tour summary

This seven day/six night eating and walking adventure provides a blend of experiencing the Italian culture through food. We take you to taste your way through Italy, evened out by walking to and from activities to maintain an appetite to gastronomic tours. Each day we have one activity scheduled with free time the remainder of the day. The first three full days are exploring the city and the nearby hills via private transportation. The part of the week we venture into the countryside to learn about medieval towns to discover local artisans and their distinct flavors. Throughout the week, there are opportunities to pursue any of your other interests, may it be photography, painting, yoga, practicing your opera or you may choose to sit out any part of the tour and rejoin later.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 7 DAY COURSE:

  • 6 Nights 4-star Accommodations
  • Private transport during tour
  • Two meals and beverages per day
  • Gastronomic tastings
  • Day excursions to historical towns
  • Regional culinary class
  • Truffle Hunt with truffle meal
  • Winery visits and tasting
  • Private guided walking tour
  • Olive oil farm visit and tasting
  • Entrance to cultural Museums
  • Hands on porchetta class
  • Visit artisan pasta shop
  • Tour and tasting of cheese making
  • Airport transfer for departure

Our small group (6-10 person) tour provides an unusual experience that strays from the ordinary touristic paths. Working with born and raised Italians, we have the knowledge to share what the locals know. We take you to spend time with our friends – specialty artisans who are excited to share their personality and passion through their gastronomic art form. You will be invited in the homes, cantinas, and kitchens of skilled artisans whose passion and multiple generations of practice are demonstrated and tasted. Meet the vintner, olive oil craftsman, chef, truffle hunter, cheese maker, and butcher. Each artisan has been sought out not only for their specialized techniques, but for their knowledge and dynamic personalities, so you get a true understanding of the warmth of Italian people. The itinerary is balanced with free time to enjoy as you wish and all activities are optional. For a well-rounded adventure, as half of the week is an experience of the city and latter half in the countryside to unwind. Stroll the crooked streets of  people of a different place and time, taste unusual flavors, inhale new aromas, and hear ancient sounds. Walking excursions will take you back in time, meandering tucked away cobblestone passageways in the heart of the Renaissance as well as excursions to the picturesque countryside. Come experience Italy with us.

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$3200* (price is based on double occupancy). The price of the 7 day course includes:

  • 6 Nights 4-star Accommodations
  • Private transport during tour
  • Two meals and beverages per day
  • Gastronomic tastings
  • Day excursions to historical towns
  • Regional culinary class
  • Truffle Hunt with truffle meal
  • Winery visits and tasting
  • Private guided walking tour
  • Olive oil farm visit and tasting
  • Entrance to cultural Museums
  • Hands on porchetta class
  • Visit artisan pasta shop
  • Tour and tasting of cheese making
  • Airport transfer for departure

* The course fee excludes airfare, extra excursions, personal expenses, tips, and taxi transportation arrival to the hotel.  It is best to purchase your airfare as soon as possible. For airfare, travel insurance, or any assistance in planning your trip, we will get you connected to our travel agent, email us at astrid@tasteitaly.org

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trip dates

Bologna/Emilia Romagna – September 2019

Sicily: West Coast – September 2020

Sardinia – June 2021

Custom trips and dates may be designed for groups of 6 or more. Please use the below form to register. A $500 fully refundable fee will be required to hold your spot. Payments can be made directly through Paypal. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis according to the date deposit is received.  Please fill out the registration information below:

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