One of the best features of any VBT vacation is the unique, local accommodations that we seek out for our travelers. After a rewarding day on the bike path or walking trail, our carefully-selected lodgings are a great way to unwind and still feel immersed in local culture. Here are some examples of where you might stay when discovering Italy with VBT.
A new trend in agritourism has been to convert rustic farmhouses in magnificent settings into elegant inns. Their onsite gardens, vineyards, olive trees and farm animals contribute to delectable, locally-sourced meals during your stay.
It’s no secret that Italy is home to some of the world’s most exciting and delicious cuisine. One of the perks of a vacation in Italy with VBT is that we incorporate all facets of Italian food into our tours. VBT guests might find themselves taking a cooking class with a local chef, enjoying a wine or olive oil tasting, foraging for ingredients before preparing a fresh meal with their group, or even checking out local restaurants at their leisure.
One example of how we’ll being you closer to Italian cuisine is on our Tuscan Coast biking tour. During a two-night stay at the seaside Tombolo Talasso Resort, VBT travelers will enjoy an authentic Tuscan cooking class in the nearby home of Chicca Maione, the founder of Cooking in Tuscany—a non-profit culinary organization that emphasizes cooking with fresh, local and seasonal products. The best part is that after the cooking class we’ll get to dine on our delectable dishes! Watch a video of Chicca cooking with a VBT group below:
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