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Italy Vegan Food Adventure

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Trip Overview
It’s remarkable that Italy, where tradition runs so strong and deep, is where some of the world’s most progressive, innovative and exquisite vegan food experiences can be had. Join Intrepid’s very first vegan-themed trip in Europe, from Venice to Rome, and discover why Italy positively excels at vegan food. It’s more than just the olive oil and bread, more than just the funghi and pappardelle and espresso and gelato – it’s the dedicated producers at all levels of hospitality that have taken up the movement with gusto and zero compromise, from the backstreets of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany. Come and see how Italians do it better, especially when they are bucking the trends and rewriting the rules.
Essential Info
Starts: Venice
Ends: Rome
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZMZV
Countries visited: Italy
What's Included


6 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
3 Dinners included


Train,Metro,Private Vehicle,Bus


Hotel (5 nights),Farmstay (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Kick things off in style with a welcome dinner in Venice’s first vegan restaurant, La Tecia Vegana. This tucked-away gem combines old-school, white-tablecloth Italian dining with a superbly innovative vegan menu

•   Get hands-on in the famous foodie town of Bologna. Partake in a vegan cooking class with an experienced local cook, hitting the local market beforehand to source fresh local ingredients

•   Discover UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Gimignano, a gorgeous town in the hills of Tuscany. This ‘medieval Manhattan’ is a pretty good backdrop for a wine museum tour and a sample of the world’s best gelato

•   Two nights in a unique all-vegan villa in the hills of Tuscany is a getaway to remember. Think solid oak furniture made locally by hand; exquisitely crafted interiors of chalk, clay, hemp and linen; panoramic views of the rolling countryside and an organic farm-to-table vegan feast

•   Rome is the perfect place to finish – it’s a big town, but a veritable smorgasbord of vegan delights if you know where to find them (and we do). After a farewell dinner in a beloved local restaurant with 30 years under its belt, this legendary city is yours to explore

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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to legendary, romantic Venice. It's a town literally sinking under the weight of its iconic sights. Your adventure starts with a 6 pm welcome meeting, but if you're arriving early there's plenty to see and do. The best way to enjoy your free time and explore is by foot, taking in all the famous sights – the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace (the ruler of Venice), the Piazza San Marco with its golden Basilica, and of course, the evocative Bridge of Sighs. And then there's the food. Like everywhere in Italy, magical things are done in Venice with simple, elemental ingredients – be it olive oil and bread, a sumptuous funghi pappardelle or an after-dinner espresso or sorbet. Vegans will have no trouble finding a delicious repast in this town. Remember, 'senza latte' (no milk) will be your go-to phrase when in the gelateria! After the welcome meeting, head out for an included dinner with your fellow travellers at La Tecia Vegana. It's Venice's first first all-vegan restaurant – modern but with that old-school white-tablecloth Italian touch, and set in a beautiful old brick building. It prides itself not only on vegan food but organic ingredients too.
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