Tuscany is a destination that will be forever popular among travelers, maybe it’s the wine, or the landscape or the abundance of wonderful ingredients this region offers that pulls people back every time.
Papercut landscapes that overlap each other to create magical views from dawn until dusk, vineyards ripe for the picking and olive groves ready to produce the lifeblood of Tuscany, the seasons and the weather play a key part in Tuscany’s rich supply of food and wine. Slow food tourism is so popular in Tuscany because people who love food want to see where it grows and how its lovingly and religiously crafted before its presented on their plates.
If you are an ardent lover of food and wine you need to visit Italy to see for yourself how good, simple ingredients can be combined to produce delicious meals which can be teamed up with wines from local vineyards. Isn’t it wonderful to eat a plate of food where all the ingredients have been locally produced?
Explore your love of Italian food and wine with our wonderful host Rita, at her villa in the medieval hilltop village of Barga in the La Garfagnana region of Lucca, Tuscany. Barga is one of the prettiest villages in Italy and the Garfagnana valley is famous for its pork, prosciutto, pecorino cheese and honey so it’s a paradise for food lovers looking for a holiday in a traditional Italian community.
Rita has a genuine love of food and wine which really shows when you stay and learn with her during your Tuscan food and wine holiday, where you will learn to cook traditional Tuscan dishes, using local produce from Barga’s own market. You will also enjoy wine tasting and a day trip to Lucca.
Rita has learned the secrets and techniques of traditional Tuscan cooking and kept alive certain recipes that have lost popularity in the fast food era. A vegetable sformato, castagnaccio and necci are just some of the local delicacies of which later generations have little perception, even those born in Italy.
This food and wine holiday really provides that personal experience for anyone who wants to enjoy cooking and wine in this beautiful part of Italy. Due to its popularity, selected dates are available for this food and wine tour during the summer, so you can always be assured you will be in a small group.
The package is offered on a full board basis and includes cookery lessons, excursions, and transfers.