Experience Italian Art, Music and Food with a Local
$44.64 per guest
$44.64 per guest
My name is Silvio and since I was a child, I have had 2 great passions, one for cooking and one for music, classical and opera. I have spent years creating art in my dishes and combining them with music. My hobby is singing as a tenor and often, at the end of your evening with us, if you wish, I may sing an aria or two accompanied on the piano by one of my two younger children, composers and pianists. My dishes take inspiration from the true Italian cuisine which is a cultural heritage, as is music. I love creating events like these with my family, a particular and unique experience savouring excellent food while listening to live piano music, opera aria or classical, or, if you wish you may play music yourselves or even sing an aria or two. You will be accompanied live on the piano. A fantastic experience, in a warm friendly atmosphere.
We could say it was destiny we should organise these events, a combination of the art of cuisine and art of music. Our home with its large dining room and spacious garden is very close to the villa, lake and places which had inspired Maestro Giacomo Puccini’s infinite music. In the dining room, music from the grand piano will accompany your meal.
We are just 5 minutes from Puccini’s villa (today a museum open to the public), the open air opera theatre Gran Teatro Puccini, looking onto Lake Massaciuccoli. We are also just 5 minutes from the beach. The leaning tower of Pisa is just 15 minutes by car.
I treated my sister and her family to this marvelous experience with Silvio and his family. They absolutely loved it and said it was their most enjoyable dining so far in Italy. Silvio was great helping to coordinate transportation. He and his family prepared delicious food and my sister loved the music and conversation. My brother-in-law especially liked the opportunity to talk about the area with locals. I was nervous booking this for someone else and have never used BonAppetour so far, but the process was easy and Silvio was a great communicator. Thanks!
Our experience with Silvio and his family far exceeded all of our expectations! The meal, the company and the music were all incredible. Silvio's passion is translated well into his cooking (I'm still thinking about those crepes and veal chops) as well as his singing. His wife, Maria, shared many stories and her broad knowledge of Tuscany, and his children, Betsabea and Elia, entertained us with their masterful talents on the piano. The evening was rounded out with a plethora of perfectly light and flavorful Tuscan desserts and a few arias sung by Silvio - a treat not be missed! It was a privilege to be a guest in Silvio's home and to share in his passion for food, music, Tuscany and family!
We had a really great evening. The food was excellent and host and family were really friendly. The added touch of the live piano music with classical scores and opera arias made the dinner complete. A fantastic experience. Thank-you all! Will come back with friends.