Chandler's passion for Italy began at a young age, dreaming of lush Tuscan hills, Vespa rides through bustling cities, and devouring the famed gelato. While in college, she jumped at the opportunity to spend a semester in Florence where she fell even more in love with the food, art, and beauty it is revered for. Since then she has been able to explore the country from north to south, taking pictures at every turn and always on the hunt for the best cacio e pepe (her favorite pasta dish, meaning "cheese and pepper"). After graduating from Lesley University, Chandler spent time managing a painting studio and indulging her creative side. Inevitably, her passion for travel led her to find Audley and the opportunity to help others discover the beautiful country of Italy. Outside the office, Chandler can be found exploring Boston's food scene or planning her next trip with friends.
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I'll never forget when…
As someone with an obsession with truffles, I was thrilled to be able to go on a truffle hunt in the countryside of Tuscany. The hunter was our guide, explaining the history of truffle hunting while we followed the well trained truffle dog as she sniffed her way through the woods. The relationship between hunter and dog was heartwarming and watching them work together was something special. Although she was only able to find a few, it was incredible to watch the excitement as the pup sensed the truffle and dug it up from the ground. The tour ended with an amazing four course lunch all involving fresh truffle - even the dessert! It was truly unlike anything I had experienced before.