ITALY - FOOD AND WINE

Number 8 on the list.
Bueno Appetito! Tastes of Italy.
Italian food is made and eaten with love. Traditional recipes are passed on from generation to generation, eaten and enjoyed alfresco with family and friend. Eat and drink your way around Italy – savour Italian flavours and experience some of the world’s best food and wine.

There are many ways to experience Italy's fantastic cuisine whether you choose a cooking holiday, foodie tour, slow food tour or self dive tour. And the best recipe for an Italian food and wine holiday is a combination of amazing accommodation in Italy's most beautiful regions, learning and perfecting Italian dishes from some of the local chefs, while having fun and discovering Italy.

Private Rome, Rome with a Bite

Are you ready to become a real Roman? Take a stroll with us through the Eternal City, where we will taste our way through the centuries. Visiting markets, family-run grocery stores, historic cafes, and quirky bakeries, this private tour will take you off the beaten track so you can explore where locals really go for a taste of the real Rome.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Taste the mouthwatering street food and wine of Rome with a local who knows the best cafes and delis in the city
• Wander through one of the oldest and most vibrant markets in Rome
• Visit the captivating Jewish quarter and sample some of its specialities, including biscuits made by a ladies-only kosher bakery
• Learn how to live like a modern-day Roman: what to eat, where to shop, and how to relax

INCLUDES
• Local English-speaking guide, all food samples as per itinerary, glass of wine (or a soft drink), espresso or cappuccino. Please note that the food and food spots may vary according to your food desires and the season!

ITINERARY
Among the first lesson in living life as a Roman is to sip your coffee the way the Romans do — standing up. So, a fundamental pit stop on this private food tour will be in a real Roman café where you’ll have the opportunity to test, on site, what you have learned from your guide about “drinking coffee as the Italians do!”
High on caffeine, sugar, and the Roman spirit, we will make our way to the historical center, where the oldest and most fascinating food shops are! Here we will admire the colourful displays of fruit and vegetables and meet bakers, local cheese and ham producers…get ready for an enchanting experience!
Next up, it is essential that you try some mortadella (a light pink, smooth textured Italian sausage), prosciutto or porchetta, mean cold cuts from the local sheperds tradition! And what better way to try it than on a pizza, an Italian superstar dish that is loved the world over?! This is not any old pizza though, it’s a pizza bianca. Your immersion into the Italian way of life is progressing nicely…
Rome has a great tradition of fried food, and we have a special kind that we want you to try that you can just find in the eternal city! Have you ever heard of fried zucchini flowers or supplì?! We will enjoy some of these freshly fried delicious treats together as you get to grips with some of our most popular dishes.
One stop you absolutely cannot miss is the Jewish neighbourhood, where the local Jewish community has played an essential part in the chequered history of Rome since 1555. More importantly for us, their contribution to the food scene in Rome has been equally as impressive; you will have a chance to salute some of their most loved small bites, such as fried artichokes and stock fish. 
By the end of your private tour, you’ll know how to live and eat like a proper Roman! Before you go, your guide will be very happy to recommend many more foodie adventures for you to enjoy in and around one of the world’s most beautiful cities. When in Rome, indeed!
^Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
February to November
Daily at 10:00am or 3:00pm
Duration: 3 hours

PRICE
From $230* per person^

Buon Appetito Rome
4 Days / 3 Nights

Savour the secrets of Italian cuisine by participating in a hands-on pasta making cooking class and a walking and tasting tour of Rome’s enchanting squares and neighbourhoods.

