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A Taste of Italian New York - Litchfield
Here’s a chance to visit 3 New York food “hot spots” all in one fun day! Stop at 3 locations to eat, shop, & bring home your Italian food favorites! Zabar’s Upper West Side: Gourmet Market with cheeses, breads, meats, smoked fish, cooking gadgets, coffees, teas, and New York bagels plus lots of international foods. Carmine’s Upper West Side: Sit and indulge in an Italian lunch served family-style at this famous restaurant- be amazed by the enormous portions! Arthur Avenue in the Bronx: Some consider this the real Little Italy on New York for breads, pasta, sausage, and pastries. Arthur Avenue Retail Market is a covered Italian market bringing together under one roof all the Italian food specialties you could want. Bring a cooler! This trip will require a moderate level of walking.
Christmas in Newport - Litchfield
We will visit 2 of the most magnificent mansions in Newport: The Breakers and Marble House. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s “cottages” and is the sumptuous mansion of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Enjoy magnificently decorated rooms, poinsettias, charming ornaments, trees, and wreaths. The Marble House is the magnificent mansion of William Vanderbilt and is inspired by Versailles. Exquisite marble Corinthian columns with holiday decorations fill the mansion with beauty. Upon arrival at each mansion, everyone receives an audio guide so you can walk through at your leisure listening to the story of the mansion. We will also enjoy a delightful Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Resort, a beautiful new hotel on the water in Middletown RI. Sample menu: Salads, omelet and carving stations, selection of hot and cold entrees, breakfast and lunch items, pastries and beverage.
Covered Bridges in New Hampshire - Litchfield
Lunch will be at the Fitzwilliam Inn in Fitzwilliam, NH located near Mt Monadnock. The inn has been an anchor in the community for over 200 years. The present innkeepers are pleased to welcome you for a lovely sit-down luncheon. Menu: Salad, Choice of Chicken Piccata OR Maple Salmon, Vegetable, Potato, Dessert & Beverage Entrée Choice in Advance Covered Bridges (or “Kissing Bridges”) are practically a trademark of New England life. They can reflect the town that they reside in, the artist or architect that designed them or the period in which they were built. Grab your camera and come explore several of them with us on a Guided Driving Tour of Covered Bridges in Southern New Hampshire with our local guide. We complete our day with a stop at Kringle Candle in Bernadston, MA a beautiful flagship store with over 100 white candle fragrances. Be sure to stop at their Christmas Barn & Chocolate Cottage.