This year we welcomed many honeymoon couples during our events. Among these we met Alessio and Sarah, who decided to write about us on their travel blog.
If you are curious about their history and their impressions and sensations you just have to keep reading …
Back in February of 2018, Alessio and I went on a Mini-Moon. For those who haven’t heard me excitedly explain what a Mini-Moon is – it’s a tiny honeymoon for when you don’t have time to go away for a long vacation. And believe me, it’s great.
Because Alessio’s a snack, he planned the whole thing and I’m just here to talk about the things we did, i.e. the things you should do if you go to Tuscany!
One of the most memorable weekends of my life! Alessio found this gem of an experience just outside of Florence and worked with Lucrezia, the proprietor, to make the whole weekend just wow.
Opera in the Kitchen is a getaway that includes all the best parts of Tuscany. The food, the wine, the olive oil, the company, and the music. The experience starts with a tour of the villa in the town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, including their garden overlooking olive groves where we picked some herbs for our meal. After exploring and taking in the incredible view, we all gathered in the kitchen to put on matching aprons and launch into a cooking class for traditional Italian food. I learned how to make pasta, including rolling it out and stuffing ravioli! We also made small tartlets with savory filling for our appetizer, and a super fluffy tiramisu for dessert (Alessio cracked his first egg!) After prepping everything, we were handed some fine wine and settled in the cozy living room to sip and watch the sunset before dinner was served.
Dinner was incredible, partially because Lucrezia is a great teacher, and partially because the finishing touches made to the food.. *Insert Italian kissing fingers gesture here*. As all great dinners go, when we finished I was stuffed and very happy.
Our second dessert was a private opera concert, where the night became more unforgettable. If you’ve never experienced holding eye contact with a passionate soprano as she serenades the room with sweet, beautiful, opera, book your tickets to this experience right now because it’s amazing. I learned that “Quando m’en vo’” is my favorite opera song, and that listening to opera in Tuscany overlooking olive groves was exactly what I needed for the perfect Mini-Moon.
Honey moon in Tuscany
Events in Chianti
mini moon in Chianti