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Private Gourmet Wine Tour in Tuscany × × × × × × ×
Private Gourmet Wine Tour in Tuscany

Private Gourmet Wine Tour in Tuscany

Indulge yourself in a private wine tour in the heart of Tuscany.A journey, through the discovery of noble wines ,tastings of local food..visit of medieval villages, a blend of culture and enogastronomic delicacies for wine& food lovers


Private Gourmet Wine Tour in Tuscany 


A full experience through the discovery of noble wines such as the world known Brunello of Montalcino,Chianti Doc and Bolgheri several tastings of local food in suggestive locations, nestled in the Chianti Hills and Tuscan countryside with a break under the world known Leaning Tower of Pisa, enriched by.the visit of historical villages all with the comfort of a private driver at your disposal.. a unique blend of culture and enogastronomic delicacies for authentic wine&food lovers.

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Itinerary 


Day 1- Arrival/Check In/Dinner 


Independent arrival to Florence. Meet with your driver and transfer to your accommodation, provided at a boutique hotel/farmhouse/agritourism ( like Villa Lecchi,Tenuta Mensanello or similar)   in the picturesque villages of Colle Val d'Elsa or San Gimignano. You will be surrounded by the world famous Chianti Hills.
Check In, welcome drink, dinner out. Overnight.  


Day 2- Discover the Brunello di Montalcino, Wine tasting and Siena. 


After breakfast, meet with driver/guide and depart towards the Val d'orcia, A Unesco World Heritage site located in the southern part of the Province of Siena. After a beautiful 1 hour drive, you will reach an awarded farm for the production of the noble of the wines. Walk into the vineyards and visit the cellars followed by a wine tasting and local lunch. In the afternoon stop in Siena (1.5 hour free visit of the city);  a gem of the Italian Renaissance, with the Dome and the Piazza del Campo where twice a year is run the famous Palio. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight. 

Day 3- Volterra, San Gimignano, Chianti 


The day is focused on the visit of historical medieval towns enriched by a lunch from a panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards.
After breakfast meet with driver/guide and head towards the medieval town of Volterra located at the edge of the Chianti Region. The day includes a guided tour of the town and free time for shopping. The second stop of the day will be the town of San Grimignana with lunch at a traditional Tuscan restaurant with views of the vineyards. 
In the afternoon you will head to the nearby Wine Estate. Guided by the owner of the Estate you will visit the vineyards, the cellar and experience a rich Chianti Wine and food tasting. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight. 


Day 4-  Bolgheri, Pisa , Departure  

Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer by minivan to the charming village of Bolgheri a picturesque village, world known for its local wine Sassicaia and for the Cypress road, a unique road with more than 2400 Cypresses on the road sides. Visit of the village ,wine tasting at a local wine producer followed by a lunch at in a traditional restaurant where you will try the specialties of the Tuscany's cuisine, including truffle, mushrooms, wild boar . . Pick up and transfer to Pisa – optional stop at the Miracle Square for a last photo under the Leaning Tower before reach the Airport of Pisa/Train Station. Time to say goodbye Tuscany!

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What's included: 

  • 3 night accommodation in double/twin at selected 4* Hotel or Agritourism
  • 3 Breakfast 
  • Transfer from Florence on Arrival day 
  • Welcome Dinner at local restaurant  
  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting with lunch 
  • Private guided tour of Siena , Volterra and San Gimignano
  • Private Trasportation during the whole tour 
  • Lunch and Wine tasting at local farmhouse 
  • Wine Estate Tour with Chianti Tasting and cutlets
  • Wine tasting at a local wine producer in Bolgheri
  • Lunch at in a traditional restaurant in Bolgheri
  • Private transportation  Pisa 


What's not included: 

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • All what non mentioned under "What's included" 


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Notes: 


The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
Accomodation provided in comfort double room, at selected 4* Hotel/Farmhouse in the heart of Chianti Hill






  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,709.00

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Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience × × × × × × ×
Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience

Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience

Discover the authentic taste of Salento in Apulia,staying in a typical masseria..discovering local food and wine, ancient Baroque cities and breathtaking views.

Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience

In Salento every season has a peculiarity and this is one of the reasons why it's so suggestive;In the winter and autumn season there is the oil’s collection, in the summer you are surrounded a wonderful sea, during all the year you can visit the Baroque Art Cities.

The Masseria we are offering you  is an estate of 11 hectares of olive trees located in Castiglione 3km from the sea (Adriatic). It is a family owned hotel specifically (bed and breakfast), which is also dedicated to the production of biological oil. It's possible to have dinner on site, dinner since the owners managed a small restaurant where are cooked traditional handmade dishes with biological products.

The philosophy behind the experience offered below, is to return to the past, to live a different holiday in a peaceful and healthy environment. At the Masseria  you will find  an organic garden, organic produce oil and cooking classes with  typical products of the earth.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Brindisi

Arrival at the Airport (transfer) we will pick up you and take you to the farmhouse .Check in and show around the property. After a small break we make a tour of the farmhouse and an explanation of how do the oil (at that time may not see as is hara because the season is from October to January) visit to the mill where Emilio explain all the procedure (we use the traditional procedure) and oil tasting.Dinner at the farmhouse with typical food from Salento ,such as biological vegetables directly collected from the farmhouse. (also with the help of customers)


Day 2 - Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca

Breakfast, departure  tour of the Adriatic coast with stops at the Acquaviva marina, Marina serra before headint to visit of the historic center of Castro.Free time in Castro to eat something at one of the numerous local restaurants. In the afternoon tour to Santa Maria di Leuca with stop at Ciolo bridge ,the town is the eastest town of Italy, return to the farmhouse. Time at leisure.

Dinner based on fish dishes typically cooked in a traditional way.


Day 3 - Gallipoli, Lecce 

Breakfast. Excursion along the Ionian coast and visit of Gallipoli. Gallipoli is a coastal town in Apulia, southern Italy. The historic center, on an island off the mainland, shelters churches like St. Agatha’s Cathedral, with its ornate facade. Nearby, the Church of St. Mary of Purity has a maiolica tiled floor. Gallipoli Castle includes the Rivellino tower, standing apart from the main building. Across the bridge, on the mainland,lies a wonderful   Greek Fountain, dating from the Renaissance. 

Free time for try some local food  and return to the farm to rest. In the afternoon visit of Lecce, the pearl of the Baroque, with a professional guide and dinner in a typical Neapolitan pizzeria to try the real Italian pizza.


Day 4 - Alberobello, Ostuni 

Breakfast .Departure to the Valle d' Itria, and Visit of the charming town of Alberobello (with a professional guide)a unique town with traditional white houses called " Trulli". The city is   listed as Unesco World Heritage Site, for the uniqueness of the landscape, and of the historic buildings that once served as storage and housing for the local population. Free time for shopping.and Pick nick lunch. In the afternoon departure to Ostuni, a popular summer resort town, with a beautiful city center and called also the White City for the colour of its buildings. guided tour of the town. 

 Return to the farmhouse. Dinner


Day 5 - Maglie, Gastronomic Tour 

Breakfast. The whole day is dedicated to local gastronomy and  discovery of local products, to the processing and production of typical local dishes.Firsti stop is to Maglie and  at the most important agro-food artisan workshops in the area, including a pasta factory, a mozzarella cheese factory where to try the famous " Burrata " and a chocolate workshop. Free time at Maglie. In the afternoon wine tasting in a historic cellar in the area, return to the farm and Cooking class with chef Emilio, explication and preparation of typical "home made pasta salentina" and Italian fresh pasta). Dinner at the farmhouse with what you made during the class .Overnight


Day 6 - Otranto, Porto Badisco,Zinzulusa cave  

After Breakfast. We depart for a tour of the Adriatic coast with stop in Otranto, home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, with a rose window and ornate mosaic flooring. At the harbor, Torre Matta tower enjoy sweeping sea views followed by a  visit of the city, free time to eat , short stops also at the bay of Orte,before hading towards the small fisherman's villages of  Porto Badisco and Porto Miggiano followed by a visit of the Zinzulusa Cave (prehistoric cave on the sea) return to the farmhouse and farewell dinner . Overnight.


