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Get fully immersed in the flavors of the most famous, traditional products of the region: Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar.

You will be picked up at your hotel, then brought to your first stop on this tasting tour - an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano to watch how the cheese is freshly made. The next stop is a plant where the world famous Prosciutto is made. The day concludes with a trip to a producer of Balsamic Vinegar in Modena to see how it's made and, of course a tasting.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.

Enjoy a delicious full day food tour including exclusive visits to two award-winning cheese and prosciutto producers and a tasty light lunch at a mountain-view restaurant.

Enjoy a full day tour to discover the flavors of Valtellina area including a visit to a cheese shop, wine tastings at two historic wineries and lunch at a Michelin listed restaurant.

The first stop on your Valtellina food and wine tour is at an old charming Bottega (food shop) open for the first time in 1883. Here you will taste two of the typical local cheeses, Bitto and Casera.
 
Then continue onto a small historic winery located in Chiuro for a 3-wine tasting experience accompanied by cheese and cold cut meats such as bresaola, an air-dried salted beef.

Your first stop will be at a small historic Valtellina winery for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The winemaker Paolo carries on the family tradition with his sons, Luca and Matteo, respecting the long aging time of Nebbiolo. This is the only winery in the area that uses the precious antioxidant active ingredients of grapes to produce anti-aging creams, based on red wine.
 

Starting at $47.58 pp.

Take a wine voyage around Italy without ever leaving the heart of Rome with this one-of-a-kind wine and food tasting experience.

Starting at $120.54 pp.

Set off as the sun dips over the horizon and be introduced to the very best restaurants and wine bars Florence has to offer. Savor artisanal truffle cheese and cured local meats paired with the perfect local vino. Watch a live demonstration of how to cook the ultimate Florentine steak, the Bistecca alla Fiorentina (then taste it, which is even better!). Your local guide will also regale you with stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into the best part of Florentine life.
 

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $95.16 pp.

On this 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno, you’ll get to taste what makes this city’s cuisine so special and unique within Italy. Through countless food and wine tastings, you’ll learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies), sample the local salami, and  experience the neighborhood’s Bohemian vibe – full of students, artists and lively culture.
 

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $100.24 pp.

On this 3-hour Sunday food tour you will enjoy a range of tastings through the ancient city center and discover some of Rome’s most important sights along the way. Stop in at local food institutions and bakeries and learn the history of the oldest Jewish community in Europe.

Try iconic Jewish-Roman dishes like fried artichokes and finish the tour with gelato, made with the finest Italian ingredients, at a local institution.

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $125.61 pp.

Testaccio is the Rome original foodie neighborhood and where cucina romana (Roman cuisine) was born. This movable feast through Testaccio is perfect for the adventurous foodie who’s looking to try something that pushes the boundaries beyond pizza and pasta. Your local guide will regale you with personal stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into local Roman life. Plus, as this is an evening food tour, you can expect plenty of wine and spirits along the way!

Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.

Starting at $100.24 pp.

Testaccio is the Rome original foodie neighborhood and where cucina romana (Roman cuisine) was born. This 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.

Starting at $125.61 pp.

Trastevere is a neighborhood like no other. It’s where Romans choose to eat with their families and where young Romans go for buzzing nightlife at evenings and weekends. You can’t leave Rome without walking through these streets and tasting the best food on offer.

On this 4-hour walking food tour you explore this photogenic neighborhood by night. You’ll sample a blend of Italian classics like pizza and pasta, real Roman street food, less-known meats and cheeses, and amazing wine in a secret cellar.

Starting at $100.24 pp.

On this 3-hour walking tour of Trastevere neighborhood you will indulge in the city’s best street food, at places locals still cherish and hear amazing stories about these classic eats. From ancient classics like supplí- fried risotto balls with mozzarella cheese to the trendy Trappizino – a hybrid of pizza and a calzone filled with signature Roman dishes like braised oxtail, you will enjoy them all. This unforgettable food and cultural experience will give you a mouth-watering taste of Roman cuisine and of daily life in one of Rome’s most iconic neighborhoods, Trastevere.

Starting at $236.71 pp.

On this true wine expert tour, discover one of the most renowned wines worldwide and arguably one of the most esteemed wines in Italy - Brunello di Montalcino.

Enjoy a full day tour to Bologna and the FICO agri-food park from Verona.

Enjoy a full day tour to the Food Valley from Verona and get fully immersed in the flavors of the most famous, traditional products of the region: Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma.

Starting at $112.92 pp.

Experience the true flavor of the Veneto countryside while on this 4-hour Soave and Amarone Wine Tour.  Departing Verona by air-conditioned minivan, along with your driver-guide, you will journey into the beautiful Veneto countryside through gorgeous olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills of one of the most prestigious winemaking regions. 

