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Culture Discovery Vacations - Day Tours

01038 Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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Mainland Sicily, from coast to coast

We had visited Favignana, an island off the coast of Sicily, in 2013 but had no idea that the... read more

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Tuscantourer
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Bethany, Canada
Coming out of my comfort zone

Totally out of my comfort zone I decided it was time for me to treat myself to a special vacation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patty K
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Oceanside, NY
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Half and full day cooking classes, winery excursions, olive mill tastings, and sightseeing excursions through Lazio, Tuscany & Umbria year round. All days start and end right in Soriano nel Cimino's main piazza.
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“new friends” (26 reviews)
“food and wine” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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01038 Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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"culture discovery"
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"new friends"
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"food and wine"
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"amalfi coast"
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"small group"
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"treated like family"
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"experience italy"
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"made us feel"
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"wonderful food"
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"next year"
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"extended family"
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"tuscan umbrian"
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"out of the way"
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"an incredible experience"
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Reviewed today

We had visited Favignana, an island off the coast of Sicily, in 2013 but had no idea that the mainland was so diverse and interesting. From our arrival in Palermo to our tearful departure in Catania, every day was a new adventure. From lush vineyards...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally out of my comfort zone I decided it was time for me to treat myself to a special vacation that was on my bucket list. I was tired of not doing something because no one else wanted to go. So here I went off...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CDV's niche is cultivating small businesses, farms, and other interesting places and activities that you ordinarily don't have a chance to experience. Whether it be a small olive farm producing high end oil, a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese makers vault in Reggio, a Balsamic Vinegar maker...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an intimate and beautiful experience we had with Culture Discovery’s Wine and Cooking in the Heart of Tuscany! The wine education was superior to any other trips we have made to study wine and cooking classes we’re more like a fun family party. Visiting...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time on our cooking trip to Bologna and the surrounding environs in May 2017. Every day was exciting, and we were able to string together a lot of poignant memories. We owe much of it to Rocky and Valentina, our master...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

To explain the “Great as always” remark. This is our fourth vacation week with Culture Discovery. We have enjoyed Soriano (2013), Chianti and Borolo in the Piedmont area (2015), and now Bologna (2017). Each week was different in cuisine and culture; the most common thread...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Culture Discovery vacations are a truly unique and special experience. You become friends with all of the folks that are a part of CDV. It is for the most part a family and friends run operation that makes time with them special. Considerate and kindly...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

I did a full week in Amalfi and the memories they created are priceless. I can't imagine a better experience.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

I don't even know where to begin. What an incredible experience from the moment you step off the bus on arrival to the departure. The staff become family over the course of the week, and it is truly difficult to part when the week is...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I was very blessed to be able to participate in the Culture Discovery Vacations "Cooking in Paradise on the Amalfi Coast" trip in early September of 2017. It was truly an amazing experience with amazing people. I loved every person, every meal, every drink, every...More

1  Thank Debi S
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JoanneBaltimore
December 21, 2017|
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Hi Joanne, the tine spent in the bus really depends on the day. The biggest is Wednesday, because we make a 2 hour drive to the furthest point of the day, then slowly make our way back to home base. The Assisi day is... More
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JoanneBaltimore
December 20, 2017|
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Response from travelmom48316 | Reviewed this property |
we have taken 2 wonderful trips with CD. Time on bus/van very reasonable and comfortable. we do a lot of traveling... CD is hard to beat for beautiful locations and great fun!
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tlsportsgalOhio
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Betsy H | Reviewed this property |
I too have only done the Soriano trip and it was wonderful. I am planning on going back next year and am considering the Amalfi vaca. I agree with Lauren that any one would be great. CDV really makes it a wonderful... More
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