Indulge your love for Italian cuisine and wine with our Italy Food & Wine Journey, a 13-day tour package meticulously designed to tantalize your taste buds. Traverse through Italy’s most gastronomically renowned cities and regions, immersing yourself in a sensory feast of food tastings, cooking workshops, wine appreciation, and market explorations. We’ve fostered connections with locals, growers, chefs, and wine connoisseurs, ensuring that your accommodations, including iconic Italian properties, are thoughtfully handpicked. The flavors and memories you’ll gather will linger long after the tour concludes, setting the bar high for future dining experiences and inspiring you to share your newfound Italian food and wine knowledge. With guaranteed departures twice a week throughout the year, our Italy Food & Wine Journey is an exceptional culinary adventure that we are delighted to present to you.
Delight in the pinnacle of gastronomic pleasures with our 13-Day Italy Food & Wine Journey Tour Package, tailor-made for food enthusiasts. Explore four of Italy’s foremost culinary destinations: Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. In Rome, unravel history as you visit iconic monuments, churches, and vibrant squares, all seamlessly intertwined with delectable culinary discoveries. Venture into the Roman countryside for a private wine cellar tour and tasting. Embark on a gastronomic escapade through the Chianti region from Florence, making stops at wineries and trattorias along the way. Immerse yourself in Tuscan market culture, creating culinary masterpieces from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In the hidden alleys of Venice, partake in a local bar crawl and learn to prepare exquisite Venetian dishes under the guidance of a skilled chef. Venture into Prosecco country, exploring Italy’s premier sparkling wine producers. Savor Milan’s delightful wines expertly guided by dedicated locals and sommeliers. This journey promises unparalleled experiences, delving deep into Italy’s culinary and oenological treasures. Beyond the gastronomic adventures, city tours offer a richer understanding of Italy’s culture and history. Plus, personalize your experience by selecting your preferred hotel during booking. These 13 days will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your memory.
An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package Highlights
An Italy Food & Wine Journey – 13 Day Tour Package Itinerary
- Arrive in Rome and make your way to your hand-picked hotel.
- In the early evening you will meet your expert chef or "Pizzaiolo" in the heart of Rome
- After a short introduction to the art of traditional pizza-making, you will start creating your own pizza! You will learn more about combining the flavors and ingredients.
- At the end of the pizza making class you will have the chance to taste the fruits of your work paired with a glass of wine!
- Return to your handpicked hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! (all food and drink on tasting tour included)
- Board the air-conditioned bus and head toward the Roman countryside
- Arrive at the medieval village of Borgo and meet your friendly sommelier guide
- Enjoy a guided tour through a private wine cellar and learn the secret ancient processes still used during wine production
- Learn more about typical dishes from Lazio cuisine
- Take a seat in the restaurant and feast on a delicious three-course Italian lunch
- Taste a range of regional cheeses, cut meats, and Roman-style dishes
- Each course will be accompanied by a chef-selected regional wine
- Get insider tips and tricks on how to pair different wines with different types of food to complement the flavors of both and elevate your experience
- Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Rome. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts
- Explore the Colosseum with skip-the-line access, delving into its rich history and archaeological wonders
- Gain insights into the architecture and captivating past of this colossal amphitheater, which once hosted ancient Romans, emperors, senators, gladiators, and exotic animals
- Next, enjoy a seamless transfer to the Vatican Museums, where you'll encounter a treasure trove of artistry. These museums comprise 54 diverse galleries, including the Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, and Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. Here, you'll encounter masterpieces by renowned artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto
- The Vatican Museums culminate in the illustrious Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes. Completed around 1483, this chapel is globally celebrated for its artistic heritage. Witness some of the world's most renowned frescoes, including the iconic ceiling and The Last Judgement
- The Sistine Chapel, not only a repository of precious art, also serves religious purposes, notably hosting the Papal conclave for the selection of new Popes
- Concluding your journey, visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, a colossal Renaissance masterpiece and one of the world's largest basilicas
- Overnight in Rome
- Make your own way to Florence where your adventure will continue. Check into your hand-picked hotel before getting to know this glorious city in a night walking tour.
- Join your expert local insider as they take you around Florence at night; a spectacular sight.