INCLUDES
• Arrival transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport
• 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request)
• 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
• Small group cooking class and food tasting experiences

ITINERARY^
DAY 1 ROME
Arrival transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 ROME
Morning cooking lesson including a visit to a local market. Learn how to hand make pasta and enjoy a typical Italian lunch. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

DAY 3 ROME
Enjoy a mid morning or late afternoon walking tour and taste Italian specialties along the way. (B)

DAY 4 ROME
The tour ends today. (B)
^Note: The order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
January to December
Departs Daily

PRICE
From $598* per person
 

Tuscany Food & Wine Self Drive Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights

Explore the region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise. Visit the magnificent Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers. Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, pecorino cheese and olive oil, shop for delicacies in the many food shops.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Sampling Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
• Tastings of prestigious wines of the Chianti area
• Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance
• Siena and San Gimignano
• Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese

INCLUDES
• 7 day category A car hire with standard cover
• 6 nigths 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
• 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region
• 1 cooking lesson
• Half day sightseeing tour of Florence

ITINERARY
DAY 1 FLORENCE
Collect your car and drive to the villa II Palagio, near Florence. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 2 FLORENCE
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Florence and lunch at a typical restaurant. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit one of Florence’s oldest ice cream parlours. (B,L)

DAY 3 SIENA TO SAN GIMIGNANO
Visit Siena and sample some traditional desserts in one of the famous pastry shops. On the way to San Gimignano enjoy lunch at a familyrun farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum. (B,L)

DAY 4 CHIANTI
Today is dedicated to discovering the Chianti hills. Visit a winery in Radda in Chianti, meet the wine producer, visit the cellars and enjoy a wine tasting. Proceed to the historic town of Greve. We recommend stopping at the famous butcher's shop Antica Macelleria Falorni to see its incredible selection of salamis and hams. In the afternoon visit another winery for a wine and oil tasting. (B)

DAY 5 MONTEPULCIANO TO PIENZA
Depart for the medieval city of Montepulciano and visit a winery for a tasting. In the afternoon, head for Pienza. Visit a pecorino cheese producer, learn something about the cheese making process and sample the fare. (B)

DAY 6 MONTALCINO
Morning departure for Montalcino, famous for its brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Return to Florence area and join a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by dinner. (B,D)

DAY 7 FLORENCE
Departure day. (B) 

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
Daily from January to December

PRICE
From $1,470* per person


Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice

Wine + food + traghetti = Venice personified. Join this best selling Venice tour to dose yourself up on Venetian culture in the form of local food specialties and regional wines. It’s the Italian way!

HIGHLIGHTS
• Learn Venice through its bars and taverns
• Discover the delicious range of local cicchetti dishes on this Venice tour
• Experience the buzz of Italian Bacari wine bars
• Ride a traghetto gondola into the Rialto area
• Sample local wines and fresh Venetian cuisine
• Get a history lesson while sipping wine

INCLUDES
• Local English-speaking guide, traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting), Rialto food market visit (morning tour only), food and wine as indicated, travel advice for your days in Venice.

ITINERARY
Join us for the perfect Venice evening. Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour Venice tour that stops off at Bacari wine bars and samples their famous cicchetti dishes. Time to get your foodie game face on with some Venice cicchetti!
You’ll start this Venice food tour from Campo de la Maddalena, a small raised square that has remained the same since medieval times, and is famous for its modest houses topped with interesting chimneys. Call into the old historical inn, a much loved bar that specialises in cicchetti, for your first taste of this Venice tapas.
The best things to do in Venice often revolve around food. On this Venice tour, you will try some of the city’s famous specialties, from plates of olives, to marinated seafood served on wedges of soft polenta. Here, you’ll learn all about the long history of this atmospheric bar from your local guide as you feast on some of its specialties.
You’ll continue on this Venice city tour by walking into Strada Nuova and calling in to another old historical bar which has been open since the 18th century and is famous for its ‘polpette’, or spicy fried meatballs. From there, you’ll head to Campo de Santa Sofia and jump on a traghetto to cross Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they're used as passenger ferries instead — no sitting or singing here — this is how locals get across the canals!
Pay a visit to a true local Venice attraction — the local market, before heading to yet another bar in the centre of Venice, a hole-in-the-wall place that serves a simple but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. You’d be mistaken if you thought here weren’t any bars left in Venice to visit, as your local guide will lead you to a couple more stops, just to finish this cicchetti tour with a bang!
The tour then comes to an end on the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of your new favourite bars, or your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
Februrary to December
Monday to Saturday at 11:30am and 5:15pm
Duration: 2.5 hours

PRICE
From $209* per person
 

The Sweet Taste of Venice

Sweets lovers and coffee lovers alike will want to jump on this tour of traditional Venetian bakeries! Discover the secrets behind Italian caffè culture and taste some of Venice’s best desserts as you mingle with locals in Cannaregio and Castello. 