Day 7 - Departure, Brindisi

Breakfast. Check out. Time to say goodbye to your new friends .Private transfer to the airport or Brindisi/Lecce train station . End of our services.

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What's Included : 


  • 6 nights accommodation in double room at a traditional farmhouse called " Masseria " 

  • Guided Tour of Ostuni 

  • Guided tour of Lecce 

  • Guided tour of Alberobello 

  • Guided tour of Otranto

  • English speaking driver and guide where necessary 

  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners at the farmhouse with typical dishes of Salento and biological products 

  • 1 wine tasting 

  • 1 olive oil tasting ,Cheese and Chocolate tasting 

  • 1 Pick nick lunch during the sightseeing in Alberobello

  • 1 cooking class  

  • 1 glass of wine at dinners

  • Private Transfer on arrival and departure to Brindisi Airport 

  • Transfer in private vehicle during the whole tour and excursions 

  • Gift from the owner


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

all what not mentioned under "what's included"

Alholic beverages at dinner expect 1 glass of wine per person

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Notes: 


The tour is only for individuals or small groups, never more than 4 people for each date.

Airport pick up and drop off at Bari Airport available on request at an extra charge.

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night.

Possibility to combine the tour with the Matera Package with 3 days in the city of stones

  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,590.00

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Taormina Food&Wine Small Group Tour × × × × × × Book Now 10 Available
Taormina Food&Wine Small Group Tour

Taormina Food&Wine Small Group Tour

Meet Sicilian traders and chefs in typical Sicilian Food & Wine bar and restaurant and hear recipe secrets from the people behind Sicilian's oldest food traditions absorbed by the marvelous frame of Taormina’s old city Centre!

Highlights : 


  • Visit the historic Taormina's Old City Centre
  • Savour delicious Sicilian food 
  • Taste the best Sicilian Red and White wines
  • Led by a food expert taste typical Sicilian pastries
  • Eat and drink like a local 


Overview : 


Meet Sicilian traders and chefs in typical Sicilian Food & Wine bar and restaurant and hear recipe secrets from the people behind Sicilian's oldest food traditions absorbed by the marvelous frame of Taormina’s old city Centre! The Tour takes you into the historic Taormina’s old city centre, and ideal place to get a real taste of Taormina. Savour its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful Food&Wine traditions alive. 

Meeting at Porta Messina, the entrance ancient gate of Corso Umberto, find the best food spots in town on a 3 hours Taormina Food&Wine Tour! Led by a local Food&Wine loving guide, your tour includes several typical Sicilian Food&Wine tastings as you explore Taormina's foodie neighborhoods. 

You will visit 3 different venues: -In the first one You will be welcoming with a Prosecco glass. Here You will try different samples of fresh SEAFOOD accompanied by 2 typical Sicilian White Wine tasting. -Second Venue will be a Sicilian Wine bar where You will try some samples of Sicilian LANDFOOD accompanied by 3 typical Sicilian Red Wine tasting -Third Venue will be a Typical Sicilian Patisserie for Sicilian pastries & liquors tasting. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. An amazing culinary experience!


What's included : 


  • 3-hours English speaking local guide
  • 3 hours walking tour in Taormina 
  • Visit 3 venues with several Sicilian Food&Wine Tastings
  • Seafood tasting 
  • Pastries and liquors tasting

What's not included : 


  • Transportation
  • Extras
  • All what not mentioned in " What's included"
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Notes : 


Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
Sunglasses and hat recommended during the summer months 
This is a small group tour activity.

Minimum number of participants 4 


  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From EUR €75.00

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Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food × × × × × × ×
Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food

Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food

Sleep in a historical palace with gourmet breakfasts, fine dining based on local products, as well as a cooking class to learn how to make some traditional dishes. Visit Faenza and Brisighella Medieval town. All assisted by local experts.

Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food 

Less then 1 hour from Florence, nestled in nature, lies the small village of Marradi...

The central position of the town, situated between Florence, Faenza and the Adriatic coast, contributed to the urban development and the growth of the town in the past. In fact, travellers who reach Marradi by train, along the panoramic Faentina Railway line, are always pleasantly surprised by the make-up of the town, which sees beautiful streets lined in villas and elegant Palaces,quite uncommon for a mountain village. 

Discover the small village of Marradi in northern Tuscany, during a 4 days off the beaten path private tour. You will sleep in a historical 16th century noble palace beautifully restored,you will start the day with gourmet breakfasts, fine dining based on local products, as well as a cooking class to learn some traditional dishes. Visit Faenza, renowned for its Ceramics and Brisighella Medieval town. All assisted by local experts.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Marradi, Arrival 

Free arrival at Marradi Train Station. Pick up from Florence or Faenza available on request . On arrival at Palazzo Torriani, in the town of Marradi, you will be greeted with a nice welcome drink, accompanied by fragrant focaccia. Following chance to visit the magnificent rooms of the palace decorated by famous Renaissance painters . Dinner at the Palace. Overnight


Day 2 : Marradi, Cooking Class


Gourmet breakfast with the delights prepared by Annamaria and her daughter, the ladies of the Palace. Dedicated morning and to the spirit with visit to the Study Center dedicated to the poet Dino Campana, original of Marradi. The afternoon will be dedicated to the cooking course, which will have as its object the preparation of dishes made according to the ancient recipes handed down by Martino, the historic chef of the Family. Everything will end with the dinner including wine in combination and with the delivery of the participation certificate at the end of the course. Overnight.


Day 3 : Faenza, Brisighella 

Breakfast. In the morning visit accompanied by a local guide in Faenza, city famous in the world for its fine ceramics art. Free afternoon with the tour of  Brisighella,an ancient medieval town located at the slopes of mountain chain dividing Tuscany and Romagna region,at the end ì return back to Marradi. In the evening  farewell dinner at a typical local restaurant .


Day 4 : Marradi,Departure 

Breakfast at Palace. Free time to discover Marradi and time so say Good bye to your new friends. Optional transfer to Florence. 

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What's Included  : 


  • 3 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at Palazzo Torriani Historical Hotel 4*

  • Local guide for the tour in Faenza and Brisighella

  • Local assistance for whole stay 

  • Welcome drink 

  • Daily Breakfast with local product

  • 3 Dinners 

  • Cooking Class with chef Martino 

  • Entrance fees to Palazzo Milzetti

  • Private transportation during the whole tour


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Lunches 

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Comfortable shoes recommended 

No Minimum number of participants 

Private Tour 

Semi escorted tour 

Optional extra nights in Florence

Optional pick up from Faenza or Florence 

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,190.00

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Flavours of Sicily Food&Wine Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Flavours of Sicily Food&Wine Private Tour

Flavours of Sicily Food&Wine Private Tour

Discover Sicilian culture through its rich cuisine and colorful streetfood with a 8 days Private Tour that will lead you to discover organic local products,learn cooking local dishes,taste the best Sicilian wines, in a unique experience

Flavours of Sicily Food&Wine Private Tour

Best Sicilian highlights with delicious food & wine


Discover Sicilian culture through its rich cuisine and colorful streetfood .Taste the best Sicilian wines and learn the secrets of its producing.Visit farmhouses to find organic local products: olives, cheeses, tomatoes and more .Learn cooking tricks in typical Sicilian family trattoria.Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you’ve lived in Sicily the whole life.

The tour starts in Catania and ends in Palermo. Transportation in A/C Mercedes car or Minivan. 

All accommodation provided in centrally located 4* Hotel.  

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania,Taormina 

Independent arrival to Taormina Once it starts to cool down, take an easy walk in Taormina city center with your local guide who will meet you in the lobby. Discover the main attractions of the town, its soul and lifestyle, the best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee, food and Welcome aperitif with local wine and food at a tradition bistro in the charming Taormina. After tour enjoy free evening in sparkling Taormina.

