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Italy Trips 

 
Dates are set for 2025! to Roseto Valfortore and we are working on some new towns and trip themes for the future!!  Dates are listed below. (more may be added if needed)

Please NOTE Once you decide you are even slightly interested... you must fill out a form and we will set up a phone call.(or you can just call me directly)  That's how I do it.  These are VERY personal trips near and dear to my heart. I don't just put it out there on the internet and wait for people to just show up.  We make friends first!  It's the Italian way!

That's why prices are not here on my site.  But rest assured it's the best deal ever!

Thank you for understanding.   

Love, Dorina

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Come to my mountain village in Italy… It doesn’t get any better than that!  Let’s Cook… Let’s Eat… and let’s learn how to live Italian style in Roseto Valfortore, Italy.  Come take a trip to my small southern Italian village. Come Cook and learn why the “Roseto Effect” is sought the world over and fully evident in this town!

EACH (ground only)TRIP INCLUDES:

(some things change by season... please ask about this!)

  • 10 days in a small village in Southern Italy

  • All transportation- to and from the Naples Airport and everything in between.

  • Lodging ​in nice modern B&B's in the village which includes breakfast

  • Welcome dinner 

  • 4-5 Cooking lessons with Dorina, Chef Giuseppe and Mamma's of town!

  • A walking tour of the town, (these southern villages date back to 700-900 A.D and older!) that explores the culture, history and traditions of the town

  • Day trip to nearby Lucera to tour an ancient Roman Amphitheater, dating to Augustus' times and more

  • On Mercato day (the street market)of your trip shop for food, shoes, clothing, souvenirs etc. 

  • A visit to a local Winery... where we EAT(a lot!) and taste wonderful wines!

  • Experiences with a couple of the social clubs in town

  • Other restaurant meals, picnics etc.

  • Wine is included with meals

  • Basically ... just about everything is included (except for one meal a day that you don't usually aren't hungry for because we eat so much!)

  • and more...

REMINDER-- trips do not include airfare as I'm not a travel agent... but I have the best travel agents around that I will give you to book your flight.  It's not mandatory you use them... but they are AWESOME! 

NOW... CONTACT ME FOR THE COMPLETE DETAILS AND PRICES.   Love, DORINA

Come with me to Roseto Valfortore Italy!  This is what it's ALL about!!!
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A peek into our Italian Cooking Trips in Roseto Valfortore, ITALY! Come learn to cook and about the Roseto Effect... so we can spread it... revive it... and get BACK TO THE TABLE... with Dorina's Kitchen leading the way!

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IF YOU HAVE ROSETO HERITAGE...

For those of Rosetan or local Heritage that want to explore their roots…. All trips will give you the opportunity to learn about the town, the foods, the culture not only of these towns but also of the Puglia region.

If you are looking to explore your genealogy, we can arrange a visit the Town Hall to look up your family records.  We have a great genealogist who can help find your whole family tree … who knows you may even meet some cousins!!!​

It is recommended that your discuss your genealogy goals with Dorina at the time of booking. We can help you with preparation that would need to be arranged prior to your arrival.

Let me show you OUR TOWN!!!

Upcoming Cooking Trips to Italy

  • Trip 24E Roseto Fall 2024 Oct 4-14
    Trip 24E Roseto Fall 2024 Oct 4-14
    ven 04 ott
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Autumn in Italy... the food is amazing! and don't forget the wine!
  • Trip 24F Roseto Fall 2024! Oct 11-21
    Trip 24F Roseto Fall 2024! Oct 11-21
    ven 11 ott
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Fall in Roseto! Oh the seasonal food you'll have! and the wine!!!
  • **NEW** Roseto Effect Writer's Workshop!
    **NEW** Roseto Effect Writer's Workshop!
    ven 18 ott
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Come to a beautiful village in Italy! A setting like no other to help clear you mind and prepare you to create and let your writing flow!
  • Trip 25-SF1 Roseto Spring! May 23-June 2
    Trip 25-SF1 Roseto Spring! May 23-June 2
    ven 23 mag
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
  • Trip 25-CD- Roseto Summer! June 14-24
    Trip 25-CD- Roseto Summer! June 14-24
    ven 13 giu
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Join us for the Feast of Corpus Domini... What a beautiful sight to see! And of course it's summer! Not too hot--just right! Let's go to the beach on the Gargano!
  • Trip 25SA Roseto Summer! June 27-July 7
    Trip 25SA Roseto Summer! June 27-July 7
    ven 27 giu
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Witness the Sant'Antonio feast, Hang out in piazza, village nightlife, the beach and so much more! And NO... it's NOT too hot in Italy where we are! We are up in the mountains! BEAUTIFUL!!!
  • Trip 25-MC Roseto Fall! Oct 3-13, 2025
    Trip 25-MC Roseto Fall! Oct 3-13, 2025
    ven 03 ott
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Roseto Valfortore, 71039 Roseto Valfortore, Province of Foggia, Italy
    Witness the feast of the Madonna della Consolazione-procession and spectacular fireworks right in the piazza! - then cook, eat, drink, tour, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant'Angelo a local winery and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I was lucky enough to go on Dorina’s trip to Roseto. The time there was beyond what I could ever imagine. The town itself is perched on a mountain top. People are kind and welcoming.  From day one I took a step back in time. Days were spent hiking about the town or traveling to nearby towns, evening sitting in the Piazza socializing like days of old when people had time for one another.

My family ancestors happened to be from a nearby town which Dorina and I visited. A dream come true for me since grandma often spoke about it. The taste of the food is indescribable…the fruity tomatoes, the fresh baked bread daily, the homemade cheese, the gelato and oh my, the olive oil, beyond amazing. I even found a plum tree on a hike that tasted just like the plums I loved so much and picked with my grandmother on our trees in PA. Those trees haven’t existed for years but one taste of that plum brought back so many memories it was incredible. I can only imagine those trees were grown from seeds brought over and planted by the people who settled in the small Pennsylvania town I’m from. Having the opportunity to live the daily life of a true Italian is irreplaceable. I wasn’t a tourist in the town. The people welcomed me and I became part of the town. An inner peace surfaces within you and it’s a feeling you want to hold on to forever.”

 

—  Niki P --Ocean City,Maryland, USA

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