Italian Food Holidays
There are dozens of food and wine trails throughout the country just waiting to be explored! The foodie trail takes you from hearty alpine cuisine in the Dolomites, to Piedmont’s truffle country, to Bolognese pasta and to the birthplace of pizza in Naples.
A Taste of Italy
Regional Cuisine – The choice in regional cuisine can be overwhelming, and our Italian food and wine holiday partners are here to help. They live and breathe food and wine and know where to find the best quality, the most interesting and unusual foods in their region. Taste your way around a classic Italian city or one the 700 Italian islands!
Venice – A food and wine holiday in Venice will open up a world of the cosmopolitan empire that was, having raided the recipe books of the Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Jews and Turks, Venetian chefs took their cue from trading posts in the Levant and this bazaar city found spices, the secret of its subtle cookery.
Sardinia – Lamb, beef and wild boar, spit-roasted or grilled and smothered with fragrant herbs are a specialty in Sardinia.
Bologna – Emilia-Romagna, of which Bologna is the capital, is a region rich in food culture. They are well known for their stuffed pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Parma ham.
Food Trails – There are many food trails to explore, from Parmesan cheese to Modena’s balsamic vinegar, Campanian mozzarella, Calabrian leeks and Alba’s white truffles, and Sicilian street food.
Wine Trails – Tuscany combines great wines, such as Brunello di Montalcino, with spectacular hill-top scenery in Chianti. Serious wine-lovers should also explore the Barolo trail in Piedmont‘s prestigious red wine country. If you’re looking for bubbles, you must try Franciacorta, by Lake Iseo. And of course, the sparkling Prosecco trail near Treviso. For the adventurous, try the famous grappa on the grappa trail.
Book a Foodie Holiday in Italy
Many of our specialist operators are passionate about specific regions and the foodie secrets in store. Specialist operators can advise you on everything from eating in a hole-in-the-wall osteria (inn) to a Michelin-starred restaurant. All of which is geared to making your Italian food and wine holiday absolutely perfect.
Book a trip including wine estates or even a cookery course. Imagine visiting the local markets, fields, forests and vineyards with someone who loves the produce. Or gathering porcini mushrooms, making olive oil, pasta or biscuits – or simply tasting the wines of Italy.
Now all that’s left to say is buon appetito!