Summary

Enjoy the Italian food tasting tour from Venice to the Amalfi Coast and Naples that offers you one of the best ways to understand the history and traditions of Italy through its culinary specialties. With this particular tour you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle! You will start in Venice, with its oldest bacari; Parma and the Parmesan cheese; Florence with a food tour in the ancient Oltrarno quarter; Chiantishire, for an amazing cooking class and a traditional food and wine tasting experience; Rome, exploring the typical Roman quarter of Testaccio; Naples and the Amalfi Coast where you will enjoy mozzarella and pizza making experiences. This tour will give you the unique opportunity to admire the most beautiful Italian cities, tasting and enjoying their traditional food and wine.

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Debora

Debora

Local travel expert in Italy

I was born and I’ve always lived in Florence, with my family. After gaining 20 years of experience in a leading incoming travel agency in Florence, I founded my own travel agency and I work with the only mission to organize unique, fascinating, personalized travel proposals.

Itinerary


Arrival in Venice, transfer to the hotel by your own. Accommodation at your hotel.

The itinerary starts from the heart of the city, the pinnacle of its authentic beauty and elegance, the wonderful St. Mark Square, where you will admire the majestic buildings that surround it: the Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and St. Mark’s Basilica, a real architectural jewel in the Venetian-byzantine style. Your walking tour will continue through the Mercerie until the place where Marco Polo’s house once stood. You will enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of the city, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world!

In the late afternoon, you will discover the history and traditions of Venice through its culinary specialties. With this particular tour you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Venetian lifestyle! With your guide, you will explore more narrow alleyways of the historical centre of Venice, visit the Rialto Market, which has been the commercial heart of the city for more than 1000 years, and then head towards the oldest bacaro, once frequented by a certain Casanova, until arriving at Cannaregio, an ancient popular neighborhood.

During this walk, you will make several stops, tasting many specialties of Venetian cuisine: the typical cicchetti, small fish or meat samples served on bread, the sarde in saor, fish rich in flavor cooked in sweet sauce, the fritole, a traditional Carnival dessert, the francobolli, small sandwich with cotechino, small meatballs and tiramisù ice cream…not forgetting a good glass of local wine and the legendary Spritz!

In the morning, you will travel to Florence. On the way to Florence you will make an interesting and informative stop in a dairy located in Bologna, which overlooks the vast plains of its countryside. It is a small factory where Parmesan, the king of cheeses, is produced. You will notice the various stages of the processing of the most famous Italian cheese and, at the end, you will enjoy a selection of different maturities of Parmesan, combined with Mortadella Bolognese IGP, mustards, jams and the traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a guided Florence orientation walking tour at twilight, for an overview of the most important monuments of the city: Ponte Vecchio, the oldest Florentine bridge, the elegant Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio, and the magnificent Piazza San Giovanni where you will admire Brunelleschi’s famous Dome, Giotto’s Bell more Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni…you will be stunned by the beauty!

The day begins by a tour in the heart of the most beautiful and picturesque Tuscan countryside: the Chiantishire…the gentle hills, and a succession of olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees, which make this such a famous places around the world. The tour includes a stop at one of the most characteristic villages of the area to take in the local atmosphere. You will then go to an historic castle where you will enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars and then prepare a typical Tuscan menu, led by an expert cook: crostini, homemade pasta and other delicious dishes chosen according to production season. At the end, you will taste the prepared dishes accompanied by three Chianti wines, ending with Cantucci biscuits and Vin Santo.

In the morning you will enjoy a 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’s left bank – you’ll taste what makes this city’s cuisine so special and unique within Italy.

Through countless food and wine tastings during 8 authentic stops, you’ll learn how to make Italian Cantucci biscuits, you will sample the local salami, and you will experience the neighbourhood’s Bohemian charm – full of students, artists and lively culture.

You will meet the families that have been serving up the foodie treasures that locals have savoured for generations. Come join us for an unforgettable day of food and fun in Florence!

In the afternoon, you will be offered skip-the-line tickets for Accademia Gallery.

You will start the day by travelling from Florence to Rome.

In Rome you will enjoy a walking tour, during which you will have a panoramic view of ancient Rome as you stroll through its picturesque alleyways and discover some of the most important sights in the historical centre, from the Pantheon to the Spanish Steps, passing through the lively piazzas and along the cobbled streets.

You will enjoy the very heart of Rome, admire the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Raphael’s tomb, and continue through one of the most beautiful squares in the world, Piazza Navona. The tour ends in front of the most famous symbol of the Roman Empire and the most visited ancient monument in the world: the Flavian Amphitheatre, known all over the world as Colosseum.

This is an amazing way to discover the real Roman lifestyle! With this tour you will visit the typical Roman market of Testaccio, with its flavours and its aromas. Testaccio is an old neighbourhood, which has retained its popular spirit…here you will breath in the most authentic Rome.

You will make stops in many excellent places when you will taste various Roman street food snacks, including an original type of pasta. A taste of the renowned Italian dessert, Tiramisu, will finish off your fantastic Roman experience!

In the afternoon, you will be offered skip-the-line tickets for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

In the morning you will travel from Rome to Amalfi Coast listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

You will enjoy a visit to Sorrento, where you will live the dreamy atmosphere of the streets of the old city, between artisans’ workshops and colourful shops … you will breath in the aroma of this wonderful land!

The day begins with an entertaining demonstration of the mozzarella braid. Participating Guests will be equipped with hats and aprons and invited to the demonstration of the mozzarella.

It will be a funny activity that suits everyone and obviously includes tasting!

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a real pizza class! Every guest will receive a hat and apron, then, together with our pizza chef, they will learn how to prepare the pizza dough with their own hands, using creativity to top it, bake it and finally taste their masterpieces.

All those who are in Italy should certainly not miss the pleasure of visiting the Amalfi Coast...with private car and driver, you will have the opportunity to admire the incredible beauty of the landscape, the artistic and architectural heritage of the monuments, the folklore of ancient traditions and the breath-taking views; all of which make this place an unforgettable must!

Free time for lunch.

After lunch, you will enjoy a Limoncello tasting experience in an old distillery where you will see how Limoncello is made.

You will start the day by a private transfer from your hotel in the Amalfi Coast to Naples where you will meet your fully licensed tour guide and you will start the visit of Naples “the City of the Sun”, and of the many wonders of this fabulous city, which will differ in many respects from those you will have already visited during your Italian holiday.

You will admire the crowded and narrow streets of the old town; Spaccanapoli, the most famous street that divides the city into two parts; San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the Neapolitan nativity scene makers; Piazza del Plebiscito, the largest and most representative town square, finishing at the Duomo of San Gennaro.
At the end of the tour, you will make a stop to appreciate one of the best-known Italian foods in the world: the pizza! And, finally, you will taste the sweet and sublime Neapolitan Baba.

In the afternoon, you more will depart from Naples to Rome in order to take your return flight.

Prices

Travel dates

Upon request

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

4 Pers.

10 Pers.

3* Hotels

1754€

1523€

1355€

4* Hotels

1943€

1712€

1544€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 4 Pers. 10 Pers.

Upon request

3* Hotels 1754€ 1523€ 1355€
4* Hotels 1943€ 1712€ 1544€

What's Included

  • 9 nights accommodation in double (DBL) or twin room (TWN) at the hotels of your choice (3 or 4 stars);
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Meals according to the itinerary;
  • Tours, excursions and activities as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Transportation according to the itinerary;
  • English speaking guide.

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