Real Food Adventure - Italy

From £1386 for 8 days
Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Rome
Ends: Venice
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZMZB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Bus,Metro,Private minibus,Train

Accommodation

Farmstay (2 nts),Hotel (5 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Italy is a foodie's paradise, but as a visitor it can be hard to escape the tourist traps. Your local leaders will give you an insider's guide to this epicurean wonderland

•   This trip takes in some of the titans of regional Italian cuisine – Rome (Lazio region), Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Venice

•   Tasting the real balsamic vinegar in an attic acetaia is a revelation – it'll be hard to go back to the mass-produced version after this

•   A farmstay in Tuscany gives you an insider's glimpse of wine and olive production in this iconic region

•   Had too much of the good life? Shake things up by walking part of the pilgrim's route, the glorious Via Francigena

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
5th May 2017
12th May 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,555pp
£1,386pp
G
Good
12th May 2017
19th May 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,665pp 
G
3 spaces
26th May 2017
2nd June 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,600pp
£1,428pp
G
Good
9th June 2017
16th June 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,760pp 
G
Good
23rd June 2017
30th June 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,665pp 
G
Good
21st July 2017
28th July 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,555pp 
G
Good
25th August 2017
1st September 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,615pp 
G
Good
8th September 2017
15th September 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,680pp 
G
Good
29th September 2017
6th October 2017
Rome - Venice
£1,740pp 
G
4 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. Get a feel for this gastronomic gateway to Italian cuisine, with its multitude of restaurants and trattorias catering to all tastes and budgets. Our first stop on this food adventure is a Roman bar to enjoy an aperitivo. A tradition with its roots in 1980s Milan, these days aperitivo cullure is popular all over Italy. The aperitivo hour falls just before dinner - just enough time for a drink accompnaied by stuzzichini (bite-size snacks). It's the perfect way to unwind after a day of travel, and to whet the appetite for bowl of pasta.

Additional Activities

Rome - Welcome aperitivo and stuzzichini
Included in Price
Castel Sant'Angelo
10 EUR
Christian catacombs
8 EUR
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
16 EUR
Keats-Shelley Memorial House
5 EUR
Galleria Borghese
15 EUR
Vatican museums
16 EUR
St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator
8 EUR
Venezia Palace
5 EUR
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