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day trips

Get to the heart of Italian culture by meeting the farmers and food artisans responsible for the production and transformation of Italy's famed foods. Talk to them about how they work within the scope of traditional methods to make territorial foods and wines that respect and reflect their place of origin. 

Spend a day tasting, cooking and exploring ancient villages and rural estates to learn about cheese, bread, wine, pasta, olive oil, prosciutto, saffron, chocolate, gelato, truffles... 

Tell me what you want to learn, see, taste, do and we'll design a program combining visits with food artisans, meals, cooking classes, guided tastings and cultural stops.


Let me know where you plan to be, when you plan to be there and what you are most curious and passionate about  ​


 What you do is rare. We are both still aglow from our beautiful day and the genuine goodness and kindness of Diego and Christina.  The meal was extraordinary of course but the whole day deeply touched my heart.  

Our party had the most wonderful time with you in your beautiful Tuscany! Museums, tours, etc were all enjoyable also, but the day with you turned out to be everyone’s favorite. Thank you again for a memorable day in your company, tasting the delights of the vineyards and the dairy farm, and your own kitchen! We loved it…

We all agreed that our time spent with you was a highlight of our trip.


In regards to our eight hours with you today. . . well gosh . . . how to best say this without appearing to drool and fawn: You may just have spoiled us forever as travelers. To say only "Amazing...AMAZING...A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!" would be understatement. The simplicity, ease, fullness, specialness and personal quality with which you guided us and shared your wonderful delicious & nutritious world will always be with us. We can only hope you enjoyed it half as much as we did. Fully satisfying! If only we could create days like today every day when traveling in countries where we don't speak the language! The manner in which you extended yourself was like that of a good friend, rare and special. You are terrific! We will recommend you as a total cultural experience to everyone.


You gave a wonderful presentation. You can tell that you're doing what you love and you're just a natural at sharing the information. Quite often people in your field I think are very vague or use terms that fly right over my head. But you were very good at presenting everything in such a basic and relatable way, while still showing that you are obviously extremely knowledgeable about wine. I really did enjoy it.

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful time in your beautiful kitchen. We really enjoyed meeting you and learning about life in a little village (with a castle !!!) in Tuscany. Sitting outside in your garden was amazing. Your chosen recipes were so delicious. ... Your olive oil tasting was very educational and we learned so much! ... You are a great teacher... Your passion for the cuisine, the farmers and other producers and the local people are evident in your teachings.  

Thank you so very much for sharing your kitchen, your home, your family, your delicious food, your warm personality, and your expertise!

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