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Jackie "We have been coming to Italy since the 1980’s but this trip was one of a kind for us. If I was to pick one thing that will stay with me was the visit to a small wine producer on the hills near Ascoli Piceno in the spring. The colours were vibrant and we tasted their wines in the cellar with fresh bread that was made for us with their own flour before our arrival. Overall the tour felt as if we wer..."
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
Rome
+17 Destinations
Central Italy
Ends
Ascoli Piceno
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Highlights

  • Visit Ascoli Piceno, an Italian jewel
  • Enjoy a private cooking class
  • Discover Loreto, a sister city of Nazareth, and its charm
  • Walk around ancient medieval borghi
Age range
25 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
8
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Active
Start in Rome and end in Ascoli Piceno! With the food & culinary tour Italy's Epicurean Journey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Rome to Ascoli Piceno and through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Italy's Epicurean Journey is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • PD
    Written on November 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We traveled at the end of September and were blessed with beautiful weather our entire stay! The highlight of the trip was the absolutely superb food and our lunch by the water on our last day, certainly the best seafood we have ever tasted! Paul Melbourne, Australia
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  • L
    Written on November 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stellar week in Italy! Never thought I could see so much in just a few days. The food and wine experience exceeded our expectations being completely private for our small group of 6 people! Lucy, San Francisco, California
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  • JW
    Written on November 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We spent 9 amazing days exploring this region of Italy we had never heard of before. The best part for us was the absence of lines and large amounts of tourists everywhere we went. Certainly the best food and wine experience we ever had as well as outstanding customer service by our guide Giovanni who even packed our wine bottles and sent it to us! Jason and Margaret, Santa Clara, California
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  • S
    Written on October 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Decided to finally go to Italy after almost 20 years. Giovanni and Chantelle took great care of us the entire week. All our visits were to local wine makers and small producers, what at treat. On the last day they even came with us shopping in town and dedicated a whole afternoon to us, helping us get small gifts for our friends and family. We could have not asked for a better vacation, Marche was stunning in the fall and the great care that went into organizing each day for our small group, was what made this visit one of a kind! Thank you Stephanie and Mark , Santa Barbara, California
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  • MB
    Written on July 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a tour of a life time ,Giovanni and chantell is the best tour guide they make sure we were comfortable food was excellent , itialan on tour is the best luxury tour ever I carnt wait to go back, , so if you are planning and going to Italy , I would definitely recommend, Italian on tour , tour guides treat you with respect , just meet Giovanni and Chantelle, o my the wine the food was amazing, just lovely,
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  • L
    Written on April 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip beat our Tuscan trip in every way! Nothing will compare to our cooking experience on this journey. We had three chefs at our disposal for an entire afternoon and learned how to make some fun traditional dishes. The most impressive part was that basically all our ingredients came from the Villa's personal gardens.. 10/10, Thank you!, Laura and Frank
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  • M
    Written on February 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We felt the value of our trip was excellent. Our meals were superb and our hotel room was upgraded for free to a larger suite which had a lot of space( something we appreciated very much!). We will never forget the roman aqueduct we visited on our last day, a marvel of engineering.. Marche is a quaint and welcoming region we are glad we explored!
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  • O
    Written on February 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a great week of relaxing food making and wine tasting! On the first day we made ravioli by hand and had such a fun time. Our guide organized for us to get a massage and the hotel was a real treat, we will be back in Marche next year! Olivia and Tom
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  • R
    Written on January 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    In 10 days we watched and learned how wine is made, visited some of the best restaurants of our lives, tasted a black truffle for the first time, cooked some incredible dishes with expert hands and made some friends in the process! We could not have asked for more. Simply perfect! Thank you, Page and Richard
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  • J
    Written on January 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We have been coming to Italy since the 1980’s but this trip was one of a kind for us. If I was to pick one thing that will stay with me was the visit to a small wine producer on the hills near Ascoli Piceno in the spring. The colours were vibrant and we tasted their wines in the cellar with fresh bread that was made for us with their own flour before our arrival. Overall the tour felt as if we were with friends rather than a guide. The last night we had a homemade dinner in our host’s home which was the highlight of our trip. Everything was genuine and spontaneous which contributed to this one of a kind journey my husband and I took for our 25th anniversary. Grazie, Jackie and Bruce
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Rome to Ascoli
  2. Day 2: The Sweet Life
  3. Day 3: Ascoli Piceno, the City of Travertine and 100 Towers
  4. Day 4: Let's Cook!
  5. Day 5: Wine & Roman Times
  6. Day 6: Formidable fortresses and Unforgettable views
  7. Day 7: An evening of Italian Cooking
  8. Day 8: Seaside Sightseeing
  9. Day 9: Arriverderci!
  10. Itinerary Disclaimer
  11. Level of Activity

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Videos

  • Ascoli Piceno
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Villages of Marche
  • Green Countryside of Le Marche
  • Offida
  • Renaissance Theatres
  • Fermo
  • Le Marche: Sea to Sky
  • The Italian on Tour
Ascoli Piceno

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Italy's Epicurean Journey

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  • Tuesday
    May 29, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Wednesday
    Jun 6, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    8 seats left
    $522
    $4,471
    -12%
    USD $3,948
  • Thursday
    Jun 14, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Friday
    Jun 22, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    6 seats left
    $522
    $4,471
    -12%
    USD $3,948
  • Sunday
    Jul 1, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Monday
    Jul 9, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    6 seats left
    $1,381
    $4,471
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    USD $3,090
  • Sunday
    Jul 22, 2018
    from Rome
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    Monday
    Jul 30, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    8 seats left
    $522
    $4,471
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  • Friday
    Aug 24, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Saturday
    Sep 1, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    8 seats left
    $522
    $4,471
    -12%
    USD $3,948
  • Sunday
    Sep 9, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Monday
    Sep 17, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    Only 2 seats left
    $1,037
    $4,471
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    USD $3,433
  • Tuesday
    Sep 18, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Wednesday
    Sep 26, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    8 seats left
    $522
    $4,471
    -12%
    USD $3,948
  • Sunday
    Sep 30, 2018
    from Rome
    9 Days
    Monday
    Oct 8, 2018
    to Ascoli Piceno
    5 seats left
    $1,037
    $4,471
    -23%
    USD $3,433

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Rome is the starting point and Ascoli Piceno is the endpoint.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 548 km.
  • Rome (Italy)
  • 138 km
  • Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
  • 0 km
  • Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
  • 14 km
  • Offida (Italy)
  • 10 km
  • Acquaviva Picena (Italy)
  • 22 km
  • Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
  • 36 km
  • Fermo (Italy)
  • 8 km
  • Moresco (Italy)
  • 29 km
  • Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
  • 12 km
  • Civitella del Tronto (Italy)
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