HIGHLIGHTS
• Learn the secrets of Italian coffee culture and how to sip caffè like a local
• Taste traditional Venetian sweets  
• Discover family-run bakeries that are loved by locals
• Sample some of that famous tiramisu
• Explore the neighbourhoods of Cannaregio and Castello

INCLUDES
• Local English-speaking guide, food and drinks as set out in the itinerary (coffee, 5 dessert samples, bottle of water, and a soft drink). 

ITINERARY
Italians love their coffee but there are certain rules one must follow if you’re going to do Italian café culture the right way. This tour will make you a bonafide caffè expert, but more than that, it will also introduce you to the traditional pasticcerie of Venice. You’ll learn the history of local sweet treats as you wander through the most local neighbourhoods in town! 
You’ll meet your local guide at the steps of the Santa Lucia train station (the only train station in Venice) and then begin your adventure exploring the Cannaregio neighbourhood. 
The first stop on our Venice food tour will be in the heart of the ancient Jewish Ghetto, a neighbourhood that is 500 years old and remains an important piece of the Venetian community. It’s here that we’ll taste our first sweet sample as you try a traditional Kosher pastry. 
After that, it’s coffee time! And what better way to enjoy a coffee in Venice than in an historical torrefazione? We’ll stop at a family-owned business that imports coffee beans from around the world and roasts them directly in their shop. You’ll get to enjoy the aroma while sipping a good cup of caffè — but most importantly, you’ll learn how to drink it like a local! Your guide will teach you the secrets to sipping coffee the proper way so that you can blend right in with the locals during the rest of your Italian holiday. 
After your shot of caffeine, we’ll go for a walk through the neighbourhood of Cannaregio, passing by the main corners of this residential area. We’ll stop at a family bakery that’s famous for its torrone and other traditional desserts of Venice, all prepared using ingredients popular to this part of the world. It’s here that you’ll get a lesson on the history and background of local Venetian cuisine. 
We’ll then continue our way toward the Castello neighbourhood, the largest sestiere on the island and home to the Arsenale, or Naval Dockyard, of the city. We’ll explore the narrow lanes of the area before stopping into our next pasticceria, an elegant family-run spot that’s the most beloved and famous place to get seasonal desserts during the holidays: panettone at Christmas,  colomba at Easter… depending on the time of year, you’ll get a mix of different desserts to try, appropriate to the season. You’ll also have the chance here to relax your legs in the main square of the neighbourhood, overlooking the beautiful Church of San Giovanni e Paolo. 
Finally, we’ll head to our almost-last stop on this Venice tour to enjoy the famous tiramisu! Learn everything about this Veneto dessert while enjoying a delicious homemade one. 
From there, we’ll walk toward our ending point at the Rialto Bridge, but we’re not quite finished yet.

Do you love chocolate? We do too, so we can’t miss the opportunity to visit an atelier of chocolate, where you’ll get a gourmet tasting while seeing how this tasty treat is made! 
Then, it’s time to say a presto at the steps of Rialto Bridge, where your local guide will give you some tips for continuing your day in Venice, or give you directions to head back to your hotel.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
January to December
Tuesday to Saturday at 9:00am
Duration: 3 hours

