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In Italy Tours Calabrian Table Tour

Pricing information

Contact us for 2017 prices.

For more information or for a registration form, terms, conditions and payment schedule, please email cherrye@my-bellavita.com or tania@initalytours.com.

Price includes

  • 8 days, 7 nights in a double-occupancy room with private bath and breakfast
  • All meals throughout the tour, including local, DOC wine at each meal
  • Group airport transfers
  • Private driver throughout tour
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • Four hands-on cooking classes with meals to follow
  • Visits to local farms and factories
  • Guided tour of Civita
  • Guided tour of Morano Calabro
  • Wine tasting in a cantina featuring wines from the Pollino Mountains
  • Guided hike through the Lorica pine trees in the Pollino National Park with mushroom and chestnut-hunting and berry-picking
  • Guided tour of Pizzo Calabro
  • Entrance into the Chiesetta di Piedigrotta cave
  • Tartufo di Pizzo tour and tasting
  • Guided tour of Tropea
  • Vegetable market tour
  • Farewell dinner party

Not included

Airfare to and from Italy, including to and from Lamezia Terme International Airport in Calabria. Travel insurance. Shopping and personal expenses. Drinks or other cocktails not included in the itinerary. All other expenses incurred during free time.

The tour was designed for a small group, so space is limited. To reserve your spot, email cherrye@my-bellavita.com or tania@initalytours.com. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of your deposit. *Payments are made in USD ($3650 USD). Prices are subject to change based on the currency rate. Your exchange rate is locked in upon receipt of your deposit. Contact cherrye@my-bellavita.com or tania@initalytours.com with questions.

Email either Cherrye at cherrye@my-bellavita.com or Tania at tania@initalytours.com today for a reservation form, terms and conditions and payment schedule.

We can’t wait to see you in October!

FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of common questions that you might have regarding the tour. If your question isn’t answered here, then email cherrye@my-bellavita.com or tania@initalytours.com. We look forward to answering your questions about the tour and hope you will join us in October!

What type of traveler would most enjoy this tour?

The tour caters to English-speaking travelers who enjoy unique opportunities and one-of-a-kind experiences. This is not a flag-following tour, but rather an opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in authentic Italy. Most of the events in our itinerary are exclusive to our tour, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else. In fact, many of these activities are so exclusive that we can’t even offer them to our private clients or guarantee they’ll be included in our future tours.

How many people can join the tour?

While we hate to leave anyone out, this tour is limited to 14 people. Besides the fact that we believe the most memorable travel experiences happen in small groups, every one of our hotels, restaurants, chefs, cooks and guides is either part of a family-run business, an independent provider… or someone’s mamma, all of which cater specifically to small groups.

What is the weather like in Calabria in October?

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Calabria, especially the mountain villages that are included in our itinerary. However, the weather can be unpredictable. The last couple of years we’ve been able to swim in Tropea in October and have had nice, breezy nights along the lungomare and in the mountains. We’ll keep you updated about the weather as our trip approaches.

What’s so great about Calabrian cuisine?

Calabrian cooking is loved throughout Italy and has started gaining in popularity abroad. However, when you really examine Calabrian cuisine, you’ll see that it is as diverse as the region from which it hails. Although robust wine, homemade bread, fresh pasta, seasonal fruits and vegetables and the famous peperoncino are seen throughout the region, each area has their specialty. It is those unique ingredients and traditional dishes that we are exploring in this tour.

How do I reserve my spot?

To reserve your spot email either Cherrye at cherrye@my-bellavita.com or Tania at tania@initalytours.com. We’ll send you a registration form and a copy of our terms and conditions. Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive your deposit.

How do I make a payment?

Payments are made in US dollars to My Bella Vita Travel. Detailed information and a payment schedule will be sent with your registration form.

What should we pack for the trip?

Cherrye has written a variety of posts on packing for Calabria and southern Italy, including How to Pack a Carry-on Suitcase, Carry-on Packing List, Essential Travel Gear for Your Trip to Southern Italy, Five Things to Pack for Your Trip to Italy and Five Things to Skip When Packing for Italy. Additionally, a Calabrian Table Tour Packing List will be sent to you in your final packet.

What happens if I can't make the group transfer to La Sila?

We hope everyone can make it to the airport in time for the group transfer to the Pollino Mountains. However, if you can't, we will help you arrange a private transfer to the hotel. Additional fees will apply.

What if I want to extend my vacation?

If you want to extend your vacation in Calabria or southern Italy, then you are in luck. Since both Tania and Cherrye design custom itineraries and vacations for private clients, one of the two will be able to assist you in adding days either before or after the tour. If you'd like to extend your vacation by visiting other parts of Italy, they will recommend a travel consultant to help you out. Additional fees will apply.



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