Overnight in Taormina


Day 2 - Taormina Cooking Class 

After breakfast start your foodie experience from the city center with the local guide/chef. Have a visit of Taormina’s Food Market, where local farmers, fishermen and butchers sell their fresh goods. Select products for your class and with personal guidance fromyour chef learn culinary secrets of cooking homemade bread, pasta, fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. While eating what Your own hands made, enjoy the taste of local wines. After tour free afternoon and evening in Taormina to relax on picturesque beaches or hang out on your own.

Overnight in Taormina


Day 3 - Mount Etna Countryside Tour 

After breakfast start your “out of beaten path” trip to Mt. Etna with a pick-up from your hotel by local foodie guide. Drive through small typical Etna villages admiring authentic lava stone houses, orange, lemon, olive and almond trees plantations, while listening to charming stories about Sicilian culture, traditions and food. Proceed up until 1000 meters above sea level and discover the breathtaking views of volcanic land. Have a first stop in antique family run winery, where after guided visit of cellars, try volcanic wines with organic etna appetizers in an astonishing lava stone open air amphitheatre.

Continue your gastronomic experience to authentic picturesque farmhouse and enjoy the lunch with lots of seasonal antipasti, homemade pasta and typical pastries. Drop off to Taormina and free time.

Overnight in Taormina 


Day 4 - Noto Tour and Lunch,Siracusa 

After breakfast meet your private driver in the lobby and move to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with local guide in Noto a town listed as a UNESCO heritage site  – an authentic jewel of Sicilian baroque. While walking taste the famous Modica chocolate and Sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary taste. After tour visit a family taverna for your fresh lunch.The meals served are all traditional home cooked dishes, with organic ingredients, fresh vegetables and homemade pasta.

Be transferred to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.

Overnight in Syracuse. 


Day 5 - Siracusa,Ortigia Food&Wine Experience

Meet your foodie local guide when it starts to cool down. Enjoy a walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse old town, and taste fresh fish, typical Sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, fragrant wines and liquors in three different food venues. Eat and drink as locals do. During the tour your guide will share with you a lot about history, culture, lifestyle and gastronomy of the area while passing the most important monuments and little hidden gems of the town like the fontana Aretusa, the Greek Ruins and Dome Square . Tour will finish in the heart of Ortigia so after you can still enjoy the town at night.

Overnight in Siracusa 


Day 6 - Siracusa,Winery Tour,Lunch,Palermo 

After breakfast, be picked by your driver to start the day with visit of ancient winery located in Syracuse’s countryside and wonderfully structured as a castle. Will be welcomed by the owner, have a guided visit of the cellars and the old millstone. Enjoy a light lunch with local organic products and wine tasting in magnificent courtyard. Appreciate the taste of wines produced in this Syracuse area and discover their difference with Etna wines. After lunch continue to drive around 2,5 hours to reach colorful Palermo,the Sicilian Capital. Time to relax and free evening.

Overnight in Palermo 


Day 7 - Palermo Street food Experience

On this day sample the best of Sicilian streetfood during a 3 hours Walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets, tasting of five different Sicilian treats along the way — including ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) and ‘arancine’ (deep-fried rice balls). Pass through Palermo old town and the most important highlights listening the stories of your guide. After tour enjoy free evening in Palermo.

Overnight in Palermo


Day 8 - Palermo,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport. End of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel - 3 nights in Taormina, 2 nights in Siracusa,2 nights in Palermo 

  • transportation with A/C Mercedes minivan / car

  • Daily breakfast

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner during activities

  • All other food and wine tastings mentioned in Itinerary

  • Activities and tours  as per Itinerary

  • Guide in Taormina 4 h - day 2 

  • Guide in Noto 2 h - day 4 

  • Guide in Siracuse 4 h - day 5 

  • Guide in Palermo 4 h - day 7 

  • Cooking Class in Taormina 

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting in Marsala 
  • Restaurant suggestion and reservation

  • Porterage at hotels


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance - ask us a quote 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Entrance fees to monuments

City tax where required

Transfer In / Transfer out 

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Notes: 


The tour is completely private 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,350.00

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Tour of the historic taverns of Verona with Sommelier × × × × × × ×
Tour of the historic taverns of Verona with Sommelier

Tour of the historic taverns of Verona with Sommelier

Private Tour of the Taverns and Historical Shops of Verona accompanied by a professional Sommelier. The Tour offers the opportunity to discover the culture and traditions of Verona through tastings of traditional local foods and wines.

Highlights : 


  • Discover the ancient taverns of Verona
  • Take advantage of the expertise of a private sommelier
  • Visit the historic center of Verona, away from the most touristy routes, enjoying the taste of tradition
  • Taste Amarone, the famous Valpolicella wine
  • Tasting of two glasses of local wine paired with typical cold cuts and cheeses.


Overview : 


Meeting point with the Sommelier in the center of Verona. Start of the walking itinerary that will wind through the lesser-known streets of the city passing through the Arena and then into the district that was once dedicated to the processing of wool. A stop is a must in front of the signs of the oldest shops that tell of the past and traditions.

We will reach a historic Osteria where we will make the first stop for a tasting of two glasses of local wine paired with typical cold cuts and cheeses. The tavern is a point of reference for anyone who wants to get away from the more touristy routes, savoring the taste of tradition.

The sommelier will explain and tell the characteristics of the wines, the territory of origin and the combinations with the local cuisine.

At the end, the route will take you to the ancient Roman forum until you reach one of the oldest places dedicated to wine and the unique flavors of this land.

It is in this place where the second stop will be made and there will be a tasting of the most renowned wine of Valpolicella: Amarone! The glass of Amarone will be paired with some cicchetti. In the Osteria you will be enveloped by a unique atmosphere and if you are lucky you will be able to meet the local elders who drink, joke and sing.

Inside the Osteria is "hidden" one of the oldest cellars where thousands of local and international bottles of wine are kept. You will be accompanied to visit this unique and suggestive cellar that will give the perception of being inside a bottle!

Meeting point: Verona Old Town 


What's included : 


  • Private English speaking Sommelier 

  • Tasting of 3 wines and typical products in 2 taverns.

  • 3 hours Walking Tour


Optional : 


  • Transfer on request 

What's not included : 


  • Tips 
  • Extras
  • All what not mentioned in " What's included"
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Notes : 


Comfortable  shoes are highly recommended
Sunglasses and hat recommended during the summer months 
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate



  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From EUR €115.00

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Private Wine Tour between Garda Lake and Prosecco Hills × × × × × × ×
Private Wine Tour between Garda Lake and Prosecco Hills

Private Wine Tour between Garda Lake and Prosecco Hills

A 5 days journey into taste between food&wine excellences and enchanting villages.Wine and Oil, passing from Verona to Valpolicella and Soave to Prosecco Unesco Hills,discovering the Italian bubbles appreciated all over the world.

Private Wine Tour between Garda Lake and Prosecco Hills 

The tour offers the opportunity to discover the food and wine culture of the area through tastings of traditional local foods and wines, and is designed to offer our guests an authentic experience of the culture and traditions of Veneto Region, from Garda lake and Valpolicella to Prosecco Unesco Hills. 

Region of great natural beauty and rich in culture, where innovative producers combine tradition and modern techniques to create sustainable wines.

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Itinerary : 



Day 1 : Arrival, Accommodation in a typical Farmhouse


Welcome in Valpolicella! Independent Arrival at the farmhouse/Hotel.Optional Transfer on request. 

 Check-in Welcome drink with local wine and meeting with assistant Dinner with traditional menu and overnight stay.


Day 2 : Valpolicella Full day Tour, discover the Amarone Docg


An authentic food and wine experience to discover the history and scents of the area.