PRICE
From $82* per person

Italy Food Explorer
9 Days / 8 Nights

Discover some of northern Italy’s best cuisine on this food adventure from Turin in the Piedmont region to the iconic city of Bologna. While many cities across Italy are justifiably renowned for their cuisine, the country’s northern reaches often fly under-the-radar. Discover some of the north’s most delicious culinary traditions on this nine-day food adventure. Sample hazelnut-infused chocolate and the delectable flavours of the slow food movement in elegant Turin. Hunt for white truffles and savour exquisite Barolo and Barbaresco wines in the picturesque, castle-studded hills of the Piedmont region. Explore the culinary traditions of the Cinque Terre, sampling local specialties like focaccia and farinata (savoury street food pancakes), and learning how to make Ligurian pesto from scratch with a hands-on demonstration. Finish up in gastronomically-rich Bologna, where local producers prized ham and some of the best balsamic vinegar in the country.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Italy is a foodie's paradise, but as a visitor it can be hard to escape the tourist traps. Your local leaders will give you an insider's guide to this epicurean wonderland
• The Piedmont region is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, gifted with picturesque hills topped with centuries-old castles, pretty towns. It also produces some of the best wine grapes in the country and rare white truffles
• If you thought its pastel-hued buildings and breathtaking coastline was the only thing the Cinque Terre had going for it, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by its cuisine. On top of freshly caught anchovies and fish, make sure to try freshly baked focaccia and pesto – regional specialties
• Tasting the real balsamic vinegar in an attic of a former farm house is a revelation – it'll be hard to go back to the mass-produced version after this.

INCLUDES
• Accommodation: Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature stay in Agriturismo (2 nights)
• Transport: Private minibus
• 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
• Activities:
Market Visit & Walking Tour of Turin
Chocolate & Bicerin Tasting
Vermouth Making Workshop
Truffle Hunt
Alba Orientation Walk
Piedmontese & Truffle Cooking Class
Cheese Degustation & Farm Visit
2 Family Wineries - Visits & Tastings
'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration
Cinque Terre Food Tasting Trail
Parma Ham Production Visit & Lunch/Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
Bolognese & Regional Specialties Cooking Class

ITINERARY
DAY 1 TURIN
Touch down in elegant Turin, located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. With its grand, tree-lined boulevards, baroque architecture, palaces and castles – not to mention, its bevy of delectable cafes and restaurants – it’s not hard to see why Turin is often lauded the ‘Paris of the Italy’. Take your included transfer to the hotel and settle in before your food adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. After meeting your tour leader and fellow travellers at this important meeting, head out for your first taste of Turin – an included dinner at a local restaurant. Piedmont is the birthplace of the slow food movement. Emphasis is placed on local, high quality produce. Dinner tonight will draw on these traditions, and may include a veal salad with fresh anchovies. Choose between a slow-cooked meat dish or a freshly-made pasta dish, such as ravioli. Pair your main course with a glass of local Barolo wine, arguably Italy’s most premium wine, produced in the Piedmont region. Finish your meal with a bignoline, a delicate choux pastry filled with chocolate, creme or hazelnut. These tiny morsels are meant to be eaten in one gulp, rather than bitten (just like aristocratic women used to, in order to avoid dirty fingers) – we bet you’ll have a hard time eating just one. (D)
Overnight: Hotel Genova, or similar

DAY 2 TURIN
Spend the morning exploring a local market. Turin is home to Porta Palazzo Market – with nearly 800 stalls, it’s the largest open-air market in Europe – as well as a variety of other markets that offer an amazing variety of fresh produce, cheeses, cured meats and gourmet products. Each market has different opening hours, so the market you visit will depend on the day of the week. Enjoy lunch at a cafe or restaurant near the market, though be sure to save room for dessert, as after lunch, you’ll get the opportunity to further explore the city with a food-oriented walking tour with your leader. Your guide will take you to some of the best spots to try local favourites, while also pointing out key attractions and providing some local insight into the city along the way. Pay a visit to Guido Gobino (or possibly another chocolatier) for a chocolate-tasting. Though most look to Switzerland or Belgium for premium chocolate, Turin was the first European city licenced to produce chocolate (in 1678), and can more than hold its own against these confectionary powerhouses. Using their excellent locally-produced hazelnuts, the Piedmont region is responsible for creating two delectable hazelnut-infused chocolates – Giandiotto and Nutella. You’ll also stop at a cafe to sample a local secret, Bicerin. This heavenly hot drink is made with espresso, drinking chocolate and whole milk or cream and is another Turin specialty. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. After dinner (not included), take part in an interactive vermouth workshop. The famous drink of kings and queens was first produced in Turin (the sweet variety, that is). After a short introduction on the history of flavoured wines and vermouth, you’ll have the chance to make your own vermouth, adjusting the amounts of herbs and sugar used according to your taste, under the guidance of a renowned vermouth expert. (B,L)
Included activities: Market Visit & Walking Tour of Turin, Chocolate & Bicerin Tasting, Vermouth Making Workshop
Overnight: Hotel Genova, or similar

