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31 December, 2019
Italians are the masters of creating simple dishes that sing with flavour. Regional, seasonal and as fresh as possible, Italy’s cuisine is hearty, satisfying and made with heart. Inspired by the kitchens of the nonna, Italy’s food is authentic and surprising – pizza and pasta are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the diverse array of unforgettable food you’ll find on this adventure that travels from Venice to Rome via San Gimignano and Bologna.
Highlights: • Local leaders give an insider guide to this epicurean wonderland • Taste real balsamic vinegar in an attic acetaia • A farmstay in Tuscany gives insight into the wine and olive productiton in the region • Walk part of the Pilgrim's route, the glorious Via Francigena • Hands-on cooking classes led by local masters; roll pasta like a pro and prepare authentic tagliatelle al ragu in the city where it started
Valid for travel: 13 & 27 September, 4 October 2019; 17 April, 8, 15, 22 & 29 May, 12 & 19 June, 17 July, 7 & 21 August, 4, 11, 18 & 25 September, 2 October 2020. Price based on 4 October 2019.
Itinerary: Tour travels from Venice to Rome visiting Bologna, Emilia Romana & San Gimignano.
• 5 nights in hotel accommodation • 2 nights at a Farmstay • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 3 dinners • Transportation by private vehicle, train, Metro & bus • Venice - Welcome Aperitivo, Cicchetti Tasting, Venetian Breakfast & Market Tour • Bologna - Pasta Making Class including Dinner • Modena - Acetaia Visit, Trattoria Lunch • Agriturismo - Wine Tour & Tasting, Olive Oil tasting • San Gimignano - Orientation Walk & Town Tour, Wine Museum, Gelateria Visit