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Incredible Italy

WOMEN/WINE/FOOD/FUN IN ITALY Join my small (4-12) culinary tours/cooking classes to Italy and let me share with you the rich assortment of friends and colleagues in the country that has captured my heart - we'll visit an amazing group: baker, butcher, winemaker, balsamic master, olive oil producer, cheese makers, grappa processors, chefs, fishermen. All while staying in beautiful accommodations throughout Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Venice, Riviera/Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Apulia. Phone: 1-888-636-1602, Website: www.gourmetravel.com, E-mail: gourmetravel@aol.com / Bev Gruber's Everyday Gourmet Traveler, Seattle, USA. (October 15, 2004)


ANDIAMO! Russet Tuscany in October. Like no other experience. Dig into the lush Chianti countryside: gulp new wine and drip freshly pressed olive oil. Florence art museums and grape skin baths; Italian Opera, cobbled Siena, earthy porcinis and goat milk massage. Music, grappa, villages, wine cellar dinner... Il Chiostro’s Autumn Arts Festival! Not a vacation, not a trip, but a celebration of Italy at harvest time. Website: http://www.ilchiostro.com/AAF.htm (August 8, 2004)


APARTMENT IN FLORENCE July 20th to August 29th (Minimum period 2 weeks). Ideally suited for a family or a group of friends (3 people) visiting Florence. It's located in a 1930's building (third floor, no lift) in very nice neighborhood of Florence -- 15-minute walk from the Dome and the train station. Big living room, dining table for 8, a sitting/TV area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower and washing machine and eat-in fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. No air conditioning, but the apartment is naturally cool. Real neighbourhood -- not at all touristy. Buses run every 10 minutes to town center, to main train station from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Further info contact: Silvia. E-mail: smaccari@iol.it Tel./fax: ++39-055-461381. (May 26, 2004)



THE FLEXIBLE PAINTER IN ITALY Art and Yoga Retreat. Tuscany. July 6-15th, 2003. Join us at a breathtaking 16th Century Villa in Tuscany. Celebrate your creative spirit with art, movement and adventure. Designed for the beginner as well as the experienced painter and yoga practitioner. $1950 for 9 extraordinary days. Gourmet food and wine. Beauty unsurpassed in the region. E-mail: Joyoga1@optonline.net, Call: 203.255.8815. (April 21, 2004)



SPRING IN TUSCANY. Special discounts for JourneyWomen. Get away from world politics. Rediscover what is beautiful about life. Il Chiostro offers reduced rates for any Journeywoman who wants to absorb the peace and tranquility of Tuscany this Spring. Paint, write, cook, Siena, Florence – or design your own week. Contact us by May 1 for the JW discounts: ilchiostro@hotmail.com or 800-990-3506. Program details: http://www.ilchiostro.com (February 4, 2004X).


GLOBAL FITNESS ADVENTURES has been combining empowering journeys with rejuvenating wilderness hikes, cultural explorations, delicious healthy cuisine, relaxing massage, yoga and unique upscale accommodations since 1989. We explore the rugged splendor of Sedona; Aspen; Santa Barbara; Moab; Lake Como, Italy; Kauai; Kenya; Devonshire, England; Bhutan; Dominica; Bali. Women's Weeks are offered year-round. Join us to renew body and soul! Tel: 970-927-9593. Website: http://www.globalfitnessadventures.com Email: hike@fit-trip.com (March 28, 2004)



SAVOR THE HIDDEN DELIGHTS OF SICILY with culinary tour guide and professional chef Michele Topor. Learn the ancient arts of ricotta cheese making and the pressing of olives. Enjoy lunches at farmhouses and wineries. Dine in a castle with the baron and baronessa. Become immersed in the culture and befriend the people; every essence of Sicilian life is experienced first-hand. Stay at the most exclusive properties. November 14-22, 2003 E-mail: mtopor@aol.com, or visit www.cucinare.com (March 3, 2004X)


DREAM OF ITALY is a bi-monthly subscription travel newsletter for lovers of all things Italian! Plan a unique trip or keep up with Italian happenings from home. Cooking to cultural events covered. Get a free copy or subscribe at http://www.dreamofitaly.com or e-mail kathy@dreamofitaly.com with the word 'Journeywoman' in the subject line. Special for Journeywoman readers -- receive a free guidebook when you order a one-year mail subscription (February 27, 2004).


ITALIAN COOKING VACATION IN TUSCANY A hands-on cooking vacation given by an Italian couple who will teach you the passion of the Italian kitchen. The lessons are given in English and are informal and fun. You stay in Casa Ombuto which is a luxurious Tuscan villa with heated pool. Our school was rated "among the top ten cooking schools in 2002" by The Observer . Please visit our website at: http://www.italiancookerycourse.com, e-mail: info@italiancookerycourse.com (February 11, 2004)


DISCOVER A TUSCANY LESS TRAVELLED Experience life as the natives do -- feast your senses on art treasures, hidden ancient hill towns, magnificent villas, spa treatments, Riviera beaches, world-class wines, sumptuous meals, magnificent olive oil, unparalleled shopping. Crafted from a personal passion, exclusive, small group, 11-day tour of Northern Tuscany features elegant villa accommodations, two cooking classes and a wine tasting class. For more information, visit http://www.toscanamia.biz or e-mail toscanamia@attbi.com (February 4, 2004).


