Come and enjoy the absolute delights of these two incredibly beautiful islands, the wilder shores of Italy and France, each with their own highly developed food traditions and some great wines. We start in the old city of Cagliari, exploring the winding cobblestoned streets and delightful little restaurants as well as the bustling San Benedetto Market where all the stall owners vie to make us feel welcome. Our guide is charming Melbourne chef Pietro Porcu, who grew up in a beautiful town outside Cagliari. We’ll meet his family and enjoy a delicious morning in his mother’s garden before heading off to a local winery to taste some of the fabulous wines of the region. We meet the king of suckling pig on the island and savour the exquisite delights of a Michelin starred restaurant. Pietro also conducts a cooking class using the freshest produce in season.
We stay in a charming little town on the west coast with its own cooking school then settle into a luxury resort snuggled under huge peaks where we relax before sailing along the most perfect coastline in the world with a seafood lunch on board.
The journey from Sardinia to Corsica is just an hour by ferry and is one of the most spectacular entrances to a town….we sail into a secret cove to beautiful Bonifacio, with its stone ramparts and ancient town with its winding laneways and charming little squares…..all looking out over clifftops and blue sea. Its breathtaking! We stay in a luxury hotel overlooking the pretty port right in the old city. We’ll explore the old town with our guide Pierre, try some local restaurants for dinner and savour the delights of a new and different island.
We’ll visit our winemaking friends who produce some exceptional wines, all grown biodynamically; have lunch at a spectacular restaurant run by a clever mother and daughter team then settle into Ajaccio, the capital and Napoleon’s birthplace. We’re in the old city close to the port, a city with real charm, great produce markets and some great Corsican food.
So, best to fly into Cagliari via Rome and then depart from Ajaccio to Paris. More information on our itinerary and blog from one of our travellers.
2018 TBC – $8295.00 per person twin share, land content only
$950.00 per person single supplement
How to book: Complete the booking form online. Payments for travel arrangements are to be made to our dedicated travel agents at David Vuong Travel – ATAS Accreditation No: A10652 – they will contact you on our behalf to arrange all of your requirements for this fabulous safari.
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June 2018 - dates to come
Click here to read a blog written by Catherine Saxelby - Foodwatch - http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/foodie-favourites/item/my-5-best-foodie-experiences-in-sardinia.html