What we’ve done so far…

INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN WINES

Marco did an extensive class on the Italian grapes, wines and producers.

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BALSAMIC VINEGAR FROM GUIDO PARLA COME MANGI

Guido is an incredible researcher of good Italian products and did a fantastic class on balsamic vinegars from Emilia Romagna. www.parlacomemangi.com

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LUCIO POMPILI MICHELIN STAR CHEF

This Michelin Star Chef joined us straight from his private farm, doing an unique cooking class using the organic products from his garden.

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MAMMA FIORE

Marco’s mom joined us live from her farm in Piedmont, sharing with us the secrets of the oldest family recipes!

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GERARDO AND HIS SICILIAN RAVIOLI

A top Italian chef, now located in Arizona where he owns a beautiful restaurant, showed us how to make his famous Ravioli!

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FEDERICO & MARCO, SICILIAN WINES & COUS COUS

Marco from his kitchen in Palermo and Federico from the vineyard in Trapani entertained us with a unique wine pairing experience!

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-VIRTUAL TOUR OF SICILY: THE SALT WAY/MARSALA

Today, we introduced the first virtual tour, LIVE from Sicily with our historic and natural experts Gianluca and Gabriele!

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-GARDEN SAGE, COOKING EXPERIENCE WITH NICOLETTA, DUCHESS OF PALMA

The duchess of Palma will share with us the secrets of her “botanical” recipes starting from the giant sage of her garden, inside a XVII century palace! www.butera28.it

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MARIA GRAMMATICO PASTRY CLASS

Maria Grammatico is a former nun and legendary pastry maker with a small pastry shop on Erice, mountain village above Trapani, Sicily.

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THE JEWISH IN SICILY/EXPLAINED BY ALESSANDRO, PhD IN ARCHEOLOGY

Alessandro, our beloved archeologist in Sicily, explained the origin of the Jewish community in Sicily and specifically the reality of the Giudecca in Siracusa.

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-VENETIAN LASAGNA WITH CHEF ISABELLA!

A fantastic experience directly from Venice! Chef Isabella Zambon, owner of Restaurant Oliva Nera, showed us how to make the amazing Lasagna alla Veneziana! www.olivanera.com

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-GLI AROMI SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE WITH RITA AND ENRICO

This is an incredible experience with Rita and Enrico Russino inside their herb garden in Sicily with over 1000 different kind of plants. From the virtual tour to a cooking demo!! www.gliaromi.it

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-ROME UNDERGROUND VIRTUAL TOUR

An incredible appointment with one of our most knowledgable history and archeology guides, Katia, virtually driving us underneath Rome to find out the most amazing secrets of the past 2500 years!

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-UMBRIA REAL FARM EXPERIENCE

From a fantastic farm in Umbria, famous for their TRUFFLE HUNTING, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the fresh pasta! Owner Carol Piermarini, shared a fantastic virtual culinary experience!! www.piermariniristorante.com

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-SLOW FOOD FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE IN PIEDMONT CASA MATILDA

We virtually joined our host in the garden to pick up organic vegetables and fruits, and watched as they made fantastic preserves and jam inside the first organic farm that also produces a fantastic Nebbiolo wine! www.casamatilda.it

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-WINE CLUB FOCUS ON SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO

LORENZO MATTONI, high quality producer in MONTEFALCO, UMBRIA, explained to us the history and characteristic of one of the best wines of Italy, directly from his vineyard!! www.lorenzomattoni.com

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-SMALL ISLANDS OF THE VENICE LAGOON

Another amazing virtual tour with our top guide Manola from Venice!

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-CERAMIC CLASS WITH LEDA FROM ERICE!

