Sapori e Saperi Adventures (flavours and knowledge) offers escorted countryside adventures for curious travellers who want to escape from crowded cities and join a small group to enjoy the hidden rural culture of Italy. You have the rare opportunity to return to the simple pleasures of life and food that tastes like it used to. I live in Tuscany and my co-leader Antonio Arca is Sardinian. With our insider knowledge, we take you on a journey to discover the essence of the humble ingredients that are so often the basis of the most memorable meals. If you’re also interested in crafts, especially fibres and textiles, you’ll find tours to delight you too.
Whatever your interests, you learn with Italian farmers and artisans who welcome you to their workshops and homes. They’re eager to exchange views and enrich their knowledge and yours. As we explore together, you’ll discover the heritage of the countryside tucked away behind unmarked doors in beautiful remote places. You’ll be surprised and enchanted. You’ll carry the experience and beauty of rural Italy home with you to enrich your own life. (Very small group: maximum 10 people; no large coaches, no guides waving umbrellas.)
After your hands-on workshops with cheese makers, bakers, butchers, gelato makers and olive oil experts, you’ll have the knowledge to eat better and dinner will never be the same again.
Small group tours, day excursions. Special interest tours for craft and textile lovers. Artisan courses for food professionals.
Areas we specialize in: Sardinia, Tuscany