DAY 3 ALBA / PIEMONTE REGION
After breakfast, take a private transfer to Langhe, a beautiful part of Italy known for its wine production, particularly Barolo and Barbaresco, and white truffles. Drive through vineyard-covered hills, topped with centuries-old castles and pretty towns before arriving at Agricola Cian Piero Marrone (Marrone Winery), a family-run winery and eatery. Join Gianni, affectionately referred to as ‘the truffle man’, on a hunt for this culinary treasure. As one might expect with such a rare and expensive ingredient, truffles are buried underground and can be difficult to find. Learn Gianni’s tricks for knowing where to dig, then return to the winery for a cooking class in the cellar. The matriarch of the family, mamma Giovanna, will teach you how to prepare a typical Piedmont menu, including appetiser, first course, main course and dessert. After the class, you’ll get to sit down to lunch and enjoying your creations, along with carefully selected wines to accompany each course. You’ll also receive a cookbook and Marrone apron at the end of the class. Continue to Alba, where you leader will lead a short orientation walk. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L)
Included activities: Truffle Hunt, Alba Orientation Walk, Piedmontese & Truffle Cooking Class
Overnight: Tenuta La Romana, or similar

DAY 4 ALBA / PIEMONTE REGION
Today will be spent exploring the bountiful treasures and scenic landscapes of the Piedmont Region. You’ll start the day with a visit to Sordo, a family-run winery that has been producing red wines for more than a century. Big barrels made of Slavonian oak are the secret of this centenary winery; this wood – thanks to its gentle feature – is not invasive with the wine which keeps its authentic taste. Learn more about their traditional production methods while sampling some of their fine wines. Travel about 40 minutes to Canelli, the sparkling wine producing region of Peidmont, to visit Cascine Coppe. Established in 1892, Coppo is one of the oldest family-run wineries in Italy. After a cellar tour and tasting, visit a cheese farm for a cheese degustation with local accompaniments, then onto your featured Agriturismo stay at the immaculate Tentua La Romana. (B,L)
Included activities: Cheese Degustation & Farm Visit, 2 Family Wineries - Visits & Tastings
Overnight: Tenuta La Romana, or similar

DAY 5 CINQUE TERRE - LEVANTO
After breakfast, travel about 2.5 hours to the seaside town of Levanto and our base for exploring the Cinque Terre. There’s time for lunch, then you have the option of hopping a boat for a scenic, afternoon boat cruise along the coast. Get a different angle of the famous pastel-hued buildings and vineyards that cling to the rugged coast of the five fishing villages from the sea. Squeeze underneath towering rocks to arrive in Portovenere, where you’ll stop to marvel at the moored super-yachts or have a gelato with a view, before returning to Levanto. In the late afternoon, visit the well-known “laboratoio di Pesto”, run by Peregrine’s long-time friend, Luigina, and her daughters to learn a thing or two about pesto. Enjoy a hands-on demonstration on how to make the original Ligurian pesto from scratch – of course, you’ll have to eat the pesto you produced yourself minutes before, as it is best eaten fresh. (B)
Included activities: 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration
Optional activities: Cinque Terre Boat Tour - EUR35
Overnight: Hotel Oasi, or similar 

DAY 6 CINQUE TERRE
For centuries, the Cinque Terre was only connected by narrow paths and boats. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that trains were brought into the area. Today, you’ll spend three to four hours exploring the culinary traditions of the Cinque Terre’s villages, travelling by public transport. Your tour guide will lead the group to select shops where you’ll get to sample local specialties, like focaccia, arancini and farinata (a savory, street food pancake). Food in Liguria is rustic and rely heavily on locally grown olives, lemons vegetables and herbs (primarily basil, oregano and marjoram). Anchovies and other fresh catches from the sea – usually simply dressed with olive oil and lemon – are also dietary staples. After the leader-led tour, the rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. You might want to strap on some sturdy shoes to further explore the trails that connect the five villages. It is difficult in parts, but the reward is magnificent views of the Mediterranean. In the evening, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from serving up local flavours. (B)
Included activities: Cinque Terre Food Tasting Trail
Overnight: Hotel Oasi, or similar

