What are our culinary travelers up to on this lovely spring day? April has been a month for Italy! While Italy is always our top destination, it has been particularly popular this April. Here is what a few of our culinary adventurers are up to today
In Puglia, our travelers have been visiting an unusual past factory before heading to Matera, one of the world’s most fascinating places. The “Sassi di Matera” are a prehistoric settlement that is still inhabited today – and is considered one of the oldest inhabited places in Italy. It has also been the setting of numerous films. After exploring Matera, they will head back to the “Masseria” (farmhouse) for dinner.
In southern Tuscany we have clients who have just embarked on their culinary journey near Cortona. Today they had a hands-on cooking class featuring such dishes as ravioli, pappardelle pasta, and gnocchi. They are now exploring Cortona with their private guide, including its Etruscan Museum and a monastery where Saint Francis spent part of his life.
Also in Tuscany, we have travelers exploring the beautiful hilltop town of Montepulciano, as well as Pienza, one of the symbols of the Italian Renaissance. Its narrow streets put one perfectly in mind of the Italy of ages past. On the way back to their home away from home they will also stop at a farm to see how local cheese is produced and to enjoy dinner.
And finally, on the Amalfi Coast, we have clients who this morning enjoyed a cooking class in a beautiful village overlooking Positano, and who are now exploring the beautiful villages of Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano before heading back to Sorrento for their farewell dinner.
And that’s just Italy… We also have clients traveling in Burgundy and the Southwest of France this week.
What is your dream destination? We’d love to help you make it happen!
By Peg Kern
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