Tuscany · October 4-13, 2014
October 4-13, 2014 (We’ve added an additional day to this tour!)
Come visit Tuscany and Emilia Romagna the Zingerman’s way. We’ll go behind the scenes and visit traditional small producers of some of the region’s finest foods – from the massive wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano, to the beautiful, small bottles of real balsamic vinegar, from Chianti Classico wines and artisanal olive oil to the melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto crudo. And we’ll roll up our sleeves and enjoy Tuscan cooking lessons in a 15th century villa in the rolling hills outside of Florence. Together with Peggy Markel, long-time fellow culinary adventurer and food guide, we will experience the wonderful food, culture, and landscape of Tuscany.
The trip is designed for experienced travelers with a passion for great food that is still made the way it was done hundreds of years ago – food that is deeply connected to the people and culture of the place.
Our guests are adults of all ages, who enjoy walking, and enjoy exploring places on their own as well as with the group.
We keep the group small. Only 15 guests traveling with two experienced leaders.
What Is Included?
Behind the scenes visits to artisanal producers of some of the most outstanding food of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
One more day than in the 2013 tour, to give us more time to explore the Chianti region.
Wonderful food – almost all meals. We will enjoy traditional regional specialties made from local, fresh ingredients, some of which we’ve made ourselves.
Cooking lessons with local chefs in a lovely Tuscan kitchen.
Visits to beautiful towns such as Greve and Modena, and a food market in Florence.
A Zingerman’s tour leader and our guide will be at your disposal at all times.
Recipes of the dishes we will make together, to take home with you.
Transfer from a central meeting spot, the Florence train station Santa Maria Novella, on the first and last days of the tour. (Guests will arrive and leave on different days and times and by plane and by train – some guests choose to come a few days early or stay a few days later to further explore Florence.)
Transportation by air-conditioned private bus during the tour.
What Is Not Included?
Alcoholic beverages (other than beverages with dinner or when they are specifically included in the itinerary).
Personal spending money.
A few meals on your own.
What about Accommodations?
We’ve chosen clean, comfortable, 3 and 4 star hotels. Our stay outside of Florence will be in a lovely 15th century villa overlooking the Arno Valley.
How Much Does It Cost?*
$5,950 per person
$6,400 per person for solo travelers
*Prices subject to change.