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Cooking trip to Northwest Italy (!!!)

roxie0102 | Feb 10, 2009 12:36 PM

I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Italy (my first of many, I hope!) and am seeking suggestions. I have my heart set on Parma, and am thinking Verona, Padua and perhaps Bologna as well. I'll probably have 10 days or so. I want to take cooking classes and also have an opportunity to see this beautiful area and enjoy the great food. My plan is to go in the fall, harvest time. I welcome suggestions, and would love to hear personal recommenations on cooking classes. I've read about some fabulous places further south in Tuscany, and they're certainly appealing, but I am concerned that if I spend 5 days taking cooking classes that I will miss seeing and experienceing the area. Also, they're quite expensive and if I do decide to go that route I would need to shorten my stay due to their big ticket cost. Finally, after the reading I've done, I'm really drawn to Parma and the surrounding areas for this trip. There are so many great places to see, I am not in any rish to squeeze it all into one trip. Thoughts? Thanks!!

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