TIRED? WORN OUT? STRESSED? 'evolve' (Italy) could be the answer. evolve is an exclusive experience offered to a maximum of 8 people only three times a year, in a beautiful Italian location. evolve is a completely new concept in self-development and self-discovery. It's about evolving your life through a comprehensive lifestyle and body overhaul. It's about self-preservation. Full details at: http://www.real-italy.com or email enquiries@real-italy.com (February 4, 2004).


MENOPAUSAL TOURS IN ITALY Is estrogen holding you back? Not anymore! Travel to exciting worldwide destinations with other women of a certain attitude! Offering escorted soft adventure tours for women over 40 years wise including accommodations, ground transportation, and more! The tours feature an excellent mix of group activities and free time for solo exploration. Check our website for current tour offerings (ADD) in Italy. Diva Dollars/Breast Cancer Survivor Travel Award Program. For more information call us at 1-866-GOT-TO-GO (1-866-468-8646), visit our website at http://www.menopausaltours.com/italy1.htm, or e-mail goddess@menopausaltours.com (December 20, 2003).


LITERARY TUSCANY TOURS -- Experience Tuscany in small groups with a guide who loves out-of-the-way places. Wanted are book readers who love art, landscape, and the pleasures of the table. Two itineraries: the Literary Tuscany Tour and the (budget) Tuscan Retreat (a trip highlight: staying at the monastery where The English Patient was filmed). Please visit: www.literarytuscanytours.com for further details. Reader's Review. (November 12, 2003X).


TUSCANY COOKING TOURS, the Italian way to the heart of Tuscany. Traditional cuisine tours and hands-on cooking courses, combined with cultural activities, always in touch with real Italian life and local events. The peculiarity of our programs is the variety: every day a cooking class by a different cook in a different place, so to give you a wide experience of cooking styles and the chance to visit many places of Tuscany. Website: http://www.aolmaia.com/tours.html E-mail: countrypost@aolmaia.com (November 3, 2003)


HELLO ITALY! The best budget hotels in Italy This guide is packed with detailed descriptions on more than 350 charming hotels in 28 popular cities in Italy. Prices are listed for family, triple, double and single occupancies. The book includes, restaurants, tips on making reservations, useful websites, laundromats, packing unusual items, foreign phrases, what to do before leaving home, etc. Website: http://www.HelloEurope.com, e-mail: margo@helloeurope.com. Order toll-free (888)663.9269. Author Margo Classé, $19.95, ISBN: 0-9653944-8-4. (September 3, 2002)


ENGLISH YELLOW PAGES (eyp): When traveling to Italy, you can access businesses and services where English is spoken - from Beauty Salons to Wine Shops, Cell Phone Rentals to Personal Shoppers, Churches and Syngogues to Physicians - available at consulates, information centers, international bookstores and from EYP offices in Milan, Rome, Florence and Naples, or online at http://www.IntoItaly.it. For additional information, contact info@intoitaly.it or eypmilan@intoitaly.it (September 3, 2003)



MMG METROPOLITAN: Traveling to Milan for business or pleasure? Be prepared with the most complete yet elegant, pocket-sized city area guide: 100+ pages of useful addresses, phone numbers and websites, 7 practical maps. Listings of Milan's best restaurants, hotels, late night and 24-hour services, airport information, travel directions, plus conversion tables including common medicines....a must for easily maneuvering this busy city! Not available in stores, for info contact viavenini@yahoo.com. (Handmade leather covers available by special order.) (September 3, 2003)


FLAVOURS OF ITALY Join us in the undiscovered Italian regions of northern Lazio and Puglia for a fantastic culinary experience! You can learn about Italian cooking from talented local cooks, you'll also have the opportunity to explore local markets, visit specialist food producers, be guided around historic towns, and indulge in a spot of shopping. At our exclusive, luxury venue you will be able to relax, unwind and enjoy the real Flavours of Italy! Website: http://www.flavoursholidays.com, E-mail: lorne@flavoursholidays.com (August 19, 2003)


SI ITALY TOURS Australian specialists in small group travel to Italy with an eye for the local, authentic, unusual. Sandra and Linda turn love of Italy into unforgettable travel experiences for you. Australian dollar prices include bilingual guides, all transport, accommodation, meals and scheduled activities in Italy. A pace to savour special moments and connect with people and places. We welcome participants from around the world. E-mail: tours@siitaly.com.au Website: http://www.siitaly.com.au (August 1, 2003)


