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 Italians scream 'amore'.
- 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine while travelling from Rome to Venice
Italians 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 on this adventure that travels from Rome to Venice via San Gimignano and Bologna.
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Say ‘ciao’ to Italy with an aperitivo at a traditional local bar. Start the next morning with a cup of Italy’s superb coffee, visit a famed bakery for breakfast and explore a nearby historic market where a number of Italy's age-old culinary arts will be on display.
Get a taste of Tuscany while staying at a family-run winery on the outskirts of beautiful San Gimignano. Discover the region’s best wines on a wine-tasting tour before discovering the charm of this area on a guided walk though the medieval town. This is the perfect place to relax – spend time exploring the vineyard, helping out on the farm, lazing in fields or joining a cooking class to learn how to make divine regional dishes.
In the region famed for introducing bolognese sauce to the world, participate in a cooking class in the heart of a local food market. Travel to Modena to visit an acetaia (vinegar loft) and learn about the special way Balsamic vinegar is produced here.
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.
Head out into the agriturismo-rich area of Marca Trevigiana, famous for its sparkling Prosecco and divine local produce. Savour delicious mountain cheeses on a visit to a local cheesemaker before visiting an artisan salami ‘factory’. Then spend a tough afternoon learning to make melt-in-your-mouth gelato with an award-winning gelato-maker in beautiful Treviso.
Before you leave this wonderful city behind, perhaps wake early and follow your nose to the Rialto Market. This fascinating market is a food lover’s paradise, and the perfect place for the freshest breakfast in town.
Real Food Adventure - Italy Reviews
Our Real Food Adventure - Italy trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
Real Food Adventure - Italy, June 2014
The tour was eventful, educational, it showcased the amazing food culture of Italy, gave me a chance to experience Italian cuisine in a hands on manner and also allowed me to visit some beautiful regions of Italy. As a trainer and assessor in the hospitality industry, this tour was exactly what I was looking for.
Review submitted 28 Jun 2014
Real Food Adventure - Italy, June 2014
This tour was great. I was a little disappointed that there was not more "hands on" cooking. The tour guide did a great job showing us parts of Italy that we had no idea about nor would have never know about.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2014
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