October 12, 2018 to October 20, 2018
GO ABROAD with us for an intimate eight night adventure through the panoramic hill towns and impressive countryside of Piedmont and Umbria. Awaken your senses and experience the true magic of Italy with your expert host and guide, Franca Lingren, a native Italian, cookbook author and foreign language teacher.
Immerse yourself in Italian culture as Franca shares her knowledge of food, wine, and the history of her native country. Relish the authentic cuisine and wines of the regions including Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Chianti, Vino Nobile, Brunello, and the Super Tuscan. Hunt for the famous white truffle in Piedmont, shop the quaint marketplaces of Alba, and experience a hands-on cooking class at the Castle of Costigliole d’Asti!
The dazzling beauty of Piedmont and Tuscany is calling you to become part of its living history.
Capture the essence of “la dolce vita!”
“Open your heart and you will see . . . Italy.” – Robert Browning
Tour includes: all meals, bilingual guides, bus transportation, eight nights premium lodging in Italian castles and historic inns, accommodations based on double occupancy, sightseeing, tours, museums, wine tastings, and hands-on cooking demonstrations and truffle hunt.
Total cost per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare: $5,150.
Space is limited to 16 travelers. Available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve early!
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“Franca – You seem to know everybody and everybody loves you. Including us!” – Love, Steve & Debbie
“Franca – Grazie! for this most wonderful experience of a lifetime. You are the most gracious, loving, full of life & love hostess.” – Theresa & John
“Magical trip! We love you, Franca & Ron.” – Love, Jeff & Gail