Happy New Year!
Between wandering the streets of Lecce at night, getting stopped mid-pedal by an Alberobello farmer offering us fresh figs from his garden, dancing with the mayor of Castrignano Lo Capo, sampling green raw olives straight from the tree (an experience we all need to have once … and … once is enough!), and visiting Carlo’s mamma‘s house in Seclì for a 3-hour Sunday lunch (a meal so authentic, fresh and and delicious, I’ll never forget it) – we had some amazing adventures in Italy.
But what really made 2014 such a special year – was you. Your fun-loving presence while traveling, planning, dreaming, dancing, toasting, storytelling and laughing through the year.
To express my thanks for making 2014 so awesome, I got together with the Piccolina family (from California to Italy) and made you a little video.
What’s happening in 2015?
Avid Cycling Sicily
Yes! A trip for avid road cyclists! This itinerary rides 45-70miles/day on aluminum or carbon road bikes.
At the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Sicily is pure magic. Cycle the breathtaking landscapes around Mt Etna & Taormina (an active volcano, sweeping coastal views and ancient history create a unique atmosphere in Taormina, which is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen!), Syracuse (a Greek-Roman-Byzantine-Bourbon-Arab-Norman-Aragonese-Italian city with an island historical center), and Val di Noto (a valley of lovely towns built during the flowering of the European Baroque and surrounded by wine-rich countryside).
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Walking Undiscovered Puglia & Basilicata
Or, you can explore Puglia, enjoy great cuisine, drink wine, swim in the Mediterranean, and not get on a bike!
Guided by a certified “Naturalist Tour Guide,” this trip explores unique aspects of Puglia with a series of walks encompassing its historical, natural, geological and culinary best. Mamma mia! You’ll spend most mornings hiking, enjoy a delicious lunch, then have the afternoons free to visit nearby towns for a stroll, shopping, museums or, simply, to linger over glass of local wine.
Itinerary: Walking Puglia