GRAND TOUR: train all your senses for ExhibItalia

Feb 11, 2014 853

Grand Tour, the history
Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization.

With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections and months (or years) to roam,
they commissioned paintings, perfected their language skills and mingled with the upper crust of the Continent. (from the New York Times)

Grand Tour Today
In 2014, curious and adventurous Houstonians will begin taking a trek through Italy's regions in search of the perfect combination of food and wine for their taste buds.

With a comfortable limo and few weeks to roam, they will hop from one venue to another, perfect their command of obscure Italian words and mingle with like-minded souls. Participants can join the Grand Tour right here in Houston.

The event will take place each Wednesdays, starting with February the 12th till the opening of ExhibItalia to the public on the 5th of April. Every week a limo will bring the fortunate passengers through an itinerant three stops degustation of Italy's wines, region by region: Abruzzo, Basilicata,Lazio, Toscana, Sardegna, Campania, Molise, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Calabria, Marche, Puglia Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Toscana, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Piemonte, Sicilia...

With 20 region to cover, there are many trips planned, but very very few spots. Price per person 85$ (if you are member of IACC Texas: 80$)

For reservation call 713 626 9303. More info at

Two departure time: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, max 10 people per trip.
February; 12th; 19th ; 26th
March 5th; 12th; 19th; 26th
April 2nd

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