Breakfast in the structure; Departure by private car, driver and wine expert guide to discover Valpolicella, a hilly area located north of Verona and a few kilometers from Lake Garda. We will immerse ourselves in the hilly scenery of the Valpolicella appellation, cradle of the renowned Amarone DOCG, an area rich in eno-gastronomic excellence and a strong cultural imprint.

Through a scenic route in the Classic and Historic area of ​​Valpolicella, you will stop in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: San Giorgio Ingannapoltron, from where you can admire its parish church and a view that reaches as far as Lake Garda.

Guided tour of a historic family-run winery of Amarone Docg production, which for generations has expressed the history, traditions and scents of Valpolicella. Accompanied by the producer's passionate story, an immersive experience will begin in the vineyard to learn the life cycle of the vine. You will learn about the production techniques of Amarone, with its special drying, the way in which Valpolicella Ripasso is produced and then appreciate its different characteristics through a guided tasting of: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto. Lunch at a typical Trattoria.

At the end we will reach the border area located between Valpolicella and the Lessinia Regional Park for a tasting of typical products. Guided tour of the maturing and tasting rooms at a historic salami and cheese company. You will be able to taste a selection of aged and aged cured meats and cheeses including the Ubriaco cheese aged with Amarone, paired with artisanal mustard jellies and jams.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay


Day 3 :  Relax , Free day to enjoy the wonders of the area or visit Verona  


Breakfast in the structure; Free day or optional tour to Verona or Garda Lake. Dinner (Included) and overnight stay.


Day 4 : Prosecco Hills, Full day Tour 


An unforgettable tour of the wonderful Prosecco hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: an enchanting place where picturesque medieval towns and cities are combined with the excellent wine that is the symbol of the internationally known Italian aperitif: Prosecco Superiore Docg.

Breakfast.; Departure by private car, driver and wine expert guide towards Conegliano Valdobbiadene on the Prosecco hills. 

Through the green hills of Valdobbiadene in the land of Prosecco we will go to the discovery of the local grape called Glera. Guided tour of a historic winery to discover the entire winemaking process that will end with a rich tasting of the many varieties in which Prosecco is produced; Lunch at a typical trattoria, where you will enjoy not only excellent food but also a wonderful view of the Prosecco hills.

 In the afternoon the tour continues in the so-called Cartizze hill, where the most famous and exclusive “Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG” is produced. Stop at a historic winery overlooking the Cartizze hill for a guided tasting of the various expressions of Prosecco from the Extra Brut to the Dry version;

 At the end of the tasting, transfer to Asolo for a relaxing walk. Asolo is one of the most enchanting villages in Italy, characterized by narrow streets with its arcades, noble houses and taverns. A fascinating place on the gentle hills of Asolo, a destination for poets and writers, artists and travelers, who found inspiration here. Asolo is also known for the Asolo Prosecco DOCG; Return to the structure, free dinner and overnight stay


Day 5 : Check out, Departure 


Breakfast in the structure and Check-out. Optional transfer to Verona Airport or Train Station

End of services.

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What's Included  : 


  • 4 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at selected Agritourism or Hotel 

  • 1 Welcome Drink

  • Daily Breakfast 
  • 2 Dinners 

  • 2 Traditional tasting lunches 

  • 2 guided visits to the cellar with wine tasting 

  • 2 guided wine tasting at local estates

  • 1 guided tour with tasting at a cold cutlets and cheese company

  • Full day English speaking escort on the 2nd and 4th day

  • Transfers with private car and driver as indicated in the program


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Drinks and Wine at lunch and dinner 

Transfer in/out

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Minimum number of participants  2 

Private Tour 

Optional transfer from / to Verona Airport or Train Station 

  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,210.00

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Bologna Gourmet, Good Food and History 4 Days Tour × × × × × × ×
Bologna Gourmet, Good Food and History 4 Days Tour

Bologna Gourmet, Good Food and History 4 Days Tour

Discover Bologna, the Italian Capital of Food, on a private 4-day tour enriched by a guided tour of the city as well as several food tasting of its gastronomic delicacies such as mortadella, Bolognese sauce ,lasagne and parmigiano cheese.

Bologna Gourmet, Good Food and History 4 Days Tour


Description :

If you are Fan of Italian food? Bologna is certainly a city that can't be missed.

Discover Bologna, the Italian Capital of Food, on a private 4-day tour that includes a guided tour of the city and its medieval city center, as well as a tasting of its  traditional local food such as cold cuts, ragu' alla Bolognese, and Lasagne. On the following day, you have the option of taking a half-day tour to learn about one of two world-famous Italian delicacies : Parmigiano Reggiano or Modena Balsamic Vinegar.

Apart from eating, there is lots to do in Bologna city, such as appreciating the UNESCO-listed porticoes (covered, arched pathways) (some date back to the Middle Ages) and walking around the wonderful San Petronio Square. 

The city also features canals and the Oldest University of Europe. 

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ITINERARY : 


DAY 1 - ARRIVAL, WELCOME DINNER 

Welcome to Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna ! Meeting with your driver at Bologna Airport or train station and private transfer to your 4*Hotel in Bologna city center.

Welcome drink and afternoon/evening leisure. Dinner in a typical restaurant, 4 courses menu.


DAY 2 - BOLOGNA FOOD AND WALKING TOUR

Breakfast in hotel.

Meet with your guide and start a private tour where you will Learn about the history, culture, architecture that makes Bologna medieval market so special and unique.

Your local tour guide will unveil to you the secrets, recipes and you’ll enjoy a variety of food specialties that has secured Bologna’s reputation as being the foodie capital of Italy.

You’ll be able to taste a pasta dish, local cold cuts, 1 glass of Lambrusco wine, coffee and the typical Majani Chocolate. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner in a typical restaurant and Overnight .


DAY 3 - PARMIGIANO FACTORY OR BALSAMIC VINEGAR FACTORY TOUR

Breakfast in hotel.

Meet your private driver at the hotel’s lobby . Today you can choose between an interesting Parmigiano Reggiano factory tour where you’ ll be able to taste three different types of Parmigiano (12,18,24 months old) or a typical Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Experience followed by a tasting . After the 4 hours experience return back to your Hotel in Bologna. Time at leisure. Overnight


DAY 4 - DEPARTURE 

Breakfast in hotel. Private transfer to Bologna airport or rail station . Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Bologna or Parma.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED : 


  • 3 overnights in Classic Double room at 4*Hotel centrally located 
  • English-speaking guide at disposal for the Bologna Food Tour - 3 hours 
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners - 4 courses 
  • Typical products tasting ( col cuts,pasta,tortellini,chocolate,ragu)  with glass of wine 
  • Parmigiano Reggiano or Balsamic vinegar  tour with tasting 
  • 1 Light lunch 
  • Private Arrival and Departure  Airport transfer by Mercedes E class and English-speaking driver 
  • Private transportation for 4hrs by Mercedes E class and English-speaking driver - day 3


Notes: 

Fully customizable. Departures all the year 

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €995.00

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Northern Italy Food & Wine Heaven, from Parma - 5 Days Tour × × × × × × ×
Northern Italy Food & Wine Heaven, from Parma - 5 Days Tour

Northern Italy Food & Wine Heaven, from Parma - 5 Days Tour

A unique opportunity to visit the best wineries in the two biggest wine estate areas of northern Italy without forgetting the food with famous typical products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Culatello di Zibello

Northern Italy Food & Wine Heaven ,from Parma - 5 Days Tour 


Description :

Discover the best wineries in the two biggest wine estate areas of northern Italy,namely Emilia and Franciacorta region, in a private 5 days tour.. Taste some of the world appreciated Italian food excellence such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di  Parma,Culatello di Zibello and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. .

With the comfort of a private transportation and driver throughout the tour, you will visit small producers, wineries and workshops, learning the processes that lead to the creation of these excellences of Italian food and wine. L'accommodation è fornita in eleganti Wine Relais Hotel,while the tour is also  enriched by the visit of ancient medieval castles like Torrechiara Castle, and exclusive locations where you can have lunch and dinner.


