– meet at Milano Malpensa Airport.morning time to be advised
– Travel to Verona in the morning;
– Lunch in a traditional “trattoria” Veronese, where we taste the best dishes of the local cuisine, during our lunch we will meet Andrea, wine master, who will introduce us two spectacular wines from the region (Valpolicella DOC and Soave DOC).
– after lunch we will reach our agriturismo, a wonderful antique mansion outside Verona .
– inspection and description of the property;
– dinner: we will have the chance to taste the authentic flavours of the homemade cuisine of the agriturismo, all the ingredients are produced by our hosting family; true Locovore
We will spend our day in a beautiful Renaissance castle;
– visit to the beautiful mansion, with a stroll through its amazing frescoed rooms;
– cooking class and high class wine tasting: we will have the chance to taste Amarone della Valpolicella, known as one of the best wines in the world;
– lunch at the castle
– dinner at the agriturismo, with the farmers and grappa toast with them;
– Visit downtown Verona and Romeo and Juliet balcony;
– Aperitif with the original spritz (Verona is the birthplace of Spritz) in one of the oldest and elegant bar downtown.
– Tortellini lunch. Ready to taste one of the best tortellini restaurant in Italy?
– free shopping time;
– dinner at a local elegant old Osteria
– Spumante tasting: you’ll have the chance to meet Signora Teresa, a fascinating woman that runs one of the “Maison” of Italian spumante, we will have the chance to have an elegant tasting with their best spumante.
– light lunch in a local restaurant;
– free time to rest at the agriturismo;
– dinner in Enoteca;
– in the morning we will reach Asiago, the birthplace of one of the best Italian cheeses;
– visit to the Asiago cheese farm and Asiago tasting;
– light lunch in an autogrill. the Italian motorway restaurant, it’s quality is remarkable.
– we travel to Trento;& our next agriturismo
– typical Trentino dinner with “canederli” and Muller Thurgau wines;
– in the morning visit to Ferrari wineries. Ferrari is one of the best Italian champagne, well known all over the world, we will have the chance to toast with their best Ferrari spumante;
– Lunch downtown Trento in a typical trattoria;
– after lunch free time to rest at the agriturismo;
– special dinner at the agriturismo with cured meats (local speck) local wines and grappa;
– in the morning we visit San Daniele, the birthplace of prosciutto San Daniele;
– lunch at the agriturismo, the main protagonist will be the prosciutto!
– free time to rest;
– typical Friuli “polenta” dinner
– Visit to the Prosciutto farm with prosciutto tasting and production history;
– lunch in a local osteria, where you will have the chance to have an entire menu made with the best local artisanal prosciutto;
– visit to Adelia laboratory, ready for the best grappa chocolate handmade praline you ever tasted?
– light dinner at the agriturismo;
9th day: we travel to Udine, the city of one of the best Italian grappa.
– visit to the Grappa distillery;
– light lunch in downtown Udine with the best panino al prosciutto of the city;
– travel to Belluno, the dinner we’ll be free (without our assistance) at the restaurant of the hotel (but included);
– wel meet one of the masters of the Accademia Italiana del Cioccolato (Italian Chocolate Academy) and discuss the secrets of its delicious pralines;
– light lunch in a local trattoria,
– Travel to Merano, a beautiful city up in Tirolo (“the German part of Italy”, which is a mix between Italian and German traditions);
– the visit to Trentino Alto Adige will start with a typical dinner at the hotel;
– Our day will start with an exciting cooking class, our resident chef will teach us some of the best recipes of the South-Tirolese cuisine and of course, we will taste the dishes that we prepared
– In the afternoon free time to rest or wander
– Before dinner an aperitif in downtown Merano,
– Dinner in the best taverna in Merano;
– Visit an organic cheese farm up in the mountains;
– typical lunch with canederli, polenta and speck at the Rifugio, a traditional mountain refuge;
– free time to rest at the hotel
– traditional dinner in the “Stube”, the old style and most traditional dinner in Tirolo;
– We’ll spend our day in one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Italy, the birthplace of latin poet Catullo.
– visit and wine tasting in a local winery, we will have the chance to taste the best Garda, Lugana and Benaco DOP wines.
Final dinner in an elegant restaurant of the town.
14th day: in the morning we will travel to Milano Malpensa airport where our tour finish’s and where we’ll say arrivederci.
Personal English Speaking Food & Wine Expert Guide ;Our guides are our partners in this business and they are passionate about making your tour a very memorable experience.
Transportation (from the meeting point at Genoa airport to the final tour destination)
Meals as indicated in the highlights
Wines included with all meals
Accommodations for 13 nights
All the activities included in the highlights . This is truly a very special food and wine tour of Italy, combining cooking classes and unique food and wine experiences.
Prices subject to change based on seasonality.
Travel Insurance is reccomended as it is not included as part of the package
Although the cuisine does differ from one province to another, the food of the region is based on some common ingredients: rice, vegetables and especially polenta.
Polenta, particularly loved by the natives of Veneto, is prepared and eaten with meat, fish or cheese. Beans from Lamon (province of Belluno) are a typical product of the area, as is asparagus from Bassano del Grappa, the celeriac of Verona and the red radicchio of Treviso, which has become a universal ingredient even outside Treviso.
Another specialty of this province is the soapa calda, a warm soup with pigeon and chicken; in the nearby areas of the Alps you can also have mushrooms and roe deer, while the Asiago Plateau is well-known for its cheese.
Among the typical dishes of the area are risotto with scallops, scampi and cuttlefish, saor (sardines marinated with vinegar and onions), dried salt cod or Vicenza-style cod. Stewed eel (bisato) is a Venetian specialty.
There are many typical desserts, including fritters, zaletti (polenta cookies), Carnival galani (pastries) and the pandoro from Verona that later became renowned nationally.
Veneto also boasts an extensive and valued production of red and white wines, including Amarone di Valpolicella, Breganze Bianco, Bardolino and Soave, to mention but a few. Raisin wines are best represented by the Recioto di Soave; sparkling wines (spumante) are also a favorite , in particular Prosecco from Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. The production of grappa is remarkable in Bassano del Grappa and in Conegliano