Italy Fall Trip 2011

Bountiful Bologna

November 8, 2011

October 22-25 My 1st time in the lovely city of Bologna and the Emilia Romagna region.  The old town has beautiful architecture and pedestrian streets lined with the porticos, squares and marbled pavements.  You can wander endlessly with great spots to stop for a café or glass of wine and dine on local cuisine.  Lots […]

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Cooking Tuscan Style

November 5, 2011

October 20 The joy of cooking in each region is both memorable and educational.  Meeting new people joined by a common interest of learning about local and fresh ingredients guided by an expert chef is a wonderful way to dig deeper into the culture and traditions.  We joined 6 other people for a half day […]

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Fabulous Florence

November 2, 2011

October 18 – 22 Four beautiful days to explore Firenze.  Lovely hotel near the Accademia that is very central. So nice to meet personally with hotel staff, friends and colleagues.

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Rome Testaccio Market Visit & Cooking Lesson with Daniela

October 27, 2011

October 17 Wonderful day with Daniela visiting the Testaccio market in Rome and then walked to her home in the beautiful Aventine Hill area to cook our lunch.  Joined another student, Monica from Houston.  We made some amazing dishes using local and fresh ingredients.  Pictures speak a thousand words……. Now for the Secondi and Dolce…. […]

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Rome – Apartment Living

October 23, 2011

October 18 Arrived via train on Saturday during the “World Peace” demonstrations.  Demonstrators filled the streets along one side of the Termini (train station).  We could hear and see the crowds and thankfully made it to our rental apartment just fine.  Only a couple of incidents where cars were burned by a small group of […]

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Mamma Agata Cooking School – Amalfi Coast

October 17, 2011

October 12th – Beautiful morning drive from Positano up the coast.  Recommend having a driver to enjoy the views and towns of Priano, Amalfi and Ravello dotting the coastline. Cooking class with Mamma Agata & Chiara from 10:30 – 5:00 with a fun group of 12.  Started with lemon cake & cappuccino, demonstration and tasting […]

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Days in Positano

October 17, 2011

Took time to adjust to jet lag and walked the town of Positano.  The bright sun, beautiful blue sky and sea have a serene effect and makes you want to stay forever.   Walking is the only way to see the town and be advised not to have too much luggage!  There is a good range […]

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Positano Italy – First stop

October 12, 2011

Arriving at Naples airport is a convenient port of entry for visiting the Amalfi Coast.  Our private driver Alfonso navigated with the ease of a local and gave us an education of the land keeping us awake to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  The views are amazing and much easier to enjoy when you have someone […]

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Designing Italy by Ginger -A journey though Italy Fall 2011

October 10, 2011

Leaving today for a one month journey through Italy visiting my valued vendors, inspecting properties and uncovering new gems for designing customized itineraries for Italy.  1st stop Naples with a private transfer with my great drivers to Positano along the Amalfi Coast.  First big event will be a cooking class with the famous Mamma Agata […]

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