• Antonino Cannavacciuolo

    The cuisine of Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo is a combination of the traditions of both South and North Italy. His has not only been a gastronomic journey, but a ....

  • The Garden of Ninfa

    Ninfa, the world famous garden south of Rome, opens every year at the end of April and visits can be booked on the first Saturdays and Sundays of the month thro ....

  • Cooking with the Locals in Calabria

    This new exclusive cooking tour departs just three times in 2015 (May, July and September) and is designed to allow you a unique experience of cooking in the pr ....

  • Delicious Italy Offers
    Our highlighted special offers and seasonal restaurant menus from around the various sections of Delicious Italy. Click on the name of the accommodat ....
  • Day Tour to Matera with Wine Tasting

    This day trip to the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata really is a full day, as it combines two nights in a family run hotel in the center of Gioia del Colle where ....

  • Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, Venice

    Restaurant Terrazza Danieli is one of Venice's top restaurants and dining locations. It is located near Palazzo Ducale, the Grand Canal and just a few steps fro ....

  • June Cherry Festivals in Puglia

    June in central Puglia means bright colours and rich cherry harvests, especially in the cities of Bisceglie and Turi in the province of Bari. Turi is in the hea ....

  • There are 8 official wine routes, or Strade del Vino, in Puglia, although they do seem very much interconnected once you find yourself heading towards Brindisi ....

    All the Wine Routes of Puglia
  • Taking place at Campobasso in the first week of June is Corpus Domini. It is probably the most important of all the festivals in the region and involves a proce ....

    Corpus Domini in Campobasso
  • The Infiorata of Spello is a big event and the townsfolk prepare this great spring Umbria flower festival throughout the year. 

    Perhaps the most critical momen ....

    Spello's Artistic Flower Mosaics
  • The tortellini di Valeggio sul Mincio are celebrated in style every 18 June with the traditional 'Knot of Love' festival. The exact location is the Ponte Viscon ....

    Tortellini of Valeggio
  • The delightful town of Modica snakes through the rift between the two hillsides on which the town clings like crafted coral and is the undeclared chocolate mecc ....

    Chocolate of Modica
  • Delicious Italy has been to the Gargano promontory in north Puglia, province of Foggia, on two occasions. The first was a short 2 day trip organised by the pari ....

    Visiting the Gargano
  • We enjoyed this dish a couple of times in Cupra Marittima along the Adriatic Coast. Very simple and very tasty, but you have to not mind getting your hands, tab ....

    Bomboletti al Sugo
  • Hotel Colle della Trinita, Corciano

    Hotel Colle della Trinita, Corciano

    Hotel Colle della Trinità is a 4 star superior hotel located in an enviable panoramic position between the small town of Corciano and the regional capital of Umbria, Perugia. The accommodation is also set in its own park where secular trees provide a back ...

  • Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel, Milan

    Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel, Milan

    With over 100 years of history, The Sheraton Diana Majestic is an iconic and historical hotel in Milan. Located in the heart of the Milanese shopping and finance district, the hotel has a remarkable history in the life of the upper class Milanese and trav ...

  • The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

    The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

    The Westin Europa & Regina Venice Hotel is located on the famous Grand Canal only a few steps from Saint Mark's Square. This luxury hotel is convenient to designer shopping boutiques, La Fenice Opera House, outdoor cafès and the city's main attractions.

    ...

  • Agriturismo Villa Dama, Gubbio

    Agriturismo Villa Dama, Gubbio

    Villa Dama is a delightful agriturismo situated near Gubbio with a breathtaking view of the Parco del Monte Cucco towards Le Marche. The accommodation is composed of five restored cottages of different sizes all surrounded by the fields, woods and paths w ...

  • Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

    Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

    The Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference center is the only hotel with direct access inside the Terminal 1 of Malpensa’s Airport and only 30 minutes away from the city center.

  • Relais Il Falconiere, Cortona

    Relais Il Falconiere, Cortona

    Relais Il Falconiere is four star luxury accommodation in a 17th century Tuscan villa in the countryside near Cortona. But it is also so much more than this: a fine Michelin starred restaurant where guests can also enjoy cooking lessons with the chef, a w ...

