April 6, 2021
1-2 p.m. ET
Live, on Zoom
From cooking alongside a Michelin-star chef to tasting a world-class wine right at the vineyard where it’s made, you’ll experience the world and all its flavors on our Food and Wine Tours. Join Italian Tour Director Linda and Lael Kassis, Vice President of Market Innovation and Development, for a (delicious) deep dive on our Food & Wine Tours of Italy.
We also recommend bringing:
∙A bottle of your favorite Italian wine (It's 5 o'clock somewhere a.k.a. Italy!)
Hi! My name is Linda and I am from Italy! I live in Rome but I am originally from beautiful Southern Italy. For me, working at EF is the perfect way of expressing my passion and curiosity for different cultures. I started my EF story as a student with EF Language Travel. Later, I started working in the Rome office for Language Travel until I met the folks from Educational Tours…and it was love at first sight! I love theatre, writing (mostly about food and wine), cooking, fashion and I have a true passion for art and Archaeology. I am a professional interpreter for English and French and a Rome local guide. However, being a Tour Director remains the best way to express my personality! I simply love seeing the world through the eyes of those I tour with and sharing my knowledge with them. Whether you’re interested in Italy, Greece, England or France, I love the world and I am looking forward to exploring it with you!
Ciao, I'm Carla! I was born in Turin, a city located in the northwest of Italy. I have been working with Go Ahead for 9 years but I started this job when I was a student (so a long time ago) leading groups in Italy and later on all over the world! Fifteen years ago I also decided to get one more specialization and I became a local guide for my city, Turin.
On the pulse of the world’s up-and-coming destinations, Lael and his team create each itinerary by keeping travel trends top-of-mind and collaborating with our Operations Team to handpick the best hotels, restaurants, and Tour Directors. Lael has been with Go Ahead Tours for over 14 years and has traveled to more than 75 countries. His latest adventure? A trip to Japan that included a hike through the ancient trails of Kumano Kodo.