Natasha explains that the country’s strict historic preservation guidelines, which require buildings to be in harmony with natur
“I am a traditionalist when it comes to food,” says Massi, who cooks dinner for his travel companions on three nights during eac
While in Italy, the group spends five days at a Siena farmhouse outside Montalcino that looks out over a valley filled with vine
The farmhouse overlooks rolling hills of vineyards, many of which grow grapes for Brunello, the signature wine of Montalcino.
In Tuscany, Massi and Natasha typically arrange for the group to stay at a comfortably rustic farmhouse, where you “can smell th
As he grew up working in a Roman restaurant, Massi makes an ideal guide to introduce travelers to the culinary character of cent
For five nights on the Italy Discovered tour, travelers eat at fine dining establishments in Tuscany and Rome.
Each day after breakfast, the group heads to a nearby town, such as Montepulciano, Pienza, or Florence, where travelers can expl
For his pasta dish, Massi cooks mushrooms in butter and olive oil, taking care not to fry them.
Pienza, known for its pecorino, was built atop a medieval castle in the 15th century.
Massi leads his guests through cellars and shops of local food purveyors.
At the Sarrocchis’ Cannonborough home, good olive oil and fresh garlic are always at the ready.
Sunflowers give a nod to the central Italian countryside.