TASTY SUITCASE   Culinary Tours to Italy

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 If something bad happens, travel to forget.
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Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 7, 2019  New Year in Sicily                   confirmed

June 1 - June 8 2019 Tuscany Tour                                         confirmed

June 9 - June 15 2019 Amalfi Coast Tour                             confirmed

Aug 28 - Sept 7 2019  Tour of Sicily                                       to be confirmed


 

Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 7, 2019 NEW YEAR IN SICILY


Our groups are between 4 and 10 people max, so that every customer feels pampered and well taken care of.
We choose resorts rather than hotels, mostly privately owned and historic residences. In Sicily we stay at Eremo della Giubiliana in Ragusa, which was built by the Templar Knights in the 1300s. Today it has become a 5 starPlus de luxe resort with massage, spa, pool and top class services in a beautiful, natural environment that has also its own private runway.Everything served in the restaurant is grown or raised on the premises. Breakfast at Eremo della Giubiliana is a "religious" experience!
The tour is well planned and executed by a Chef/Architect who combines Art, Food and Passion for Italy and who makes sure guests experience life, places and food like the locals. Nothing on the tour will feel "touristy".
There are cooking classes ( 2 or 3 ) with a Michelin Star Chef, a cooking class on the farm, a visit to a herb farm, a olive grove, a winery, a chocolate factory and a cheese making experience on the premises of the resort.
Being in one of the UNESCO Heritage sites of Europe there will also be visits to Churches, museums and castles as well as exploration of the Greek Ruins and Roman Mosaics in two cities in Sicily: Syracuse and Piazza Armerina. Not forgetting half day on the highest volcano in Europe, Mt Etna - and a afternoon of leisure and shopping in Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean.
Food will be the main focus of the trip and therefore lunches and dinners will be carefully planned for guests to enjoy the most of their experience in a land of abundance and simplicity. From bread, to pasta, to meats and fishes, not forgetting the wonderful desserts Sicily offers, most of the daily meals will be included in the price, except for a couple of lunches.
A special feature of the New Year's tour is the celebration on December 31. It is a very festive evening for Italians and Sicilians in particular, so the hotel will have a special dinner and entertainment for the guests.
Land Transportation throughout the tour, entrance tickets and tour guide are all included in the price.

Price is $5,500 per person.
Deposits are due by October 20. Remaining is due by December 10.
Please visit the pages " Tour Conditions" and " Cancellation/Interruption" for further info.

Please use the form below for contact or reservations with Chef Cinzia Cripe. Thank you.
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June 1 - 8 , 2019  Discover Tuscany and Cinque Terre


Another great tour with Tasty Suitcase! This time visiting Tuscany with Florence, Siena,Pisa and the Chianti Region; also with a day trip to visit the beautiful Cinque Terre ( Five Villages,north of Tuscany).

Stay at top property in the city center of Florence, next to Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) where the life of the city happens.


Enjoy Cooking Class on a private estate learning how to make pasta, sauce, meat and Tiramisu.

Take a day trip to the Cinque Terre, five beautiful villages in Liguria that can be reached only by walking or by boat but are the quintessential Italy by the sea.

Visit The Uffizi Gallery (one of the best museums in the world) and the Accademia ( where the original statue of David is kept), skipping the long waiting lines. You will have tickets and audio guides waiting for you.

Enjoy a visit to Pisa, to see the famous leaning tower.

Visit Siena and its beautiful, medieval square with a stunning Cathedral.

Get to see San Gimignano and its wonderful, stone towers.

Enjoy a Chianti excursion and lunch in the countryside.

Walk around Florence and visit San Lorenzo Market with your personal escort.Taste salami, wine,gelato,cheeses and other delicacies.

Shop for leather goods and wool products with your Italian speaking escort.

This will be your best week ever!


Transportation ( where required),entrance tickets,tour guides,meals,2 beverages per meal and tips are included in the price.


Price is $3,000 per person.


Price DOES NOT include airfare, insurance or any other item not mentioned above.




Deposits are due by MARCH 20. Remaining is due by MAY 10.
Please visit the pages " Tour Conditions" and " Cancellation/Interruption" for further info.

Please use the form below for contact or reservations with Chef Cinzia Cripe.
Thank you.





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June 9 - 15, 2019 AMALFI COAST TOUR  Details coming soon!

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AUG 28 - SEPT 7, 2019 TOUR OF SICILY details coming soon!

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