Adventures in Italy, 221 Forest Hill St., Morganton, NC 28655, 828.221.2322, info@AdventuresInItaly.net
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Culture, Food, and Wine
Dates: May 5 - 11, 12 - 18, 19 - 25, 2013
Sept. 15 - 21, 22 - 28, 29 - Oct 5, 2013
May 11 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 31, 2014
Sept. 13 - 19, 20 - 26, 27 - Oct 3, 2014
Cost: $2595 in 2013 and 2014
Discovery and adventure are not only for the young, they are for the young at heart! If you've been longing to explore the history, the tastes, the wine, and the people of Italy, this trip is designed especially for you.
Spend a week in the stunningly beautiful hill top town of Orvieto as you explore the culture and lifestyle of artful Italy. Each experience offers you a close up, meaningful look at Italian food, art, wine and traditions.
• Cook with an Italian chef and see the ways in which simple
Italian cooking brings distinguished richness and pleasure
to the stomach and to the soul.
• Explore the daily delights of coffee, artisan cheeses, and
• Shop with the locals at the lively farmer's market where
produce arrives fresh from neighboring fields
• Visit a noted vineyard with magnificent views of Umbria,
and feel the passion vintner Giovanni has for crafting wine
to reflect the unique soils, climate and character that are
• Explore Italy's best Medieval cathedral & Etruscan history
• Visit a farm where they still make cheese by hand and
sample the freshest of cheese
• See how olive oil is made at a local farm, tasting the
varieties and selecting some to take home with you
Discover Orvieto is a relaxed, engaging, entertaining week. It is an adventure of self-discovery, of savoring life, of discovering the joy of using all your senses as you explore this historic, intriguing Etruscan/Medieval town. It is an adventure in being fully alive, capturing the magic of the beautiful Italian culture. It is a trip of a lifetime.
What people are saying:
~ It has given me time for reflection, living in the moment. I will
look for “well being” and laugh more often as a result.
~ I will take home from this trip to slow down, to create a more
cozy garden space and to save money for another trip!!
~ I love the way you and Bill organized the trip and all your
attention to detail, making us feel so at home.
~ The opportunity to examine “from the inside out” gave the city
a far greater depth than would have been possible otherwise.
~ How else could I:
Go behind the scenes with an elected council woman?
Cook and gourmand at Zeppelin Restaurant?
Visit a vineyard, meet the vintner, taste the wines?
Begin to feel connected to this city and my own home place
in a new way?
Day 1 - Arrive Orvieto, group dinner
Day 2 - Orientation walking tour, introduction to Italian culture,
olive oil tasting, wine tasting, a guided tour of the
Day 3 - Understanding the café and coffee, history of Orvieto,
Day 4 - Visit the country and a sheep farm where Umbria's
pecorino sheep cheese is still made by hand, explore
Etruscan history through a visit to Etruscan caves
Day 5 - Enjoy the weekly market, vineyard tour/wine tasting
Day 6 - Travel to an olive oil producer, learn about its making,
sample the varieties and how to use them at home
Day 7 - Depart Orvieto
Cost - $2595. Fee includes six nights double occupancy lodging. Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, most meals are not prearranged or included. However you will never eat alone and we know all the best places to eat! Travel costs are not included.
Register now with the links below!
2013 Registration 2014 Registration
** We offer this trip to groups of 6 or more any time of the year. E-mail or call 803.233.3164 to schedule your trip! **
Our 11th Year!