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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.

Food and wine tours in the North of Italy

For a great food and wine tour in the North of Italy, 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 as well as a relaxing walk in the vineyards. 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 in Iseo or Como lakes. Piedmont is the region of truffle and wine, with the famous Alba truffle and the wide production of world wide famous wine. In Valtellina you can taste the real mountain food, such as in Livigno, with delicious specialty like pizzoccheri or polenta.

Food and wine tours in the centre of Italy

Tuscany is the queen of the centre of Italy. A nice food tour in Tuscany will give the possibility to taste all the traditional recipes, far away from touristic destinations. Chose a guided tour in the Tuscany countryside, because only a local guide can take you to those places where the tradition has remained intact and the products are the best and freshest.
Umbria and Abruzzo are not second to anyone, though. Umbria has an ancient culinary tradition, based on porcini mushrooms and Gubbio truffle, but also cold cuts and cheese, and DOCG and DOC wine that are just delicious. Abruzzo has the fortune of being on the coast, where you can have seafood meals on a trabucco, and in the mountain, hosting numerous natural parks with high peaks, giving a very different cuisine. We cannot forget that Abruzzo is the region of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano, as well as many other excellent wine that are just waiting to be tasted.
Marche can give you an unexpected surprise regarding food and wine traditions. Olive ascolane and verdicchio are a perfect match to discover the tastes of this amazing region.

Food and wine tours in the South of Italy

In the South of Italy you can learn the traditional recipes to make fresh pasta with a special cooking class, or just a taste of local products like cheese, olive oil, seafood and wine directly from the producer or in selected shops and restaurants. Apulia and Basilicata have their own specialties: 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 (Apulia); if you are crazy about bread, there’s no better occasion than taking part in a bread making laboratory to learn how to make the famous Matera bread.

Below you can find some of our proposals for wine tasting and food tours in Italy.You can personalize your package tours to create the best food and wine holiday in Italy.

Cooking classes in Italy and Italian Wine Tasting

Food and wine activities in Italy

Package tours for food and wine holidays in Italy

Our package tours can be personalized according to your needs. You can chose 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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