The Angel’s Flight

My husband and I rented a car for 2+ weeks in order to visit a few parts of Italy that we don’t know well. We’d been to Puglia before, but only briefly: a post-ferry-from-Dubrovnik night in Bari and a few days in Monopoli. This time we spent three days in Polignano a Mare and another three in Lecce, and we also drove around exploring other villages and interesting places. Continue reading

Apicius Culinary Institute, Florence, Italy

I spent my third and final week in Italy taking private cooking classes at Apicius Culinary Institute. I had spent a long time looking for another group class but just couldn’t find something that appealed to me yet didn’t cost a small fortune, and then I discovered that private classes were fairly competitively priced. For €1,060 I received

  • 4 private cooking classes (2-2½ hours) followed by lunch
  • 1 private and 1 group wine appreciation class (1 hour each)
  • Private gastronomic walking tour (2 hours)
  • 1 group cooking class (2 hours) followed by meal
  • Recipes before each lesson
  • Apron

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