  • Hotel Palazzo del Corso, Gallipoli, Puglia

    Hotel Palazzo del Corso, Gallipoli, Puglia

    The 5 star luxury Hotel Palazzo del Corso is located in central Gallipoli and is your exclusive home as you explore the art treasures of Puglia and the province of Lecce. It is also adapted for business, honeymoon and seaside vacations in Salento, the hee ...

  • Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina

    Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina

    Hotel Villa Carlotta is a luxury boutique hotel just a five minute walk from the historical center of Taormina.  It is a sophisticated choice for anyone looking for a vacation of charm and exclusivity and is ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon stay ...

  • The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Florence

    The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Florence

    The Westin Excelsior, Florence Hotel offers luxury 5 star accommodation near the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio bridge in central Florence. The hotel is actually located on Piazza Ognissanti and opposite sister hotel, the recently refursbished St. Regis Flo ...

  • The St. Regis Rome Hotel

    The St. Regis Rome Hotel

    The St. Regis Rome is located near Piazza Repubblica in central Rome. The luxury hotel has recently undergone a meticulous $35 million restoration, but look closely at the ceiling of the main reception hall and you can still see homages to famous personal ...

  • Hotel Cenacolo, Assisi

    Hotel Cenacolo, Assisi

    The 4 star Hotel Cenacolo situated in the zone of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi was originally the Franciscan Cenacolo which opened in 1954 to offer accommodation to pilgrims visiting the city as they followed in the footsteps of the Saint Francis.

    ...

  • San Biagio Resort, Acireale

    San Biagio Resort, Acireale

    The 4 star Hotel San Biagio Resort is located in Acireale, eastern Sicily, just 15 minutes from Catania. The original building dates from 1550 when it was built as a convent for the Order of Frati Minori. Today, it is still situated in a beautiful Mediter ...

  • The St. Regis Florence Hotel

    The St. Regis Florence Hotel

    The luxury 5 star St Hotel Regis Florence overlooks both a Renaissance square and the River Arno. Dating from the 18th century this luxury property has been the preferred choice for discerning travelers on their Grand Tour. 

    Still adorned with rich color ...

  • The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Rome

    The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Rome

    Since 1906, the luxury Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City. Not least because the hotel enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district of Rome, one time heart of the Dolcevita.  ...

  • Hotel Danieli, Venice

    Hotel Danieli, Venice

    The Hotel Danieli is a superb combination of three remarkable Venetian palazzi dating back to the 14th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, the oldest of which once belonged to the family of Doge Dandolo.

    Today, the property offers 5 star luxury hotel accommodatio ...

  • Grand Hotel Diana Majestic, Diano Marina, Imperia

    Grand Hotel Diana Majestic, Diano Marina, Imperia

    The 4 star Grand Hotel Diana Majestic is located in the coastal resort of Diano Marina along the Italian Riviera in Liguria and a short distance from the city of Imperia. It is 80km from Genoa International Airport and 70km from Nice airport in France and ...

  • Hotel Villa Ducale, Taormina

    Hotel Villa Ducale, Taormina

    The 4 star Taormina boutique Hotel Villa Ducale is an authentic aristocratic villa recently restored and converted into a charming and romantic hotel in Sicily. With over 80 km coastline visible from the panoramic terrace, as well as Mount Etna in the bac ...

  • Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice luxury hotel

    Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice luxury hotel

    It does not get much better than this!. The luxury Hotel Gritti Palace is situated along the Grand Canal in Venice and was built in 1525 as the residence of Andrea Gritti, the Doge of Venice.

    As well as staying in one of the world's best luxury hotels yo ...

  • Le Gemme di Artemisia Restaurant, Torri del Benaco

    Le Gemme di Artemisia Restaurant, Torri del Benaco

    Le Gemme di Artemisia 'Atelier del Gusto' is an intimate Lake Garda restaurant suitable for private weddings, business lunches and cooking classes with chef. It is located overlooking the charming village of Torri del Benaco in Ve>>>.

  • Doney Restaurant, Rome

    Doney Restaurant, Rome

    The Ristorante Doney is the main dining proposal of The Westin Excelsior Hotel in Via Veneto. It is an ideal place for a quick breakfast, brunch, aperitif, dinner, after dinner or just for meeting friends in the heart of Rome

    A>>>.

  • Restaurant Vivendo, Rome

    Restaurant Vivendo, Rome

    Vivendo is the restaurant of the 5 star luxury St. Regis Rome hotel, one of the very best accommodations in the Eternal City. Vivendo has received many important awards since its opening at the end of 2000, not least being twice n>>>.

