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Flavors of Northern Italy
September 20, 2014 – September 28, 2014
With a beautiful working wine estate near Verona as home-base, explore the rich Veneto and Emilia Romagna producing regions of Northern Italy. Inspired by the traditions behind its celebrated wines and cuisine, find the sources of delicious cheeses, salumi, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Learn the craft behind specialties like slow-cooked, Amarone-infused risotto. From farm to kitchen to table, discover why authentic Italy and its way of life are so delightful.
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Program Highlights:
  • In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards, discover local varietals, and enjoy exclusive tastings and presentations.
  • While chefs and producers divulge secrets of their crafts, sample the best of Northern Italy’s bounty—from delicious cheeses, salumi, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, to specialties like spiedini and sweet sbrisolona.
  • Take in the area’s layered history, with visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena, contrasting with the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio along the River Adige; and the medieval walled city of Soave.
  • Relax: included are all lessons, tastings, excursion transportation, accommodations, meals including 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners, and more.