Italy is the ultimate food lover’s dream destination, offering an abundance of culinary and wine experiences for travelers of all tastes and interests. From full-day wine tours and spectacular food shows to small group tasting tours and private wine dinners led by expert sommeliers – you are certain to find an experience perfect for you in Italy!
Piedmont is one of the top food and wine tour destinations in Italy, boasting Michelin-star restaurants, world-class wines and an abundance of terroirs to discover. Notable wineries include Barolo and Barbaresco as well as Gavi, an attractive sun-kissed destination renowned for its distinct flavor profile that has drawn wine enthusiasts worldwide.
Tours in Piedmont reveal its rich viticulture and cuisine through visits to wineries, castles, villages, truffle farms and the UNESCO-recognized castles of La Morra and Castiglione Falletto.
Begin your tour on an amazing four-day, three-night wine and food tour that explores local flavors and renowned wine cellars. Experience garden aperitifs, meadow picnics, candlelight dinners and an unforgettable encounter at one of Barolo winery’s vineyards – everything needed for an incredible journey!
Foodies who love Italian cuisine will surely relish a food and wine tour through Emilia-Romagna – known as Italy’s “Food Valley” due to its abundance of gourmet producers, world-class restaurants and top wineries that promise an experience they won’t soon forget!
Start your trip off right in Bologna, an iconic Italian city known for its mouthwatering Bolognese sauce, Parmigiano cheese and traditional balsamic vinegar. Spend your days visiting local factories and family-run producers who create these delectable goods, before tasting their finished products at lunch with a glass of wine in hand!
Head for the hills to a dairy farm producing Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, visit an plant manufacturing Prosciutto di Parma and enjoy a tasting lunch of gourmet products and wines at an adjacent winery.
Tuscany, situated in central Italy, is famous for its Renaissance art and architecture as well as being home to some of the world’s best wines.
Tuscany is a renowned tourist destination, drawing visitors from around the globe. Popular Tuscan attractions include Florence, Montepulciano and Pisa.
Florence is an internationally-recognized World Heritage Site and one of the premier spots for viewing Renaissance art. Home to numerous restaurants offering delicious regional fare, Florence makes a memorable visit.
An enjoyable way to experience Tuscany is on a wine tour. On this trip you will visit authentic vineyards and sample world-famous reds such as Chianti Classico; plus learn all about its production process and unique flavor profiles with help from an expert sommelier guide.
Sicily is one of the premier food and wine regions in Italy. Boasting long summer days and abundant soil conditions, Sicily boasts some of Italy’s premier vineyards.
Tour Sicily’s wineries on an engaging small-group or private excursion and sample both indigenous varieties like Zibibbo and Carricante as well as globally-recognized grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. You will also explore Sicily’s red varietals like Cerasuolo di Vittoria and Nero d’Avola.
Sicily’s warm climate and fertile soils make it an ideal location for wine growers, who produce both red and white varieties. Mount Etna, an active volcano synonymous with Sicily, boasts some of the finest wines produced here.
Palermo offers backstreet markets and stalls specializing in local delicacies while your guide shares fascinating historical and cultural information with you, while Catania allows you to savor traditional Sicilian cuisine while sampling wines from nearby Mount Etna vineyards.