DAY 7 BOLOGNA
After breakfast, you’ll set off for Bologna, making several stops along the way to delve into the region’s rich culinary offerings. First, you’ll stop in the town of Langhirano, known for its numerous ham factories. Visit one of these factories to learn about the meat production process and also sample some prosciutto, mortadella, coppa or zampone. Continue to the Parma region, famed for its prosciutto production. Prosciutto di Parma can only be produced from the hind legs of specially-selected heritage breed pigs, raised in special conditions that need approval from the Consorzio. Visit a Consorzio-approved Parma ham factory for a guided tour to gain an insight into the production of this prized ham. Continue to Modena for an unlikely stop – the attic of a former farm house, where Peregrine-friend, Giorgio, and his family produce ‘real’ balsamic vinegar. It takes at least 20 years to produce this culinary masterpiece, which is made according to centuries-old methods. Sample vinegar from oak barrels and possible, a special 30-year-old cherry wood version. Arrive in Bologna in the late afternoon. The city’s culinary claim to fame is a significant one, thanks to the ragu alla Bolognese. Home of tagliatelle, mortadella and a range of other cured meats and salamis, Bologna, along with the surrounding Emilia Romagna region, is a bonafide food mecca. (B, L)
Included activities: Parma Ham Production Visit & Lunch/Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
Overnight: Hotel Touring, or similar

DAY 8 BOLOGNA
After breakfast, head to the market to pick out ingredients for today’s morning cooking class. Head to a picturesque court of an old bake house -the location of your cooking class – where trained gourmet chefs, Barbara and Valeria, will lead the group through a lesson in Italian cooking, focusing on Bolognese and Northern cuisine. After the three-hour lesson, you’ll get to eat what you prepared, along with some good wine. Enjoy a free afternoon before meeting up with the group for an optional farewell dinner. (B, L)
Included activities: Bolognese & Regional Specialties Cooking Class
Overnight: Hotel Touring, or similar

DAY 9 BOLOGNA
Your food adventure comes to an end after breakfast. There are no planned activities for today. (B)

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
1 April
6 May
30 September
14 October

PRICE
From $4,280* per person

Florence Foodies Walk

Truffles. Gelato. Chianti. Olive Oil. All the essentials of the food pyramid are included on this Florence tour. Leave the diet at home and embrace the feast that is Florence.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Gain insight into the best local food stores, restaurants, and wine bars
• Sample delicious local fare including earthy truffles and artisan chocolate
• Learn about local extra virgin olive oil (and sample some, too!)
• Experience a localised food history lesson before sampling the best gelato in town
• Relax with a glass of chianti at the end of the tour

INCLUDES
• All samples and tastings, local English-speaking guide

ITINERARY
Get ready for the perfect introduction to Florence, especially if you like food!
Our Florence food tour begins at a delightful food store specialising in earthy truffles, where we’ll enjoy a glass of Prosecco with a truffle panini. An artisan chocolate tasting is next, followed by a visit to a local olive oil boutique. Owner Andrea will engage us with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil tasting and enlighten us about the virtues of unctuous extra virgin olive oil.
As we continue on this Florence tour, we learn about the history of Florence’s local and regional cuisines while exploring the city’s small alleyways and walking through charming local suburbs. Along the way we’ll indulge further with tastings of ‘the best gelato in town’ and then partake in a glass of chianti while nibbling on tasty focaccia bread. This Florence city tour shows you the sights as well as the bites to be had on the Florence food scene, making it the perfect combination of culture and cuisine.
You'll be sure to end this Florence food tour with a heightened knowledge and passion for local Florentine flavours, the perfect thing to take home and show off to friends! 

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
January to mid-December
Monday to Saturday at 3:00pm
Duration: 2.5 hours

PRICE
From $105* per person

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