Our ultimate Italy food tour combines 3 nights in Parma, the gastronomic heart, and 3 nights in the countryside for truffle hunting and vineyard visit.
Southern Italy. Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum on your doorstep. Just a short ferry ride away you can enjoy the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. A little further afield are the Greek Temples of Paestum and the medieval Medical Garden of Salerno. Discover a land of natural beauty and warm hospitality.
Writers Retreat – one week in Italy. Workshops, seminars, inspirational tours. Author Sophfronia Scott and Art Historian Janet Simmonds guide you through the idyllic countryside of Veneto, Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’. 20-26 September 2021
A week in the Italian sunshine, visiting Naples, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Amalfi Coast and the magical island of Capri. Wonderful history and culture. Incredible scenery. See Vesuvius, the volcano, a brooding mountain dominating the Bay of Naples. Head south to Amalfi for 4 nights on the coast. Then to Capri for a few days of island rest and relaxation. Finish off in Naples for atmosphere and world class pizza.
Truffle hunting in Italy is a fun thing to do in the months of September, October and November. Truffles grow under the ground, like tubers, they are usually found on wooded hillsides. Each year we organise trips to Piemonte and Emilia Romagna to explore the countryside, meet the locals and discover a thing or two about truffle hunting.
The Veneto area of Italy is enchanting, the waters of the Venetian lagoon, the magical city of Venice and the rolling hills of Valdobbiadene make for a wonderful journey in Northern Italy. Add in the historic town of Asolo, where the poet Robert Browning, writer Freya Stark and actress Eleonora Duse lived for many years and you really have it all. History, culture, art and architecture. Wonderful food and wine. Don’t forget a glass of Prosecco on your visit.