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May 23 2021

AMAZING AMALFI HAS SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS!

We offer an insider view of the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast like no other. In 2021, we again offer this luxurious holiday experience. Guests on Adagio’s Amazing Amalfi journey will sample pizza at its source as well as the local wines that accompany so perfectly the local fare. From our fabulous base in Sorrento, guests will explore the unforgettable mountainside towns of the Amalfi Coast and the excavations of Pompeii. We’ll view the famous coastline not only from the comfort of our little bus, but also from our privately-chartered boat. We’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy Capri’s many delights at our own pace; Capritown at night, when all but the locals have left, is a rarified experience! Read on….

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Follow a Natural Tuscan Wine Road

Colline Lucchesi, Chianti and Montalcino

This exclusive “short break” has been specially tailored for a group of eight wine connoisseurs who wish to understand more fully the meaning of natural and organic wines.

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Lakes and Truffles

Temptations of the Piedmont Region

We start on Italy’s tiny Lake Orta, a shiny jewel amidst the stunning Alps. Days on the lakes, exploring their islands and chairlifting to the tops of mountains; evenings tasting secrets from our Villa’s double Michelin-starred chef, followed by spirited discussions of our day’s discoveries. Then we travel south in pursuit of the mysterious white truffle… Won’t you join us?

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We start on Italy’s tiny Lake Orta, a shiny jewel amidst the stunning Alps. Days on the lakes, exploring their islands and chairlifting to the tops of mountains; evenings tasting secrets from our Villa’s double Michelin-starred chef, followed by spirited discussions of our day’s discoveries. Then we travel south to a 5-star spa hotel, in pursuit of the mysterious white truffle… Won’t you join us?

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Pazzi per la Pizza

Italian Pizza Tour: Amalfi Coast and Naples

Sample pizza at some of the most renowned pizzerias in Naples and tour the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast.

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Indulge in the casual and relaxed pace of Southern France. These azure skies give meaning to the term “French Blue”, and the gnarly olive trees, heady lavender, perky sunflowers, and sublime local wine and food are unsurpassed.  Our week introduces you to the countryside of Provence as well as the impressive Mediterranean coastline. Explore the land of Van Gogh, Chagall and Cezanne. Immerse in the most famous French markets, filled with local produce and goods as well as the works of French artisans.  All this and more await your exploration!

Check “Special Features” for our de rigueur Parisian Pre-tour!

 

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May 16 2021

Come to Portugal: Safe and Seductive! From the historic beauty of Lisbon and Porto, to the pretty towns of Estoril and Cascais, and Porto’s lush wine estates – Portugal is the current darling of savvy travelers to Europe. This ten-day trip combines history and natural beauty with great food and wine to create lasting memories. Portugal was the first country in Europe to develop the post-Covid Clean&Safe seal. All of our suppliers along the way proudly maintain this certification.

Freshly baked bread, olives, cheese, red wine or crisp vinho verde (young wine), chargrilled fish, cataplana (seafood stew), smoked meats – the Portuguese have perfected the art of cooking simple, delicious meals. Dining means experiencing the richness of Portugal’s bountiful coastline and fertile countryside. All washed down with some very drinkable wine!

 

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Jun 22 2021

Summer in the South: Puglia – June 2021

With Optional Visit to Matera: "City of Stones" and 2019 European Culture Capitol

This trip defines the easy-going southern Italian lifestyle. You’ll be spending the whole week in a comfortable 4-star hotel by the crystalline Adriatic sea, restful and life-affirming after that long trip across the Atlantic. Each day will unfold new secrets of Italy’s heel, visibly rich in Arabic, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman traces. You’ll explore with your local guide several Pugliese towns, including Polignano a Mare, the magical town shown above. Optional visits include Matera, the 2019 European Cultural Capital, as well as Otranto and Gallipoli in the Salento and the unique Castellana Caves.

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Oct 2 2020

Puglia in October 2020: Barefoot Luxury

With a Visit to Matera: "City of Stones" and 2019 European Culture Capitol

FREE CANCELLATION THROUGH AUGUST 5, 2020. After that, 10% penalty through September 1, 2020, with 90% applied as voucher toward same tour in 2021. 

Clearly, Puglia has everything the Italophile craves in abundance: ancient towns with the tangible past right in your face; ornate churches dreamt up by Europe’s finest architects; the footprints of an endless procession of conquerors and cultures, stamped in stone, gold and marble; seas of olives; olive-green seas; and fish and veggies the envy of most other regions of Italy. Tired of hearing about Tuscany? Come take in the baroque splendor of Lecce, ‘Florence of the South’, and the many lesser (but no less remarkable) Pugliese towns. But it’s perhaps outside of its cities that Puglia shines brightest. For it’s in the countryside – the source of its food, wealth and culture — where you’ll find the region’s soul.

