Viva the Villa
DON’T MISS ANY FOOD-DRIVEN COMPLIMENTARY DESTINATION DISCOVERY EVENTS THAT WINDSTAR PROVIDES. I joined one in Portofino, Italy, when sailing Star Pride in the Med. Our group was whisked by ferry to Villa Durazzo, overlooking the Tigullio Gulf in Santa Margherita Ligure. As a live band played, a local chef demonstrated how to make authentic pesto and servers heaped our plates with every Italian dish imaginable. The lightest pesto lasagna, stunning tomato salads, giant Parmesan hunks we broke into chunks — you name it, they served it and we ate it and quaffed local wine until we nearly burst — of course, still grinning from ear to ear.