There’s little wonder as to why Italy is our most popular destination here at VBT. Every year, travelers make the journey to enjoy remarkable scenery, a rich artistic tradition and, of course, plenty of delicious Italian food. While all of our Tours of Italy maintain a focus on cultural connections, day 6 of our Puglia Biking Vacation always seems to get a lot of praise from our guests. Cooking with Nonna, travelers get a chance to brush up on their Italian while preparing their very own authentic, Italian cuisine. Check out the video below, brought to us by Lee Laurino, to get a sense of Nonna’s charm and her artful approach to making pasta by hand.
On the 11th of November, in Italy, San Martino day is celebrated. In commemoration of the holiday, many families hold a big party to officially welcome the fall season. The festivities are accompanied by traditional dishes and samples of vino novello, the new wine of the year. The following orecchiette alle cime di rapa recipe is a classic main course on San Martino day and it comes strait to us from Puglia. For those of you who have been on one of our Puglia Biking Tours, it might seem familiar. It’s the recipe that VBT Trip Leader, Debra’s Grandmother uses. Buon appetito!