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Take your tastebuds on an unforgettable Italy culinary tour and experience the unique cultures of 3 different Italian regions through their gastronomy.

Within a few kilometres you will discover radically different ingredients and culinary traditions while immersed in breathtaking landscapes. Connect with local people, and artisans, and travel off the beaten path to get in touch with Italy’s most authentic side.

This culinary adventure will take you through some of Italy’s most spectacular landscapes. From the UNESCO World Heritage vineyard-laden hills of Piedmont to the spectacular rugged coast of Liguria to one of Italy’s most iconic culinary centres of Parma, this itinerary is sure to impress. Stay in charming accommodations and explore these extraordinary Italian regions with local insiders.

Interested in exploring this amazing corner of Italy?  Contact us for a custom tour of Italy.

Highlights of this Italy Culinary Tour

  • Learning about culinary traditions and local life from our insiders
  • Hands-on cooking classes preparing mouth-watering regional dishes
  • Exploring the beautiful Ligurian coast including the Cinque Terre
  • Meeting local artisans and small producers of cheeses, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • Exploring the culture and cuisines of three distinct Italian regions
  • Pairing local wines with regional cuisine


STARTS AT

$4495

USD per Person

THIS IS A CUSTOMIZABLE ITINERARY FOR GROUPS OF ALL SIZES.
DATES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Italy Culinary Tour

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PIEDMONT UNESCO HILLS

Welcome to Italy! Your driver will pick you up in Milan airport and transfer to the Langhe area in Piedmont. Check-in at your boutique hotel and prepare yourself for a tasting dinner that will immerse you in Piedmont flavours.
Overnight in the Langhe area

Meals: D
ACCOMMODATIONS: Ramathra Fort

Cantina Piedmont - Wine Tour

Day 2 – LANGHE HILLS FOOD AND WINE


Panoramic tour in the Barbaresco wine area, along with the Unesco World Heritage vineyard landscapes. During the tour, you will visit a well-known wine cellar in the Barbaresco area for a tasting.

Then you will meet a small traditional cheese producer: and tasty lunch with the cheese maker.

Later in the afternoon, a short transfer to experience a local cookery course in a small and familiar cooking school. Preparation of a traditional menu to discover the roots of our local food & wine culture, picking up some of the secrets behind the flavours and ingredients from an expert cook, alongside magical ways of combining them to create the dishes of the Langhe and Roero in order to take a part of our land back home forever. After the course, dinner with the dishes prepared to toast to the wine &food valley. Back to your accommodation by the driver.

Overnight in the Langhe area
Meals: B L D

Portofino, Italy - Italy Foodie tour

DAY 3: LIVE LA DOLCE VITA IN PORTOFINO


Transfer to Santa Margherita, in the Italian Riviera (about 2,5 hours drive). Check-in at your elegant hotel.
In the afternoon start living the special Dolce Vita atmosphere with a guided visit to Santa Margherita and Portofino.

Dinner in a typical restaurant in Santa Margherita.

Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.

Meals: B D

Italy Culinary Tour

DAY 4: GENOA’S AUTHENTIC CHARM

Today your local insider will make you discover Genoa’s medieval historical center with its ancient food and artisans’ shops.

Then you will be welcomed in a noble Renaissance palace where our traditional food expert will teach you to prepare the famous PESTO sauce made with mortar and pestle. In the end, you will enjoy what you have prepared sipping local wine.

Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Meals: B L

Cinque Terre - Italy Tour

DAY 5: EXPLORE THE PICTURESQUE CINQUE TERRE

A full day to immerse yourselves in the picturesque atmosphere of the Cinque Terre accompanied by your local insider (guide with minimum 4 people otherwise visit on their own). You will explore the 5 fishing villages and stop for lunch in a lovely restaurant to taste local specialties.

Transportation by train.

Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Meals: B L

Parmigiano Cheese -Parma

DAY 6: TOWARD PARMA WITH A SPECIAL COOKING CLASS


Enjoy the morning to relax by the sea or do some shopping in Santa Margherita.

