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									                                                                                                 Dinner cooked by Ann Meyer at Villa
                                                   ITINERARY                                     Buonvisi.
                                                   Thursday 23 October
                                                   Arrival at Hotel Victoria, Turin.

                                                   Free afternoon at Slow Food Salone del
                                                   Gusto. Book your own Taste Workshops on
                                                   line at
GUSTO AND LUCCA, ITALY                             Dinner at dai Saletta where the Saletta
23 October – 1 November 2008                       family will introduce you to the genuine
                                                   Piemontese cuisine of past times.
Personally escorted by Heather Jarman of
Sapori e Saperi Gastronomic Adventures in          Friday 24 October
Lucca, Tuscany. In collaboration with Ann          Free day at Slow Food Salone del Gusto.
Meyer of Cooking with Meyer, Western               Book your own Taste Workshops and
Australia.                                         dinner on line at                             Monday 27 October
                                                                Take your olives to the frantoio (olive
Together we will travel, taste, experience                                                       press), watch them being pressed and take
and enjoy a journey from the Salone del            Saturday 25 October                           away a bottle of your very own olive oil.
Gusto in Turin (Piedmont) to Lucca and the         Private tour of Turin’s baroque
Garfagnana in Tuscany, meeting the locals,         architecture which sets it apart from the     Next a wine tasting and tour of the cellars
the artisans and Slow Food enthusiasts along       majority of Italian Renaissance cities. Our   at Fattoria Colleverde, producers of some of
the way.                                           guide Susan Orlando, a specialist of          the best wines of the Colline Lucchesi.
                                                   baroque music, shares her passion and
                                                   knowledge of the elegant baroque              A short walk to lunch at Il Vecchio Pazzo, an
                                                   buildings of her city.                        old frantoio that has been converted into a
                                                                                                 rustic family restaurant.
                                                   Depart by private luxury mini-bus for Villa
                                                   Buonvisi, Lucca.                              Free afternoon to enjoy the tranquillity of
                                                                                                 Villa Buonvisi and dinner cooked by Ann.
                                                   Sunday 26 October
                                                   Pick olives on organic olive estate Azienda   Tuesday 28 October
                                                   ‘Alle Camelie’ in Pieve di Compito.           Off to the Garfagnana and a small mediaeval
                                                                                                 hilltop village where we follow a woodland
                                                   Lunch at the Azienda in collaboration with    trail to Beppe’s metato (chestnut drying
Salone del Gusto (Courtesy of Slow Food Archive)   Slow Food Compitese convivium.                hut) and a herd of Cinta Senese belted pigs.

bookings                                           In the afternoon enjoy a scented olive oil    Lunch at Il Vecchio Mulino in Castelnuovo,                           massage (not included in fee) or explore      where the tasting menu allows you to feast
UK: +44 (0)7768 474610                             the village, followed by a tea tasting at     on an extraordinary array of the best
Italy: +39 339 7636321                             the experimental tea plantation.              produce the Garfagnana has to offer.
                                                 town of Lucca. His deep knowledge of the
                                                                                              PRICE PER PERSON: EU 2,295
                                                 local cuisine combined with his lively
                                                                                              (MINIMUM 8 PEOPLE)
                                                 sense of humour make his lessons both fun
                                                 and informative. Then relax with a glass     SINGLE SUPPLEMENT : EU 290
                                                 of wine and enjoy the delicious meal you     The Itinerary is subject to change if
                                                 cooked.                                      necessary due to weather or agricultural
                                                                                              conditions or other events outside our
                                                 Friday 31 October                            control.
                                                 The morning is devoted to chocolate and      INCLUDES
                                                 cigars. We watch the meticulous              ! Luxury accommodation for 9 nights
                                                 craftsmanship of an artisan cioccolataio     ! Local ground transportation for 9 days
                                                 and then visit Lucca’s tobacco factory,      ! Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
                                                 where we witness the considerable skill      ! Entrance to Salone del Gusto, olive
Il Vecchio Mulino                                and knowledge required for fermenting        picking and olive oil souvenir, wine
                                                 the tobacco, rolling a cigar by hand and     tasting, Villa Reale tour, cooking lesson,
After lunch we visit a handloom cashmere         aging it to perfection.                      guided visits with producers
scarf factory that weaves scarves for the top
fashion houses of Europe. Opportunity to buy                                                  DOES NOT INCLUDE
                                                 Our farewell dinner will be at the
at well below retail prices.                                                                  ! Airfares
                                                 Michelin-starred restaurant La Mora. After
                                                                                              ! Travel and cancellation insurance
                                                 dinner we check out the wood-fired bread
We then wend our way to the picturesque                                                       (compulsory)
                                                 bakery over the road.
mediaeval town of Barga via the ‘mechanical                                                   ! Entrance to Taste Workshops at Salone
cow’ and back to Villa Buonvisi for supper.                                                   del Gusto
                                                 Saturday 1 November
                                                                                              ! Wines and beverages, other than those
                                                 Depart Lucca after breakfast. Transport
Wednesday 29 October                                                                          served with meals, additional meals
                                                 will be provided to Pisa airport to meet
A free day to explore the exquisite walled                                                    ! Personal expenses such as telephone,
                                                 the earliest plane necessary.
town of Lucca. Among its treasures are its                                                    mini-bar, etc.
landscaped Renaissance walls, the
amphitheatre still bearing traces of its Roman                                                Accommodation
and mediaeval origins, many churches,
paintings and sculptures. Find your own lunch                                                 Hotel Victoria, Turin
and dinner at one of the many cafés or                                                        4-star boutique hotel located in historic
restaurants.                                                                                  centre of Turin, with health centre and
                                                                                              swimming pool available free to residents
Thursday 30 October                                                                           Villa Buonvisi, Fattoria Mansi Bernadini
Private tour of the gardens at Villa Reale: a                                                 (Lucca) We have this whole traditional
tapestry of baroque fantasies woven into an                                                   Tuscan villa to ourselves. All bedrooms
English landscape park by Elisa Bonaparte,                                                    have en suite bathrooms. Private
sister of Napoleon and ruler of Lucca from                                                    swimming pool and tennis courts.
In the afternoon use your own olive oil in a                                        
hands-on cooking lesson with Gianluca                                                         UK: +44 (0)7768 474610
Pardini, who teaches in America and Japan as     San Michele in Foro, Lucca                   Italy: +39 339 7636321
well as running his own school in his native

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