Authentic and Experiential Culinary Tours of Italy
I had high expectations for this trip to Italy with two of Philadelphia's best chefs. And my expectations were exceeded. The trip was well organized and full of one-of-a-kind culinary experiences. Highly recommend.
For a food centric, behind the scenes tour of Italy, La Via Gaia is unsurpassed. Meet the chefs, the wine makers, the cheese purveyors that only the locals know. Jeff and Claudia combine to create one of a kind weeks based on their relationships and knowledge of Italy.
A trip designed with attention to detail and a true passion for Italy. The experiences would be impossible to re-create as individuals. The quality of the food and the immersion into Italian life made it difficult to leave. Molto bene!! A presto!
The trip we took to Piemonte exceeded my expectations. It was clear from the start that at every place we went, the chef, owner, guide had a deep relationship with Jeff and they all went out of their way to make the trip one of the most memorable I have ever taken. La Via Gaia carefully put together the right blend and flow of activities to make every day perfect. I wouldn't change a thing
We had an incredible trip that exceeded all of our expectations! Jeff is so knowledgeable, relaxed and fun. It set the tone for the week and I think we all felt so lucky to experience Friuli, a new region of Italy for us, with him. His enthusiasm and love for Italy is contagious and the variety of restaurants and experiences was perfect. Every day was packed and yet not rushed... A perfect day X 6! We loved the variety of the week from the countryside to the Alps to the sea. Thank you Jeff and Gerard!
Touring Piemonte Italy with chef Jeff Michaud and guest chef Michael Scelfo (and his delightful wife, Ellen!) rates as one of the most fulfilling vacations my wife and I have ever taken. Jeff and Claudia curated the perfect week, and their attention to detail from the moment we all met up on Sunday morning until we said goodbye the following Saturday was flawless. We simply can't recommend La Via Gaia highly enough!!
Easily our most interesting and fun trip in recent memory. LA VIA GAIA's itinerary in Friuli and Slovenia provided the perfect balance of history, culture and food. Both the group of people on our trip and the chefs were outstanding. We weren't sure what this trip was going to be like but in the end it easily exceeded all of our expectations. All of our friends ask about the trip and when we tell them they are all instantly jealous! Can't wait to try another location in Italy with Jeff - so much fun!
LA VIA GAIA highly curated experience in Piemonte was executed flawlessly with Jeff whisking us from cheese caves to wineries to unique dining experiences that would typically only be available to those in-the-know. His knowledge combined with command of the language and culture enables a plunge into Italian culture that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Bring your appetite, sense of adventure, and passion for luxury meets farm to table. Highly recommended...!
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