Our selection of food, wine, gourmet tour and gastronomic vacation proposals from Veneto to Sicily put together by passionate local operators who live in and know their territory best. They include incoming tour operators, hotels, official guides, tour service companies and local agencies, all offering something different.

Abruzzo Cooking and Food Tour Break

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Join Chef Ezio and his friends for a 3 day Italian cooking break to familiarize yourself with the authentic regional cuisine of Abruzzo, its wines, villages, mountains and coast. Your base is the town of Prezza located close to Sulmona in the heart of a region just 2 hours from Rome. It is an idyllic hilltop spot with a fabulous view at 480 metres above sea level over the Peligna valley. The history Abruzzo, if not Italy, has been fought out here over the centuries, but you may like to learn that this is the land of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines,…
Last modified on 06 December 2016

Cinque Terre Cooking Class and Food Tours

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If you have ever wondered how to experience a genuine cooking class or authentic gastronomic discovery of the zone of the Cinque Terre, then local travel agency Lunaetours proposes the following options. The first focuses closely on learning and making fresh pesto, the second is a full cooking lesson in a restaurant located in La Spezia, while the third is a private tour of the Cinque Terre villages and a tasting of the local delicacies.
Last modified on 23 October 2016

Day Food Tour of Parma

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This private tour is designed as a day out to one of Italy's premier food destinations: Parma. Together with an English speaking local guide, the highlights include a visit to a producer of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and tasting, a visit to a Parma ham with tasting of prosciutto, a visit of the historic centre of Parma and lunch of typical local products. Discover first hand the long history of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, its origins in the Middle Ages and how production stills follows the same ancient techniques.
Last modified on 13 September 2016

Grand Barolo Wine Tours

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This sprivate guuded wine tour by Tasting Tours takes the visitor to some of the best barolo producing wineries in Piemonte. Barolo is made entirely from the same grape, nebbiolo, and can be produced in 11 villages only, the 5 most famous being La Morra, Barolo, Monforte, Serralunga and Castiglione Falletto. You will be surprised by the substantial differences given to the wine by the different hills, vineyard exposure and soil components.
Last modified on 21 March 2016

Grand Barbaresco Wine Tour

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This private tour by Tasting Tours is to three producers located in the 3 villages of the Barbaresco region where only 1,200 acres are planted (the area is much smaller than the Barolo district). Made from the same nebbiolo grape which gives Barolo, Barbaresco is in a way the younger brother of Barolo. More elegant and aromatic, it is though very powerful and great over ageing. While Barolo has been around for centuries, Barbaresco is only a few hundred years old and started to be popular in the world of wine thanks to Angelo Gaja who was able to start a revolution…
Last modified on 21 March 2016

Horse and Carriage Wine Tour

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A wine tour by horse and carriage is a unique proposal by Cantina di Filippo located in the Valle Umbra near both Cannara and Assisi. to discover the winery's philosophy towards organic and biodynamic cultivation and in particular their 'One Goose Revolution' project which has marked out 4 hectares of vineyard being cultivated with low environmental impact and the almost exclusive help of animals - horse and geese to name but two.
Last modified on 01 June 2016

Sardinia Food and Wine tours

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If you have ever been curious to know what traditional Sardinian food and wine is really like, then Gaveena can give you 10 reasons why the island is the top destination for a cool foodie travel experience. Not only this but they propose a number of short break travel packages which are dedicated just to this. Click on the title of each to be taken to a full synopsis.  
Last modified on 06 April 2016

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