- Marvel at the lit-up architecture whilst listening to your guide weave tales of Florence's past.
- Explore hidden gems and famous landmarks including the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.
- Finish your tour, ready for dinner, drinks or just back to your hotel to rest up.
- Head out of Florence towards the Chianti wine region for an adrenalin-filled 4x4 back road safari adventure!
- Eat and drink your way around this famous wine region, getting around in a customized 4x4 vehicle.
- Stop at family-owned wineries where you'll get to indulge in a little wine tasting with snacks such as bread, olive oil, cheese, and cured meats.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyards whilst enjoying a delicious Tuscan lunch.
- Finally, have some time to explore the beautiful town of Greve before heading back to your hotel. (Lunch & tastings included)
- Do as the locals do and visit a Tuscan market, followed by a cooking masterclass.
- You'll be picked up and taken to the scenic countryside where a market - and expert guide - awaits.
- Shop for fresh ingredients that you'll transform into culinary masterpieces during your cooking class.
- Head to a charming farmhouse where a local chef will teach you how to make traditional Tuscan food, from appetizer through to dessert.
- Master the secrets of homestyle cooking to recreate at home.
- Enjoy the fruits of your labor on the farmhouse terrace overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan hills.
- Head back to your hotel in Florence. (Lunch included)
- Make your own way to Venice and check into whichever fantastic hotel you've chosen at the time of booking.
- In the early evening, join a small group and knowledgeable foodie guide on a food and wine tour of Venice.
- Do as the locals do and wind your way through the local bars of Venice, sampling food and drink as you go.
- All snacks are local, fresh and traditional and will be paired with a glass of local wine.
- The tour finishes with a traditional Italian dessert, like Tiramisu.
- Head back to your Venetian hotel for some rest and relaxation. (Food & wine tasting included)
- Spend a couple of hours with a knowledgeable local expert, exploring all Venice has to offer.
- Begin the tour in the labyrinthine streets of Venice, visiting famous sights such as the Rialto bridge, and Piazza San Marco.
- Stroll through small, hidden streets before making your way to the Basilica, the city's largest church.
- A perfect way to get under the skin of Venice's rich and varied history.
- The afternoon is yours to use as you wish. Why not visit the atmospheric old Jewish quarter of Cannaregio in the north of Venice.
- It's Prosecco time! This famous sparkling wine is made just outside Venice. Get whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the town, into the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
- Pass through some of the most famous Prosecco sub-regions including Valdobbiadene and Conegliano.
- Visit two of the region's best wineries. Discover their vineyards, wineries, and history.
- Taste your way through their wines, along with some local food delicacies before heading back to Venice to spend the evening any way you see fit. (Prosecco tasting included)
- Meet a Venetian home chef and head to their home kitchen to level up your culinary skills.
- Learn all about the fresh ingredients and what makes Venetian cuisine unique as you learn how to prepare an appetizer, main, and dessert under the guidance of your local teacher.
- Wrap up the experience with a delicious meal composed of the food you prepared, along with local wine and beverages.
- Take the recipes and skills home with you to impress your friends and family and revel in your Venetian memories!
- Overnight in Venice
- Today belongs to you! Take a last stroll in the magical streets of Venice or visit for example the Gallerie Academia before it's time to make your own way to Milan, to check into your world-class hotel.
- Overnight in Milan
- Spend the morning discovering Milan for yourself. You could walk the canals of the trendy Navigli district, or visit the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
- The evening is dedicated to all things wine.
- Head to an off-the-beaten-track wine bar nestled in the heart of Milan where an expert sommelier awaits.
- They will walk you through the art of wine tasting and food and wine pairing.
- Enjoy a wide variety of wines along with local food delicacies.
- A fantastic way to while away a couple of relaxed hours, before heading back to your hotel for your final night in Milan. (Wine tasting in the evening included)
- Day 13 is reserved for your independent departure, full of knowledge, great food, and great wine! This once-in-a-lifetime experience will surely give you treasured memories forevermore.
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As a result of the above policy, the Rome tour component of this package (DAY 3) is also non-refundable
The remaining tours are subject to the general cancellation policy and can be canceled up to 4 weeks before the start of the package with a 95% refund (5% handling fee)
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