Eat your way through Italy with these food experiences.
Get a taste of the finer things in life in a country that prizes ‘La Dolce Vita’, the Good Life. Indulge in local delicacies: prosciutto (Parma ham), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, pizza and gelato. Sip on fine wine in a rustic Italian farm in Chianti, and dine on a three-course meal in a village of the Cinque Terre. Here are our top food experiences in Italy.
Pizza making in Rome
No one can hear the word ‘Italy’ and not think about the country’s delicious national dish – pizza. As many pizzas as you’ve had in your lifetime (let’s face it, we’ve all eaten our fair share!), there is nothing better than eating Italy’s meal of choice in its capital, Rome. Connect with traditional Italian customs and learn all about the dish as you take part in a pizza making class. Prove your dough-making skills and top your pizza like a master before enjoying your creation.
Sip wine in Chianti
The Chianti wine region is synonymous with the medium-bodied red wine it produces which blends Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Merlot. Sip on these fine wines over a 3-course lunch at a classic Tuscan farmhouse. Charming rustic farmhouses made out of stone and brick dot the Tuscan landscape, which makes for an idyllic backdrop.
Taste Italy’s finest produce in Parma
Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is home to some of the country’s finest produce including delicious prosciutto (Parma ham) and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Spend a morning taste testing some of the region’s best produce before enjoying free time to soak up the atmosphere of the picture-perfect streets and fill your stomach with more tasty produce for lunch.
Indulge in Italy’s national treat, Gelato
Last, but certainly not least, is gelato! Another quintessential Italian food, Italy’s cities are full of charming gelato shops equipped with gelato to suit any taste bud. Indulge in the delicious treat in Florence or in the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a medieval district of Rome.
A small group tour to Italy is a lesson in living the good life. From Rome to Venice, explore the best this stylish country has to offer. Discover the imperial history of Rome, the influence of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, delight in the beauty of Venice all while indulging in the fine produce that makes a tour here so stimulating.
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