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.

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

Lake Garda Experience

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Lake Garda Experience tour runs just once in 2016 from October 2 - 6 and is 6 full days discovering not only the lake and towns on its shore such as Desenzano sul Garda and Sirmione, as well as nearby centers such as Brescia, Salò and the beautiful private island of Isola del Garda. Due to its special climate, Lake Garda is the most northerly area of Italy where olive groves and lemon trees actually grow and the local wine is equally unique.   
Last modified on 27 November 2015

A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto

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A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto runs just once in 2016 from September 11-17 and is 6 days discovering a territory made famous around the world for everyone's famous fizzy aperitif wine, Prosecco. Best of all, the tour is scheduled to take place during the annual harvest. But you will also visit the lagoon of Venice and island of Burano, the cities of Treviso, Bassano del Grappa and Asolo all in this unique tour for food and wine lovers.  
Last modified on 15 December 2015

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

Wine Tasting in Venice

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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 territory with each lasting around 2 hours and usually being held in late afternoon. They are designed to be an event which involves all the senses, not just those of your palate. They are hosted with a touch of style and extravagance which sums up the essence of city and which will hopefully stay with you long after you return home.
Last modified on 08 April 2015

Wine Tours from Siena

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Art and Cooking of Dante Alighieri Siena is proposing these wine tours by bus to such wonderful locations as Pienza, San Gimignano, Chianti and Montalcino to enjoy, well, some of the best wines in Italy, not least Brunello. The tours depart all year round and you will be accompanied by an English speaking guide. They leave Siena at 2:00 pm from June to October and 1:00 pm from November to May. Return is scheduled around 19.00pm. There are 3 specific wine tours as follows.
Last modified on 23 February 2016

Genoa Gourmet Tour

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This foodie or gastronomic tour of the centuries old historic port area of Genoa is clearly focused on finding local snacks and classic Genovese dishes. Created by Tasting Tours it is a fascinating journey which you may not have thought of doing on your own. It is a morning tour on foot to discover the several botteghe or traditional small family run shops shops producing local gastronomic delights while admiring the main architectural wonders of the city centre.
Last modified on 23 March 2016

Happy Cooking Umbria Food Tours

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Below is a selection of food and wine tour proposals developed by Daniel Paci of Happy Cooking who specializes in the cuisine and traditional home cooking of Umbria and central italy. Daniela is a licensed tour guide and you can also customise your trips with cooking lessons.  Orvieto wine tour - Day trip to a mysterious town with guided tasting of its famous wine. Morning: tour of a winery, guided wine tasting, light lunch. Afternoon: walking tour in Orvieto: Duomo, Medieval area, Underground City with its wells, caves, tunnels. The Cantico wine road tour - Along the footprints of Saint Francis of…
Last modified on 18 May 2015

Experience Organic Food Production in Umbria

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La Corte del Lupo in Nocera Umbra, only a few miles from Assisi, prides itself in offering its guests the finest of traditional Umbrian cuisine all made with locally sourced or organic products directly produced in the agriturismo. The menu is always based on fruits and vegetables in season and the locanda specializes in cheeses and cold and cured meats. Special gluten free menus are also available for celiacs.
Last modified on 10 April 2016

Bologna Market and Tasting Tour

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This Bologna food and wine tour is organized by Micol of Country Villa Ca' de Magni which is located in the hills between Bologna and Modena. It is proposed as a weekend tasting break with the Saturday spent in the city and the Sunday outside at Country Villa Ca' de Magni. It is an ideal combination to discover the traditional gastronomy and wine of the territory, from the famous food market in Bologna and must-see food shops, to enjoying local food products in a refined rural setting.
Last modified on 04 June 2015

Italian Days, Bologna Food and Wine Tours

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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 gastronomy such as ham and balsamic vinegar, but are also cooking classes, wine tastings and special guided visits of events and traditional sagra. Below we are highlighting his speciifc tours which depart from Bologna such as a visit to a traditional Italian wine cantina to see first hand the full process of wine production. Or else a one day cooking classes in a professional kitchen in hills of Bologna where you will…
Last modified on 12 May 2015

Personal Food Shopper in Italy

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Personal Food Shopper is an initiatiive by The Westin Hotels and Resorts in Venice, Milan, Florence and Rome to offer you a professional gastronomic discovery of each city. As well as taking you to some of the best places to find out about the famous typical products of each location, after your tour you will also be given assistance if you want to ship your purchases back home. Each Personal Food Shopper experience takes you on a tour through traditional markets, historical shops, exclusive gastronomic boutiques and renowned gourmet spots. You will be accompanied by a multilingual guide who is also…
Last modified on 11 August 2015

Half Day Piemonte Tours

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Asti based Tasting Tours offers a series of tour to discover the wine, food and history of the Piemonte region. Most are days tours, but below we highlight short visits of no more than 4 hours if you are pressed for time. All include transportation with a chauffeured car or minivan if you require it as well as a professional tour guide. Any food and wine tastings are also included.
Last modified on 21 March 2016

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tours

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An opportunity to discover the three essential and most genuine gourmet products of Piemonte; cheese, wine and chocolate. The tour starts with a sightseeing tour of the Barolo production area with a stop at Grinzane Cavour to admire the imposing XIII century castle, La Morra with the scenic “belvedere” or Barolo with the Falletti castle and the Regional Enoteca of Barolo.
Last modified on 21 March 2016

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