“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Your host for the week will be Francesca Montillo, Founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, Native Italian, Culinary Instructor, Cookbook Author
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
Amalfi Culinary Adventure Bring your appetite, curiosity and fully charged camera and join us for a special week in one of Italy's most captivating location, the beautiful and famed Amalfi Coast! The week-long culinary adventure is all about this region's cuisine and wine, while also enjoying the breathtaking views of one of Italy's most picturesque setting. Think cooking classes under lemon groves, a private boat ride to the island of Capri and other exclusive activities.
Ready to head to Italy's wine capital? Than join us in Tuscany's Chianti area! We will be staying in a private villa located in the stunning and breathtaking scenery of Tuscany's country side. We will experience out-of-the ordinary day trips and excursions that will give you an insider's perspective not typically found any other way. Meet the makers, producers, artisans and families that make this particular area one of the country's most beautiful.
So, you're ready to head to one of Italy's best-kept secret, Calabria? Than let this native Calabrese take you there! Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures is really excited to announce the 2022 adventure to this beautiful, and little explored region! Undiscovered and undisturbed by massive tourism, the week promises organized activities, cooking classes, delicious food & wine lunches, day trips to private vineyards, farm visits, an excursion at sea and some afternoon time to hit the beach! Enjoy time with welcoming locals, authentic foods, beautiful scenery and remarkable experiences. A week not to be missed if you're craving to see a different Italy.
If you've been to Italy before but haven't been to Sicily, you are missing out on the real Italy. Unique, mysterious and vastly unlike the "mainland," Sicily captures you with its mysterious characters. Some of our highlights for the week include private coking classes, plenty of day trips to UNESCO World Heritage sights such as Noto, Catania,and Etna for a wine tasting and delicious meal in a local farmhouse. A trip to Sicily would be incomplete without a visit to the beautiful seaside town of Taormina.
CULINARY ADVENTURES FAQs: Why are not all meals covered? These are culinary adventures and there will be plenty of eating! Between our cooking classes, winery visits, culinary walking tours, visit to specialty food producers and planned meals, we will not be lacking food! That said, we’ve purposely left out a few meals to give you the option to choose your own restaurant or perhaps opt for a lighter snack or “spuntino” in place of a full meal.
This seems like a lot of walking, should I be worried? All of our tours will involve a certain amount of walking so there will be moderate activity throughout the week, which is good considering all the food we will be eating! Comfortable shoes are strongly advised. For our day trips and excursions, private drivers with mini vans have been secured.
Do I have to participate in every activity? Absolutely not! You will have the option to sit out any of our scheduled activities.
Will we have to change hotels? You will not! Having traveled back to my native Italy on a regular basis, I have found that traveling between regions and changing hotels can be exhausting plus it doesn’t give one enough time to truly appreciate the area, so we have opted for one location with several day trips during the week.
Will I have any free time on my own? Absolutely! We have allotted for some free time throughout the week for you to wonder on your own or relax at the villa or hotel.
Are children allowed? With adult supervision of at least one participating adult, children 10 years or older are allowed and will be able to participate in all activities.
I still have questions, who do I contact? Francesca Montillo, owner & tour leader is availble to answer all of your emails. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org