OCTOBER 2nd to 8th, 2016
ACCOMMODATIONS :: Voi Donna Camilla Savelli
$4250 per person
Double Occupancy Includes
Sunday, October 2nd
Trip starts at 1:30 p.m. in lobby of Voi Donna Camilla Sevilli
Elizabeth takes us a leisurely 2 hour walking tour of Central Rome, designed to be of interest to first-time visitors as well as those who know Rome well
Drinks at Hotel Minerva
A glorious way to cap off our first day together with drinks atop one of Europe’s classic grand hotels
Optional dinner :: _________?_______________
For those not ready to call it a day, we offer this optional dinner choice
Monday, October 3rd
Today we begin our exploration of Roman Cuisine in earnest as we tour in the Roman Ghetto and then the markets and shops of Centro Storico
Lunch :: ______________?___________
We have a charming and concise introduction to one of the organizing principles of everyday life in Rome: coffee!
Pizza for Dinner!
But first comes our lesson is the very best in this quintessential Roman food beginning in mid-afternoon in the kitchen of Gabriele Bonci (the ‘Michaelangelo of Roman pizza’ according to The Guardian).
We have a comprehensive and utterly hands-on introduction that culminates in a delicious dinner centered around—what else?—pizza!
Tuesday, October 4th
Food, history and politics
We start with a brief driving tour of ‘EUR’, Mussolini’s planned community as window into the way politics and cuisine are so often intertwined, especially in food-obsessed Italy.
Sergio Mottura Vineyard
Our day’s ‘Main Event’ We spend our afternoon at this lovely vineyard an hour north of the city Touring, sampling and then with a lovely farm to table dinner
Wednesday, October 5th
An ambitious day in a busy week--and one that is book-ended front and back with optional Strolls (I assume you can pull a few stops together for both…?)
Optional Bakery Stroll in the morning
We shop for ingredients in the morning, break for a (delightful!) group lunch
Lunch :: __________?______________
And spend then the afternoon preparing a dinner featuring the classics of Roman cuisine_________?____________. But why rush things? The day is paced to enjoy each part so with this in mind we break for a guided Apertivo tasting before our evening meal.
What better way to end than an
Optional Gelato Stroll in the evening
Thursday, October 6th
We tour this gorgeous organic farm and vineyard, receive a tutorial on Roman vegetables and their uses—and then enjoy a fabulous farm to table luncheon.
More food and history—this time of the ancient variety.
We tour the harbor of Ancient Rome to give further context to our understanding of how commerce and cuisine have shaped one another throughout the millennia
OPTIONAL DINNER :: _______________?__________________
Friday, October 7th
We tour this charming Alban hill town just outside of Rome, the site of the Papal summer residence which includes a working farm committed to maintaining traditional agricultural and husbandry methods.
A little time to explore, enjoy, rest up, shop—whatever your heart’s desire may be as we wind up our fun-filled week..
Our Big Night Out
Saturday, October 8th