A journey through Italy means also experiencing its great culinary delights. Food and wine are an important part of the Italian lifestyle. Taking a tour that focuses on this part of Italian culture means experiencing not only incredible food but meeting local people and learning about customs and traditions that have shaped Italian history. Our Italy food and wine tours take you through cities and small quaint towns where you will not only see historical monuments but also experience one of the most important parts of Italian life, eating well and enjoying great wine. Italians love to share their special moments at the table with family and friends. You will make friends and create special memories as you try your hand at creating local dishes and tasting regional specialties. Let us introduce you to a "taste" of Italy.
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Italy is a fascinating country that has had a long and interesting history. Italy became a country only 150 years ago. Before that it was a collection of small kingdoms and city states. Each of these states had their own traditions which also influenced their cuisine. This is one of the reasons Italy has such a varied cuisine. From north to south you will find amazing differences in the use of ingredients and styles of cooking. It makes a journey through Italy truly a unique food experience. Of course what is evident no matter what part of Italy you visit is that the recipes and ingredients may be different but unifying factor is the appreciation and love of good food and fine wine. From top to bottom Italy offers such a diverse selection of truly special culinary experiences. In the Piedmont region you can experience the wonderful taste of the rare white truffle. The wines of this region are also famous, Barolo, Barbaresco and wines of the Franciacorta. Going east to the Veneto area, the Amarone wine has become popular world wide for its rich taste due to its unique method of production. In the area near Parma you can take a very interesting tour that brings you through ancient villages that are also know for their mushrooms following the Mushroom Road. Tuscany wine tours have become so popular because of the quality wines of the Chianti and other areas of Tuscany. The Naples region offers many delights besides its most famous which is Pizza. Did you know that they have an Eggplant parmigiana Neopolitan style? The list of local specialties is endless. So when considering a tour of Italy why not add a little food and wine experience as well.