Mare a Montagna Italia 2018

An indulgent Italian Food & Walking Safari visiting Puglia in Southern Italy and the Dolomite Mountains in the northern region near the Austrian border.

The 2018 trip through Puglia and the Dolomites was the ideal opportunity for food lovers and keen cooks to immerse themselves in the region’s rich food cultures, exploring local farmers markets, visiting artisanal producers and vineyards and spending a few days preparing food with Christine in the Masseria kitchens.

The next round of tours are planned for 2020. For more information click here.

What fellow travellers have said about the Italian culinary safari

“Our trip to Puglia and the Dolomites with Christine was truly inspirational. Her knowledge and many contacts gave us insight into the daily life and joy of Italian regional food and traditions. We met growers and producers and cooked in beautiful Masseria kitchens. We stayed in amazing places and enjoyed meeting local people. We had experiences we wouldn’t have had if we’d travelled on our own. All this made possible by Christine’s culinary knowledge and her wonderful sense of adventure!’”

– Josephine and Eugene

“The food Safari to Italy was for me, the opportunity of a lifetime. Touring and eating our way around beautiful Italy with Christine, whom I admire and respect. The trip exceeded my expectations, the food was amazing, the scenery was spectacular, Christine was always willing to share her knowledge and skills with us and I’ve met people that will become lifelong friends. Thanks Christine it really was an incredible adventure and I’m so glad I got to share it with you.”

– Sarah 

“Our Italian Food Safari with Christine was a feast in every way. Our daily “wow” experiences, both culturally and food-wise were exceptionally special, intimate and almost always exclusive. Our activities were seamless, our food experiences divine and local knowledge was spot-on. Amazing memories and friendships made – grazie mille!”

– Liza and Mark

“The Italian Food Safari was the trip of a lifetime.  Every day surpassed the day before, full of unique experiences including boutique accommodation, fine dining, tastings and unexpected adventures.  Your stellar reputation opened doors that would not be available to non-professionals of the culinary world. Your itinerary was professionally put together showcasing ethical and sustainable practices using local guides and showcasing the hospitality of the local people. Awesome.”

– Susan