DH Lawrence, ‘Etruscan Places – travels through forgotten Italy’ (1932)
Ciociaria is Silver Compass Tour Co-Founder Paolo’s birthplace, and through his father we can (very roughly) trace his ancestry back to the Ernici tribe of the Etruscan civilisation through the city of Veroli (or Verulae as it was known in Roman times). We have designed an 8-night / 7-day tour for a small and intimate group to join us to experience this magical region through the eyes of Paolo as a passionate, local foodie – to meet the region’s vignerons, cheese-makers, truffle-hunters, market stallholders, cooks, chefs and more. We will be hopping along to local fresh produce markets and seasonal food festival events (Sagra) at villages where each has their own particular specialties, and we have a local chef lined-up to introduce you to how to cook in the traditional Ciociarian style. A farm visit to learn how to make fresh cheese with sheep and goats milk is also on the itinerary.
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