TORONTO--Travelers to Italy who want the culinary delights of a
gourmet tour with the calorie-cutting benefits of an active
vacation can have both on Butterfield & Robinson's Moveable
Feast tour to Tuscany.
package, which departs Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 will be lead by Sarah
Leah Chase, a cookbook author who is probably best known for
co-writing the "Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook" and "Pedaling
"The idea was to give a comprehensive experience, dipping into
different regional cuisines and exposing people to diverse culinary
programs," Chase said.
The tour was designed by Chase to begin and end in Florence,
allowing participants exploration time before or after the tour,
but with the major focus on the Tuscan countryside. "We head out
into the Chianti region pretty quickly," she said.
The itinerary includes Lucca and Montepulciano, where Chase says
the food is "much more exciting," and the Terme de Saturnia spa,
where guests get a lesson on how to lighten the menu, then end with
a pig roast."
The trip is priced at $3,975, with a single supplement of
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