Escaping the pirates at Portofino (Trekking and Cooking in the Wild of the Genoa Area)
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With the help of Silvia we would dive into the XIIIth century events, the time when Corsican pirates used to ravage the richest part of Liguria, forcing the fishermen to move house to the hills of the present day Portofino Park. We will understand the consequences of such escape on the lifestyle of the fishermen who, obliged to hide from the plunderers, had to become farmers and mountaineers. We will walk over the paths of the Park, learning to recognise and cook with the forest herbs in order to prepare Genovese pesto according to the traditional recipe handed down to the innkeeper’s wife of the Antica Locanda of Mulino del Gassetta. Special surprises will not be missing when later we go down to the exclusive beaches along the course leading to Portofino, where, in the shoes of the survived fugitives, we will gather to celebrate the “Grazia Ricevuta” (Received Grace), at the ancient Church of Saint George.

(VIP EDITION) Escaping the pirates at Portofino
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With the help of Silvia we would dive into the XIIIth century events, the time when Corsican pirates used to ravage the richest part of Liguria, forcing the fishermen to move house to the hills of the present day Portofino Park. We will understand the consequences of such escape on the lifestyle of the fishermen who, obliged to hide from the plunderers, had to become farmers and mountaineers. We will walk over the paths of the Park, learning to recognise and cook with the forest herbs in order to prepare Genovese pesto according to the traditional recipe handed down to the innkeeper’s wife of the Antica Locanda of Mulino del Gassetta. Special surprises will not be missing when later we go down to the exclusive beaches along the course leading to Portofino, where, in the shoes of the survived fugitives, we will gather to celebrate the “Grazia Ricevuta” (Received Grace), at the ancient Church of Saint George.

The wedding between Hazelnut and Chocolate
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Mariagrazia will be her own self as she is, one of the best hazelnut experts of Giffoni. Thanks to her, you will immerse in a fantasy story that goes around the IGP Hazelnut of Giffoni, specialty of the place, and you will be involved in a feast, created exclusively around you. During a walk along hazelnut orchards, you will get to know the properties of the IGP product, get acquainted with the typical local cuisine, preparing a full hazelnut-based menu, in particular the “fusilli” (a pasta type) hand made by means of umbrella stretchers; you will participate in the wedding celebration, the dinner, and the dances when you will learn the most beautiful traditional dances of Salerno. A unique event, unrepeatable and exclusive, where the protagonist is you.

(VIP EDITION) The wedding between Hazelnut and Chocolate
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Mariagrazia will be her own self as she is, one of the best hazelnut experts of Giffoni. Thanks to her, you will immerse in a fantasy story that goes around the IGP Hazelnut of Giffoni, and you will be involved in a feast created exclusively around you. During a walk along hazelnut orchards, you will get to know the properties of product, get acquainted with the typical cuisine, you will be preparing a full hazelnut-based menu, in particular the “fusilli”, a unique pasta type, hand made by means of umbrella stretchers. To celebrate the wedding there will be dinner and dances among the most beautiful and traditional of Salerno. A unique event, unrepeatable and exclusive, where the protagonist is you.

The Will of Tarantella, The legacy of Baron Bellelli
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Angelo and Daniela are experts in popular dance, music and traditions of Southern Italy. They would involve you in a real and proper peasant-farmers feast at the Bellelli Farmhouse, in the countryside of Paestum, a few hundred meters from the Archeological area. In the shoes of a local farmer of the very place, you will be a protagonist in a farmer’s feast, organized especially for you. You will learn how to dance the original version of the Tarantella Cilentana dance, paired with ballet dancers and musicians of the popular dance and music group Settebocche, and with the lively participation of locals. You will live a very memorable moment, unique and unrepeatable, an authentic and genuine dive in the popular traditions of this marvelous countryside, where you can appreciate flavours of local products in a rich banquet prepared for you by Maria herself – the owner of the historical “Azienda Rurale Bellelli” (Bellelli Farmhouse).

(VIP EDITION) “The Yellow” of “Vietri sul Mare”
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Gaetana, will greet you at the gates of the Amalfi coast, and will help you immerse as a protagonist in the indescribable beauty of this place, able to enclose in just a glimpse the blue of the sea, the green of the cliffs, the yellow of the lemons. You will encounter the people who for ever hand down the traditions of the Yellow: the yellow of the lemons, delicious and juicy, which you will use to make the famous “Limoncello”, a yellow liqueur that Gaetana will teach you to make according to the ancient farmers’ recipe. The yellow of the ceramics you are to model and paint in the workshop of a master-craftsman where you will learn to give value to the brilliant landscape colors. In the end of this memorable Artès story, the title of Ambassador will really be a “sealed bond” of your transformation of “local among locals”.

Take away the misfortune from Napoli with your amulet! (Art and Craft Experience in Naples)
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With Luisa, acting as the directress of Le Belle Arti Academy, you can go deep in the emotional side of Napoli connected to the most ancient traditions and learn the oldest tales of Naples traditions against misfortune. Going through the most hidden alleys, you are introduced to the sculptural art of the city. In the laboratory of a real and world famous Neapolitan artist you will get the “Pulcicorno”, your original personal amulet with which you can relive the ancestral spells against misfortune . When back home…. you will have so much to tell about!

(VIP EDITION) Take away the misfortune from Napoli with your amulet!
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With Luisa, acting as the directress of Le Belle Arti Academy, you can go deep into the side of Napoli connected to the most ancient traditions and learn the oldest short prayers of Naples against misfortune. Going through the most hidden alleys, you are introduced to the sculptural art of the city. In the laboratory of a famous Neapolitan artist you create the “Pulcicorno”, your original personal amulet with which you can relive the ancestral spells against misfortune . Ending such a great day you will eat a legendary Neapolitan pizza, listening local music, in a traditional restaurant.
When back home, you will have so much to tell about!

The amazing feast of Roverello’s 1000 years birthday
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Rosario, as a knowledgeable expert of the Madonie park, leads you to live a unique and unrepeatable day in Sicily. With him you can go deep into the pristine nature of these places where there are wonderful old trees towering, some of them reaching 1000 years of age. After the full immersion in the nature of Madonie , the Bergi village, near Castelbuono (Palermo), is waiting for you to let you empathize with local agricultural traditions. Here you can experience how to look after a vegetable garden and enjoy a cooking lesson where you learn to prepare typical recipes to share during the feast, with the accompaniment of live traditional music and dances.

The Mistery of Castel dell’Ovo (Discover the truth about mythos and legends in Naples)
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Anna, in the role of Maria Sofia, accompanies you through this adventure and mystery. Your tresure hunt will start from a research on ancient books, to recall the legends and mysteries of princesses and holy women who lived in the old castle through the centuries. And right there, inside the castle, you will go at nightfall, to bring light to its hidden secrets, gathering all the messages left by the “misterious presence” who haunts that place.