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Culinary Italy: An Exploration of Regional Tastes and Traditions

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13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Sep 12 — Sep 24, 2014

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Day One: Friday, September 12 - In Flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Canon d’Oro is housed in a 16-th century palace, formerly the home of a pawnshop (Monte di Pietà), with a completely frescoed façade, dating back to 1524, located on the old Contrada Granda, the high street, now called Via XX Settembre. Initially owned by the Confraternità dei Battuti (Confraternity of Flagellants), a group of pious men who founded the town’s cathedral and, later on, its hospital, the building was used as a pawnshop until 1794. Privately owned since 1830, it was then used as a place of refreshment and hospitality in the form of a traditional inn, later as a restaurant with rooms, and now as a hotel. Listed among the historical public establishments of the Veneto region and classified as a period residence since 1980, the Capraro family follows the ownership and management of the restaurant. In 2011 the Hotel joined the Best Western chain.

Contact info:
Via XX Settembre, 131
Conegliano, Italy
phone: +39 043834246
web: www.hotelcanondoro.it

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 120 SGL € 90 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please ALSO check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, September 13 - Check in, snack, orientation meeting, introductio...
Check in, snack, orientation meeting, introduction to the program, welcome drink

Afternoon: Check in and snack. Orientation Meeting/Presentation of the program Introduction to the Program “Contrasts of three regions: Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany”. An illustration of the differences existing among the cuisine of these three regions - Veneto as a great merchant region (Venice) has had a tremendous influence on its cuisine, trade with the Arabs led to the introduction of rice, the same commerce also brought « baccala’ from North Europe - Tuscany, considered the sum of the features of the Italian Cuisnein general and the Mediterranean diet, is a simple cooking with simple ingredients linked to a rural tradition and goes back to the Etruscans ; - Emilia-Romagna, Italy’s capital of gastronomy, with a reputation that goes back to ancient times (Papal domination and Malatesta Family) is the result of a long-held respect for genuine properties, culinary tradition, and the safeguard of natural flavors. Welcome drink

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

Lodging: Best Western Hotel Canon D'oro

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Canon d’Oro is housed in a 16-th century palace, formerly the home of a pawnshop (Monte di Pietà), with a completely frescoed façade, dating back to 1524, located on the old Contrada Granda, the high street, now called Via XX Settembre. Initially owned by the Confraternità dei Battuti (Confraternity of Flagellants), a group of pious men who founded the town’s cathedral and, later on, its hospital, the building was used as a pawnshop until 1794. Privately owned since 1830, it was then used as a place of refreshment and hospitality in the form of a traditional inn, later as a restaurant with rooms, and now as a hotel. Listed among the historical public establishments of the Veneto region and classified as a period residence since 1980, the Capraro family follows the ownership and management of the restaurant. In 2011 the Hotel joined the Best Western chain.

Contact info:
Via XX Settembre, 131
Conegliano, Italy
phone: +39 043834246
web: www.hotelcanondoro.it

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 120 SGL € 90 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please ALSO check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, September 14 - Lecture, Lecture, Free time
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: - Lecture « An Overview of Italy’s Historical Roots and Geography and the Impact on What we Eat » Italy is a country of great variety, and cooking is just another aspect of the diversity of Italian culture. This diversity stems largely from history, peasant heritage and geographical differences. But geographical fragmentation alone does not explain the culinary diversity existing from north to south. The explanation is hidden in the past; the multitudes of food styles of Italy mainly result from its history. The Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Arabs all of these populations have fascinated and influenced generations in the centuries that followed. The lecture also includes hints on how and why the geographic and climatic diversity of the Italian Peninsula brings the heavy differences in regional cooking. - Lecture “The Culinary Traditions of the Veneto: From Origin to Today”

Lunch: Light lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Best Western Hotel Canon D'oro

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Canon d’Oro is housed in a 16-th century palace, formerly the home of a pawnshop (Monte di Pietà), with a completely frescoed façade, dating back to 1524, located on the old Contrada Granda, the high street, now called Via XX Settembre. Initially owned by the Confraternità dei Battuti (Confraternity of Flagellants), a group of pious men who founded the town’s cathedral and, later on, its hospital, the building was used as a pawnshop until 1794. Privately owned since 1830, it was then used as a place of refreshment and hospitality in the form of a traditional inn, later as a restaurant with rooms, and now as a hotel. Listed among the historical public establishments of the Veneto region and classified as a period residence since 1980, the Capraro family follows the ownership and management of the restaurant. In 2011 the Hotel joined the Best Western chain.

