes that focus on the best of Tuscan cuisine, using local ingredients. Tuscany in the spring is special. Enjoy sipping Chianti or a Super Tuscan wine that pairs perfectly with the local food. Nowhere else in Italy, offers spectacular scenery, incredible food, and wines in such a compact area. Most importantly you will meet the people of Italy-the true heart of the country. Join me at the Tuscan table filled with food, laughter, and memories.
Sicilian Journey... seductive foods and ancient wonders
October 1-8, 2020
8 days / 7 nights
Join me on a food and wine tour in Sicily, a gorgeous island anchored in the crossroads of the Mediterranean that seduces travelers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and culinary treasures. For almost three thousand years, Sicily was invaded by such powerful civilizations as the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, French, and Spanish, all of whom left their lasting mark on its art, architecture, and cuisine.
Taste of Italy: Bologna, Parma, and Modena
October 26 - November 2, 2020
8 days and 7 nights
You will discover the culinary wonders of this region of Italy next to Tuscany to the north, known for having the best food in Italy. Prepare yourself to taste handmade pasta, freshly cut Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Traditionale Balsamic vinegar as you've never had it before. When it comes to culinary treasures this region has it in spades. The handmade tortellini, Bolognese sauce, traditionale balsamic vinegar, truffles, the king of cheeses Parmigiano-Reggiano, and many more.
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Private Tours are available to book with your own group on most any date you choose, given lodging availability