Taste of Northern Italy

Join us for a very special small-group experience (max of ten guests) highlighting the local food, wine and stunning beauty of Northern Italy from the home base of a recently-renovated, beautiful 18th c Italian villa located between Milan and Lake Como.

Trips are hosted by Mark and Judith Wencel (the owner’s sister and her husband), who have hosted more than 100 guests at the villa on their many trips over the years. Some trips include Katharine Elder (their daughter) of Elderslie Farm as guest chef.

For information on current scheduled trips, click here.

To rent the villa for an independent “Taste” trip with friends and family, email Judith Wencel for help with an itinerary.

For other trips (golf, art/architecture, hiking, cycling, etc), or to rent the villa for an independent vacation, email the villa owner, Gretchen Romig Crosti.


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