  • Ristorante Chiostro San Biagio Acireale

    Ristorante Chiostro San Biagio Acireale

    Chiostro San Biagio is the restaurant of the 4 star Hotel San Biagio Resort located in the historical center of Acireale in Sicily. The restaurant can seat 150 and a further 150 people in the beautiful covered cloister which forms>>>.

  • Dolcevita Gourmet Restaurant, Gallipoli

    Dolcevita Gourmet Restaurant, Gallipoli

    The Dolcevita Lounge Bar and Gourmet Restaurant is situated in the Hotel Palazzo del Corso in central Gallipoli, Puglia, itself part of the group Luxury Hotels in Gallipoli and Otranto.

    The setting is the roof garden on the hotel>>>.

  • Il Cenacolo Restaurant, Assisi

    Il Cenacolo Restaurant, Assisi

    Restaurant Il Cenacolo is located in the 4 star Hotel Cenacolo and offers a elegant and relaxed environment to enjoy contemporary Umbrian dishes as you enjoy a visit of Assisi and surrounding territory.

    The restaurant proposes bo>>>.

  • Locanda del Boscogrande Restaurant, Asti

    Locanda del Boscogrande Restaurant, Asti

    The Restaurant of Locanda del Boscogrande serves genuine and refined dishes from traditional Piedmont cuisine. As you can imagine all are paired with great local wines and a wide selection of prestigious cheeses from the region.

    >>>.

  • L'Antico Forziere Restaurant, Deruta

    L'Antico Forziere Restaurant, Deruta

    For Umbria food fans, the restaurant of the Country House L'Antico Forziere near Deruta is located in a strategic position for exploring Perugia and its chocolate festival, Torgiano and Lungarotti estate, wine and olive oil museum>>>.

  • Casanova Restaurant, Milan

    Casanova Restaurant, Milan

    The Casanova Restaurant can be found inside The Westin Palace Hotel in Milan and has become one of the main reference points for the Milanese fashionable food crowd and a favourite dining spot. 

    The cuisine is mainly inspired by >>>.

  • Ristorante SE•STO on Arno, Florence

    Ristorante SE•STO on Arno, Florence

    The Ristorante SE•STO on Arno is the new restaurant of The Westin Excelsior Florence. It is situated in a stunning panoramic position on the rooftop of the hotel and offers a unique view of the city. Outside are two large terraces>>>.

  • Restaurant hclub Diana, Milan

    Restaurant hclub Diana, Milan

    Since the 1970's the Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel has been a unique and glamorous place to be seen by fashion designers, photographers and media figures. Today, the Restaurant h club Diana is a contemporary design space where con>>>.

  • La Cusina Restaurant, Venice

    La Cusina Restaurant, Venice

    The Restaurant La Cusina, situated in The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel, is one of the most fabulous restaurants in Venice and is located just a short walk from St. Mark's Square or from the vaporetto stop San Marco Vallaresso.

    Op>>>.

  • Il Canneto Restaurant, Milan Malpensa Airport

    Il Canneto Restaurant, Milan Malpensa Airport

    Il Canneto is the in house restaurant of the new Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. It offers a tranquil and attractive environment for a gastronomic break between flights or a reference point for a convent>>>.

  • Il Colognolo Restaurant, Rufina

    Il Colognolo Restaurant, Rufina

    Il Colognolo Restaurant is the in-house restaurant of Agriturismo Colognole, itself part of a wonderful working wine estate in the zone of Chianti Rufina just 30km from central Florence.

  • Fiorfiore Restaurant, Todi

    Fiorfiore Restaurant, Todi

    Restaurant Fiorfiore is the dining proposal of Residenza Roccafiore and offers the best of Umbrian cuisine in an elegant modern atmosphere. The dishes are made exclusively with ingredients cultivated either in the Roccfiore estate>>>.

  • Restaurant Club del Doge, Venice

    Restaurant Club del Doge, Venice

    The Restaurant Club del Doge is situated in two rooms on the left side of the Hotel Gritti Palace in the heart of Venice. The restaurant offers up to 60 diners a warm, discreet and elegant atmosphere and the Executive Chef Daniele>>>.

