Filming my "Tuscany's Dolce Vita" show a few years ago was one of my favorite TV production experiences. We enjoyed the hospitality of a working-farm Agriturismo, explored idyllic hill towns, tramped through a forest with a local farmer and his pair of truffle-hunting dogs, and were treated to hearty meals of classically-Tuscan "slow food" — including the truffles we'd helped to liberate. Since then, these delightfully earthy experiences have worked their way into my Italy tour program, helping to make these our most popular tours.
Here's the good news for May: "most popular" does not mean it's too late to find seats on a 2013 Italy tour. Prego, there's still plenty to go around... Read more
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