Travel, Eat and Connect in Italy
The culinary pleasures of Italy’s iconic Tuscan region come to life as you eat your way through the country, and leave with new passions that you didn’t know existed.
From strolling through vineyards and olive groves to visiting local wineries and making hand-made pasta, Italy is a hub for gastronomy, meeting locals, and discovering the finer things in life.
Italian cuisine has been praised for generations. Influenced by the ancient Romans, Normans, and Lombards, it is a combination of the cuisines from the various Italian provinces.
The food in Southern Italy is typically spicier, with tomatoes, seafood, and olive oil playing a major role, and thus naturally more lean. In northern Italy, cream and parmesan cheese are more common, and meat and cream sauces are the major players. All throughout the country, top to bottom, Italian cuisine consists of pasta, pizzas, and Gelato, which has a density and richness that makes it so much better than just simple ice cream. With Italy’s fine cuisine you will surely savor every bite!
As you travel through Tuscany, you will learn how to pick the best ingredients in the market, participate in a hands-on cooking class, and then create a meal that only Tuscan dreams are made of. You will make pecorino cheese and drink phenomenal wines. You’ll meet the winemakers, cheesemakers, pasta makers, and more! This is a trip for true epicureans, lovers of people, food and connection.
In Pitigliano, a hilltop town known as “little Jerusalem,” we’ll discover local Jewish cuisine and experience the stories of the Jewish community and 16th-century synagogue.
Surrounded by the charming views of the entire Tuscany region, the city of Florence lies on the banks of the River Arno, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Not surprisingly, Florence gave birth to many great well-known artists; painters, poets, and philosophers throughout history, including Michelangelo, Dante, and Machiavelli. You will be taken by Boticelli’s renowned work “The Birth of Venus” or Michelangelo’s famous statue “David”.
The artistic scene in the city has an equally spectacular presence beyond its glorious past, so it is a must for any culture and art lover. Take a trip back in time as you wander through the Medieval and Renaissance streets of this beautiful classic Italian city.
Travel Eat and Connect in Italy. You’ll enjoy plentiful breakfasts and stay in romantic villas. You’ll discover art and architecture in Florence, and travel from winery to winery across the country while sipping along the way and stopping to experience aperitivo in local restaurants. Experience Italy in the best possible way – through your palate!