Some Winter Relief!

Here we are in the middle of winter. We love the season, but it has been unusually cold this year. That has us turning our eyes to a little warmer weather and the bounty of the Italian table. So as a way to tide us over until we are supping once again on Italian fare this spring, I’ve put together some food shots from our Taste of Orvieto trip last year. Hey, it is just a plane ride away! Cheers!

Ah, the thought of honey, bees buzzing in the warm air, gathering for the golden nectar.

Then there was our cooking class where we went to the market to buy our goods with chef, and returned for hours of cooking. Oooh the good!

We picked olives, then took them to be pressed into olive oil. You can’t believe the color and taste of just pressed oil. It is sublime.

We went to our favorite vineyard for lunch paired with their fabulous wines.

One more chance to cook in the Umbrian countryside.

So yes, it is winter, but I feel better now. I have all of this to look forward to with Taste of Orvieto!

Kristi and Bill Steiner began leading “learning vacations” to Orvieto, Italy in 2003. Through Adventures in Italy they provide a cultural immersion experience. Many trips include the pursuit of some kind of creative work that complements and reinforces exploration of Italy’s culture. Relationships built over the years enable Kristi and Bill to provide experiences that a typical visitor to Orvieto never gets.

Trips are held in May and September/October every year. Their Discover Orvieto and Taste of Orvieto trips are available to groups any time of the year.

Learn more about Kristi and Bill’s trips. Stay abreast of Adventures in Italy developments, and follow Bill’s musings about travel and Italy on his blog Make Haste Slowly. View Bill's photos of Italy, Orvieto, and other memorable places at steinerstudiophotos.com, and follow him on Instagram.

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