Food and Wine Tour of Italy

Food and Wine Tour of Italy (6 nights/7 days)

If you're a foodie then Italy is one of the best countries in Europe to visit as it is home to some of the most recognized and loved dishes in the world, including pizza, pasta, risotto, gnocchi and tiramisu. If you would like to combine a vacation in Europe with your passion for fine cuisine then we highly recommend this food tour through Italy. 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Tour of the classical sights of Rome
  • Wine farm visit in the Tuscany countryside
  • Tour of the renaissance sights of Florence
  • Authentic food experiences in family-run restaurants
  • From market place to table cooking class experience
  • Wine-tasting in local vineyards

Further Details

Places visited: Rome (1 night), Florence (2 nights), Siena/Montalcino-Tuscany (2 nights), Rome (1 night)

Dates: On Request

Price: $1,499 per person

Best for... Cuisine / Culture / Leisure & Relaxation / Sunshine

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ciao Roma!

The Eternal City brings some of the most decadent pasta dishes, which are at the heart of Roman cuisine, including spaghetti alla carbonara and bucatini alla matriciana. Other must-try dishes include carciofi alla Romana, which are Roman-style artichokes, and coda alla vaccinara, which is an oxtail stew. After transferring you from the airport to your hotel, you will have free time to explore Rome at your leisure, followed by a decadent dinner consisting of typical Roman dishes.

Day 2 - Florence Renaissance

In the morning, you will head towards Florence by high-speed train. Tuscany is home to delicious dishes such as panzanella, which is a cold bread salad, the famous Florentine T-bone steak Bistecca alla Fiorentina and castagnaccio, a traditional cake made with chestnut flour. In the afternoon, your private tour guide will unveil all of Florence's wonders on a VIP tour, which will conclude with dinner in a typical Tuscan restaurant.

Day 3 - Traditional Italian market experience

Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine from a professional chef on an enjoyable cooking class that also includes a visit to a local market. Our chef will tell you how to pick the best produce, after which you will learn how to prepare a full Italian meal. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch with the amazing dishes you made, as well as local wine.

Day 4 - Heading to the heart of Tuscany

After breakfast, our driver will take you from your accommodation in Florence directly to your accommodation in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. After checking in, you will enjoy a delicious dinner consisting of typical Tuscan dishes.

Day 5 - Drinking wine in Italy

Enjoy a full day of culture, wine, and delicious food as you visit some of the most impressive destinations in Tuscany. The tour begins with a visit of a cellar near Montalcino where you will taste a sampling of wines produced, alongside a delicious snack consisting of local products. Then you will visit Pienza and Montepulciano, two artistic jewels, representing the landscape of Val d’Orcia. Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony.

Day 6 - Over 2000 years of history

After breakfast, our driver will take you to Siena train station where you will hop on a train to Rome. A private taxi will take you to your hotel, and after checking in, our tour guide will take you on a VIP tour of Rome's classic sights, such as the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Conclude your day with dinner in a traditional, local restaurant.

Day 7 - Arrivederci Italia

As your trip indulging in Italian food, wine and culture comes to an end today, your private driver will take you from your hotel to Rome airport for your flight back home. 

 

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation in selected hotels in Rome, Florence and Tuscany
  • Arrangement at hotels in room with en-suite, air con and WiFi
  • Double or twin beds in each room (single-occupancy available)
  • 6 Breakfasts included every day in hotel
  • 6 Amazing food/wine experiences in family run restaurants/authentic eateries
  • Tour of the classical sights of Rome
  • Wine farm Visit and Tasting
  • Cooking Class from the market to the table
  • Tour of the Renaissance sights of Florence
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets for all sites and museums
  • Transfers in cars/coaches where appropriate
  • Trains tickets where appropriate
  • English-speaking assistance and local tour guide representative on-hand throughout the trip
  • 24/7 helpdesk assistance with offices throughout Italy

 

For more information or to book contact our team on 1-347-826-1350 or click here to send us an inquiry.