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ITINERARY : 


DAY 1 - ARRIVAL, WELCOME DINNER 


Pick up from Milan or Bologna Airport. Private transfer to the province of Parma, the very real heart of the Italian Food Valley. Check in at an historical and charming Castle Relais in the hills surrounding the city. Free time. Typical dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight at the Relais.


DAY 2 - WINE TOUR, CULATELLO DI ZIBELLO ,CORTE PALLAVICINA 

Breakfast at the Relais and head on to visit one of the best wineries of the nearby province of Piacenza, which real connaisseurs will discover as one of the richest wine estate areas of Italy, with up to 18 PDO wines ranging from local to international varieties, to start with its still or sparkling elegant red Gutturnio. Tasting lunch at the end of the visit. On the way back to Parma, stop-by gt the charming fortified village with own fortress in Vigoleno: a walk within its high walls will let you live a romantique escape and the un mistakable atmosphere of the Italian Middle Ages…and don’t forget to try a sip of Vin Santo, a liqueur wine produced in minimal quantities only by the best vintages.
A last must-stop in a completely different landscape, i.e., the lowlands of the Po River, will make your day: you can’t skip the emotion of combining Culatello di Zibello PDO, one of Italy’s most artisanal cured meats, with the local sparkling red/rosé Fortana del Taro.  This magic combo will be served in another castle which nowadays houses not only the ageinf of Culatello, but also a Michel starred restaurant and a
country-chic relais de charme: no need to add a dinner after it! Back to the hotel and overnight


DAY 3 - TORRECHIARA, PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA ,PARMIGIANO FACTORY, BALSAMIC VINEGAR 

Check-out, meet our guide in Parma and start your tour of the Food Valley icons! First of all, visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you'll first see the hand making, then the salting process in the pools and finally the "wheel cathedrals", real walls mountains of cheese in a single room. Tasting at the end. Photo stop at the medieval Castle of Torrechiara dominated by its romantic castle: for sure the most spectacular amidst the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza and Northern Italy, dating back to 1448 DC. After that visit one of the family-run Prosciutto di Parma factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma. You will get to know why the best ham can only be made in the hills of Parma, where the Marino wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the so-called Food Valley of Italy. Full lunch based on the typical products of the territory in a farm-to-table restaurant Parmigiano, Prosciutto aswell as other kind of local cold cuts, a typical filled pasta dish (tortelli di Parma), homemade cakes. All paired up with local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia! In the afternoon transfer to the province of Reggio Emilia OR Modena for a guided visit + final tasting at a family run production site of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO . End of activities and transfer to the Franciacorta wine region between lake Iseo and Lake
Garda (administratively: Lombardia). Check-in at a local luxury country resort, with welcome drink and typical dinner to follow.


DAY 4 - FRANCIACORTA WINE TOUR 

Breakfast at the hotel and head on to your tour at the discovery of the Franciacorta PDO wines. First of all, you’ll have to visit Berlucchi, worldwide famous for their different kinds of precious spumante wines made according to the classic champagne
method. Final tasting at the end of the visit and typical lunch at one of the typical restaurants of the area. In the afternoon, visit another world-famous winery located in a spectacular location called Bellavista: after the cellar tour, you’ll experience their unforgettable tasting of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero. Final dinner in a restaurant of the area and night at the
hotel.


DAY 5 - DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Check out. End of our services. Optional transfer to Verona or Milan Airport

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WHAT'S INCLUDED : 


  • 2 nights at relais de charme in the hills of Parma (spa services on request
  • 2 nights at country chic resort in the Franciacorta area
  • 3 full menu dinners (3typical courses paired with local wines) 
  • 1 tasting dinner 
  • 3 full menu lunches (3typical courses paired with local wines)
  • 2 guided tour and tastings at wine makers’ in Emilia Romagna
  • 2 guided visits and tatsings in
    the region of Franciacorta
  • guided visit to a producer of real Traditional Balsamic Vinegar with final tasting
  • 1 guided Gourmet Tour with Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Ham tasting 
  • 1 guided visit & tasting of a Culatello di Zibello maker’s
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private Airport transfer on arrival 
  • Private transportation throughout the tour 


Notes: 

Fully customizable. Departures all the year 

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,580.00

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Tuscany, Lunch in the Vineyard with Wine Tasting × × × × × × ×
Tuscany, Lunch in the Vineyard with Wine Tasting

Tuscany, Lunch in the Vineyard with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a lunch and wine tasting in the Vineyards. A unique experience in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by the beauty of the vines, at one of the most renowned wine estate of Tuscany.

Highlights : 


  • Lunch or dinner in the Vineyarda with typical products
  • Wine Tasting Chianti Doc, RIserva, Brunello di Montalcino and other 10 wines 
  • Appetizer: Tuscan cheeses and salami, bruschetta and snack 
  • First course: truffle lasagna or Tuscan ribollita soup 
  • Second course: fiorentina steak with vegetable side dish 
  • Dessert: vanilla Ice-cream with balsamic vinegar and cantuccini biscuits


Overview : 


Live the experience of a lunch or dinner in the vineyard among the vine rows! Among the rows of the estate, in front of a warm sunset,you can taste a menu based on typical dishes, rigorously prepared by the expert hands of our chefs. What will strike you is the magic of the place: you will be welcomed with care and attention by our staff, you will really feel to be at home. The taste and the fragrances are a poem that invites you to contemplate the place, to taste Italian fine wine and a dinner of Tuscan cuisine. A magical place among the vine rows, rich in history, culture and rural traditions where you will find the typical Italian  hospitality . Eating and drinking fine wines plays a central role on this experience, you can enjoy the nature and the panorama.

Private transfer from Florence city on request.


What's included : 


  • Visit the vineyard, the winery and walk in our vineyards 
  • Lesson on wine, from winemaking tecniques, to how to keep a vineyard 
  • Wine Tasting of tuscan products and wines 
  • Lunch or dinner in the vineyard with Tuscan products

Tuscan products to taste  : 

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 
  • Super Tuscan “Bartolomeo” IGT Toscana rosso 
  • Super Tuscan “Baldassarre” IGT Toscana rosso 
  • Super Tuscan “Cavaliere” IGT Toscana rosso 
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 
  • Chianti DOCG 
  • Chianti Classico DOCG 
  • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 
  • Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 
  • Dessert wine 
  • Extra virgin olive oil - cold pressed
  • Truffle flavored olive oil 
  • Pepper flavored olive oil 
  • Balsamic vinegar selected



What's not included : 


  • Tips 
  • Extras
  • All what not mentioned in " What's included"
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Notes : 

Auto Parking: Free 

Accomodate: From May to October, appointment is necessary, and weather releated. 

In case of intolerance or allergies, alert the staff at the time of booking


  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From EUR €80.00

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Flavours of Apulia - 8 days Food&Wine tour × × × × × × ×
Flavours of Apulia - 8 days Food&Wine tour

Flavours of Apulia - 8 days Food&Wine tour

This 8 days Tour is a hymn to the Apulian enogastronomic culture, an itinerary developed between iconic symbols and Michelin-starred restaurants, breathtaking scenarios and excellences of the tradition.

Eno-Gastronomic wonders of Apulia - English only 8 days tour


It is said that Apulia region is the house of the fine living.
A land sun-blessed and lapped by crystal clear waters.
A red earth, scattered with centuries-old olive trees and dry-stone walls.
Authentic, outgoing and hospitable.
Here the past is everywhere: it emerges in its own identity, in its culture, in its flavours.
It actually seems it’s impossible to wave goodbye to Apulia region once you’ve eaten at its table. 

This travel program is a hymn to the Apulian enogastronomic culture, an itinerary developed between iconic symbols and Michelin-starred restaurants, breathtaking scenarios and excellences of the tradition. 

In Apulia region food narrates, connects and build: it is never a bracket, never a side-dish, never excessive: it’s something that completes.

