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Redlands, CA 92373

951-453-0883

Traveling Native is devoted to cultivating travel and food experiences with love. We understand travel as an exchange of human, cultural, and culinary wealth.

On tour with us you will discover the Italian art of enjoyment and become part of Italy’s traditions and artistry through direct experiences with local people, food, and landscape. 

Join us and fall in love with your days in Italy and with the food on your plate!

 

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Antica Cucina

Week-long course from $3,700 per person

Weekend course from $1,350

Afternoon classes from $150

Based in Lucca, Tuscany

Experiences in Barga, Garfagnana, Versilia, Siena, Chianti, Florence

Food professionals and cooking enthusiasts!! Revitalize your perspective on food production and cooking. We will explore the diversity of Tuscan cuisine and culture by taking part in the stunning scenery that inspires it. During the full week course, spend four days in the kitchen with Aurelio Barattini, renowned Tuscan cook and owner of the Antica Locanda di Sesto. Take away dozens of recipes and old-world methods to your home kitchen or restaurant. This program is designed to guide you deep into the Lucchese and Tuscan culinary traditions, exploring kitchen culture and artisan food production. Discover the food community in Lucca and experience the art of enjoyment that is at the heart of Tuscan cooking and living. 

Brought to you in collaboration with Aurelio Barattini

Includes accommodation, all meals, ground transportation, transfers, cooking instruction, technical and artistic instruction, tours, tasting, and visits as detailed in itinerary. Airfare is not included. 

**Single morning and afternoon classes may include lunch or dinner but do not include accommodation.

***We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.

Antica Cucina Tour

Cooking & Dining in Lucca, Italy

 

Tour Description

Join Aurelio in the kitchen and Andee on the picturesque provincial roads to explore the ancient food culture and the unique beauty of Lucca Province. Revitalize your perspective on farm-to-table from families who have been doing it for centuries. Take away dozens of recipes and old-world methods. We'll guide you deep into the Lucchese and Tuscan culinary traditions, exploring kitchen culture and the food community in Lucca. Experience the Art of Enjoyment that is at the heart of Tuscan cooking and living. Culinary Experiences in Lucca, Barga, Garfagnana, & Chianti.

Dates & Booking

July 13 - 22, 2018

 

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In His Kitchen

Work in the kitchen with Aurelio Barattini, renowned Tuscan cook and owner of the Antica Locanda di Sesto. 

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At The Table

Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts for a week of dining, tasting, and good company. 

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Across The Landscape

Explore the diversity of Tuscan cuisine and culture by taking part in the stunning scenery that inspires it.

 


Highlights

 

 
  • 8 days in Lucca Province and surroundings
  • 7 nights in Lucca
  • Memorable dining the regions best eateries
  • 3-part cooking course with Aurelio Barattini
  • Baking class with Paolo Lucchesi
  • Wine tasting in Chianti and "Lucchesia"
  • Cheese-making and tasting tour
  • Salumi-making and tasting tour
  • Visits to picturesque villages and markets
  • Plenty time for exploration and shopping

What's Included

Includes accommodation, most meals, ground transportation, airport transfers, cooking instruction, tours, tasting, and visits as detailed in itinerary. Airfare is not included.

Dietary Concerns

We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.