Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days
Capacity: 15 or more people
Italy is a foodie’s paradise, with a rich culinary history and a diverse range of regional cuisines. The famous cheese of Parma known as Parmigiano-Reggiano.to the hearty pasta dishes of Tuscany, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for a truly immersive food experience, consider taking a gourmet tour of Italy.
Gourmet Tour Itinerary
Day 1 – Turin/Alba
Arrival at Milan Airport and travel to Turin. Brief orientation tour then a visit to one
of the famous historic Cafès to taste some of the local chocolate delights. Later
we arrive on the island of Alba for an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Langhe Tour/Alba
Explore the “Langhe”, a hilly area famous for its great wines and food. Along the
Barolo Wine Trail we will visit a local winery and have a local Wine tasting. This
evening dinner is served in a quaint country restaurant, where you will sample
regional dishes made with the legendary white truffle of Alba.
Day 3 – Alba/Parma
Departure to Parma. Guided tour of this elegant town rich in art treasures and
parks. Afternoon follow a gastronomic itinerary to discover one of the best food
products of this area, the Ham of Parma and visit a factory on the green hills
south of the city.
Day 4 – Parma/Modena/Parma
In the morning we will learn more about the famous Parmesan cheese called
Parmigiano Reggiano with a guided visit to the cheese factory. Afternoon we will
move to the nearby town of Modena, universally known by gourmands for the
traditional balsamic vinegar. Accompanied by an expert guide we will visit an old
vinegar factory for a real cultural and gastronomic journey.
Day 5 – Montecatini Terme
Departure to Pisa and visit the Leaning Tower. Early afternoon arrival in
Montecatini Terme, later you will be introduced to the authentic Tuscan cuisine by
participating in a Cooking Class and learn how to impress even the most
Day 6 – Montecatini Terme/Florence/Montecatini Terme
Day Trip to Florence. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided walking tour followed by
lunch at a typical Florence restaurant and taste great food such as delicious
soups or wine braised meat. Afternoon at leisure and return to Montecatini for an
Day 7 – Montecatini Terme/Siena/Pienza/Orvieto
After a nice drive through Tuscany we will arrive in Siena, one of Italy’s most
visited attractions. We will then move south to nearby Montalcino, home to the
king of the Italian wines, the Brunello. Visit to a local winery including Wine
tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Orvieto.
Day 8 – Orvieto
This morning is at your leisure to relax and enjoy Orvieto on your own. In the
afternoon we will visit a local farm producing tasty and aromatic scented Extra
virgin Olive oil. Later enjoy a typical dinner to see how local wine and olive oil are
ideal dressing for regional dishes.
Day 9 – Rome
Departure to Rome. Guided bus sightseeing tour of famous buildings and
monuments to discover their heritage throughout the historical ages. A walking
tour will follow to see the beautiful Piazzas and Fountains. Tonight you will eat
like the Romans do in a typical local restaurant and discover Rome cuisine based
on simple but very tasty dishes like Spaghetti with Carbonara sauce.
Day 10 – Rome
Morning at leisure. Early afternoon we will drive to the Alban Hills, another
famous food and wine destination. Stroll through the small historic towns of
Castel Gandolfo and nearby Frascati where we will visit a local wine estate for
Wine Tasting. Before making our way back to Rome, tasty local specialties will be
served for our Farewell Dinner.
Day 11 – Departure
Bus transfer to Rome airport for your flight home. End of the tour