7 day trip to Italy: 3 days at Salone del Gusto and 4 days of Wine & Food Experience in Tuscany…… Thursday 23 October - Salone del Gusto in Torino The members will arrive from every part of the world, so our gastronomic experience in Italy will start in Turin, capital of Piedmont, city of Salone del Gusto. We will meet all at the reception of the hotel: At 19.30 for a brief meeting for the presentation of the tour programme. We will distribute to you the entrance tickets at the Salone del Gusto for Friday and Saturday. Dinner on your own tonight Friday 24 October - Salone del Gusto in Torino Daily entrance to Salone del Gusto – Lingotto Fiere….. Today, everybody is free to do what he/she wants do to……. You will be able to taste products from all presidi slow food in the world and participate to all laboratories (you should book your own participation to the food laboratory by your self!!) At night; meeting at the hotel reception at 20.00 and ready for dinner. At 20.30 dinner in a “Osteria Slow Food” in Turin Saturday 25 October - Salone del Gusto in Torino Daily entrance to Salone del Gusto – Lingotto Fiere….. Today, everybody is free to do what he/she wants do to……. You will be able to taste products from all presidi slow food in the world and participate to all laboratories (you should book your own participation to the food laboratory by your self!!) At night; meeting at the hotel reception at 20.00 and ready for dinner. At 20.30 dinner in a “Osteria Slow Food” in Turin Sunday 26th – Torino – Portovenere - Bolgheri and Suvereto, land of Supertuscan (coastal region of Tuscany) At 9.00 breakfast and departure for Tuscany. …From Torino to Portovenere it takes 3.30 hours…….. Driving to Porto Venere one of the most beautiful fish town in Liguria, , having lunch at trattoria La Torre…fish restaurant …… Portovenere in Liguria 16.00 arrival on the coastal region of Tuscany and visit to an extra vergine olive oil press with tasting 17.00 Visit to a top producer in Bolgheri of Super Tuscan wines such as: Michele Satta or Campo alla Sughera or Guado al Melo or Le Macchiole. Late in the afternoon we will arrive in Suvereto, a tiny medioeval village (1000 habitants) in front of Elba Island.. http://www.suvereto.net/ Suvereto Awarded Slow City Check in at Il Chiostro (a medioeval convent made in the historical part of the village) www.vacanzeilchiostro.it Tonight, the dinner will be organized by Local Slow Food Convivium in a small family style restaurant in Suvereto………Tuscan menu (with presidi from Tuscany) and wines……This is an event! Monday 27st Brunello di Montalcino Wine Region After Breakfast departure for Brunello Wine Region, Province of Siena This visit will enable you to discover how the famous Brunello wine is created and in doing so, you will visit one of the most prestigious wine cellars. Lunch in a second winery, serving locally produced specialities. During the excursion you will also visit the Medieval village of Montalcino itself and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, which was founded, according to tradition, by Charles the Great in the year 781. Brunello di Montalcino The first visit scheduled around 11:00 AM will be arranged in one of the following family managed wineries that, though well established on the market, will still give the chance to get to know directly a wine producer: visit to one of the following TOP, family run cellar: Piero Palmucci, Siro Pacenti, Casanova Neri, Just before lunch, visit to the Church of Sant'Antimo, if we are lucky we might even listen to Gregorian carols of the Monks that live in the Abbey The lunch this time will be arranged in one of the historical Brunello wineries: Fattoria dei Barbi or Argiano, or Castelgiocondo, or Tenute Nardi or Poggio Antico – Casato Prime Donne or Corte Pavone winery Corte Pavone - Loacker Tenute In the afternoon after departure for Chianti Classico….. Around 18.00 check in at Hotel Salivolpi in Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico Hotel Salivolpi Dinner at Trattoria La Torre in Castellina (Tuscan Menu and wines From Chianti Classico)… Tuesday 28th - Chianti Classico Region In the morning, Half day cooking class with Paola e Rosa (2 Slow Food Members in Tuscany) who manage a very lively, family-run school, immersed in the Chianti countryside. The menus that you will made will be based only on Tuscany dishes. www.welcometuscany.com Lunch at the end of the class. Our Slow Group will eat together with the family. Afternoon between Radda in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti (in the earth of Chianti region), visit to a Top winery such as: Castello di Ama or Fontodi or Castello di Fonterutoli or Isole Olena or Montevertine or Capannelle Back to Castellina in Chianti and relax at the hotel….. Tonight, dinner at Podere Terreno (a small family style winery, 10 hectars) in Radda Chianti, with wine tasting Wednesday 29th October departure for Rome Airport Tour Information: The tour is designed only for Slow Food Members. (minimum participants 16 maximum of participants 22) Each participants has to arrive in Turin by his/her self. (however we can help you giving advices and information) We recommend you to book the flight back to your country from Rome Airport – Fiumicino. Participants who have to leave from other airports (instead than Rome) need to organize themselves for the transfer. (we can help you to organize the transportation) If you need train directions, please check on the following internet web site: www.trenitalia.it Price per person: 1280 € (Double occupancy) 1490 € (Single occupancy) (minimum participants 16 maximum of participants 24) Booking information: Booking of the tour before the 28 of February 2008. Once, each participant have booked the tour, Filippo Magnani (owner of the travel agency) will send the Bank Details for wiring the amount due. Deposit of 300 euro before 20 of April (not refundable). Payment of the rest of the price before the 10 of September 2008 (not refundable). Cancellation policies: If the minimum number of participants it is not achieved before the 30 of April the tour will be cancelled or eventually modified for the people who have booked. The price includes: 2 daily entrances of the Salone del Gusto in Turin (24th and 25th October) 3 nights in hotel 4 stars with breakfast in Torino nights of 23rd – 24th – 25th October 1 nights at Il Chiostro in Suvereto – Livorno with breakfast www.vacanzeilchiostro.it (beautiful 10th century convent) night of 26th 2 nights in 3 stars hotel Salivolpi in Chianti Classico with breakfast nights of 27rd – 28th October 24th October 1 Dinner in Osterie Slow Food in Turin + wines 25th October 1 Dinner in Osterie Slow Food in Turin + wines 26th October 1 Lunch in Porto Venere + wines 1 olive oil tasting 1 wine tasting 1 dinner + wines 27th October 1 wine tasting 1 lunch + wine tasting 1 dinner + wines 28th October 1 Cooking class + lunch + wines 1 tasting 1 dinenr + wines Tour guide (expert in Food and Wine for the all trip) Bus Trasportation of 25 seats from Turin to Rome (from 26th October to the 29th October to Rome Airport) The price does not includes: Airfare ticket to reach Italy and Turin. Transfers to different airports for people who are not flying back from Rome Fiumicino airport. Baggage insurance.