Join Katie Parla, Gourmet Traveller's Culinary Rome Correspondent who is an authority on Italian gastronomic culture
Enjoy your own private market and brunch at Florence's Central Market and meet the local artisans
Enjoy a traditional cooking lesson in a private home and learn how the locals create their world-renowned cuisine
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Upon arrival into Rome by 2pm, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a walking orientation tour of Rome, including the delightful Trevi Fountain. Tonight, be welcomed into the home of a local for a special Welcome Dinner. You will be introduced to some excellent Italian wines and local favourites. There's no better way to conclude than with some delicious home-made desserts.
Stay: Rome, Hotel D’InghilterraDaily :
Travel to Perugia via Assisi, best known as the birthplace of St. Francis, where you will visit the basilica devoted to the saint. Arrive at your hotel, which is situated on a hilltop, within the historical centre of Perugia, offering an enchanting view of the Umbrian valley.
Stay: Perugia, Hotel Brufani PalaceDaily :
Delve into Italy's culinary delights this evening, as you enjoy a traditional cooking experience in a private home. There is simply no rival in the world that compares to the authentic flavours of Italy, and tonight, learn how the locals make their world-renowned cuisine, before sampling the fruits of your labour over dinner.
Enjoy a morning tour of Perugia, including a visit to the Perugina Factory, which produces the iconic Italian delectable chocolate, Baci. This afternoon, head to the surroundings of Florence, where you will arrive at your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Tuscany, Villa Le BaroneDaily :
Enjoy your own private market and an exclusive brunch at Florence’s Central Market. Here, you'll meet the local artisans who have prepared some delicacies just for you.
Be guided by a historical lecturer as you enjoy a morning visit to Florence, including a visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David.Daily :
In Modena, perhaps visit the Museo Enzo Ferarri and get up close to numerous Ferrari vehicles renowned for their design. Alternatively, opera lovers will delight in a visit to the Pavarotti House and Museum, the former residence of Luciano Pavarotti.
Visit a farm to sample some of the local produce, then see a private collection of vintage cars, considered as the unofficial Maserati museum. Continue to the small village of Varignana.
Stay: Palazzo di Varignana Resort and SpaDaily :
Travel via the dramatic landscapes of the world-famous Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. After lunch and a short stroll by the sea, arrive at the elegant Relais Villa d'Amelia, located in the heart of the Piedmont region. A superb renovation of this 18th-century estate, absorb sublime views over the Alps and the Barolo vineyards. Tonight dine in one of the most exclusive restaurants in all of Italy at your hotel, which has earned a coveted Michelin Star.
Stay: Two Nights: Alba, Relais Villa D’AmeliaDaily :
Everything Piedmont has to offer is on display today. Visit the World heritage-listed Coppo Cellars in the Canelli wine region, famous for producing some of the world's finest muscat sweet sparkling wine. Here, perhaps enjoy a tasting of the local produce that gives Italy its reputation as the renowned culinary capital of the world.Daily :
Today you will travel to the scenic Lake District. Along the way, visit a truffle farm and learn about how a trifolao and their dogs team up to hunt the elusive white truffle. Complete the experience with a selection of truffle-based produce and a glass of wine. Later, arrive in Stresa.
Stay: Two Nights: Stresa, Grand Hotel des Iles BorromeesDaily :
Make sure you have your camera ready as you capture sublime vistas of the Italian Lakes District, with a visit to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori on the iconic waterway of Lake Maggiore. Afterwards, venture away from the regular tourist trail as you discover Lake Orta.Daily :
Visit Milan, the home of fashion on a sightseeing tour. Afterwards, continue via the lakeside Sirmione to the town of Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Upon arrival at your accommodation, immerse yourself within this 16th-century villa. Inspired by the tradition of the Veneto region, this hotel hosts an impressive permanent exhibition of contemporary art.
Stay: Verona, Byblos Art Hotel AmistaDaily :
Either enjoy a guided walking tour to uncover Venice's grand historic monuments. Alternatively, perhaps embark on a sailing tour on the Venetian Lagoon as you cruise to some of the islands.
Enjoy a brief tour of Verona then travel to Venice. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing. Tonight, embark on a breathtaking gondola ride and enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Venice, Hotel DanieliDaily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations
Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more
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