From the clay to the artistic painting with the young artist Leda from the small village of ERICE! www.ledacrea.com

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-NICOLA MORCINELLI, CELEBRITY CHEF FROM MATERA

ANOTHER CELEBRITY CHEF!! NICOLA MORCINELLI from OSTERIA SAN FRANCESCO in the amazing town of MATERA!! He is one of the top young chefs of Italy and cooked two of his masterpieces on live zoom!! www.osteriasanfrancesco.it

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-BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO WINE FRIDAY

We honored the famous BRUNELLO!! Farmer families from MONTALCINO make incredible wines. We virtually met with LAMBERTO from FATTOI WINERY, who was awarded with 94 points by Wine Spectator and the best BRUNELLO in Italy for Vintage 2011 www.fattoi.it

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-PUGLIA, FROM THE TRULLI TO THE BAROQUE

OUR TOP GUIDE DANIELA LOPEZ Y ROYO led us through an incredible virtual tour of Puglia!

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JEWISH ROMAN COOKING CLASS

THE OLDEST COOKING TRADITION FROM ROME, INCLUDING THE DELICIOUS ROMAN ARTICHOKE!! www.walkinsiderome.com

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THE REAL LIFE OF A MASSERIA FROM PUGLIA

From the wheat harvest to the fresh focaccia bread, from the burrata cheese to the orecchiette with broccoli rapini, we had a virtual experience of the real lifestyle of the typical PUGLIA farmhouse! www.masseriamontenapoleone.it

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ETNA WINE MASTERCLASS WITH FEDERICO OF FIRRIATO

An incredible MasterClass with Federico, owner of Firriato Winery, and his Pre-Phylloxera wines from Etna www.firriato.it

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-THE MAGIC SECRETS OF MATERA

Together with FAI, the Italian Agency for the Environmental Sites, we discovered the stone town in a way you cannot imagine!

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-A WALK IN NAPLES WITH STEFANO

Stefano, our beloved tour leader from Naples, led a virtual tour of this vibrant town!

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-VISIT CAPRI FROM VINCENZO’S GARDEN

A different way to visit CAPRI, from Anacapri, the small village on the top of the island. Vincenzo is a farmer and a restauranteur, and he transported us inside his wonderful reality! www.columbuscapri.com

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-MARCO IN ROME

Marco and Marilena were LIVE from Rome; starting from Piazza Navona and ending at Osteria da MEMMO to admire how the original Amatriciana is made. www.osteriadamemmo.it

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ORGANIC CHIANTI CLASSICO PRODUCER GIOIA CRESPI

The fantastic producer Gioia Crespi, Carlo Ferrini winemaker, the Queen of the CHIANTI!! www.carpinetafontalpino.it

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-POMPEII AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!

A fantastic virtual visit of the most visited archeological site in Italy, conducted by the great guide and history expert ANDREA FIORILLO.

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-ASCOLI CAFFÈ MELETTI AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN

In the incredibly beautiful Piazza del Popolo, Stefano shared the unique lifestyle of the art-deco Caffè Meletti, famous for the anisette and to be the movie set of Alfredo Alfredo, the movie with Dustin Hoffman and Stefania Sandrelli. www.caffemeletti.it

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-PICENO: THE ADRIATIC ROMAN EMPIRE

Stefano from ASCOLI let us discover the interesting history of the Adriatic part of the Roman Empire!

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STEFANO FROM NAPLES INTRODUCES THE REAL PIZZA

Our friend Stefano went to his friend’s historic pizza place in Naples: Pizzeria San Gennaro! He lead a virtual class where we discovered the secrets of the real Pizza Napoletana!!

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-COOKING EXPERIENCE AT HOSTERIA BACCO IN AMALFI COAST

From the great hands of Erminia Cuomo, Hosteria Bacco in Furore close to Amalfi became one of the most important restaurants in Campania, focusing on the local traditional dishes. We watched as they made the famous Ndundari, a unique kind of pasta halfway between the gnocchi and the cavatelli! They also own the famous winery Marisa Cuomo, with the Fior d’Uva, which has been voted the best white wine in Campania! www.baccofurore.it