CALABRIA, ITALY ENOGASTRONOMY TOUR 2019
By Vita Calabra Tours and Le Très Bon
Calabria is not a land to traverse alone. It is too wistful and stricken; to deficient in those externals that conduce to comfort. Its charms do not appeal to the eye of romance, and the man who would perambulate Magna Graecia as he does the Alps would soon regret his choice. One needs something of that “human element.” Norman Douglas “Old Calabria”1915.
The tour itinerary is designed to showcase the contrasting landscape of Calabria, it also includes spending quality time with local people who have an intimate working relationship with their land, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique tastes and flavours of an unspoiled and abundant land.
ENOGASTRONOMY IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING “FOOD, WINE AND PLACE”
Our Enogastronomy tour was born out of love…a love of place and a yearning to share with you the unique taste of Calabria.
We know that travelling, cooking and sharing food and wine is an enjoyable way of bringing people together. We also love working together coherantly, competantly and compatably to bring you a very intimate and rare travel experience.
Your tour team,
Josephine Gregoire, Danilo Verta and
Chef Christophe Gregoire
Monday 30th September to Wednesday 9th October 2019
The travel itinerary is prepared by your guides and travel experts Josephine Gregoire, Danilo Verta and Chef Christophe Gregoire. The itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Christophe and Josephine Gregoire, Danilo Verta have arranged third party contracts with individuals, companies and organisations. To the best of Christophe & Josephine Gregoire’s (Le Tres Bon PTY LTD) and Danilo Verta (Vita Calabra Tours License 11439 29/09/2016) knowledge these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. Christophe & Josephine Gregoire, Le Tres Bon PTY LTD and Danilo Verta, Vita Calabra Tours, will not be held liable for injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the conduct of these third parties.
Christophe & Josephine Gregoire, Le Tres Bon PTY LTD, and Danilo Verta, Vita Calabra Tours, on request can offer tips and further suggestions about other travel in Italy, but Le Tres Bon PTY LTD and Vita Calabra Tours will not be held responsible for such advice, as free advice about travel in Italy is given in good faith.
Private transfer by bus from Rome Tiburtina Train Station to accommodation Il Castello Serragiumenta. Welcome dinner with wine at Castello Serragiumenta.
Serragiumenta farm visit & ricotta making demonstration. Antico Frantoio del Castello visit, olive groves, degustation and lunch with wine. Visit Altomonte. Liquore “nature in a bottle” degustation and competition. Bocce competition.
AMARELLI licorice factory and museum guided visit. Guided tour of Civita with restaurant owner L’Oste d’Arberia. Lunch at the restaurant with wine. Presentation by sommelier wines of Calabria: the terroir. Ferrocintowinery guided visit and degustation. Bocce competition.
Cooking class at Castello Serragiumenta and lunch with wine. Bocce competition. Light entertainment.
Visit Castello di Morano Calabro: 9th Century Norman Castle. Franciscan Monastery visit and degustation.
Truffle hunt & mushroom collection in the hills of Pollino mountains with Locanda del Parco guide. Truffle cooking demonstration. Agriturismo La Locanda del Parco di Tamburi dinner with wine and entertainment/traditional
Depart Il Castello Serragiumenta by coach. Travel to Pizzo. Visit Piedigrotta Church. Taste the Pizzo Tartufo. Visit Castello Aragonese Murat. Travel to Tropea – settle into new accommodation Villa Adua. Welcome to Tropea local restaurant group dinner with wine.
Stromboli Volcano afternoon and night tour by boat.
Travel to San Floro NIDO DI SETA. Silk making. Traditional Calabrian lunch with wine
Travel to Reggio Calabria, Visit Pizimenti dal 1950 Specialita Calabrese to learn about bergamot. Free time to walk along the Lungomare Falcomata or Il Corso. Travel to Scilla for a farewell tour lunch with wine at a local restaurant.
Travel by coach from Tropea to Rome, Tiburtina Train Station.
*The itinerary is subject to change without notice.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Fully guided tour by experts Josephine Gregoire, Danilo Verta and Chef Christophe Gregoire
Privately chartered bus transfer from Rome, Tiburtina Train Station to Altomonte, Calabria
Return private chartered bus transfer from Tropea, Calabria to Rome Tiburtina Train Station
5 nights accommodation in a castle! Il Castello di Serragiumenta, Altomonte
4 nights newly renovated accommodation Villa Adua in Tropea “the pearl of Calabria” on the Coast of the Gods
Full buffet breakfast daily
Lunches, dinners, with wine and beverages
Private chartered coach daily
All cooking classes and demonstrations, wine degustations
All entrance fees
All guided tours, visits and entertainment
….and so much more!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
International and domestic airfares
Personal train tickets, bus tickets not included in the program
Personal expenses: laundry, telephone calls, optional activities, extra food/ meals or beverages not included in the itinerary
Insurance of personal loss
Illness or damages incurred during your trip
3,500 euros per person twin share.
3,800 euros single room rate.
TOUR DATES FOR 2020
Monday 25th May to Tuesday 2 June 2020
Monday 28th September to Tuesday 6th October 2020