Contact info:
Via XX Settembre, 131
Conegliano, Italy
phone: +39 043834246
web: www.hotelcanondoro.it

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 120 SGL € 90 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please ALSO check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, September 15 - Valdobbiadene, Visit to prosecco wine factory, Ba...
Valdobbiadene, Visit to prosecco wine factory, Bassano del Grappa, visit to grappa factory.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Field trip to Valdobbiadene. Visit to the Bellussi prosecco wine factory. Prosecco is a late-ripening, delicate white wine grape which is grown extensevily in the Valdobbianese area. Wine tasting

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip to Bassano del Grappa. Visit to the “Distilleria Nardini” grappa producer, to admire a sort of gigantic distillery apparatus for makin aquavit. The apparatus, designed by architect Massimiliano Fukas has two-coated balls reflected on an “artificial pond” creating a space for reverberations and reflections. Then there is a second type of architecture underground, a massive counterpart to the external design. Two complementary worlds in symbiosis, one delicate and suspended , the other a variegated world excavated in the ground like a cavern. Grappa tasting

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Best Western Hotel Canon D'oro

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Canon d’Oro is housed in a 16-th century palace, formerly the home of a pawnshop (Monte di Pietà), with a completely frescoed façade, dating back to 1524, located on the old Contrada Granda, the high street, now called Via XX Settembre. Initially owned by the Confraternità dei Battuti (Confraternity of Flagellants), a group of pious men who founded the town’s cathedral and, later on, its hospital, the building was used as a pawnshop until 1794. Privately owned since 1830, it was then used as a place of refreshment and hospitality in the form of a traditional inn, later as a restaurant with rooms, and now as a hotel. Listed among the historical public establishments of the Veneto region and classified as a period residence since 1980, the Capraro family follows the ownership and management of the restaurant. In 2011 the Hotel joined the Best Western chain.

Contact info:
Via XX Settembre, 131
Conegliano, Italy
phone: +39 043834246
web: www.hotelcanondoro.it

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 120 SGL € 90 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please ALSO check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Tuesday, September 16 - Excursion to Venice, and guided tour: "Exploring ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Excursion to Venice and guided visit of Venice.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Best Western Hotel Canon D'oro

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: In the heart of the city, instead of an ancient monastery bombed during the II World War, in the 60's has been partially rebuilt and used as a hotel. Today, it continues its tradition of hospitality and refined after a thorough restructuring aimed to revive the feeling of staying in nice home's atmosphere. The sweet welcome of this residence bring you to the history of the city itself, passing from the Regio Theatre, near the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Old Pharmacy of St. John and His Church until the oldest University in Italy.

Contact info:
Borgo Angelo Mazza 7
Parma, 43100 Italy
phone: +39 0521 281046
web: www.hotel-torino.it

Room amenities: Single room: With its convenient, comfortable mattress is the simplest of our rooms. Some are located along the perimeter of the hotel, and some serve as the backdrop to our winter-garden. Equipped with all comforts, all have an architectural or decorative details that distinguish it from others. Double room: Larger and therefore more comfortable than single rooms, suited to the individual traveller who needs more comfort, or to the couple seeking the best quality - price. Is available with two double beds

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, September 17 - Departure to Parma, check in at the Hotel, Lectur...
Departure to Parma, check in at the Hotel, Lecture, guided visit of Parma.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Departure to Parma. Arrival at Hotel Torino in Parma and check in.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: Lecture “History of the Emilia-Romagna Cuisine”, the richest gastronomic region in Italy. Its capital, Bologna is probably the only city in Italy whose name is associated in the Italian mind not with monuments but with food. The origin of the Emilia-Romagna cuisine goes back to ancient times (papal domination and Malatesta Family). The region deserves to be called Italy’s capital of gastronomy, thanks to its long-held respect for genuine properties, culinary tradition, and the safeguard of natural flavors. Guided visit of Parma.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Torino

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: In the heart of the city, instead of an ancient monastery bombed during the II World War, in the 60's has been partially rebuilt and used as a hotel. Today, it continues its tradition of hospitality and refined after a thorough restructuring aimed to revive the feeling of staying in nice home's atmosphere. The sweet welcome of this residence bring you to the history of the city itself, passing from the Regio Theatre, near the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Old Pharmacy of St. John and His Church until the oldest University in Italy.

