Join me for My Third Discover Irpinia food and wine tour, June 1-8, 2017

This food and wine tour in one of Italy's most undervalued regions has been crafted to give you luxury food and wine experiences priced for the 99%

 I went to Irpinia in July 2014 to scout sites for our first Wine for the 99 trip. 

I went to Irpinia in July 2014 to scout sites for our first Wine for the 99 trip. 

Irpinia is the new Tuscany for wine tours complete with gorgeous views, green, lush mountains and spectacular DOCG wine. But unlike Tuscany, you won't find busloads of tourists in Irpinia. The food is local, authentic. July is hot in Southern Italy, but not in Irpinia which enjoys much cooler, drier summers due to the high elevation.

This 7-night, 8-day food and wine tour includes visits to fine dining restaurants, local, Slow Food restaurants, wine tastings with some of Italy's most prestigious wine makers and visits to ancient sites including Aeclanum and Herculaneum. 

Tour Highlights

  • We will immerse ourselves in the treasure trove of history and culture that most tourists to Italy never get to see. We'll climb to the highest point in Irpinia to see the monastery of Montevergine. During World War II the Shroud of Turin was hidden here so the Nazis would be unable to steal it.
  • We'll see the ruins at Aeclanum, an archaeological park with ruins from the Samnite era. (That's pre-Roman!)
  • Visit the ultra-modern vineyard Feudi di San Gregorio and eat at their world famous restaurant Marenn√°--a meal of a lifetime
  • Spend the last two days in Naples in a 4-star hotel overlooking the Bay. Danielle who is an expert on the Renaissance in Naples will give you a tour of the historic center. Then we'll have a private tour of nearby Herculaneum which was buried along with Pompeii in 79 A.D..

The tour is strictly limited to 14 people.