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Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations

Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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Half and full day cooking classes, cooking vacations, winery excursions, olive mill tastings, and sightseeing excursions through Lazio, Tuscany & Umbria year round. All day tours start and end right in Soriano nel Cimino's main piazza.
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cath-adventurer wrote a review Jun 2022
Austin, Texas40 contributions4 helpful votes
Last September, upon returning from my wonderful Amalfi Coast CD vacation, I immediately booked my 2nd Culture Discovery vacation. This time I was joined by my daughter-in-love, and 14-year-old granddaughter on the "Wine and Cooking Under the Tuscany/Umbria Sun." Neither of my travel companions had been to Europe before. I knew the CD model of family, fun, fabulous food and wine, and unforgettable, hassle-free, culturally rich vacations would be just right for their first trip abroad -- and I was right -- our trip was amazing! From the moment we arrived until the moment we said our “see-you-on-the-next-CD-vacation,” we were embraced by not only CD’s incredible leaders (Michael, Paola, Rocky, & Daniele), guides and teachers (Linda), driver (Sergio), master chefs (Carla and her team), and delightful intern (Maria), but also the 8 other “guests” (from around the US) who were all so wonderful to travel and cook with! Only 1 week together and we are now good friends and exchanging emails, travel tips, and even planning visits to their homes. Thanks to the CD high standard-5-star accommodations, attention to every detail, and superior travel planning, you will enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled, educational, culturally rich, and gastronomically unforgettable vacation. One tip: be sure to bring loose-fitting clothes and pants with expandable waist bands because you will frequently find yourself in the most delirious food coma. Grab a friend or group of friends, your partner, family members, or travel solo – it will be a trip of a lifetime – promise!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Bethesda wrote a review Jun 2022
Pelican Bay, Florida51 contributions1 helpful vote
This company puts all others to shame. The owners of the company are personally involved and have excellent long term staff who execute flawlessly. Every detail is organized and they communicate very detailed information in advance so there are no surprises. This was my second trip with them and it did not disappoint. I traveled on my own and never felt like I wasn't part of the group. There were a dozen of us and by the second day we became fast friends with everyone sharing contact information so we could keep in touch. The cooking was wonderful, the wine was wonderful and the sights, wineries and olive oil farms were top notch. You will not be disappointed if you book one of their trips. Soriano is maybe a hour from Rome and a wonderful typical Italian village. The accommodations were great. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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M5843MRKB wrote a review Jun 2022
Meridian, Idaho9 contributions8 helpful votes
My daughter & I thoroughly enjoyed this Culture Discovery Vacation (CDV) “Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany” experience! We were welcomed and cared for the entire time. Linda, Maurizio and Katiuscha were amazing guides and drivers. We came home with Tuscan recipes that we are now using for our family gatherings. And there was such a variety of wine tastings and locations we went to throughout the countryside. Our favorite part was being welcomed into family generational homes and businesses and learning their history, culture, recipes, and stories. CDV was a truly ALL inclusive vacation with every expense being taken care of by CDV. The thought, planning and execution was amazingly brilliant! We hope to return to another CDV tour very soon.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Adam S wrote a review Jun 2022
Queens, New York1 contribution
Everyone with CDV truly goes the extra mile to make sure you feel taken care of, feel like part of the family, and feel like you are getting a truly unique and beautiful experience. The food and wine are spectacular, the places you see are awe inspiring, and the people you will meet are just the best. Bring good shoes as you will be walking a lot and make sure you're drinking water (as well as wine), but honestly, there aren't many people who I wouldn't recommend this to. It's a one-of-a-kind experience and I hope to do another CDV tour in a different location someday (I did the Soriano tour and it was incredible. I only say I'd do a different location so I can see another part of Italy)
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Julie A wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Gatos, California, United States7 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful time in Umbria, Tuscany, Lazio. Every detail is covered. Sit back and enjoy the best of Italy. Leave wanting more. And yes!! I will be returning to experience other tours offered by this company.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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