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Deep within Italy lies a mosaic of stories, landscapes, and flavors that often remain unexplored. Contessa Consulting bridges this gap, weaving deep cultural experiences with exclusive enogastronomic tours. The term "Enogastronomic Tourism", derived from the Italian "Enogastronomia", melds food, wine, and culture.
Contessa Consulting partners with various tourism agencies in Italy to craft tailor-made tours aligning with visitors' desires. Whether it's winery visits, cooking classes, or volcano treks, they meticulously design experiences in collaboration with their Italian associates.
Visiting Mount Etna requires particular preparation due to its variable climate. It's advised to dress in layers to handle temperature shifts, from the warm Sicilian sun to cooler nights. Given Etna's unpredictable weather and rugged terrain, packing rain gear and sturdy footwear is recommended.
A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation, with the remaining balance due 72 hours before the tour's commencement. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before the start of the tour for a full refund. Payments can be made via bank transfer, Paypal or Venmo. Upon tour confirmation, full name, address, email, and phone number are needed, and an invoice will be sent detailing the total amount due and the required deposit.
For over a decade, Brittany has journeyed between Italy's vineyards and the bustling streets of New York and California, fervently championing the wine trade. Armed with prestigious certifications like the Certified Sommelier Level 2 and the Italian Wine Specialist title, she has explored the realm of food and wine tourism, leading enthusiasts from the core of Rome to the towering peaks of Sicily's Mount Etna. As an envoy for distinguished Italian wine virtuosos, she seamlessly blends these two cherished worlds, infusing Italy's rich heritage onto the American table.
Cristian, originally from Messina, Sicily, is deeply rooted in the culture and
language of his birthplace. After honing his skills in hospitality, craft cocktails, and mixology in Monte Carlo, Monaco for almost 2 years, he gained an innate understanding of marketing industry, with a sharp business acumen and a constant commitment to learning, he is proficient in four languages - French, Italian, Sicilian, and English, he is an invaluable asset to our company.