- Bike: The Cinque Terre. Winding lanes above the fishing villages.
- Eat: Tortelli ripieni di zucca in our favorite restaurant in a borghetto on our Veneto tour.
- Drink: Sacre Terre from the sagrantino grape on our Umbria tour.
- Sleep: Borgo di Vescine, the perfect final destination on our Tuscany tour. For early risers, you’re likely to encounter deer and cinghiale on your morning walk.
A photojournalist, teacher and olive oil producer, David’s greatest pleasure as a DuVine guide is “unlocking” the Italian way of being with his guests, whether by way of intimate encounters with winemaking friends, sharing secrets of olive oil production, or providing insights into the Italian character through his own experiences as an American living in his adopted land. Fifteen years ago, David and his wife spent a sabbatical year in Assisi, and fell in love with the Italian countryside, its culture, and its people. They bought and restored two farmhouses, one in Piedmont and the other, a small stone farmhouse overlooking the Mediterranean in Liguria where they now live. David has been leading DuVine tours since 2008, but when he is not with guests he can be found cycling through the Ligurian Alps, tending his olive trees, and playing catch with his two lively dogs among the stone-walled terraces surrounding his home.
Join us, and David, on your next bicycle tour of a lifetime.