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All photos © 2014 by Christopher J. Davies. Photos were taken in April 2010
in Lucca, Tuscany and at the Selva Estate.

Travel, Wine & Cuisine Discovers Tuscany!

Abbondanza Toscana
Selva Estate, Lucca, Italy

Join Christopher & Darcy Davies, the Editors/Co-Founders of Wine Country
International ® magazine for an enchanted week of Travel, Wine & Cuisine in Tuscany. If you are a culinary tourist, like we are, or just want to check off a dream Tuscan vacation from your “bucket list”, you will appreciate this trips distinctive, educational and relaxing itinerary. Our home base will be at Abbondanza Toscana and the Selva Estate in the lush hills of Lucca. It is comprised of 1000 secluded, private acres less than 20 minutes from Lucca, which is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls and for producing the best olive oil in Tuscany! During the week you will experience the local cuisine, wines and attractions of every area that you visit.

And since food is an integral part of daily life in Italy, we will be joined by a local chef, who will conduct several hands-on cooking demonstrations using local ingredients. Traditional and modern cooking techniques will be incorporated into this intimate program. Best of all we all get to eat afterward! This week long program will not only satisfy your culinary desires, but Professional Travel Photographer Christopher Davies will also teach you how to document your experiences with practical photography techniques.

*Group Size: 8 to 12 guests

Cost per person: 2,500 Euro (All-inclusive)
Approx US Cost: $3,350 per person (varies based on exchange rate)

*Minimum required = 4-Couples

2014 Dates Available!

Please call 303 664-5700 to confirm availability.

To view a gallery of Christopher’s photography, visit www.daviesphotos.com


CHRISTOPHER J. DAVIES
WINE COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL ® MAGAZINE

Professional commercial & magazine photographer Christopher Davies co-founded Wine Country International magazine in 2002 with his wife Darcy. When he is not traveling the world creating cover stories for his magazine, Davies writes several syndicated columns for wine, cuisine and travel publications. In addition, he and Darcy co-host Travel, Wine & Cuisine Radio which is currently podcast on iTunes.

DARCY R. DAVIES
WINE COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL ® MAGAZINE

Darcy is a respected art director with experience iin creating packaging and designs for the wine industry and then corporate annual reports. As co-founder of Wine Country International, she travels with Christopher to cover stories about Wine, Cuisine & Travel. Her most recent “bucket list” trip was in 2009 when she and Chris took an extreme cruise to Patagonia.

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Package price: E 2,500

The full week program includes 4-star accommodations, all wines and meals, tastings, excursion fees, culinary and photography instruction and local transportation, including pickup from and delivery to the Pisa airport or the Lucca train station, at a fee of 2,500* euros. *Excludes air

Gateway Airport: Pisa Nearby cities: Pisa-30 minutes, Florence 1 hour Everything except airfare is included in the price of the tour: accommodations; meals and wine; all transportation for pickup, delivery and excursions; chef and photography instruction; tastings; and entry fees. The only exception is the two lunches on Sunday and Wednesday when the group tends to disperse and want to do their own thing. Note in booking form that we have the right to change any part of the schedule as long as it does not materially affect the experience.

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1- ARRIVAL LUCCA
DAY 2- VISIT MONTESCUDAIO
WINE FESTIVAL Sun
DAY 3-LUCCA PHOTOGRAPHY &
COOKING LESSONS Mon
DAY 4-VISIT CHIANTI WINE REGION
DAY 5-VISIT HISTORIC WALLED IN
CITY OF LUCCA & COOKING
DAY 6-VISIT VINEYARDS & CELLARS/
CONCERT & CUISINE OF LUCCA
DAY 7-VISIT SEASIDE VILLAGE OF
VIAREGGIO
DAY 8-BUONVIAGGIO

Schedule subject to changes or modification

Suggested photographic items to bring:

  • Digital Camera
  • Polarizing Filter
  • Compact Tripod
  • Cable Release
  • Memory Cards

Chris’ preferred photo retailer is Berger Brothers Camera
Tel. 631.264.4160

Check out website: www.Berger-Bros.com

HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:

Ci vediamo in Toscana! We look forward to seeing you in Tuscany!