Real Food Adventure - Italy Overview

Explore the traditional delights of Italian cuisine while travelling through the regions of Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. From Rome to Venice, experience the pasta, pizza, risotto and gelato that make Italian's scream 'amore'.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,256
      CAD $2,286
      AUD $2,375
      EUR €1,653
      GBP £1,423
      NZD $2,800
      ZAR R21,624
      CHF FR2,035
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine while travelling from Rome to Venice

Italian’s 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 throughout Italy.

  • Explore beautiful hole-in-the-wall eateries in Rome with a local guide
  • Try making your own olive oil is Assisi
  • Learn to make famous regional dishes in a cooking class in Bologna
  • Chow down on some award-winning gelato in Treviso
  • Experience Venice’s local cicchetti culture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Rome, Italy
  • Finish:

    Venice, Italy
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Farmstay (2 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Metro, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    Bologna market cooking class, Cheese & Ham making Demonstration, Cheese making demonstration and tasting, Cicchetti tour, Gelato making & tasting, Rome Food Walk and City Tour, Venice orientation walking tour, Visit to acetaia

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    123kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $2,256
    CAD $2,286
    AUD $2,375
    EUR €1,653
    GBP £1,423
    NZD $2,800
    ZAR R21,624
    CHF FR2,035
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $250
    CAD $254
    AUD $263
    EUR €183
    GBP £158
    NZD $311
    ZAR R2,402
    CHF FR226
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Real Food Adventure - Italy Summary

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Days 1-2 Rome

Italian’s 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 throughout Italy.

Days 3-4 Assisi/Spello

Explore an agriturismo and witness the regional tradition of olive-oil pressing. Head to ‘the jewel of Umbria’ for a tour of the local wineries and try tasty regional dishes that sample the best produce in the area, including truffles and cheese.

Days 5-6 Bologna

In the region famed for introducing bolognese sauce to the world, participate in a cooking class in the heart of a local food market after sampling Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma of the Emilia-Romagna region. Travel to an acetaia (vinegar loft) to learn about the production of Balsamic vinegar.

Day 7 Venice

Wine and dine on delicious regional seafood in Italy’s most romantic city. Take a fabulous cicchetti (Venice’s answer to tapas) tour. Wind through ancient streets, taste local specialties and take a step through history at each restaurant and bar visited.

Day 8 Marca Trevigiana/Venice

Head out into the agriturismo-rich area of Marca Trevigiana, famous for its sparkling Prosecco wines and divine local produce. Savour Monte Cesen’s delicious mountain cheeses on a visit to a local cheesemaker before visiting Cesare de Stefani’s salami ‘factory’. Stop in Treviso to sample the delectable gelato at Il Gelatiere. What's your flavour – chocolate, lemon, ricotta-infused fig jam? Warning: one will not be enough. See how this award-winning ice-cream is made and taste the delicious results. If you still have room, dine on a feast of Venetian specialties later in the day.

Day 9 Venice

Chat to local farmers and follow your nose to the fish market all before breakfast begins. Then perhaps finish up this delicious adventure over an espresso and one of Venice’s sublime tiramisu.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,256
      CAD $2,286
      AUD $2,375
      EUR €1,653
      GBP £1,423
      NZD $2,800
      ZAR R21,624
      CHF FR2,035
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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