2015 Italian Tour ..

All Things Italian.... the 2015 Family Festa

Approximate Tour Dates
October 8th - 28th 2015

Here is your opportunity to join members of the Ballandean Estate Family on an unforgettable food and wine tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. 

There are plenty of family degustation dinners included, local market tours and divine cooking classes.  You will even spend a day with our Sicilian Puglisi cousins in Zafferana on the edge of Mt Etna.

Enjoy the spectacular beauty, local food and wine, with friends who will become family.  Spend your days living and eating like a local.
Bookings are being taken NOW, and we urge you to contact us immediately for a full, detailed itinerary and costings.
Robyn Henderson 
07 46841226 or 0420921934

Single supplement is available for a small extra fee.

Here is a taste of the tour.....

Day 1 ROME.  Arrive in Rome to enjoy our first family feast together.

Day 2 ROME.  A day in Rome where you could choose to see the sights, partake in a photography course, or enjoy a cooking class..

Day 3 ROME/UMBRIA (7 nights)
• Stay in a privately owned Estate with its own olives, grapes and truffle wood.
• During our stay in Umbria, we will visit the surrounding district to find and eat local foods and drink the regional wine.
• Enjoy family feasts, cooking classes, winetasting and relaxing.
• Hunt for truffles on the estate and partake in grape and olive picking.
• Spend time in the local markets
• Join in the celebrations at local festivals.
• There will be plenty of time for siesta’s, good coffee and fresh crusty bread dipped in freshly crushed olive oil

Day 10 - UMBRIA/SORRENTO (2 nights)
• We leave our beautiful home in Umbria and head to the spectacular Amalfi Coast.
• We will taste the regional wine and eat some spectacular local delicacies.
• You will be able to choose between a visit to the town of Pompeii or take a day trip to the Isle of Capri where the journey to and from is just as spectacular as the beautiful island.

Day 12 SICILY (7 nights)  including Messina, Taormina, Mt Etna, Zafferana, Catania, Cefalu and Palermo.
• Together we hop on the high speed train and head to the homeland of the Puglisi family, Sicily.
• Stay at a beautiful agriturismo in Messina
• Enjoy a day on the slopes of Mt Etna with our cousins.
• Make your way through Sicily including Catania, Cefalu and Palermo
• There will of course be plenty to see including greek-roman architecture and age old vineyards
• Included in Sicily are shopping in the local markets, degustation dinners and cooking classes.
Local guides will be able to answer your every question.
There will always be time to stop for a coffee.
La Passagiata (a stroll) is a must before every dinner.

We hope you can join us.
Tour designed by Crave Italy.