Food Tourism in Italy

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No need to say that Italy is famous all over the world for the richness of food and wine traditions, that goes along with high quality and fresh products. What maybe not everybody knows is that Italian cuisine is as various as its landscapes. The great diversity of climate conditions and the conformation of the territory from North to South has led to the growth of completely different crops and livestock, and therefore of recipes. Butter is the traditional seasoning in the North, as much as olive oil is in the Center and the South. Cabbage versus tomatoes, rice and pasta, wild boar or bufala, the differences among the various regions are amazing, even within the same product, such as wine. Italy is the country with the widest and most diversified wine production in the world, from the whites of the North, such as the ones of Collio area in Friuli Venezia Giulia, rich in aromas and famous for their freshness, up to the reds of the South, full-bodied, very alcoholic, structured.

In all our tours and activities food and wine are important elements, but some of the tours have a full focus on them. Just to give you some ideas: in the North you can discover the production area of the famous Prosciutto di San Daniele in Friuli Venezia Giulia, visit the ham factory and taste the delicious prosciutto. You can visit a mountain cheese dairy in the Alps and taste the prize-winner cheese made with the freshest milk, or enjoy a traditional lunch by the lake, or on a trabucco in Abruzzo, the ancient fishing machines now turned into fish restaurants.

In Umbria or Piedmont you can go truffle hunting and taste the best truffle, learning the best wine matches. Umbria is also known for the chocolate produced in Perugia, where you can go visit the chocolate factory. You can take in part in cooking classes with Nonna “grandma”  Marcella, or spend some days tasting Abruzzo wine, visiting local wineries, vineyards, and meeting wine makers on the tracks of Trebbiano and Montepulciano.

In the South you can learn the traditional recipes of making fresh pasta with a special cooking class, or just taste local products like cheese, olive oil, seafood and wine directly from the producer or in selected shops and restaurants. If you have a strong interest in olive oil, you can learn how to produce the “green gold” of Italy by taking part in the olive harvesting and olive oil production week in Salento.

Below you can find some of our proposals for single experiences and package tours for food&wine.

Contact us to get information about more possibilities for this activity and personalize your tour.

Experiences

Tours

Our tour packages can be personalized according to your needs! You can modify the duration, the services and the experiences included.
Contact us to create the perfect tour for you.

Main activity: Food&Wine
Destination: Central Italy, Umbria
Duration: 5 days, 4 night
Guided: Yes

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Main activity: Biking
Destination: Northern Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Guided: Yes

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Main activity: Biking
Destination: Central Italy, Abruzzo
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Guided: On request

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Main activity: Food&Wine
Destination: Southern Italy, Apulia
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Guided: Yes

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