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For bookings and further information please contact – Jenna or Sue at Accoutrement


Italy 8-15 September 2018

Lake Garda with Alessandro Pavoni, Giovanni Pilu and Sue Jenkins


Alessandro, Giovanni and Sue have put together an amazing tour of Alessandro’s home town – Lake Garda. We will be staying in an exclusive estate on the western shore of Lake Garda. Originally built in the 1920s by Giancarlo Maroni and beautifully restored with unrivalled views from the Lake’s lower regions to the historical church of the small town of Gaino.

We will visit the Vittoriale degli Italiani or the Shrine of Italian Victories by the same architect and declared a national monument in 1925. After exploring this complex of buildings, squares, gardens and waterways we have the traditional long lunch at Trattoria Riolet – the whole menu is cooked over the open fire barbeque.Lake Garda, Italy with Giovanni Pilu, Alessandro Pavoni and Sue Jenkins    

We will see the production of the famous cheese Formagella di Tremosine before having a lunch at Alpe del Garda with traditional dishes of the area showcasing the different cheeses.

10 minutes from our Villa is La Malora, an old structure dating back to the 16th century and used for the cultivation of lemons. La Malorla is still a productive Limonaia, perfectly preserved and available for our private tour.Lake Garda, Italy with Giovanni Pilu, Alessandro Pavoni and Sue Jenkins    

In this land of rose wines the Costaripa Winery has revisited the local heritage with its signature RosaMara. We will be tasting their most prestigious wines. We will be meeting Ricardo, our local fisherman in Gargnano to select fish straight from the boat to use in a cooking class with Alessandro and Giovanni. Salo is a beautiful town on the lake where shopping is a must and a luxury aperitivo at the Grand Hotel Fasano will be included in this tour of Lake Garda.

This is Alessandro’s home town and this tour will reflect his personal connection to the area. From suppliers to local chefs and traditional dishes.

Lake Garda, Italy with Giovanni Pilu, Alessandro Pavoni and Sue Jenkins    

The tour will be interspersed with relaxation time by the infinity pool, time in the kitchen with Alessandro and Giovanni and five minutes from the Villa is the oldest golf course in Italy should anyone want to play a round with Alessandro!

The price is $10,900.00 per person and includes all meals, wine, accommodation and excursions. Land content only and limited to 10 people. We are now taking deposits to secure your place. Please call Jenna or Sue on 02 9969 4911 or email for your Booking Form and Terms and Conditions.