Angela Borden | Nov 15, 2023
When you think of Italy what comes to mind? For me, it is Florentine leather, ancient ruins and, of course, food! With flavorful gelato, homemade pasta, and the freshest pizza, Italy is a front-runner among food tourism. If you really want to take in the food culture don’t just eat the food, but get involved. Take a cooking class, visit a Mozzarella farm or take a tour of a winery.
Classes by Mamma Agata are by far the best cooking classes you will find in the boot shaped country. Located along the Amalfi coast you can enjoy cooking while visiting one of the most spectacular locations in the world. Chaira, your cooking instructor, is informative, entertaining and super charismatic – you will be sure to have a good laugh. Just make sure you arrive hungry because the food never ends. Also, if you have not experienced Limoncello, this is the place to do it. Limoncello is the local liquor made from the regions finest lemons. It is also a great gift for friends back home! Visit Mamma Agata Online by Clicking Here.
Somewhat off the beaten path, you can take a tour of a buffalo farm. Water buffalo are beautiful creatures – one you get past the smell of them. They have big playful eyes and will come to you if you call them. Tenuta Vannulo, located in Capaccio, soothes the animals with classical music every few hours. Next to the farm you can taste some of mozzarella and gelato made from the buffalo milk. Overall your visit will be a very educational and entertaining day. Visit Tenuta Vannulo Online by Clicking Here.
Rumoured to be the winery where Leonardo discovered his model for the Mona Lisa, Vignamaggio is an extraordinary 14th century villa located just outside of Greve in Chianti. Travelers can visit the gorgeous Italian gardens, take a tour of the winery and taste some of the finest wines. The villa gift store sells bottles of wine, local olive oil and grappa. If you are looking to make a weekend of it, the property accommodates its visitors in quaint cottages throughout the estate. If you are not a fan of drinking wine, no worries! The on site spa lets you bathe in wine and experience grape therapy treatments. Visit Vignamaggio Online by Clicking Here.