Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Greetings from Carmela's Cucina,
Are you still looking for a great Christmas or Holiday gift? One that will create a lifetime of memories? Then I have a great idea for you. Why not give Italy for Christmas? For the past 6 years I have been leading culinary tours to Tuscany and have taken hundreds of people on this wonderful trip. I am now taking reservations for May and Sept. 2009.

Included in the trip are 7 nights lodging in beautifully restored farm-house villas. All ground transportation to and from the Pisa airport and throughout the week. Pickup and return to the Florence train station. Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 7 dinners with wine. Two cooking lessons taught by local experts in Italian cuisine. Fully escorted with English and Italian speaking guides. All guests receive a specially designed event planner/recipe booklet upon arrival.

Visit the markets of Florence, take a stroll on top of the wall of historic Lucca, hike the world famous Cinque Terre with it's breath-taking views. Enjoy lunch on Il Campo in the center of Sienna and buy beautiful ceramics in San Gimignano a small town known for it's many towers. Enjoy a spa treatment (up-grade) in the spa town of Montecatini and make the Tuscan favorite Tortelli with a local expert. Drink the wines of Chianti. And all the while there will be only 12 persons participating. For complete details go to my web-site at www.carmiescucina.com
To make your reservation contact me at bchobbins@comcast.net The reservation deadline for the May 23-30, 2009 trip is Jan. 31, 2009.

I hope you will join me in "Bella Toscana," for a trip of a lifetime.
Buon appetito e Buon Natale,
Carmela Tursi Hobbins

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