Italian Food & Wine Adventure

Bologna | Emilia-Romagna | Florence | Tuscany | Rome (11 Days)

Taste your way through the major centers of Italian cuisine: Emilia-Romagna known for its pastas, Parma ham, Parmigiano, and Balsamico di Modena; Florence and Tuscany famed for wines and rustic cooking; and Rome where pizza and gelato are only part of the story.

  • Explore the beautiful historic center of Bologna
  • Learn about the protected regional products of Emilia-Romagna
  • Enjoy a food and culture walking tour of Florence
  • Admire the medieval hill towns and scenic landscapes of Tuscany
  • Try your hand at preparing a traditional Tuscan meal
  • Samples the local wines of Chianti
  • Spend an evening learning the secrets of the Roman kitchen
  • Enter Rome’s legendary Colosseum and the grand halls of the Vatican Museums
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bologna and private transfer to your hotel. Bologna
Day 2 Guided walking tour of Bologna. Evening dinner of local pasta specialties. Bologna
Day 3 Emilia-Romagna foodie tour, including Modena and Parma. Bologna
Day 4 Train to Florence and half-day city walking tour, including Mercato Centrale and street food tastings. Transfer to your hotel in Tuscany. Tuscany
Day 5 Morning tour of Siena and San Gimignano. Afternoon Tuscan cooking class. Tuscany
Day 6 Guided tour of Chianti, including Radda, Greve, Panzano, Castellina and wine tastings. Tuscany
Day 7 Day at leisure in Tuscany. Optional excursion to the Val d’Orcia, or Pisa & Lucca. Tuscany
Day 8 Transfer to your hotel in Rome. Evening market tour and pizza/pasta-making class. Rome
Day 9 Guided tour of Imperial Rome, including the Colosseum. Rome
Day 10 Morning foodie walking tour of Rome. Afternoon tour of Vatican City and its Museums. Rome
Day 11 Private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.  

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