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Cook in Tuscany Offers A Bucket List Cooking Vacation In Tuscany

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You know I love Italy, and I love Italian food. I came across this Tuscany cooking school offers a pretty exciting agenda. Taking a cooking vacation in Italy has never been easier than with Cook in Tuscany, a luxury culinary vacation personally designed by Americans George and Linda Meyers, who followed their own dream of wanting to cook in Italy. After years of arranging cooking classes for friends and family, they decided to formally organize a cooking school for anyone…

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Italy Wine

Where to go Wine Tasting in Italy: Umbria

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Last fall, I convinced my husband that he really needed to experience Umbria and more wine tasting in Italy. I had traveled throughout the region when we lived in Italy, but he had never seen the true Italian countryside. So we set off to tour a few wineries in the region and received the VIP treatment. As we all know, Italians are passionate – they are passionate about love, their food, their fashion, but I got to see first-hand just how…

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Visiting one of Italy’s Lesser-known Wine Regions: Monferrato

Yeah, it’s no surprise by now that I like to drink wine, but in all honesty, I’d rather be exploring wine regions than actually imbibing. There’s one thing all wine regions have in common – beauty. But whether it’s Napa, Tuscany, Bordeaux, or lesser known regions, like Monferrato in the Northwest corner of Italy’s Piemonte region, each has a very unique terroir and approach to wine. The region of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato is known for food, art, and culture, but…

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Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

I love wine and I love to travel. So what could be better than combining the two with wine tastings in Italy? Just like culinary travel and adventure travel, wine travel is gaining popularity. Wine travel offers enthusiasts the opportunity to truly experience the wine production process, and if you travel at the right time of year, to actually be part of harvest and production. As a former Italian expat, I was excited to go back “home” and tour some…

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Italy Travel

The alpine lodge you must see in Courmayeur Italy

The alpine lodge you must see in Courmayeur Italy

Right along the Italy-France border in the Val d’Aosta region in Courmayeur, a destination popular with celebrities, sits the tiny little town of Entrèves. And in this tiny hamlet, is one of my favorite European hotels. Auberge de le Maison, a cozy little alpine chalet with the most gorgeous views any season of the year.   We usually opted for the two-story family room that included a loft for the kids. The bonus was the balcony overlooking either a snow-filled…

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The best trip for foodies: Truffle hunting in Italy

My bucket list keeps growing and growing. And yes, it all seems to revolve around some experience featuring food, wine and travel. I recently added “truffle hunting in Le Marche” to my list. This, after I encountered Moreno of Le Marche Holidays.   Moreno’s company offers truffle hunting excursions where you can traipse through the woods with guides and dogs to seek out the perfect truffle. You’ll learn firsthand about truffles and their impact on the Italian economy, and also…

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