GUTSY WOMEN TRAVEL offers small-group travel catering to women's interests and needs. Guests enjoy intimate camaraderie with dining and accommodations hand-chosen to reflect the distinct charm of each destination. Explore private art collections not otherwise available to tourists, cooking classes with master chefs, or historical and archaeological tours with expert lectures. Discover the Gutsy Woman inside you: GutsyCulture, GutsyAdventure, GutsyGourmet. Contact us: 1-866-I'M-GUTSY or http://www.gutsywomentravel.com (July 26, 2003)


WOMEN in FLORENCE Women-Friendly Holiday Services and female travel companions. See our selection of women-friendly accommodation, book our 'Airport to Hotel' transfer service, or let us accompany you right into the heart of Tuscany with our tours & trips round Florence and surrounding areas. Our companions are bilingual and indispensable for sightseeing and shopping trips. Tailor-made holidays to order: Tel/Fax:(0039)0554491495 Website: http://www.womeninflorence.com/, E-mail: info@womeninflorence.com (July 26, 2003X)


COOKING VACATIONS IN ITALY AND FRANCE SINCE 1995. Eat, drink, cook, laugh, make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime. All tours include small group, hands-on classes, with market visits, olive oil and wine tastings, meals, transfer, etc., while staying in a charming accommodation chosen for its historic interest and beauty of setting. Select from more than 50 programs, from 2 to 7 days. Telephone: 800-945-8606, website: http://www.theinternationalkitchen.com, e-mail: info@intl-kitchen.com. The International Kitchen, Chicago (July 10, 2003)


WOMEN/WINE/FOOD/FUN IN ITALY Join my small (4-12) culinary tours/cooking classes to Italy and let me share with you the rich assortment of friends and colleagues in the country that has captured my heart - we'll visit an amazing group: baker, butcher, winemaker, balsamic master, olive oil producer, cheesemakers, grappa processors, chefs, fishermen. All while staying in beautiful accommodations throughout Italy: Tuscany, Venice, Riviera/Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Apulia. Phone: 1-888-636-1602, Website: http://www.gourmetravel.com, E-mail: gourmetravel@aol.com / Bev Gruber's Everyday Gourmet Traveler, Seattle, USA. (June 30, 2003)


EDUVACATE ITALY Language, Arts, Sports, Cooking & Wines in Great Places! Moms and daughters, solo travelers, families, friends, couples dive into Italian language, culture, art history, cooking and wines, painting, drawing, photography, opera, bicycling and hiking! Combine your interests: Italian plus cooking & wines; art history and drawing. EduVacate by the sea, in cities, the countryside or hill towns; stay with a host family, in an apartment, hotel, or restored villa. Explore ideas at http://www.eduvacations.com. Tel: 202-857-8384 (July 15, 2002)


GRAPEADVENTURES The aim of Grapeadventures for women is to enable women to understand wine and its place in their world. These programs are designed to be fun as well as educational. Coming to Italy? Join our daily tours from Florence into Chianti. Want more? Let us custom design a grapeadventure just for you and your friends. E-mail: grapeadventures@aol.com Visit our website at http://www.grapeadventures.com (June 5, 2003)


ITALY, FLORENCE Women's B&B. Located in a historical palace in the center of town, B&B has four rooms all overlooking quiet inner gardens, three of them have the view of the Duomo. A few minutes away from Accademia, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo and all the major sightseeings. Expanded continental breakfast. The B&B is smoke free. Special low season rates. E-mail: beb@mail.cosmos.it, Website: http://www.bnb.it/beb (April 22, 2002)


CYCLING SICILY WITH WOMANTOURS - this Italian island, the cultural crossroads of the Mediterranean, is rich with Greek and Roman architectural monuments that date back to 500 BC. Sicily having escaped the hordes of tourists also offers friendly smiles and a willingness to please. Join WomanTours and explore Sicily's diverse history and contemporary culture while cycling through it's countryside on a 12-day bike tour 9/27-10/8. Website: http://www.womantours.com (June 1, 2003)


SEE ROME, EXPERIENCE ROME! What do Julius Caesar and Prada have in common? They both rule by design! Dreaming of la dolce vita? Make your dream a reality with exclusive itineraries in the Eternal City: art/architecture, food/fashion, myth/history. From its impressive past to its fashionable present, we'll show you both the exceptions and the rules that make Rome a city like no other. Website: http://www.urban-iconography.org (May 31, 2003)


UNTOURS... A DIFFERENT TRAVEL PERSPECTIVE Mix the freedom of independent European travel with the security of a guided tour... at a great price. Untour packages include Italy -- two weeks in a farmhouse apartment in the wine country south of Siena. Join our community of 'Untourists' for your best vacation ever. Contact Untours today for your free catalog. Call 1-888-868-6871, visit http://www.untours.com or email info@untours.com. (May 2003)

 

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