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PUGLIA & MATERA

SUMMER  2021 & 2022

Adventure with us across the plains of Basilicata and over the rocky terrain of the Murgia, to reach the sun drenched stone houses and sparkling beaches of the Adriatic Sea.   In the extreme south of Italy lie the white villages of Valle d'Itria.

 

Many travelers do not venture this far south and miss out on the magic of this place.  A foodie's dream, Puglia offers the freshest seafood, floral and smoky capocollo from the village of Martina Franca, grano arso (charred grain) pasta from the burning fields of Basilicata, and more hidden culinary treasures. 

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GIRLS GETAWAY AMALFI COAST 

  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Often visitors to the Amalfi Coast have only scratched it's surface of treasures. To find some of it's best kept secrets you must head higher up still into the mountains, far above the tourist towns. 

 

By day, this itinerary brings you into the lemon groves and small farms to cook with locals, and later we travel further south,  down to the Cilento Coast, to explore an ancient site of temples and an organic buffalo mozzarella farm.

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CHRISTMAS CULINARY WEEK IN TUSCANY

NOV. 28 - DEC. 5, 2021

When the scent of wood burning fires and roasted chestnuts fill the air, and the tourists are long gone, Tuscany shines even brighter. 

 

Outdoor Christmas markets pop up in each village and their ancient streets are aglow with twinkling lights and nativity scenes.  Spend 7 nights in Hotel Villa Marsili, in the hill top village of Cortona and experience an old fashioned Tuscan Christmas.  

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AUTUMN IN TUSCANY

OCT. 24 - OCT. 31, 2021

Spend the afternoon with Renaissance masterpieces and sip Vino Nobile while watching the Tuscan sun set.  Explore medieval hill towns, make fresh pasta, hunt for truffles and antiques.  

Get delightfully lost in the winding cobblestone streets the Medici once travelled, and spoil yourself in Florentine, rustic elegance. This is Tuscany at it's best.

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EMILIA - ROMAGNA

AUTUMN 2021 & 2022

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

True gourmands must visit

Emilia Romagna. Parmigiano Reggiano, Culatello di Zibello, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, are just a few to be enjoyed of the 44 protected products of origin in Emilia-Romagna. 

 

Drive a Ferrari, visit a castle, hunt for porcini, make pasta with a sfoglina in Bologna, and stay at renown Chef Massimo Spigaroli's Agriturismo Antico Corte Pallavicini on The Po River.  Emilia-Romagna is a slow-food lover's dream. 

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LUCCA & LIGURIA

SPRING & SUMMER 2022

A perfect combination of the mountains and the coast, the Lucca & Liguria itinerary takes you through medieval Tuscan villages with rustic cooking classes, then to the

Italian Riviera to make pesto, trofie, and sail around Portovenere.

 

 A highlight of this trip is the wine crawl which takes you along the footpaths of the

Cinque Terre vineyards. 

 

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