In the early afternoon, private transfer to Parma where you will enjoy a special cooking class* where will learn to prepare the famous Tortelli stuffed pasta and other local specialties and have a delicious dinner.

Overnight in Parma

Meals: B D

Parma Tour

DAY 7: EMILIA ROMAGNA FLAVOURS

Today, become immersed in the flavours of Emilia Romagna. Discover the treasures of the Italian Food Valley: visit a diary producing Parmigiano Reggiano, a historical “acetaia” where you will learn the secrets of balsamic vinegar and a producer of the famous Prosciutto di Parma. During the tour* you will taste local specialties in a lovely “trattoria”.

Overnight in Parma.
Meals: B L

Cin Cin - Italy Wine tour

DAY 8: EXPLORE PARMA THEN MILAN

Morning at disposal to explore the magnificent historical center of Parma and may be do some shopping. At lunch you will be welcomed in a traditional restaurant.

In the afternoon transfer by train to Milan where the tour ends.
Meals: B L
Optional night in Milan to be quoted separately or extend to another part of Italy!

  • 2 nights 4* hotel/agriturismo in Piedmont Langhe area with breakfast
  • 3 nights 4* hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure with breakfast
  • 2 nights 4* hotel in Parma with breakfast
  • 4 dinners water and wine included
  • 5 lunches
  • Private visit to a cellar with wine tasting, private visit to a cheese producer, private cooking class on day 2
  • Half day private guide on day 3 and 4 (Portofino and Genoa)
  • Full day private guide on day 5 – Cinque Terre (with minimum 4 participants)
  • Train tickets on day 4 and 5
  • Private pesto class in Genoa
  • Cooking class in Parma – private class with minimum 7 people
  • Visit to a Parmesan cheese producer, Parma ham producer and balsamic vinegar producer – private with minimum 7 people otherwise you join a small group
  • Private transfer from Milan to Piedmont on day 1
  • full day private transfer on day 2 in Piedmont
  • private transfer from Piedmont to Santa Margherita on day 3
  • private transfer from Santa Margherita to Parma on day 6
  • full day private transfer on day 7 (shared minibus)
  • train transfer from Parma to Milan center on day 8 (train tickets)
  • our 24h support during the trip

Tour Exclusions

  • International Flights (can be arranged through us [email protected])
  • Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us [email protected])
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Services and entrances not mentioned above
  • Passport, COVID Tests, and vaccinations
  • Tips/Gratuities for guides, housekeeping, service staff, drivers, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTES

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. Although we always do our best to stick to the itinerary, due to the ever-changing nature of Mother Nature, activities, hotels, and visits are subject to change due to forces beyond our control.

FLIGHTS: Please do not purchase your flights until this tour is confirmed.

PASSPORTS: Must be valid for at least 6 months upon return date to your home country. Proper documentation is the responsibility of each traveller.

VISAS & VACCINATIONS: Responsibility of the traveller. VISAS (responsibility of the traveller) – Many nationalities do need a visa to enter Nepal.

Date: Custom Departure available upon request
Prices from: $4195 USD per participant based on Double / Twin accommodation
*Please note, that the hotels and routing of this tour can be altered to best suit your needs. Prices may vary.

Travel Insurance

Cancellation, Travel, Flight, and Health insurance are required and are the responsibility of the participant to research and secure the appropriate coverage. Click HERE for a Travel Insurance Quote or please email [email protected] for a quote.

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Waiver Form

All participants will be required to sign a Waiver Form prior to departure.

Recommended Stays:

PIEDMONT – Corte Gondina 

LIGURIA – Mediterraneo Emotional Spa – Santa Margherita Ligure

EMILIA ROMAGNA – Starhotel du Parc – Parma

*Hotels are subject to change due to availability

If you would like to upgrade your hotels, just let us know! Contact us 

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