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Real Food Adventure - Italy Itinerary
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'.
Days 1-2 Rome
Start the morning with a coffee – the most important drink in Italy. Visit local markets where you can try fresh fruits and vegetables, then grab lunch at one of the surrounding shops or buy cold meats, cheese and bread for the train trip to Assisi.
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.
ACCOM: Farmstay - 2
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
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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