2021 has been a good year. Italy saw a nice recovery and we are certainly looking forward to a fabulous 2022. Everything is filling quickly for 2022 and 2023 is beginning to fill! If you want to see Italy, now is the chance.
Life here in Tuscany is happy & beautiful! Montefollonico is still quiet as we all prepare for Christmas. People are out walking and waving, restaurants are open and decorations are everywhere.
And, just like that…its Christmas! We love Christmas here at La Chiusa!
We had a fantastic Saffron harvest this fall. There are only 3 Saffron “stems” on each flower–and each plant only has one flower. Talk about work! But, its fun work!
Most of Tuscany had a very limited olive oil harvest this year. The extreme weather in the beginning of the summer and the drought made for a very small harvest. But, we were able to harvest enough olives this year to make our olive oil!
George and Linda Meyers own and operate Cook in Tuscany, a cooking school in Tuscany, Italy.
Cook in Tuscany is a six-night all-inclusive Tuscan experience based in the village of Montefollonico that includes daily cooking lessons with local women, daily excursions, winery tours, cheese making, gourmet dinners, and tours of local and historic sites. Cook in Tuscany is a luxury culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local and not a tourist.
Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France, England and other European countries.