Wellness through Food

Historical Culinary Vacations



“Our mission is to offering you the perfect balance between history, passion for cooking, the pleasure of eating and traveling the world.” 


Back to Basics Retreats

Discover the power of eating healthy with historical and natural ingredients. Our vacation are created to express what we love about food. 

Stop Cooking and Start Eating! An unconventional culinary school, an adult playground, a new concept that combines visual experiences, touch, and taste with the natural and organic ingredients of world cooking while traveling to exclusive Italian destinations full of fantastic wine!!

History of Passion

Back to Basics Retreat is an Italian nutritional form of rejuvenation. to experience these exceptional Vacations guests will be taken to known and unknown destinations , back in time retracing the origin of food, were discovering the culinary history, a ancients town and old dialects. 

Designed to offer our guests unique experience with food and customs in an accessible, fun and social way.

You will find inspiration, you will experience a hands-on approach to the food, and you will learn side by side from amazing chefs about historical cuisines and ancient flavors while discovering exceptional destinations still unknown from maps. 

Furthermore, you will thrive on nutritious food and relax by cooking and eating. 

Each journey is customer made, to enjoy activities with new friends, meditate at sunrise and sunset, and be thrilled by eco-adventures and wellness activities. Furthermore, you will thrive on nutritious food and relax by cooking and eating, and you will return home with a renewed sense of well-being and purpose.

Visit the site, discover my passions, experience traveling in a new way, and take it to a different level at one of my retreats!

Next Retreat: Bike to Basics

Dominican Republic


Fall 2019

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Upcoming Retreats

Past Retreats

Key West, Florida


 January 24 to 26, 2018

Join us at the Key West Food & Wine Festival

Italian cooking series!

3 day Italian retreat & workshop.

An intensive course of Italian 

cooking, tasting, eating & sipping 

while in Paradise!

Day 1: Trofie al Pesto

Day 2:  History of Meatballs

Day 3: Risotto al Tartufo

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Dominican Republic


October 12 to 16, 2018

Visiting Luperón, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, instantly reminded me of my parents’ life and childhood home back in Italy. Surrounded by nature, where everything is so fresh and electricity isn’t always a guarantee, this retreat will give you the chance to slow down, recharge, and go back to a simple, less hectic way of living.

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Key West, Florida


January 27, 2019

Historical Journey of the Culinary Culture of Key West:

Sharpen your palate with this blind tasting event focused on Key West's Culinary Culture & History. No need to be intimidated—we’ll give you all the tools you need to taste your way through this One of a kind sensory experience. 

Turn up your personal food & wine  knowledge.

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