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WIN the Food Trip of a Lifetime to Italy!

Flavours Holidays and Inspired Travel are giving one lucky reader and a friend the opportunity to have an authentic Italian experience with an eight-day cooking holiday in Tuscany, worth up to $8840.

WIN the Food Trip of a Lifetime to Italy! - Competitions at Best Recipes

Indulge your passion for Italian food, wine and cooking this October with this amazing holiday to Tuscany. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you and a friend learn how to cook classic Italian dishes, visit the wineries and see the sights of this picturesque part of the world. Plus, you’ll be staying in a stunning private villa!

The cooking

After settling into the Tuscan villa you’ll call home for the next seven nights, celebrate your arrival with welcome drinks and dinner prepared by a local chef. Over the course of the next week you’ll learn all about Italian cooking as you take part in five cooking classes run by local chefs.

The tour

The afternoons will see you exploring nearby towns such as Florence and Siena or taking part in a private wine tour. Dinner will be prepared for you at the villa or at local restaurants so you won’t have to worry about a thing. Spend your evenings relaxing by the pool or strolling through the
olive groves.

The place

Tuscany is one of Italy’s most popular regions, renowned for its breathtaking views, spectacular historic buildings and incredible food and wine. The region boasts many artistic centres including
Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo where traditional Italian culture sits beside modern conveniences. These destinations offer a glimpse into the heart of Italy and are the perfect place to immerse yourself.

The food

Tuscan food makes the most of seasonal produce with rustic meals and classic Italian flavours. Hearty dishes such as saucy pastas, legume-rich soups and meaty mains are just a few of the regional dishes – plus, fantastic wine (including Chianti).

About the tours:

Flavours of Italy

Flavours Italian Cookery Holidays has been running specialist cooking holidays in Italy since 1998 – choose from other exciting destinations such as Umbria, Puglia, Amalfi and Sicily. Small groups mean that the classes are really hands on and everyone can be fully involved in the learning process. Visit inspiredtravel.com.au/flavours for details.

Inspired Travel

The team at Inspired Travel believes that every holiday is an individual experience, so they treat each holiday with that in mind. What sets Inspired Travel apart is their focus on small group holidays and solo travellers. The tours are all about travellers enjoying their holidays with
like-minded people experiencing destinations that truly captivate!

Please note, entries can also be submitted via mail. Simply send your full name, address, postcode, contact number and a completed entry on the back of an envelope and send to ‘Super Food Ideas Italy’ competition, NewsLifeMedia Level 1, Locked Bag 5030, Alexandria, NSW 2015.

Tell us in 25 words or less, what you love most about Italian cooking?