  • Villa Dama Restaurant, Gubbio

    Villa Dama Restaurant, Gubbio

    The restaurant of Agriturismo Villa Dama is open daily and serves traditional Umbrian dishes which strictly follow the seasonal rhythms of the countryside. Most of the ingredients are cultivated or grown on site from the 150 hecta>>>.

  • Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, Venice

    Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, Venice

    Restaurant Terrazza Danieli is one of Venice's top restaurants and dining locations. It is located near Palazzo Ducale, the Grand Canal and just a few steps from St. Mark’s on the top floor of Hotel Danieli's Palazzo Danieli Excel>>>.

  • Restaurant Il Falconiere, Cortona

    Restaurant Il Falconiere, Cortona

    Ristorante Il Falconiere is the stylish one star Michelin restaurant of the Relais Il Falconiere located below Cortona in the Tuscany countryside. It is housed in the old lemon house of this 17th century villa within a stylish gla>>>.

  • Winter Garden by Caino Restaurant, Florence

    Winter Garden by Caino Restaurant, Florence

    Restaurant Winter Garden By Caino is the new dining location of luxury The St Regis Hotel in central Florence situated by the River Arno. Just as the hotel has been recently reopened after a complete rennovation, so the restaurant>>>.

NEW TOURS FOR 2015

  • Classic Italian Sports Car Rally by Spider Life Style
    'Discovering the Best” is the name of a wonderful event open to anyone who likes to enjoy driving, eating and (not too much!) drinking. It is a week long, non competitive classic car rally departing from Naples and taking in Sorrento, Pompei, Positano, Ravello, Paestum and the province of Caserta and Avellino in the Campania region of Italy. Best of all, you can take part by signing up to be one of the 5 x 2 me ...

Highly Recommended

SPECIAL STAYS IN ITALY

  • Hotel Colle della Trinita, Corciano
    Hotel Colle della Trinità is a 4 star superior hotel located in an enviable panoramic position between the small town of Corciano and the regional capital of Umbria, Perugia. The accommodation is also set in its own park where secular trees provide a backdrop as well as shade for the swimming pool where you can cool off in the heat of thr summer. If you are not arriving by car, then you can still arrive easily v ...

REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

  • Celebrating 10 years of Tasting Tours in Piemonte
    Tasting Tours has been running gastronomic tours in Piemonte for a decade now. To celebrate, a exclusive 10th anniversary wine tour has been put together by owner Silvia in the beautiful hills of Langhe and Monferrato. The tour departs jusrt once in November which is, in fact, the best month to enjoy fantastic food, colourful landscapes, the International white truffle market and the outstanding range of wines in the only wine region in the ...

BEST FOOD AND WINE PICKS

  • Wine Tasting in Venice
    Wine Tasting in Venice

    The wine tastings proposed by Venice and Veneto Gourmet have been created and are hosted by qualified sommelier and Venice guide Sara Cossiga. You will be tasting some of the best wines of the territo ....

  • Cooking Lessons between Modena and Bologna
    Cooking Lessons between Modena and Bologna

    If you would like to enjoy a cooking class in the glorious hills between Modena and Bologna, then do get in touch with Country Villa Ca' de Magni. The lessons include home made pasta (tortellini, tagl ....

  • Sorrento Cooking Art
    Sorrento Cooking Art

    Sorrento Cooking Art is a new Italian Cooking School located in one of the most stunning locations you could possibly wish to experience. It is called Villa il Pizzo sitting in the largest privately o ....

  • Lake Garda Restaurant Cooking Lessons
    Lake Garda Restaurant Cooking Lessons

    The cooking classes of Le Gemme di Artemisia restaurant on the shores of Lake Garda are led by Chef Andrea. They are aimed at very small groups from one to six people in the restaurant kitchen and are ....

  • Castelli Romani Food and Wine Tour
    Castelli Romani Food and Wine Tour

    This original week long Rome cooking tour by In Italy Tours is located in the Castelli Romani, about 30 minutes from central Rome. It has been designed to allow the visitor to meet local people, dine ....

  • Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour
    Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

    This day long guided wine tour of Barolo and Barbaresco is being proposed by Tasting Tours of Asti. Meet your English-speaking guide in your hotel and depart for the Langhe area in the southern part o ....

Selected Italy Vacation Ideas

BEST GUIDES AND TRIP PICKS

  • A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto
    A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto

    A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto runs just once in 2015 from September 13-19 and is 5 days and 6 nights discovering a territory made famous around the world for everyone's famous fizzy aperitif wine ....

