PUGLIA & MATERA
AUGUST 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 smokey capocollo from the village of Martina Franca, grano arso (charred grain) pasta from the burning fields of Basilicata, and more hidden culinary treasures.
AVAILABLE MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
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.
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.
AUTUMN IN TUSCANY
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.