Gastronomic tour

Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Food and wine tasting tour in Rome.
  • Visit Castel Gandolfo (summer residence of the Pope).
  • Visit a local chocolate factory in Perugia.
  • Gastronomic tour in Emilia Romagna.
  • Enjoy a pasta making cooking class in Verona.
  • Discover the world of truffles in Alba.

Programs

DAY 01 ROME

After your arrival at Rome airport be transfer to your hotel in Rome. Check – in and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a half day food and wine tasting tour that includes sightseeing of the city at night. You will visit the Jewish Ghetto, the theatre of Marcellus, the Portico of Octavia, the Synagogue and try fried Zucchini Flowers, Artichokes, Baccalà, Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe. You will taste as well Buffalo ricottas and mozzarella, the original Pizza Margherita, and reach Campo de’ Fiori, Night in Rome.

DAY 02 ROME CASTELLI ROMANI

This morning, your private driver will take you to the Castelli Romani area to taste the typical Roman dishes. You will have lunch in a characteristic farm house, taste typical products and drink local wine. Continue visiting Castel Gandolfo (summer residence of the Pope). Transfer back to your hotel in Rome.

DAY 03 PERUGIA

Transfer to Perugia. Visit the historical center that is one of the largest and most varied in Italy. After a lunch break you’ll visit a local chocolate factory for a guided tour of the facility and a chance to taste the chocolate. See the production of the historic Bacio Perugina and then visit the factory’s historical museum. Night in Perugia.

DAY 04 MONTALCINO

Enjoy a wonderful day exploring the Brunello wine region in a guided private tour. You will visit the winery’s grounds and most importantly, the historic cellars. Enjoy lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant and then have time to explore the town’s narrow winding streets filled with artisan food and wine shops. In the afternoon, transfer to Siena. Enjoy a guided walking tour , visiting the main sites of this medieval city. Night in Siena.

DAY 05 FLORENCE

After breakfast, your private driver will lead you to Florence. Enjoy a tour of the city that includes: visit of the Duomo and the Baptistry, the Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, and the celebrated Accademia Gallery. In the afternoon enjoy a “gelato” tour. Night in Florence.

DAY 06 FLORENCE / PARMA / MODENA

Leave Florence to start a gastronomic tour in Emilia Romagna. Your first stop will be for a visit at a fine Parmigiano Reggiano producer in the Parma area. You will continue around Modena, the town of aceto balsamico. After visiting an acetaia (balsamic vinegar maker) and tasting the delicious, sweet and tangy flavors, you will enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional trattoria. Your tour continues with a visit to the town of Modena for a stroll and coffee in the thriving old city center. Night in Bologna.

DAY 07 VERONA / LAKE GARDA

Transfer to Verona. Meet your private guide and start your tour visiting all Verona main sights: the Arena (Roman amphitheater), Juliet’s house, Romeo’s house,the Roman bridge, the Roman theater, and much more. Enjoy a pasta making cooking class. In the afternoon the guided tour will continue into the exploration of olive production around lake Garda. Gourmet dinner at Garda lake, consisting of a gourmet fish menu. Night in Sirmione.

DAY 08 ALBA

After breakfast, you will reach Alba in Piedmont, an area completely surrounded by vineyards and woods. Here with the truffle hunter and the his truffle hunting dog, you will enjoy a unique experience discovering the world of truffles. Finish with a truffle tasting. Free time at your leisure. Night in Alba.

DAY 09 ASTI

Your private guide and English speaking driver will collect you at your hotel and you will spend the day discovering the Barbaresco and Barolo wine region. Enjoy a visit to two top rated Barbaresco wineries. In the afternoon, you will visit two incredible Barolo wineries and tour the cantina and aging rooms. Transfer back to your hotel in Alba.

DAY 10 DEPARTURE

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.

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