This morning, your driver and guide will take you farther south along the Dalmatian coast to the town of Cavtat. This historic town dates back to the 6th Century BC and was first a Greek colony and later a Roman town called Ephidaurum. When Slav tribes invaded the area in the 7th century, the local population sought refuge upthe coast where they established Ragusa, which later expanded to become today’s Dubrovnik. Today, Cavtat is one of the most charming towns on the coast and retains a small town, laid-back ambience. Of historic interest here is the Baltazar Bogisic Collection, which includes many fine paintings and works of art and is housed in a 16th century Count’s Palace. You will also see a Franciscan monastery from the 16th century and a monument designed by Mestrovic.
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Today you will visit the winery of Niko Karaman, a local enologist who is quickly making a name for his tiny operation. He’s known for dry wines and exquisite sweet Prosek (dessert wine) that he makes from rare indigenous grapes. His wines have already been awarded the title of World’s Best Dessert Wine in 2009.
Later, you will be treated to a private cooking class on a small family run farm. The family’s property is located in the Konavle region, in the village of Lovorno. You will be welcomed with local liquor, desserts, and dried figs. The cooking class is presented by a member of the family who will help you pick the necessary ingredients from the garden in order to prepare the meal, in addition to sharing her cultivation methods. After that you will have the opportunity to go to the kitchen where you will learn how to prepare some Dalmatian dishes and homemade bread.
You will also visit some of the family’s livestock; picking fresh eggs from the chicken coup, and if you are up to the challenge, you can milk a goat, however this is completely voluntary. The property also has a viewpoint where you can enjoy a stunning view of the Konavle valley.
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