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Oct 4 2021

Savoring Puglia – October 2021

With a Visit to Matera: "City of Stones" and 2019 European Culture Capitol

Clearly, everything the Italophile craves is here in abundance: ancient towns with the tangible past right in your face; ornate churches dreamt up by Europe’s finest architects; the footprints of an endless procession of conquerors and cultures, stamped in stone, gold and marble; seas of olives; olive-green seas; and fish and veggies the envy of most other regions of Italy. Tired of hearing about Tuscany? Come take in the baroque splendor of Lecce, ‘Florence of the South’, and the many lesser (but no less remarkable) Pugliese towns. But it’s perhaps outside of its cities that Puglia shines brightest. For it’s in the countryside – the source of its food, wealth and culture — where you’ll find the region’s soul.

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Our holiday begins with several delightful and relaxing days just over Italy’s eastern border in Slovenia, one of the newer members of the European Union. Slovenia offers gently rolling hills and lush valleys, tucked between Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and Italy to the west.

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Our time in Piemonte (from “piede” (foot) + “monte” (mountain)) in northwest Italy will reveal why the locals have so jealously guarded the secrets of this region.

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Spa Tuscany

From Saturnia to the Silver Coast

A wholesome approach to well-being, from the soothing palette of the hotel’s color scheme, to its sensible approach to exercise (think: a 45-minute walk through the gardens every morning) to its light yet flavorful food (after all we are in Italy!).

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May 11 2021

The allure of Sicily lies in its contrasts. Palermo, cradle of the Mediterranean and “a city of extremes, a mixture of panache and poverty.” Along our west to east route we visit Agrigento’s magical Greek temples; top wineries; meals that are tantalizing cultural mosaics. Majestic Mt. Etna and its surrounding cities, once the center of Magna Graecia, mark the end of our 9-day adventure.

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Be among the few Americans to distance yourself from Florence– but only by 40 km. Few Tuscan tours touch upon the quietly beautiful province of Arezzo.

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Be among the few Americans to distance yourself from Florence– but only by 40 km. While many tours focus on Chianti and other areas west of the Autostrada del Sole, Adagio heads instead to the East in the direction of Arezzo.

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Tasty Trentino

Meandering with a Michelin-Starred Chef

The Italian province of Trentino was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trentino is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with many gorgeous valleys, several of which we will explore during our nine day stay.

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Sep 22 2020

An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 11-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in four splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, Imperial Split, and the lush Istrian peninsula. With 5-star accommodations in three locations,  and a 4-star heritage hotel in Split, this truly is the BEST introduction to Croatia!

Don’t miss on opportunity to experience this meandering journey along the Adriatic…

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Sep 27 2021

An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 11-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in four splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, Imperial Split, and the lush Istrian peninsula. With 5-star accommodations in three locations,  and a 4-star heritage hotel in Split, this truly is the BEST introduction to Croatia!

Don’t miss on opportunity to experience this meandering journey along the Adriatic…

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Boasting an impressive 1246 islands, islets, ridges and rocks, the Croatian Adriatic is one of the last remaining oases of astounding natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters.

Join us for a luxurious 11-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in four splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, Imperial Split, and the lush Istrian peninsula. With 5-star accommodations in three locations,  and a 4-star heritage hotel in Split, this truly is the BEST introduction to Croatia!

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The Dazzling Dolomites

The World's Most Beautiful Architecture

The Italian province of Trento was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trentino is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with a number of gorgeous valleys that we will explore during our stay. Our first stop is the city of Trento, the regional capital.

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The Other Tuscany

From the Silver Coast to Siena

The Other Tuscany: From the Silver Coast to Siena offers an active week of walking and hiking through the Maremma region of Tuscany. Seven days are barely enough to learn about the past, appreciate the present and begin to unravel the mystery of this magnificent area.

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The Italian province of Trento was annexed by Italy in 1919, and maintains many aspects of its former Austrian character. Trento is geographically stunning: it is almost entirely mountainous with many gorgeous valleys that we will explore during our six-day stay.

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In October 2018 we’re escorting a select group of gourmet explorers on a tour of Italy’s sophisticated and picturesque Piedmont region. Famed Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the chocolate and hazelnut concoction gianduja and the star of the culinary world: the rare white truffle, vermouth, cinematography:  all were born in the Piedmont.

Highlights of the week:

Wonderful food – many meals are included; rustic to refined

– Marvelous, renowned wines, and our own sommelier in Turin to share much about the many appellations and styles of Piedmont

Truffle lesson with one of the judges from the Alba International Truffle Fair

– Lodging at pristine, romantic accommodations