We met Lori for the first time last year. Her warmth, hospitality and knowledge was so fantastic that we’re returning this year to live in San Martino in Pensilis for a couple of months to explore our ancestral regions of Molise and Abruzzo. Grazie, Lori… see you soon.

Living Italian – April 2017

We took a cooking class earlier this month with Molise Cuisine. It was a really fun and interesting day. Lori, Mario and the others at Cantine D’Uva were great. Today, I decided to try the skills and recipes we used and made homemade Cavatelli in a pork based sauce. It was delicious! Thanks Lori for a wonderful time. I hope to make fresh pasta more regularly at home. I definitely recommend this experience to anyone who might be in Molise. We will for sure be back!

Bill Cotgreave – March 2017

Fantastic experience! I cannot thank Lori enough for her generous and helpful attitude, her class was really great and she went above and beyond to accommodate my group which due to unfortunate circumstances had to change in numbers but Lori was not phased and handled the changes with efficiency and a smile. Thank you for the wonderful tours to San Martino in Pensilis and the beautiful wine estate. I highly recommend this cooking class and will definitely return to this area and to try one of Lori’s other tours and classes, a real find.

Laura Joseph – August 2016

Thank you for a fabulous dinner tonight! You went above and beyond! Wonderful food and company! 🙂

Erin Kleh – July 2016

Pat & Sharlene Santelli
Lori “Thank you ” simply doesn’t say enough.  You were contracted to be our tour guide.  You went way above and far beyond that for the last seven days.  You and Giancarlo have become FRIENDS.  Your help and support through this part of our excursion has been remarkable,  We love your commitment to your job, your initiative , your sense of humor , and your deep compassion. We hope to see you again, soon,
Peace & Love
Pat & Sharlene Santelli

Dear Lori,

Tom and I want to express our great appreciation to you and others working with Molise Cuisine for the wonderful time we and our relatives had in Molise  recently.  We are especially grateful for your efforts in organizing fun and informative experiences over a time period which included an Italian holiday and for fulfilling a couple of special requests beyond our expectations.  We believe that the special efforts you take to accommodate your guests will serve you well in the future.  As you know we will shortly be guests of Molise Cuisine again with different relatives in July.  We wish you the best of success.

Tom and Pamela Gieleghem

Hi Lori,

I loved the trip almost as much as getting to know you !
You were a great guide and your multilingual skills certainly contribute a lot.
I was able to ask you a lot of questions at the winery, and that was great.
It is not fair that you are not on travel advisor.
Ciao Ken
Je m’appelle Léonie Desfilles Je vis en France je suis d’ origine italienne et c’ est ce pourquoi j’ aime aller retrouver les racines familiales .
Ce printemps 2017 Avril pour être plus juste je suis allée passer les fêtes de Pâques à  San Martino dans la région des Molise.
C’ est en allant prendre un verre dans un café que j’ai retrouvé Lori De Santis que j’ avais  rencontré par hasard juillet 2016 avec qui j’ avais échangé et notamment sur son activité de cours de cuisine. L’ envie, la curiosité  me tentait d’ assister à ce cours de cuisine.
 Mais trop limite en temps je rentrais les jours suivants. Lori parlait de son travail avec un engouement certain pour cette activité développée. Une personne fort sympathique et très intéressante à écouter me raconter son quotidien  de travail en Italie.
Et puis ce printemps le hasard nous a fais nous rencontrer à nouveau et tout en parlant Lori m’ a proposé la visite des caves dans les environs du village .Sans hésitation j’ ai accepté.
Une sortie très agréable tant pour le palais (bonnes dégustations) que pour la rencontre de personnes bien averties  dans ces domaines viticoles .
Lori  m’ a apportée de précieux conseils sur le choix des vins .
La découverte de ces  bons vins locaux et la rencontre avec Lori De Santis une personne très professionnelle, chaleureuse qui avait à coeur de me faire connaître  cette richesse viticole .Ce fut un partage très convivial , enrichissant .Je suis rentrée avec quelques bouteilles qui avaient ravi mon palais lors des dégustations.
De l’ imprévu bien sympathique.
Carol Agia Venduti and her husband Garry


Colleen Buonadonna
10 aprile 2018


Robert Pacifico
9 Luglio 2019

Simply the Best .

Loriana is passionate of the Region of Molise , has a big heart to welcome you and instantly make you “Famiglia” . She strives to make your time a memory you will never forget .

Antony e Diana

Custom tours and personal service!  I was very excited about this trip but it turned out better than I ever could have imagined!


Angie Luciani


Pros: We had a wonderful time in this little known part of Italy!! We saw quaint hilltop villages, Roman ruins, beautiful mosaics, castles, beaches, awesome museums, oxen races! and scenic views everywhere we went!!! And the food–I cant say enough how much we enjoyed the cooking classes and the meals at the restaurants and winery. I have never had such heavenly food before!! Chef Vizzarri’s classes and recipes made cooking seem easy and definitely replicable. Such an incredible holiday!!

Cons: Some days the heat was stifling…but nothing that a sunhat and an aperitif couldn’t fix!

Overall impression: Perfect
Accommodation & facilities: Perfect
Food: Perfect
Location: Perfect
Value for money: Perfect
Quality of activity: Perfect

Julie Morrison from Canada
September 9th, 2019

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