FALL CALABRIA food tour – September 22-29
JOIN CHEF LUCIANO FOR THE HARVEST SEASON
Camigliatello Silano – Corigliano Calabro – Cosenza – Rende – National Park of Sila – San Giovanni in Fiore – Cecita Lake – Ciro ‘- Rossano – Pizzo Calabro – Spilinga – Diamante.
- Accommodation in 5 Stars Resort (Torre Camigliati, National Government Historical Site)
- Private bus during the entire trip
- Tours, demos and taste of Buffalo’s mozzarella at La Favella Farm
- Cooking classes with local Chefs
- 5 hrs tour included lunch at the largest Calabrian winery, Librandi in Ciro’
- Visiting at the most famous factory of tuna Callipo and excursion at Spilinga, the Capital of Nduja.
- Visit Murat Castle and Piedigrotta in Pizzo Calabro
- All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and beverages included
DAY 1 – Pickup time is scheduled at 4 pm at Lamezia Terme Airport, Chef Luciano will be meet you at the airport for the welcoming. A shuttle service will transfer you to the resort Torre Camigliati. Accommodation and welcome dinner at Antica Taverna Torre Camigliati.
DAY 2 – Early in the morning we will lead Corigliano Calabro where we will visit the Buffalo Farm La Favella. Guided tour and tasting of their products during the visit.
Lunch at Trattoria Il Bistro – Return to Camigliatello where we will enjoy the Old Calabria Park: Norman Douglas and the travellers of the Grand Tour on the ground floor of Torre Camigliati and visit the piano nobile (noble floor).
Return to Camigliatello for dinner at Antica Taverna Torre Camigliati.
DAY 3 – Today we will visit Cosenza and its wonderful Old Town. Visit Arnone Palace, the Cathedral and the Castle of Frederick II, we will walk the streets of the old town and we can shop in small botteghe (local shops). In the afternoon we are going to experience the Italian Aperitivo (light lunch) at the Antico Caffè Renzelli, the oldest coffee shop in the city.
Transfer to Rende and visit the historic downtown.
Return to Torre Camigliati for little rest or walk around the park and follow Dinner with a live music evening at Vecchio Mercato Falcone in Camigliatello
DAY 4 – Sila and surroundings: Museo della Nave (a beautiful old cattle barn, restored by the architect Sila Barracco. Sited in the Parco Old Calabria in the heart of the Sila area, the exhibit bears witness to tragic journeys across sea and desert, undertaken by migrants of this twentieth century, often fleeing tragedy and suffering in their homelands) and a wonderful steam train trip organized through the beautiful Sila National Park, stop at San Giovanni in Fiore town and lunch at Antica Taverna Camigliati with traditional food accompanied by stories tellers and local music. On the way back visit at Sila National Park with a beautiful walk along the park trails and Cecita Lake.
At night dinner at Da Biagio and I suoi Lupi restaurant – 5 minutes walk distance from the resort.
DAY 5 – Today we’re going to Ciro to be guests of Librandi Winery. The day begins in the winery, where guests are guided in an in-depth visit of every section. From there, we set off for the Rosaneti vineyards, where we will go on a tour of our vineyards and olive groves on a pick-up truck. We then head to the summit of the hills, where we can enjoy an especially stunning view. Next, we visit the Agricultural Museum located in the early nineteenth-century farmhouse at the heart of the summer. Lunch is then provided at the guest quarters in the farmhouse, Chef Francesco will be in the kitchen and Chef Luciano will join him for a collaborate teamwork.
After the afternoon is spent by taking a relaxing stroll among the vines we will visit the Museum of Licorice in Rossano: a long history of work, culture, and tradition finds its roots in Calabria’s territory with the Amarelli family and company and it is now possible to physically touch, to hear and to taste That history in Giorgio Amarelli’s Liquorice Museum.
Return for dinner at Camigliatello at Antica Taverna Torre Camigliati.
DAY 6 – After breakfast, we will head the Tuna Callipo factory, where in addition to a guided tour inside the plant we will also taste some delicacies made with tuna.
We will continue to Spilinga – the capital of Nduja – with a visit to the plant Nduja San Donato and tasting of the most famous and spicy salami spread in the world.
Lunch at Il Tiglio Restaurant for a menu featured on nduja and other typical local products.
After lunch visit to the Dairy Factory Caserporo to taste Pecorino of Monte Poro, a Government Certified sheep cheese DOP.
In the late afternoon we’ll move in Pizzo Calabro to visit Castle Murat and Piedrigrotta and then we will stop for dinner at Piazza della Repubblica (central square) at Il Cappero Rosso Restaurant – after dinner we will move to Ercole Bar – where they will show us how Tartufo its made and then we will seat to enjoy this magical ice cream filled with a liquid core of double chocolate.
DAY 7 – This morning we lead Diamante – Capital of Chili Pepper, where we will spend morning and lunch along the waterfront.
After lunch we move to Grisolia for a private boat we will take us to a cruise at Dino’s Island and all along the beautiful Calabrian coast for a period of 4 hours.
We will have dinner at Hotel Il Cormorano and then we go back to Torre Camigliati.
DAY 8 – After breakfast and greetings, we will direct to the airport to return to Toronto.
SEE YOU IN CALABRIA!
Price: $2599.00 per person
(Accommodation in Double Occupancy – Single supplement available)
Transfer to/from Airports, Flights, Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance, Taxes, Gratuities, Personal Expenses and terms not mentioned.
*Due weather conditions or for other reasons program may change.