TUSCAN COAST & HILLS
JUNE 11-18, 2023 SOLD OUT
JUNE 9-16, 2024
A perfect combination of land and sea, this itinerary takes you through medieval Tuscan villages with rustic cooking classes, then onto the Italian Riviera to make pesto and cecina, and sail around the Gulf of Poets. A highlight of this trip is the wine crawl which takes you along the footpaths of the Cinque Terre vineyards.
EMILIA - ROMAGNA
OCTOBER 20-27, 2023
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.
Spend the afternoon with Renaissance masterpieces and sip Vino Nobile while watching the Tuscan sun set. Explore medieval hill towns, make fresh pasta and go antiquing. Get delightfully lost in the winding cobblestone streets the Medici once travelled, and spoil yourself in Italian rustic elegance. This is Tuscany.
Start with 7 nights in Cortona, and if you need more Italy in your life, extend your trip with a 3 night add on in Florence. See detailed itinerary in link.
THE ROMAN COUNTRYSIDE
NOVEMBER 3-10, 2023
Just outside of bustling Rome, the surrounding countryside is dotted with tiny villages, where the ways of the ancient Romans are being quietly preserved. This region known as Lazio, is both rugged and serene, with old world dishes, outstanding wines, and pieces of art that should be in a museum, all to be enjoyed without the crowds of tourists.
Spend 5 nights at an elegant country house in the province of Frosinone, and 2 nights in the center of Rome.
GIRLS GETAWAY AMALFI COAST
DATES COMING SOON
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.
JUNE 24 - 29, 2023
Venture down roads less traveled in this still very untouched region of Southern Italy; Where shepherds wander through the hills with their flocks, and folklore and legends abound. Savor the local cuisine... porchetta, warm sheep's milk ricotta, chocolate and chili peppers, and the unbelievable "maccheroni alla mugnaia", the longest single strand pasta in Italy.
Spend 5 nights in Sulmona, and 2 nights in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, at Hotel Sextantio, situated in the mountains of the magnificent Parco Nazionale della Majella.
Our 10-night Sicily itinerary takes you to across the northern coast visiting Trapani, Palermo, Favignana, and Cefalu, then we go south to Vittoria and Noto, and lastly west to Taormina and the Mt. Etna area. Enjoy some of the unexpected culinary gems the island has to offer.
Sail to Egadi Islands, make pasta high above the sea in a mountain village with locals, and sip some of the best wines produced in the black soil of Mt. Etna's vineyards. Venture into this beautiful island with us.