 Here we’re offering an exclusive and sophisticated experience, 8 days between Starred dinners, tasting and typical flavours.


Small Group Tour - English Only 


Itinerary


Day 1 - Arrival in Apulia Region,Polignano a Mare 

Arriving in Apulia region. Private transfer from Bari Airport,  our guests will be welcomed in a typical Apulian Masseter, a charming place with an unique and sophisticated style. Our first stop will let you discover the home-town of Domenico Modugno, Polignano a Mare, well known for its cliffs overlooking the sea and for its charming old town.
A journey between an historical architecture, balconies dropping sheer to the blue and poems written on stone-walls, finishing with the well-known “chaff speciale “, an excellent invention made in Polignano : a ritual greeting made of coffee, sugar, lemon peel, cream and Amaretto of Saronno. We will then come back to our Masseria for our dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2 - Alberobello, lunch at EVO Restaurant, Wine Tour 

A breakfast in our Masseria with zero-km local products opens our day-2 of this tour. Our first destination is Alberobello, part of the UNESCO’s World Human Heritage thanks to its millenary history. Wandering through its Trulli, extraordinary examples of dry-stones dwellings, will give the opportunity to our guests to dive into the magical atmosphere of a unique town. Lunch-time: tradition, experimentation, study and attention to the details. In one word : EVO. Winner of “ 4 Ristoranti “ ( an Italian TV cooking show ), it’s the perfect place where you can taste the essence of the South of Italy : the raw materials of this territory, the restaurant kitchen garden
and apulian wines coming from small local producers make this restaurant an unquestionable yet unforgettable stop.
In the afternoon our guests will discover an historic apulian winery. A family history who started in 1882, surrounded by oak barrels and hectares of vineyards. With an oenologist, after visiting the vineyard, we will see the old barrels area, a charming underground cellar where you can discover the various phases of the vinification.
At the end of the visit we will taste 3 different wines : Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia.


Day 3 - Cooking Class in Masseria,Dinner overlooking the Sea 

It’s time to get your hands in the dough, for real ! Our guests will reach a charming Rural Masseria surrounded by centuries-old olive trees
where, with a pastry board, an apron and a rolling pin they will challenge themselves to make orecchiette and cavatelli pasta, thanks to the expert hands of the Chef. This pasta, flavoured with traditional sauces, will be served to our guests as long as a variety of excellences from our territory. In the afternoon: free time in our resort.
OPTIONAL: our guests could book an equipped beach close to Monopoli / Capitolo . Our day ends in Monopoli, a maze of narrow alleys smelling of the sea, with votive shrines, fishing nets laying under the sun, flower-filled balconies and a blinding whiteness. Our dinner will take place in Lido Bianco restaurant: pottery from Grottaglie and large glass surfaces overlooking the sea welcome us in this microcosm of beauty where you could entirely live, breathe and taste the sea. The Bini family offers an all-embracing experience, supported since ages from Giovanni, who sorts the fish catch, and from Florinda, irreplaceable landlady always cared even in the smallest details


Day 4 - Matera city tour, Dinner in Polignano a mare 

 Breakfast in our Masseria and departure for Matera, discovering the town of the “ Sassi” on a “ Calessino “. European Capital of Culture in 2019 and part of the UNESCO’s Human World Heritage, Matera jealously guards its past hollowed out in the rock, made of natural caves once called home.
Fragrant, scented and genuine: it’s the bread from Matera, PGI symbol of the town. After a tasting in a well-known bakery our guests will reach the famous restaurant of the Starred chef Vitoantonio Lombardi in a cave of the “Sassi“ district where you can live an experience out oftime, exclusive and unforgettable.
Free time in the afternoon. Our day ends in Polignano a Mare with a dinner suspended between sky and sea. Nestled in one of the most evocative and attractive places in Polignano, Terrazza Monachile restaurant is an exclusive unconventional location where a good cooking and a fantastic panorama are perfectly blended.


Day 5 - Bari, street food and starred dinner in Putignano

Bari, the land of the street food. Our fifth day lead our guests discovering a city who is both elegant and popular : its soul is divided between the exquisite streets of the Murat district and the narrowed streets of the old town. The Petruzzelli Theatre, the Saint Nicolas Basilica and the Norman-Swabian castle are only some of the unmissable stops in “ Bari Vecchia “ before diving into the well-known “ orecchiette street “ and tasting “ sgagliozze, focaccia and panzerotti “, as long as very famous beer here for the “ Baresi “.
In the afternoon we will go back to our Masseria. In the evening our guests will reach Putignano for a dinner in the restaurant of Angelo Sabatelli, Michelin-starred Chef. Talented and brilliant, Sabatelli will welcome us with his technical cuisine which enhances our territory also with a great choice of Spumante wine and Champagne


Day 6 - Ceglie Messapica, Lecce dinner on a roof garden 

Breakfast in our Masseria and departure for Ceglie Messapica, town of art and land of gastronomy. After the visit of its wonderful old town, full of buildings of the 18th century, our guests will taste the well-known biscuit of Ceglie, an almond-paste pastry stuffed with cherry or grape jam. For their lunch our guests will reach one of the most famous restaurants of Ceglie, Cibus, located in an old convent of the 15th century. Its stone-walls rooms, with their white-washed arcades, houses the kingdom of Lillino Silibello, a kind and genuine person with a thorough knowledge of the cuisine and the enogastronomic traditions of his own territory. Cibus is not only a restaurant but also a place for knowledge : Lillino has always seen his work like this, considering the food not just a source of pleasure but also a key to understand the culture and the history of a place. In the afternoon we will reach Lecce with its wonderful baroque architecture made of local stone.
In the afternoon our guests will take time to discover the city and do some shopping before reaching the Roof Garden of The Risorgimento Hotel for our dinner. That’ s a 5 star hotel from where you can let yourself go to the gourmet selection created by the Chefs Mario Carlino and Alessandro Cisternino, who reinterpreted the culinary specialities and the flavours of the Salento area with typical zero-km products.
The location is an ideal place for a wonderful view above the old town, its buildings and the bell-tower of the Cathedral. 


Day 7 - Otranto, tasting in Lecce, Dinner in a Medieval tower

Breakfast in our hotel and discover of Otranto, the eastern town in Italy. Our visit starts in its old town, paved with stone, part of UNESCO’s Culture of Peace Heritage, deeply immersing ourselves in the absolute beauty of the mosaic made by Pantaleone in the Cathedral, in the byzantine Saint Peter church and in the Aragonese castle. Back to Lecce, after a guided tour of the city, our guests will reach a well-known bakery in the city centre for a tasting of the “ pasticciotto leccese ”, a shortcrust pastry filled with cream baked in a hoven.
The dinner of our last evening is located in a medieval tower : Torre del Parco, built in 1419, is one of the most important and rare buildings of the late-medieval era in Lecce. The beauty of its rooms and the preciousness of the gastronomic offer lend to conclude in the best way this exclusive trip discovering Apulia region and its flavours


Day 8 - Departure 

Breakfast in our hotel and departure.Transfer to Bari Airport  Depending on the time of your flight, visit of Brindisi or Ostuni

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What's Included : 


  • Private bus for all the duration of your trip 

  • Transfer In/out 

  • 5 nights in Masseria Borgobianco ( or similar ) 

  • 2 nights in Risorgimento Hotel ( or similar ) in Lecce 

  • Daily Breakfasts 

  • 2 dinners in Masseria Borgobianco ( or similar ) close to Polignano a Mare 

  • 1 dinner in Risorgimento Hotel Roof Garden 

  • English speaking tour guide for the whole tour 

  • Tasting of Caffè Speciale / ice-cream / granita ( slush ) in Polignano a Mare  

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Alberobello

  • Visit of a winery: its production area, its new cellar, its ancient barrels area, and tasting with 3
    wines 

