Relish the essence of the Italian culinary tradition on this extraordinary journey from romantic Venice to aristocratic Florence and all the way to the eternal city of Rome. Revel in the splendid history and heritage of these famed cities with private sightseeing tours, then take memorable food and wine tours in their surrounding regions. Sip sparkling Prosecco in Valdobbiadene, red Brunello in Montalcino and the white Frascati near Rome. Feast on olive oils, pecorino cheese and Roman antipasti. Discover Italy’s flavors and let the delicious aftertaste linger long after you have left.
- Tour Venice and its traditional wine bars, bacari, with a personal sommelier
- Delight in the idyllic Tuscan landscapes of Val D’Orcia, then taste Brunello reds in a Montalcino winery
- Take a full-day excursion to Castelli Romani near Rome, complete with a tasting of Frascati wine, olive oils and other local delicacies
Starting in Venice and ending in Rome, this food and wine vacation in Italy features 11 nights of accommodations in exclusive 4+/5-star hotels, with full buffet breakfasts (4 nights in Venice, 3 in Florence and 4 in Rome). Private sightseeing tours of Venice, Rome and Florence come complete with entrance fees to the sights. Additionally, this Italian vacation package includes food and wine tours, gourmet lunches, cellar tours with wine tastings, and a private boat tour of the Grand Canal. Transfers and excursion transportation are all by private deluxe vans with English-speaking drivers. Professional assistance is provided throughout this tour of Italy.