Already superstars on the world’s food and wine scene, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia are home to some of Italy’s most coveted products, ranging from sweet prosecco to superb hams and cheeses. On this Italian culinary tour, explore agricultural hotspots like Verona’s wine country of Valpolicella and Treviso’s vineyard-laden Valdobbiadene. There’s more to enchant you beyond food and wine; gaze at Renaissance architecture and marvel at famed artwork. Let the unbeaten paths of northeast Italy seduce your soul and your palate as you discover romantic Verona and Padua, unravel the Italian way of life in Treviso and Trieste and fall in love with quintessential Venice.
- Visit a local cheese producer in Padua and take an off-the-beaten-path tour of this stunning city
- Savor prosecco tastings in the wine country hills of Treviso’s Valdobbiadene, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Take a guided walking tour of Venice, including a visit to bacari, typical Venetian wine bars, with a personal sommelier
This luxury tour of Italy features 8 nights of exclusive accommodations (2 nights in Verona, 1 night in Padua, 1 night in Treviso, 2 nights in Trieste and 2 nights in Venice) in 4-star hotels or historic mansions with full buffet breakfasts. Included are welcome dinners in Verona and Venice, opera tickets in Verona, an expert-led Italian cooking class at a wine estate in Valpolicella (lunch and wine tastings included), visits to local cheese and ham producers and a guided walking tour of wine bars in Venice. All city tours are private with local English-speaking guides and all entrance fees to attractions included. With Milan as the arrival point and Venice as the departure point, this package includes private transfers by deluxe van with an English-speaking driver. Professional assistance is available for the duration of the tour.