Take a journey to the two most historical villages in Tuscany: San Gimignano and Volterra, along with the city of Colle di Val D’Elsa. While on the way to San Gimignano, take a stop in the town of Colle di Cal d’Elsa, named after the River Elsa that crosses the valley, which is considered the capital of Italian Crystal. For 800 years this is the location where beautiful crystal glass is produced and transformed into gorgeous and unique handmade works of art. Have the chance to witness the crystal glass making first hand in a traditional factory in this amazing town.

Venture to the beautiful countryside of the Orcia Valley to discover ancient, hilltop villages, rows of vineyards, and culinary specialties while surrounded by unique scents and amazing tastes. Crossed by the Orcia River, from which the Valley was named, this amazing region of Tuscany has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, and it is considered to be a rustic treasure with breathtaking views and picturesque landscapes.

Castles, unique landscapes, rolling hills, and winding roads are just a few of the magnificent views you will admire along the way to Montalcino from Siena.  While crossing the heart of Crete Senesi you will have the chance to stop and take pictures of the dune-like hills which have the appearance of a “lunar” landscape due to the grey coloration of its soil.

Take an excursion to a land of ancient wine making traditions, unique landscapes, medieval castles and abbeys, and gorgeous vineyards surrounded by woods, olive groves and cypress trees.  A region filled with exceptional beauty – Chianti.  First stop along the winding hills of the Chianti Castles Route is the beautiful medieval town enclosed by massive walls, Radda in Chianti.  This magnificent town is the perfect place to enjoy good wine and embrace the natural picturesque landscapes that surround you.  Next is the ancient village of Vertine, a town rich with history as if time itself has

Embark on a fascinating hunting experience to the outskirts of Chianti to “dig out” some amazing natural treasures- Tuscan Truffles. The truffle hunt will take place at the site where the famous battle of Monteaperti took place in 1260. Here you will learn all the secrets to the Tuscan Truffles including: their characteristics, properties, differences, and how to store and use them. This hunting experience will take place with an Expert Truffle Hunter and his wonderful dogs. The “Lagotto” (the special dog breed), makes truffle hunting possible.

Have the chance to create your own signature wine along with a professional winemaker!

There is no better way to discover the true essence of Chianti than to hike through the rolling hills and vineyards, taste its famous wine, and eat traditional Tuscan dishes.

In between the rolling hills of Chianti you will discover the rich history from the medieval villages, and taste the local delicacies along with the famous Chianti Classico wine. Chianti is a land known for its small towns, medieval castles and abbeys, and ancient wine making traditions.

Take a unique and authentic experience in Cinque Terre while on a beautiful 2-hour hike off the beaten path.  You’ll meet your private guide for an exciting day of hiking, on a trail through the famous terraced vineyards of Cinque Terre.  You will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Cinque Terre Villages. Then, you will reach the local trattoria where you will taste some famous Ligurian dishes and appetizers such as rice cake, vegetable pie, focaccia, anchovies, and local cheese.

Starting at $190.32 pp.

Walk to a private garden terrace overlooking the amazing views of the cove and fishing village of Portofino and meet a local producer that will introduce you to his production of olive oil and the local wine. Taste the precious extra-virgin olive oil no house should be without and discover how to prepare delicious sauces combining olive oil with aromatic herbs (such as basil, rosemary and sage). Then taste some local specialties paired with local wine.

Starting at $201.03 pp.

Take an intimate small group tour through Tuscany and discover the quintessence of Tuscan wines: the world-renowned Supertuscans.

A Supertuscan wine is the utmost expression of quality and winemaking skills of a wine producer and often his signature wine. A precious wine that sometimes is difficult to find outside the latest vintage - or even to get a taste of.

Starting at $165.34 pp.

Along this trail, get acquainted with the history of wine and the secret of how to keep long lasting traditions alive. Learn the different characteristics of wine, how distinguish the acidity and taste, and flavor pairing with food. Plus visit an olive oil mill in an ancient noble estate and learn about the olive oil production.

A full day private tour of the Tuscan cities Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Classico including a wine tour and wine and olive oil tasting.

Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.

Today begins with a visit to an artisan butcher where you will taste the famous Piedmontese meats including battuta al coltello (raw meat), sausages of Bra served on fresh warm artisanal bread, and other delicious cold cuts.

Lunch will be at a typical Piedmontese trattoria where you will sample a few of the local specialties from their tasting menu plus wine.

Your last stop is to a small and excellent Barbaresco wine producer. The visit includes a stroll in the vineyards, estate, and cellar for a tasting of Moscato, Barbera and Barbaresco.