What was it that drew all those 18th-century Northern European stiff-collared gentlemen and parasol-toting ladies away from the routine of their proper lives to the wilder shores of the Amalfi Coast and the ruins of once-pagan Rome?
I’ve been there, so like Lord Byron, John Keats, and Kim Kardashian, I understand the lure.
Paradise, of course, is the enchanting land of the Amalfi Coast – that place where some say God fell in love.
In April 2012, I’ll be accompanying a small group for a week-long customized (by me) tour to Positano, a gem of a seaside town tucked into the center of the Amalfi coastline, and then on to Rome for a taste of La Dolce Vita. We’ll be guided by the top professionals in the business, those Italians who know and love their land intimately, and the food – well, because I make it a point to never be disappointed at the table – will be exquisite beyond belief.
And if you’ve ever wanted to be a character in a book, this could be your chance since I’ll be gathering material for my next tome.
For details, prices, and itinerary, please click here: April 2012 Tour Details
MY MUSINGS ON ROME…where I reveal how I eat, pray, and love in Rome.
ODE TO A TOUR WELL TRAVELED
Sometimes all parts come together to form a perfect whole. Sometimes the composition outshines the prelude, resulting in a harmonious and expansive experience.
And so it was for Flavors of Rome April 2011. The sun was on the road with us every day, the wisteria were blooming their little hearts out as we explored the sites, monuments, and museums with special entry tickets, and then, oh, that wonderful food.
I’m so grateful to my clients who were all such perfect companions, who soaked up the history, the art, the very energy that is Rome.
The musical fountains of Villa D’Este
Carciofi alla Romana
Wisteria blooming at Villa D’Este
Paccheri with cod & zucchini strips
Cooking with Fabio Bongianni
Sunset over the Vatican
So… where does the road from Rome take us next?