  • Day Tour to Matera with Wine Tasting
    Day Tour to Matera with Wine Tasting

    This day trip to the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata really is a full day, as it combines two nights in a family run hotel in the center of Gioia del Colle where Experience Puglia is based.

    Once you ha ....

  • Guided Tour of Cinque Terre
    Guided Tour of Cinque Terre

    Enjoy a tour of the Cinque Terre in Liguria with Tasting Tours. Its name derives from 'terra' which in medieval times actually meant 'village' rather than 'town'. So Cinque Terre referring to the five ....

  • Campania Wine Tours with Driver
    Campania Wine Tours with Driver

    All the provinces of Campania produce wine and Sorrento Silver Star can escort you to the best zones for discovering the region's upcoming producers.

    The map below is taken from the dedicated wine se ....

  • Sicily Driver, private guide services
    Sicily Driver, private guide services

    Your private driver for Sicily and chauffeur guide for the island is Giacomo Mazza based in Catania. With a Sicilian father and a Irish mother, Giacomo, or James, runs a small company of authorized an ....

  • Italian Days, Bologna Food and Wine Tours
    Italian Days, Bologna Food and Wine Tours

    Italian Days Food Experiences are based in Bologna and are the brainchild of Alessandro Martini. His tours are not only a very personal and personalized discovery of some of Italy's world famous gastr ....

WEDDINGS AND CATERING

  • Banqueting & Weddings in Altamura
    Banqueting & Weddings in Altamura

    If you are looking for a venue in Puglia for a large wedding reception or private banquet ocassion, then consider Il Gattopardo located just outside of Altamura in the Alta Murgia National Park. The 2 ....

  • The St. Regis Florence Hotel, Meetings and Weddings
    The St. Regis Florence Hotel, Meetings and Weddings

    The Arno River and Ponte Vecchio bridge in the heart of Florence offer a wonderful backdrop for a meeting or special in luxury The St. Regis Florence Hotel. There are seven different places to choose ....

  • The Westin Palace Hotel Milan, Meetings & Events
    The Westin Palace Hotel Milan, Meetings & Events

    The 5 star luxury Westin Palace Milan Hotel is one of the mosted quoted locations for corporate events, gala dinners, business meetings or private wedding receptions in Italy's fashion and financial c ....

  • Milan Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities
    Milan Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities

    The 4 star superior Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel, together with the dining facilities of the Restaurant heat>diana, h club>diana Bar and h club>diana garden lounge make a stylish choice for a meeting ....

  • Country Villa Ca de Magni, Bologna Wedding Venue
    Country Villa Ca de Magni, Bologna Wedding Venue

    Country Villa Ca’ De Magni is a wonderfully green country setting for a wedding, special occasion or event. Located in the comune of Castello di Serravalle, 25km south west of Bologna, this is the zon ....

  • Get Married in Portofino, Portovenere or 5 Terre
    Get Married in Portofino, Portovenere or 5 Terre

    If you are looking to hold your wedding in the romantic destinations of Portofino, Portovenere or the Cinque Terre in Liguria, then contact Infinity Wedding. This established Italy wedding planning ne ....

About Delicious Italy

PLAN YOUR INDEPENDENT TRIP OR GASTRONOMIC ITALY GETAWAY WITH US

Looking to discover an Italy rarely visited by tourists? Want to experience real Italian life and local culture?

Delicious Italy ® is for anyone who enjoys eating and traveling well. We invite you to make use of our personal and local contacts to organise your own independent visit to Italy.

Also consider our first hand suggestions for restaurants, itineraries, traditional events and authentic regional recipes and products. Also leave your comments and experiences in our regional guide and blog sections.

Collabora Con Noi

Dal 2000 proponiamo le offerte turistiche di alta qualità legate al territorio con riferimento in particolare all'enogastronomia.

Abbiamo risposto ad oltre 4000 richieste di informazioni da parte di un pubblico straniero costituito prevalentemente da viaggiatori indipendenti da aziende corporate, DMC, media e press stranieri. Come partner online per chi opera nel settore dei servizi turistici e ricettivi, vi invitiamo a contattarci via l'email marketing@deliciousitaly.com    

Delicious Italy
00199 Roma
Piva 11423961009

Back to top