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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. On this trip you get the best of the northern and southern Italian cuisine. Discover why the southern Italian regions of Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata and Campania are the newest foodie hot spots everyone's raving about. Dine on a converted fishing platform on the Adriatic Sea, savour Apulian classics in a fortified farmhouse and sample burrata cheese. 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 Sorrento.
Highlights: • Tasting real balsamic vinegar in an attic acetaia • A farmstay in Tuscany • Visit the World Heritage town Alberobello with its unusual districts of Trulli • Unforgettable dinner on a traditional trabocco fishing platform • Pack a picnic at a prized Apulian bakery • Lose yourself in the ancient city of Matera, sat dramatically on the edge of Gravina gorge
Valid for travel: 8 & 22 May, 12 June, 17 July, 21 August, 4 & 11 September 2020 based on travel 2020 departures.
Itinerary: Tour travels from Venice to Sorrento visiting Bologna, Emilia Romana, San Gimignano, Rome, Aventrana & Matera.
• 12 nights in hotel accommodation • 2 nights farmstay accommodation • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 8 dinners • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader • Transportation by private vehicle, taxi & train, metro & bus • Venice - Welcome Aperitivo, Cicchetti Tasting, Venetian Breakfast and Market Tour • Bologna Pasta Making Class including dinner • Modena - Acetaia Visit, Trattoria Lunch • Agriturismo - Olive Oil Tasting, Wine Tour and Tasting • San Gimignano - Orientation Walk and Town Tour, Gelateria Visit, Wine Museum • Rome - Farm tour & cooking class • Masseria - Olive Oil & Wine tasting, Mozzarella tasting, Guided Walking Tour, Ipogeo Underground Cistern visit, Amaro Liqueur Tasting • Orecchiette making demo • Sorrento - Gelato Making Demonstration, Limoncello tasting, Pizza making & dinner at Agriturismo