Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 American Style Restaurants in London
  2. 2 The Definitive Guide to Behave Like A Local in Spain
  3. 3 After Mass, on a Sunday, in Rome
  4. 4 One Way... trust or bust?
  5. 5 Input on this 8 Day London Itinerary
  6. 6 Edinburgh Nightlife
  7. 7 Girls trip - Lisbon
  8. 8 Walking GPS?
  9. 9 Book recommendation: Non-travel book about the Dolomites
  10. 10 July 2-5, 2012 Int'l Philosphy Conference at Assos, Turkey (near Troy)
  11. 11 Cross Border Car Rental in Balkans
  12. 12 The most interesting city/town in the UK-in your opinion
  13. 13 London theatre fans: advance info about Globe productions?
  14. 14 When to Arrive At The Airport
  15. 15 Traveling advice for Amalfi coast
  16. 16 France: advice on where to go with young kids
  17. 17 Portugal trains
  18. 18 Rome to Cascia - is it better by train or bus?
  19. 19 Need suggestions on where to stay in Porto?
  20. 20 Trip Report Beyond the Trees: At Altitude in Italy's Snowy Dolomites
  21. 21 Trip Report Italy- 18nights, 4 regions!
  22. 22 Scandinavia Itinerary Advice
  23. 23 3-ish Countries in 3 Weeks?
  24. 24 Solo backpacking for 5 weeks
  25. 25 Gas/Petrol shortages in France?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Spur of the moment...we booked the coolest Groupon to Italy!

Jump to last reply

Hard for me to believe that when I showed this Groupon to DH, he immediately said, OK book it! I gave him the chance to renege, warned him that if he told me to book it again, I would do it! He did, so I did! We weren't looking for a second summer vacation!

So the Groupon is for a week long, full-immersion culinary vacation at the Tour d'Eau Palazzo in the tiny hill town Carunchio east of Rome in the Abbruzzo region. We cook most of the days - pasta, pizza, pastry, sauces, and other things - and have a wine pairing class and excursions to an olive oil mill, salame plant, fishing village, and a bell foundry where bells are handmade for the Vatican.

The hotel provides transportation back to Rome, but we couldn't leave without visiting Rome for at least a couple of days. We've booked Clelie's House near the Piazza Navona for 3 nights before going back home. (Thanks for the info annhig!) We went to Rome last summer, so this time we'll be going to the Borghese Museum and the Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, along with lots of eating, wine, gelato, wandering, cafes, etc.

Just wanted to share with people who would understand how exciting this is! :)

71 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement