Italy: Tuscany Culinary Immersion
September 15 - September 20$2,995
Located on a nature reserve in the hills of Tuscany, Spannocchia’s 1,100-acres is a paradise for foodies, nature-lovers, and those who dream of “la dolce vita.” The organic farm, education center, multi-national community of staff and guests, centuries-old architecture, bountiful gardens, secret hiking paths, and beautiful vistas all work in magical harmony to provide the optimal setting to relax and immerse yourself in Italian farm-to-table food culture through tastings, cooking classes, and tours. This is more than a vacation; you’ll observe daily life on a historic property and taste the products from the land, explore medieval towns and the beautiful countryside, and tour a cheese farm and biodynamic winery. Far off the beaten path — just how we like it — this journey is about uncovering the real Tuscany and life’s simple pleasures on a rustic farm in the heart of Italy.
Included: Expert leadership, all accommodations, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6, local wine with dinner, on-tour transportation, membership to Friends of Spannocchia, cheese and wine tastings, walking tours of San Gimignano and Siena, two cooking classes, Spannocchia historical tour, food culture presentation, tour of the abandoned abbey of San Galgano, and a tasting of Spannocchia’s products.