Contact info:
Borgo Angelo Mazza 7
Parma, 43100 Italy
phone: +39 0521 281046
web: www.hotel-torino.it

Room amenities: Single room: With its convenient, comfortable mattress is the simplest of our rooms. Some are located along the perimeter of the hotel, and some serve as the backdrop to our winter-garden. Equipped with all comforts, all have an architectural or decorative details that distinguish it from others. Double room: Larger and therefore more comfortable than single rooms, suited to the individual traveller who needs more comfort, or to the couple seeking the best quality - price. Is available with two double beds

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, September 18 - Baganzolino, Visit to cheese factory, Calicella d...
Baganzolino, Visit to cheese factory, Calicella di Pilastro, Visit to the Ariola's cellar.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure to Baganzolino and visit to a Parmesan Cheese Factory. Excursion to Calicella di Pilastro. Visit to the Ariola cellars. Ariola's vineyard stretches on hillsides between 220 and 300 meters from the sea-level. Quality of soil, slimy and clayey, slope of hills, their orientation, their excellent exposure to the sun, produce ideal conditions to vine becomes best ripe; this is the secret of Ariola's wines.

Brunch: Brunch at the Casale del Groppone

Afternoon: Return to the hotel. Free time in Parma.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Hotel Torino

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: In the heart of the city, instead of an ancient monastery bombed during the II World War, in the 60's has been partially rebuilt and used as a hotel. Today, it continues its tradition of hospitality and refined after a thorough restructuring aimed to revive the feeling of staying in nice home's atmosphere. The sweet welcome of this residence bring you to the history of the city itself, passing from the Regio Theatre, near the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Old Pharmacy of St. John and His Church until the oldest University in Italy.

Contact info:
Borgo Angelo Mazza 7
Parma, 43100 Italy
phone: +39 0521 281046
web: www.hotel-torino.it

Room amenities: Single room: With its convenient, comfortable mattress is the simplest of our rooms. Some are located along the perimeter of the hotel, and some serve as the backdrop to our winter-garden. Equipped with all comforts, all have an architectural or decorative details that distinguish it from others. Double room: Larger and therefore more comfortable than single rooms, suited to the individual traveller who needs more comfort, or to the couple seeking the best quality - price. Is available with two double beds

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, September 19 - Transfer to Acetaia Di Giorgio. Visit to the Acet...
Transfer to Acetaia Di Giorgio. Visit to the Acetaia, authentic balsamic vinegar. Lunch at the Acetaia. Return to hotel and free time

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit to the « Acetaia Di Giorgio ». The Acetaia Di Giorgio produces the authentic balsamic vinegar not to be confused with the « industrial » one found on the market.

Brunch: Lunch at the acetaia

Afternoon: Return to the Hotel and Free time.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Hotel Torino

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore features a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. . Business-related amenities at this 4.0-star property include technology support staff and secretarial services. Meeting facilities include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. This 4.0-star property also offers a bar/lounge, wireless Internet access, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Contact info:
P.zza del Popolo 7
Montecatini Terme (PT), 51016 Italy
phone: +39 0572 75831
web: www.hotelplaza.it

Room amenities: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore offers 96 guestrooms. Televisions come with satellite television channels. Wireless Internet access is provided along with direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Refrigerators are available in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bidets and hair dryers. Other amenities include minibars and air conditioning. Amenities available on request include extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Wireless Internet access Air conditioning Direct-dial phone Internet access (surcharge) Refrigerator Minibar Wake-up calls Extra towels/bedding Private bathroom Hair dryer Sewing kit Bidet Satellite television service In-room safe Desk Window opens

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: € 105,00 DBL, € 68,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Nine: Saturday, September 20 - Departure to Montecatini Terme. Check in. Guided ...
Departure to Montecatini Terme. Check in. Guided visit to Montecatini and lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Departure to Montecatini Terme. Check in at Grand Hotel Plaza.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Guided tour of Montecatini. Lecture on: « History of the Tuscan Cuisine from the Etruscans and the Medici Family Until Today ». A description of dishes that were prepared centuries ago and that can be found on today’s Florentine tables.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Grand Hotel Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore features a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. . Business-related amenities at this 4.0-star property include technology support staff and secretarial services. Meeting facilities include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. This 4.0-star property also offers a bar/lounge, wireless Internet access, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Contact info:
P.zza del Popolo 7
Montecatini Terme (PT), 51016 Italy
phone: +39 0572 75831
web: www.hotelplaza.it

