ITALY ON A PLATE
Discover Italy’s prized regional specialties in private homes and renowned restaurants, and enjoy exclusive access to some of the country’s most-famed cultural treasures.
When in Rome, where this journey for just 20 gourmet travellers begins, guests are treated to a welcome dinner in the home of a local – a taste of the authentic adventures to come.
This 12-day fully inclusive tour takes in many of the boot’s most famed sights with special access granted to guests that is simply out of reach for the independent traveller. The unique experiences include a guided tour with a history lecturer in Florence’s Galleria dell’ Accademia to see Michelangelo’s
David, and access to a private collection of vintage Maseratis.
Italy’s regional cuisines are one of the great drawcards for any visitor to the country. On this journey, not only will the food of some of the most renowned regions be on the menu, but there’s also the opportunity to learn to cook like a local with a hands-on traditional cooking class in a Tuscan home, followed by a dinner to enjoy the results.
“An evening gondola ride through the canals of Venice is just one of the highlights of this exclusive journey.”
In Florence, meanwhile, as well as the visit to the Galleria dell ’Accademia, guests will enjoy a private market experience and exclusive brunch at the Central Market prepared by local artisans. While in Piedmont, guests will dine at one of Italy’s most exclusive restaurants in an 18th-century estate, tour the Coppo Cellars, and meet the dogs that hunt the elusive white truffle.
Other highlights include Cinque Terre with its centuries-old seaside villages, a visit to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori on Lake Maggiore, sight-seeing in fashion-forward Milan and a stay in a 16th-century villa in Verona.
The hits in this most desirable of destinations continue, with an evening gondola ride through the canals of Venice the last but by no means least of the highlights.