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Food & Culinary Tours/Trips in Italy

Find a Food & Culinary trip that explores Italy. There are 16 tours to choose from, that range in length from 5 days up to 14 days. The most popular month for these tours is September, which has the most tour departures.

16 Food & Culinary trips through Italy with 21 reviews

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Highlights

  • Journey to the heart of the Apulian region and enjoy wonderful Mediterranean scenery. Indulge in the region’s gastronomic offerings, including freshly pressed olive oil, copicola salami and full-bodied wines, typical of the region.
  • Learn how to cook delicious pastry and flat breads in the city of Fratta Terme in Emilia-Romagna region. Savour the taste of Artusi cuisine in fine restaurants.
  • Enjoy a luxurious gourmet tour of Tuscany or travel with a professional chef and gain exclusive access to prestigious wineries.
  • Follow the ancient Via Francigena route to discover the heart and soul of Italian cuisine. Marvel at the transformation of rustic food into gourmet masterpieces.
  • Take a whirlwind culinary tour of Rome to indulge in the classic Italian flavours of espresso, gelato and pizza.
  • Go hunting for truffles during autumn in Oltrepo Pavese and learn the local method of preparing cakes, jams and bread in Val di Nizza.
  • Stroll through sprawling vineyards, sample delicious Rabiola cheese, sip on sparkling Canelli wine and taste the fantastic Piedmont cuisine.
  • Learn the art of making cheese at a local dairy farm on the foothills of a castle in San Romano or taste some freshly brewed beer and stroll through the medieval villages of Garfagnana.

Tips

  • Italians have an inherent sense of style and elegance so dress appropriately for the occasion.
  • Avoid calling anyone between 2pm and 4pm as this is their ‘pisolino’ or nap time.
  • Avoid saying ‘ciao’ or ‘hello’ when greeting strangers; use ‘buongiorno’ instead which means ‘good day’.
  • It is considered impolite to use first names so use the family name accompanied by ‘Signore’ or ‘Signora’.
  • You can never go wrong in selecting fish, pork, beef and chicken. Ask for the meats to be served alongside pastas.
  • Try some caffe macchiato or espresso after your meal. Italians prefer cappuccino only for breakfast.
  • Male relatives or friends often embrace and cheek kiss rather than handshake as is custom in Italy.
  • When eating with the locals, say ‘buon appetito’ which means ‘good appetite’ before you start a meal.

Food & Culinary Tours/Trips in Italy Reviews

  • "In 10 days we watched and learned how wine is made, visited some of the best restaurants of our lives, tasted a black tr..."
    Italy's Epicurean Journey
  • "The first night I ate a handmade truffle and cream pasta and I am still thinking about it after a year! The next day we ..."
    Taste of Italy
  • "In 2014 this tour was part of a celebration of my 60th birthday trip - we are from Australia and the Trafalgar tour was ..."
    Flavours of Italy
  • "I have been in Sicily twice by myself, last year I decided to have a guided tour with some special activities. The most ..."
    Yoga, Hiking And Cooking In Sicily, Italy
  • "We have taking many bike tours with ExperiencePlus and others, including several in Italy. This is as good as it gets. ..."
    Whole Journeys Culinary Delights Plus! the Farm
  • "The days on the bike were well organized with a good mix of rides. On the last day our group of 6 felt well and decided ..."
    Cycling Marche: Italy's Next Tuscany!