ENJOY THE REAL TASTE OF ITALY
Food is one of the most significant expression of a culture.
That’s why very often, when visiting a place, we are not really fulfilled if we only see it: we want to taste it too.
From SRTEET FOOD trucks to AVANT-GARDE RESTAURANTS, whether it’s a traditional chees or a glass of refined wine, in Europe you have many of the world’s best countries where to eat and drink.
Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Portugal or Denmark: whether you eat to travel, or you travel to eat, get ready to DELIGHT YOUR TASTE and loosen your waistband in one of our wine and culinary tours.
Italy is well known everywhere for its GOURMET PRODUCTS and WINES. Rather than being a simple economic data, this fact tells a lot about Italian people and how much food and wine characterize our culture, in all its dimensions.
Wine is on the table of Italian people in every daily meal as well as in special celebrations. A glass of PROSECCO in Venice or a glass of CHIANTI in Florence, a SPRITZ with Cicchetti or a BRUSCHETTA as appetizer, are an excuse for locals to meet up with friends and socialize.
Artichokes, truffles, hand-made pasta, baccalà, pesto, lambrusco, pizza, Parmigiano Reggiano and ravioli…
in our Country any local product become the subject for LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS which take place along the peninsula all the year long.
Italy is European and world leader on cheese production, having 487 different types of LOCAL CHEESE, 48 of them with PDO QUALITY LABEL. All the 20 Italian regions, from Piedmont to Sicily, produce their own local wines, making Italy the second world leader in wine production.
Maybe you are an experienced gourmet and you want to lead your following, friends or clients to visit your favorite vineyards, restaurants and villages in Tuscany. Perhaps you are a foodie with just a glimmer of an idea and you see so many options that you don’t really know where to focus your Italian journey.
No matter where you start from, we’ll help you making real your ideas creating a CUSTOMIZED TOUR. It will be a unique and surprising experience for all your senses.
One of the best ways to promote and know our territory and its people is to visit LOCAL CHEESE PRODUCERS, small OIL FACTORIES, LOCAL WINERIES or OLD-STYLE TAVERNS. Our clients can truly see the whole production process of raw materials and gastronomic gems.
From the ground where plants grow to the baking of a pizza, you won’t just see something: side by side with the professionals, we give you the opportunity to smell, touch, taste and BE PART OF THE WINE AND FOOD PRODUCTION CHAIN.
BE THE PROTAGONIST OF YOUR JOURNEY.
WINE TOUR AND FOOD FESTIVALS
Plan your trip through Italian wine landscapes and participate in local wine and food cultural festivals. Try wine-tastings and savor traditional dishes to experience true Italian traditions.
COOKING CLASS BASED ON LOCAL PRODUCTS
Meet genuine Italian chefs and participate in a cooking class in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will learn the secrets to turn simple ingredients into delectable Italian dishes, like pizza, risotto, tiramisu or pasta. Then enjoy the fruits of your effort as you savor your homemade Italian meal.
PARTICIPATE TO THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF SPECIALTIES
Visit local wine and food producers and learn the secrets that contribute to their worldwide reputation of excellence. Mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar of Modena, prosecco sparkling wine, prosciutto crudo di Parma and much more.
FROM OLIVE HARVEST TO EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Participate in the olive harvest that is still carried out by hand and visit traditional mills where the olives are transformed into extra virgin olive oil according to old traditions (seasonal activity). Learn all about different kinds of olive trees which characterize the local oil in each region.
WINE-TASTING and FOOD and WINE PAIRING LESSONS
Take a portion of your tour to discover the wine production process and its secrets. Experience how to define, recognize and classify the different flavors of the major Italian wines and how to combine them with food.
WINE TOUR BY BIKE OR HORSEBACK RIDE
Allow us to organize a bike tour or a horseback ride through the most beautiful and fascinating countryside where Italian wines are produced. End your day with a special sample of local wines and products.