Something For the South African Rose Aficionado
Roses are red, violets are blue, this isn’t a Valentines, but an exclusive Rose tour for you!Calling all South African garden and rose enthusiasts, if that sounds like you then listen up!
You may already be familiar with Ludwig’s Roses, perhaps you have already visited Ludwig’s Roses in Egoli, the Ludwig’s Winelands branch or perhaps you are closer to the Ludwig’s Rose Farm in Pretoria North, there are also branches in Lynnwood and Hillcrest.
Today we bring you something a little different and we take you out of South Africa and all of it’s splendour and give you a little taste of this 10-day tour in Italy – gardens, roses, cooking and culture – organised by the team at Ludwig’s Roses.
You’ve got to admit that merely the mention of Italy conjures up loud family moments around wooden tables, music in the background, wine freely flowing, vineyards in the foreground, hills in the distance on which balance the odd hilltop town, the occasional opera singer bursting into song, and eternal sunshine…
The Italians confidence, charisma, hospitality and lust for life is just part of the reason so many millions of people visit Italy year upon year.
If you have even a vague thing for gardens or food then join us as we follow summer to Italy to spend 10 days drinking in the richness of it all.
Italy and its heady charms. A delight of the senses. How better to experience the pleasures than in a mix of gardens, roses, cooking and culture.
The striking fountains of Rivoli’s Villa d’Este gardens, Ninfa’s garden brimming over with roses, the Tuscan countryside’s Vacunea Rosea with one of the greatest rose collections in Italy, and the Renaissance garden of Villa Lante.
A hands-on cooking lesson whilst ensconsed in a centuries old stone villa, the wine cellars of the Ciacci Piccolomini vineyards, the abbey of Sant ‘Antimo, the medieval town of Montalcino, the hot springs of San Filippo and the mountain village of Abbadia di San Savatore.
Explore the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral of Siena, the hill town of Montepulciano, the village of Bagno Vignoni and have food prepared for you by your own professional chef.
When: May 9-18 or May 18-27 2013
Cost: Please enquire
– most meals (all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners);
– all transportation;
– entrance fees to all gardens mentioned in the itinerary;
– walking tours through all the towns;
– wine tasting and hands-on cooking course.
For booking or further information contact:
Tel. +27 (82) 553-7555
Please ask for our in depth day-to-day itinerary as well