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'.

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      USD $2,740
      CAD $2,825
      AUD $2,770
      EUR €1,895
      GBP £1,600
      NZD $3,095
      ZAR R27,730
      CHF FR2,295
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Trip Validity

  • 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 flavor. 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.

  • Explore beautiful hole-in-the-wall eateries in Rome with a local guide
  • Stay in a family-run vineyard outside beautiful San Gimignano
  • 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:

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Farmstay (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Metro, Train
  • Included activities:

    Agriturismo - Wine Tour and Tasting, Bologna - Cooking Class, Rome - City Food Tour, Rome - Welcome aperitivo and stuzzichini, Treviso - Cheese making demonstration and tasting, Venice - City Walking Tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    128kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $2,740
    CAD $2,825
    AUD $2,770
    EUR €1,895
    GBP £1,600
    NZD $3,095
    ZAR R27,730
    CHF FR2,295
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $304
    CAD $313
    AUD $307
    EUR €210
    GBP £177
    NZD $343
    ZAR R3,081
    CHF FR255
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Real Food Adventure - Italy Summary

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Days 1-2 Rome

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.

Days 3-4 San Gimignano

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.

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. Travel to Modena to visit an acetaia (vinegar loft) and learn about the special way Balsamic vinegar is produced here.

Day 7 Venice

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 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.

Day 9 Venice

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.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,740
      CAD $2,825
      AUD $2,770
      EUR €1,895
      GBP £1,600
      NZD $3,095
      ZAR R27,730
      CHF FR2,295
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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