Room amenities: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore offers 96 guestrooms. Televisions come with satellite television channels. Wireless Internet access is provided along with direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Refrigerators are available in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bidets and hair dryers. Other amenities include minibars and air conditioning. Amenities available on request include extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Wireless Internet access Air conditioning Direct-dial phone Internet access (surcharge) Refrigerator Minibar Wake-up calls Extra towels/bedding Private bathroom Hair dryer Sewing kit Bidet Satellite television service In-room safe Desk Window opens

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: € 105,00 DBL, € 68,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Ten: Sunday, September 21 - Excursion to San Gimignano with guided visit. The...
Excursion to San Gimignano with guided visit. Then free time in San Gimignano.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Excursion to San Gimignano and guided visit.

Lunch: Free time in San Gimignano and lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Return to the Hotel.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Grand Hotel Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore features a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. . Business-related amenities at this 4.0-star property include technology support staff and secretarial services. Meeting facilities include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. This 4.0-star property also offers a bar/lounge, wireless Internet access, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Contact info:
P.zza del Popolo 7
Montecatini Terme (PT), 51016 Italy
phone: +39 0572 75831
web: www.hotelplaza.it

Room amenities: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore offers 96 guestrooms. Televisions come with satellite television channels. Wireless Internet access is provided along with direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Refrigerators are available in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bidets and hair dryers. Other amenities include minibars and air conditioning. Amenities available on request include extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Wireless Internet access Air conditioning Direct-dial phone Internet access (surcharge) Refrigerator Minibar Wake-up calls Extra towels/bedding Private bathroom Hair dryer Sewing kit Bidet Satellite television service In-room safe Desk Window opens

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: € 105,00 DBL, € 68,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Eleven: Monday, September 22 - Lecture. Field trip and guided visit to Castello ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Lecture « Good Health and Goos Eating » held by the nutrizionist Ted Metcalfe. The lecture deals with the health benefits from olive oils, wines, tomatoes, fish and the way the Italians eat. Departure to the Castello di Verrazzano (Chianti Area) Lecture "wine production at Verrazzano Estate." Visit of the Castle's cellars and gardens. The structure was an Etruscan then a roman settlement before becoming the property of the Verrazzano family in the VII century. It is located on a hilltop in the Chianti Classico area, the first grape growing and wine producing area in the world to be determined by an official proclamation, made by the grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici in 1716. Its high position, over the Greve valley, was once of strategic-military importance: today it is possible to easily overlook the vineyards which fan out across the slopes to the edges of the wood further down the valley.

Lunch: Lunch at Castello di Verazzano

Afternoon: Return to the Hotel. Free time.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Grand Hotel Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore features a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. . Business-related amenities at this 4.0-star property include technology support staff and secretarial services. Meeting facilities include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. This 4.0-star property also offers a bar/lounge, wireless Internet access, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Contact info:
P.zza del Popolo 7
Montecatini Terme (PT), 51016 Italy
phone: +39 0572 75831
web: www.hotelplaza.it

Room amenities: Grand Hotel Plaza e Locanda Maggiore offers 96 guestrooms. Televisions come with satellite television channels. Wireless Internet access is provided along with direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Refrigerators are available in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bidets and hair dryers. Other amenities include minibars and air conditioning. Amenities available on request include extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Wireless Internet access Air conditioning Direct-dial phone Internet access (surcharge) Refrigerator Minibar Wake-up calls Extra towels/bedding Private bathroom Hair dryer Sewing kit Bidet Satellite television service In-room safe Desk Window opens

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: € 105,00 DBL, € 68,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Twelve: Tuesday, September 23 - Free time in Montecatini Terme. Light lunch on yo...
Free time in Montecatini Terme. Light lunch on your own. Cooking demonstration.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Free time in Montecatini Terme.

Lunch: Light lunch on your own

Afternoon: Cooking demonstration at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine held by Gianluca Pardini at Vicopelago (LUCCA) Antipasto: Cheese souffle’ in a sauce of vegetables First course: Fettuccine in tomato sauce with arugola pesto Second course: Cicken cacciatora (summer receipe) Dessert: Tart with ricotta cheese and wild berries

Dinner: Dinner at the Cooking School

Lodging: Grand Hotel Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Wednesday, September 24 - Departure from Florence airport
Morning: Morning departure from Florence Airport for flight back to USA



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