  • Cooking class with, an english and italian speaking Chef, lunch 

  • 3 Dinners at local restaurants 

  • Visit of a cave-church in Matera 

  • Visit of a bakery in Matera and Tasting of PGI bread 

  • Lunch in a Starred-restaurant in the Sassi of Matera 

  • Dinner in a Starred-restaurant in Putignano

  • Street food in Bari 

  • Lunch in Ceglie Messapica 

  • Lecce city tour and Tasting of the “ pasticciotto leccese “ 

  • Farewell Dinner in a medieval tower 

  • A present for each guest



Not Included : 


Drinks at meals 

Visitors city taxes 

Anything not mentioned in “ The fare includes “ 

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Notes: 


- Small group tour max 14 guests 

. Minimum group size 8 

- Monolingual Tour English only 

  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From EUR €3,490.00

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Piedmont : Grand chefs & Great wines experience , 4 days × × × × × × ×
Piedmont : Grand chefs & Great wines experience , 4 days

Piedmont : Grand chefs & Great wines experience , 4 days

Indulge yourself in a private food and wine tour in the heart of Unesco Hills in Piedmont.A journey, through the discovery of noble wines,tasting of local specialties and Michelin Starred dinners, a full experience for food and wine lovers

Piedmont : Grand chefs & Great wines experience


A full experience for authentic food and wine lovers  through the discovery of noble wines such as the world known Barolo and Barbaresco, several tastings of local food in suggestive locations, nestled in the Langhe Monferrato Roero Unesco Hills, Piedmont. The tour is  enriched by the visit of historical sites all with the comfort of a private driver at your disposal.. To complete this gastronomic experience, the dinners take place at Michelin-starred Restaurants, where to try the best dishes of the local cuisine discovering the secrets of Great chefs.

Minimum 2 participants.

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Itinerary 


Day 1-  Arrival,, Dinner 


Independent arrival  at the selected accommodation facility in the Unesco hills of Langhe, Monferrato, Roero. Relax. Driver at disposal for dinner in one of the most refined Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
Overnight stay.




Day 2- Underground Cathedrals, Barbaresco Wine Region


After breakfast, meeting with your driver and departure for the Monferrato area to discover the spectacular and wonderful galleries called “Underground Cathedrals”, Unesco World Heritage site: in these underground tunnels time passes slowly, allowing the classic method to replicate the miracle of the monk Pierre Perignon.
Guided visit to a selected and well-known winery in the Asti area, with tasting. Lunch in a characteristic restaurant.
In the afternoon, time to discover the Barbaresco wine region, with suggested panoramic stops in Neive, one of the “Best Villages of Italy”, and Barbaresco with its panoramic tower. Guided visit to a well-known family-run wine cellar, with tasting.
Dinner in one of the most refined Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
Overnight stay.



Day 3 - Barolo Wine Region,La Morra, Grinzane Cavour


After breakfast, meeting with your driver and departure to discover the Barolo wine region, with a panoramic tour through La Morra, Barolo, Monforte and Serralunga d’Alba.
Great wine experience with a passionate wine maker: guided visit to the well-known wine cellar, with walk in the vineyards, explaining about wine production, tasting of wines with hints at the sensorial analysis: smells, flavours, colours… A full immersion in this fascinating world to understand the hard work and the passion. Lunch in a characteristic restaurant.
In the afternoon, guided visit at the Grinzane Cavour Castle or at the Barolo Castle, with the Wine Museum.
Dinner in one of the most refined Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
Overnight stay.


Day 4-  Check out , Departure  

After breakfast and check-out, free time and optional transfer to the airport. 

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What's included: 


  • 3 overnight stays in charming facility in Langhe Monferrato Roero
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • 2 light lunches in selected local restaurant, 3-course menu, drinks not included
  • 3 dinners in prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants, with tasting menus and paired wines
  • 3 visits to well-known wine cellars with tasting
  • Private Trasportation during the whole tour 
  • Admission and audio guide to a prestigious castle of the area
  • English speaking driver 



What's not included: 

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips, Extras, Transfer out 
  • All what non mentioned under "What's included" 


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Notes: 


The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
Hotel category 4* /4*S

Airport pick up on request






  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,520.00

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Piedmont : Romantic Escape on Langhe Hills , 3 days × × × × × × ×
Piedmont : Romantic Escape on Langhe Hills , 3 days

Piedmont : Romantic Escape on Langhe Hills , 3 days

Let yourself be cocooned by the masters of hospitality and taste for an escape amidst the quiet Unesco Langhe Hills. A full experience for authentic food and wine lovers.

Piedmont : Romantic Escape on Langhe Hills , 3 days


A romantic escape for authentic food and wine lovers  through the discovery of noble wines such as the world known Barolo tastings of local food in suggestive locations, candlelight dinners, nestled in the Langhe Monferrato Roero Unesco Hills, Piedmont. 

Minimum 2 participants.

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Itinerary 


Day 1 -  Arrival,Private transfer, Dinner 


Independent arrival at the selected accommodation facility in the Unesco hills of Langhe, Monferrato, Roero.

Relax. Welcome aperitif in the garden. Free time for dinner (booking only) with driver at disposal, and overnight stay.



Day 2 - Wine Tour, Barolo, Pic nick Lunch,Dinner 


After breakfast, meeting with your driver and departure to discover the Barolo wine region, with a panoramic tour through La Morra, Barolo, Monforte and Serralunga d’Alba. Great wine experience with a passionate wine maker: guided visit to the well-known wine cellar, with walk in the vineyards, explaining about wine production, tasting of wines with hints at the sensorial analysis: smells, flavours, colours… A full immersion in this fascinating world to understand the hard work and the passion.  Picnic basket with delicacies to savour local products in the countryside. Romantic candle-lit dinner in a characteristic restaurant with driver at disposal.

Overnight stay. 



Day 3 - Barbaresco, Neive, Departure 


After breakfast and checkout, free time with driver at disposal to visit Alba, the capital of Langhe hills, or the Barbaresco wine area with Neive, one of the most charming towns of Italy. Free time for lunch in a characteristic restaurant (booking only).

Optional Transfer to the airport.

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What's included: 


  • 2 overnight stay in selected a Romantic Hotel among the nature of Langhe Monferrato Roero countryside
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • 1 welcome aperitif in the garden with narrated tasting of 2 wines
  • Hamper with delicacies for a picnic to be enjoyed lying in a meadow, in the open air
  • 1 romantic candlelight dinner, 4 courses and paired wines
  • Guided visit to a Barolo winery with tasting
  • Suggested panoramic itineraries on the Unesco hills
  • Booking service for selected restaurants and eateries of the region
  • Transfers with private driver as per program



What's not included: 

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips, Extras, Transfer out 
  • All what non mentioned under "What's included" 


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Notes: 


The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
Hotel category 4* /4*S






  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
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Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour

Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour

Tastings of noble wines and food excellences,visit charming villages and enjoy suggestive dinners at selected restaurants in a private 7 days tour through the Unesco hills of Piedmont, Portofino and the splendid CinqueTerre in Liguria.

Piedmont and CinqueTerre " Dolce Vita " Private Tour,

Discover the culinary excellence of the Unesco Hills in Piedmont and the unique charm of the Italian Riviera with Portofino and the splendid Cinque Terre.

During this private tour you will have the opportunity to try noble wines known all over the world such as Barolo and Barbaresco, the famous white truffle of Alba, dine in suggestive restaurants. Without forgetting the second part of the tour, which will take you to Liguria, the region of the famous Cinque Terre and the enchanting village of Portofino.

Here, in addition to visiting these places, you will try the traditional Genoese pesto, and the typical dishes of Ligurian cuisine, a land that combines typical Mediterranean elements, like fresh vegetables, aromatic herbals and seafood.


Itinerary :


Day 1 - Arrival, Transfer to Piedmont Unesco Hills 

Pick-up at Milan Airport and transfer with private car and driver to Langhe Monferrato Roero, the Unesco hills. Transfer
for dinner in a characteristic restaurant. Overnight stay.


