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Italy Real Food Adventure

From £1695 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 Venice to Rome via San Gimignano and Bologna.
Essential Info
Starts: Venice
Ends: Rome
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZMZB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
4 Dinners included

Transport

Train,Metro,Private Vehicle,Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights),Farmstay (2 nights)

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

•   With hands-on cooking classes led by local masters, you'll learn to roll pasta like a pro, and prepare an authentic tagliatelle al ragu in the city where it all started

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 17th Apr 2020
Returning: 24th Apr 2020
£1,730pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2020
Returning: 15th May 2020
£1,795pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2020
Returning: 22nd May 2020
£1,795pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd May 2020
Returning: 29th May 2020
£1,830pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 29th May 2020
Returning: 5th Jun 2020
£1,795pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Jun 2020
Returning: 19th Jun 2020
£1,695pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Jun 2020
Returning: 26th Jun 2020
£1,695pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Jul 2020
Returning: 24th Jul 2020
£1,695pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Aug 2020
Returning: 14th Aug 2020
£1,695pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy and the iconic city of Venice. If you arrive early, take some time to get lost in Venice's narrow cobblestone streets and spacious piazzas, crossing the tiny bridges to find shops, markets, galleries, churches and stunning buildings. Stroll past St Mark’s Square, the Campanile and the Doges Palace. Cross the Rialto and admire the Bridge of Sighs. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting tonight at 6 pm. Afterwards, head out for a welcome aperitivo – the spritz and the bellini are local favourites. Venice's distinctive culinary heritage goes back to ancient times and features rich risottos, saline baccala (salted cod) and creamy polenta. If you're hungry, follow your leader to an atmospheric restaurant for your first introduction to Venetian flavours.
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