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Must Love Shoes Goes to Italy - THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!

Lazio & Tuscany

September 28 - October 5, 2014 


Vicarious Travel welcomes the Must Love Shoes™ family for a special week in our favorite spots.

We begin our adventure in the province of Viterbo, where a 12th century hilltop fortress awaits your arrival.  The medieval village where we stay, is located in the ancient and enchanting country of the Lazio region bordering Tuscany and Umbria, where you find a world of castles, abbeys, Etruscan tombs, Romanesque churches, olive groves and vineyards.                     

The village castle has been in the owner's family for over 300 years, and our hostess Cecilia (Pucci to her friends), offers up her private kitchen for a lesson on how to cook in the true Italian style.  Under aged copper pots hanging from ancient arches, Chef's Lucia and Claudio show us the simple ways to create soul-nourishing feasts as it has been done for hundreds of years.

During our week we’ll visit medieval hilltop towns, savor local fare in small trattorias, meander among ancient Etruscan ruins, sip wine from private vineyard barrels, ponder the elegant artful beauty of awe-inspiring cathedrals, and wander through the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside.

For those of you who want to bring home a memento (or new pair of shoes!), you'll find quaint artisan shops in towns like Pienza, Montalcino, Orvieto, and Siena.  Here you will discover exquisitely made linens, soaps, pottery, shoes and handbags, so don't forget to keep some extra room in your luggage.

This special trip is open to a maximum of twelve (12) women.  By offering this trip to a small number of people, a more authentic and personal experience allows us to become truly immersed in the sweet life of Italy.

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