Day 2 - Barolo Wine tasting, Alba 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and driver to discover Barolo wine hills: visit to a
prestigious Barolo wine cellar with tasting and then to the Grinzane Cavour Castle with its Museum and the
Regional Enoteca. In the afternoon, shopping walking tour in Alba, the capital of the White Truffle, among
medieval monuments, elegant fashion boutiques and food&wine shops. Dinner in a characteristic restaurant.
Overnight stay.


Day 3 - Cooking Class, Hazelnuts and Cheese factory 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and driver to discover the Alta Langa hills: visit to a small
cheese producer with tasting lunch and then visit to a small farm producing hazelnuts.
Cooking class “Langhe Grandmas’ recipes” with final tasting dinner. Overnight sta


Day 4 - Transfer to Portofino 

After breakfast, check-out. Transfer to the Italian Riviera with private driver.
In the evening, dinner in a selected typical restaurant. Overnight stay in Portofino gulf. 


Day 5 - Cinque Terre, Vernazza and Manarola

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and departure via train for Cinque Terre. Visit of the
two iconic villages of Manarola and Vernazza. Visit to a local wine producer with tasting. Overnight stay.


Day 6 - Portofino, Camogli Food tasting 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and departure via train for a tour of the picturesque villages
of Santa Margherita and Portofino.
In the afternoon departure via train for Camogli fishing village. Visit of the village and aperitif on the beach with
typical street food tastings. Overnight stay


Day 7 - Departure 

After breakfast, checkout and departure (transfer to the airport not included)


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What's Included : 


  • 3 overnight stays in a selected accommodation facility in Piemonte, breakfast with local products
    included 

  • 3 overnight stays in a charming accommodation in Italian Riviera 

  • 3 dinners in selected characteristic restaurants, with tasting menu 4 courses, drinks not included 

  • 1 local cooking class preparing a complete traditional set menu and following dinner with the dishes
    prepared 

  • 1 visit to a well-known wine cellar in Barolo hills with tasting 

  • 1 visit to a small cheese producer with tasting lunch 

  • 1 visit to a small farm producing Nocciola Piemonte IGP with tasting 

  • 1 visit to Grinzane Cavour Castle, Unesco Site 

  • Cinque Terre card 

  • Wine tasting and vineyards of a wine producer visit in Cinque Terre 

  • Rich aperitif tastings in Camogli with typical street food 

  • Professional English-speaking guide as per program 

  • Private transfers and train and ferry tickets as per program 


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Departure transfer


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Notes: 


Private Tour minimum 2 guests

Departure transfer on request

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post nights


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
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Matera Local Experience, Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Matera Local Experience, Private Tour

Matera Local Experience, Private Tour

A 4 days experiential tour to discover the city of Matera. The tour is a fully live experience to discover the life of Matera ancestors in the Sassi caves, the community spirit, the practical sense of traditions in the daily life.

Matera Local Experience, Private Tour 


The tour is a fully live experience of the neighbourhood to discover the life of Matera ancestors in the Sassi caves, the community spirit, the practical sense of traditions in the daily life.

The bread stamp carved in wood to signal the wood of the finger in the pie, infusions and herbal teas prepared starting from the same plants, ancestral knowledge which is today a unique know how to pass on to future generations.

A total immersion in the culture, in the traditions , discovering the territory of Matera, during which the traveller becomes an active part of the activities 

The accommodation :  All cave rooms were all inhabited by a family of Matera until 1950s then, in 2007, they were completely restored with special care respecting all the structural features of an hypogeum. They all have private terrace and bathroom; they are equipped with bath towels, hotel amenities, shower, hair-drier, air-conditioning/heating, TV, refrigerator, and internet connection.

Their position is really enviable and adjacent to the Musma “ Museum of contemporary sculpture”; moreover in a few minutes walking it is possible to reach the most interesting and important sites of Matera such as the Cathedral, or Vittorio Veneto square, rock churches and the typically furnished cave dwelling.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Arrival 

Arrival in Matera and private transfer from Matteotti Station to the hosting structure followed by a welcome drink. Here you will leave the unique experience to sleep in a proper cave rooms all inhabited by a family of Matera until 1950s then, in 2007, they were completely restored with special care respecting all the structural features of an hypogeum.

Accordingly to your scheduled arrival time, you will start a short waling in Matera city center , Dinner at a local restaurant in Sassi Area


Day 2 : Matera, Sassi Area Tour 

After breakfast meeting with your local guide for a guided tour of the Sassi Area. The old town’s Sassi are formed by two districts slotted in adjoining pits, Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. In between stands the elegant cathedral, which looks out over the gorge. Rock-cut dwellings are scattered all around, often grouped around small squares called vicinato (‘neighbourhood’). These distinctive abodes are representative of the way of life for the city’s inhabitants until around the 1980s (by which point most inhabitants had been forcibly resettled or the dwellings modernised), some of which date back millennia. Scenic tour of the Hypogeum Acqueduct .

The afternoon is at leisure . Dinner on your own in Matera.


Day 3 : Matera, Park Murgia, Workshop, Wine tasting


Breakfast and departure by private car to the Park of the Murgia to find out about local medicinal plants, The UNESCO World Heritage–listed Murgia Materana Park is one of the most important attractions in the region of Basilicata. Located near the Sassi di Matera, the park is famous for its prehistoric sites, rupestrian churches, and varied wildlife—and is a fascinating testament to the historic relationship between humans and nature.

After the hiking tour, a well deserved private food and wine tasting with a local producer . Afternoon at leisure Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 4 : Matera, Departure

Breakfast. Check out and transfer to Bus/Train Station . On request transfer to Bari Airport


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What's Included  : 


  • 3 overnights in double/twin room 

  • Matera Sassi Area and Materan Murgia Park Guided Tour

  • Hand made pasta cooking class 

  • Wine Tasting 

  • Welcome Local food tasting

  • All breakfasts

  • 2 Dinners 

  • Pick up from Matera Train or Bus Station


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

All lunches

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Comfortable shoes recommended 

No Minimum number of participants 

Private Tour 

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €590.00

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Cinqueterre : Pesto and Cooking Class in Levanto × × × × × × ×
Cinqueterre : Pesto and Cooking Class in Levanto

Cinqueterre : Pesto and Cooking Class in Levanto

In Levanto’s historical center, the “laboratory of the pesto” prepares the most ancient and well-known sauce in the world since 1976.

Highlights : 


  • Learn how to make the pesto sauce 
  • Try some typical local products from Cinqueterre
  • All year available 
  • Enjoy a demonstration at the historical "laboratory of the pesto"
  • Private and authentic experience 


Overview : 


The Pesto course: Levanto


In Levanto’s historical center, the “laboratory of the pesto” prepares the most ancient and well-known sauce in the world since 1976. In this laboratory you will have the chance to learn how to make the pesto sauce with your own hands following the tradition. After tasting a glass of sparkling wine accompanied with a local extra virgin olive oil on a bruschetta, you will taste the pesto sauce made with the modern method while assisting the demonstration and explanation of the pesto sauce made with the mortar.
Here comes the moment to make your own pesto sauce with the mortar: wash and dry the basil leaves, pounding them together with salt, pine nuts and garlic, add the Parmigiano cheese and the extra virgin olive oil. You will get a concentrated and perfumed pesto cream, which can be used on some pasta or on a bruschetta.

At the end you will enjoy your own made pesto sauce together with a glass of white wine and some typical
local products such as olives “taggiasche” (small and black olives), bruschetta with anchovies.


What's included : 


  • Pesto course with mortar
  • Pesto tasting with a glass of wine and local appetizer
  • Olive oil tasting
  • English speaking chef
  • Printed recipe 
  • CinqueTerre Card 2 days 

What's not included : 


  • Tips 
  • Extras
  • All what not mentioned in " What's included"
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Notes : 



This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Details: Available every day except Tuesday 

On request the pesto cooking class is available also in Manarola 


  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From EUR €70.00

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