Flavours Holidays offers cooking, painting, Pilates, and singles holidays in Italy
Trying an extraordinary type of vacations that veers away from the usual course, like cooking, painting or Pilates in Italy can sometimes be a scary move. But Flavours Holidays has a bit of a pedigree. Founded in 1998 it has grown steadily with the right mix of quality, individuality and old-fashioned attention to detail.
Flavours Holidays was set up by Lorne Blyth to offer something different. As Lorne says ‘I was keen to offer a travel experience that was authentic, that explored the less well-known tracks and provide the essence of Italy. It was also really important to make solo travelers welcome. Too often single supplements levied by travel firms made singles feel as if they were unwanted. My aim was to eliminate that from the mix. Flavours Holidays want people to find their passion, holiday in groups, as couples or singles. Yet whatever you choose we want you to take home an experience that is unforgettable.’
Lorne is enthusiastic about every aspect of the business. In fact she spends many months of the year traveling and ensuring guests are receiving the treatment they expect. She keeps an eye on the chefs, that they are teaching the kind of recipes that can be easily cooked at home for example. She is also always on the look out for new artisanal suppliers and Flavours’ portfolio of stunning villas continues to grow.
‘We have added new destinations to our roster and different itineraries too. You can paint in Venice for example or have Pilates vacations in Tuscany. Every year we try to add something. We are looking forward to welcoming guests over the New Year and are even organizing special get togethers for people who have already sampled the Flavours experience. We have no intention of allowing the grass to grow.’
‘In fact’ continues Lorne ‘the really wonderful thing about how the Flavours brand has developed is that we go to great length to see our cooking vacations are bespoke. It is difficult to arrange everything we put together as an ordinary traveler. Over the years we have compiled an incredible list of suppliers and artisans. These range from chocolate makers to olive oil producers. Our chefs also know just what our travelers want and they provide it no matter what time of year clients book holidays. I would also like to think our villas are truly inspirational. So, from the minute you step from the plane you don’t need to worry about anything else as it is all taken care of leaving you to enjoy the scents and special flavor of an Italian vacation.
Our blog covers all aspects of painting, Pilates and cooking in great detail. The site is filled with testimonials and photos of guests enjoying themselves. We make every effort to keep everyone informed and all our costs are transparent. You are unlikely to find something we haven’t already considered. Bearing in mind 35% of travelers book again and there are even those who make a Flavours vacation an annual expedition you will be in good company.
Therefore if you are looking to do something completely different this year you can still book. If you are tired of doing the same things at New Year why not try one of our very special breaks. Whatever you need to know, whatever question you might want answering Flavours would love to hear from you!