Tuscany Under The Skin


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A walking tour with a difference featuring Siena, Pienza and ancient Etruscan heritage. Wander along the forest paths and through the lush meadows, vineyards and olive groves of Southern Tuscany. Experience the fine food and wine of the region, visit a local market and absorb the simple beauty of the land and its people. Highlights: Cooking lesson in a typical Tuscan house.  Local wine tastings. A visit to Cortona, setting for the book and film "Under The Tuscan Sun".

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A rich and relaxing vehicle based tour for those who want to see the best of Tuscany. Stay 5 nights in beautiful Pienza, location for films such as the "English Patient". Explore the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano, visit gardens, wine cellars and a local market. Enjoy 2 nights in the hill top town of Cortona, setting for the book and film "Under the Tuscan Sun". Highlights: A cooking lesson in a typical Tuscan village and an optional art lesson (beginners welcome!).


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Explore the birthplace of the ‘slow food’ movement. Enjoy extended stays in Turin and Pollenzo, giving us time to explore this beautiful part of Italy which has been influenced in its past history by France and is off the usual tourist path. We will be a small group of up to 16 people maximum and the relaxed pace will ensure that you will have time to enjoy the local cuisine and wine and experience the superb scenery of this inviting part of Northern Italy. Highlight: A delicious dinner at the Osteria Boccondivino, internationally famous as the first ever 'slow food' restaurant. 


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Join Barbara Mariotti for walks of spectacular beauty along the Amalfi Coast, dine on regional food and wine and join the locals to learn about traditional village life in one of the regions of Italy which most personifies the concept of ‘slow food' ... our chance to know something of the philosophy ‘Slow Food’ which works towards a world where people can find and enjoy food that not only tastes good but is good for them, for those who produce it and for our planet Earth. Visiting elegant Positano and exploring the ancient laneways of old Naples make this truly a feast for the senses. Highlight: Walking the famous Pathway of the Gods.