Italy: Culinary Arts



10 days



Rome, Florence, Fucecchio, Bologna

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 5 Traditional Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  • 2 Tuscan Cooking Classes
  • Homemade Fresh Pasta Cooking Class
  • Bakery Visit & Tasting
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting
  • Vineyards and Winery Tour
  • Rome & Florence Market Tours
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Factory and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Tour & Tasting
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Borghese Gallery


Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Rome, Italy

Day 2 – Rome

  • Arrive at Airport in Rome
  • Drop Bags & Refresh
  • Airport Transfer
  • Rome Walking Tour – Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
  • Welcome Dinner in a Traditional Pizzeria – The group will be taken for an authentic pizza dinner with a variety of options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Guided Tour of Colosseum & Roman Forum – The Colosseum (Colosseo) remains the largest amphitheater ever built and is one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of Rome. The 5-story, elliptical structure measures 617-feet long, 512-feet wide, and 187-feet high and is made of travertine and brick.
  • Lunch Break at San Teodoro Farmer’s Market
  • Borghese Gallery – Rome’s best collection of Renaissance and Baroque art.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Rome/Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit of Nuovo Esquilino Market
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting – An exclusive visit to the Laboratory of this traditional homemade gelateria, followed by a tasting of their best creations.
  • Bullet Train to Florence (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh
  • Homemade Fresh Pasta Cooking Class & Dinner

Day 5 – Florence/Fucecchio

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit of San Lorenzo Market
  • Florence Walking Tour – Duomo, Medici Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Rose Garden
  • Transfer to La Pineta Farm (Tuscan Countryside)
  • Cooking Class & Dinner – Learn how to use local herbs from the garden and cook an authentic Tuscan meal

Day 6 – Fucecchio

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Vineyards and Winery Tour – Visit the botanical garden, the organic farming vineyards of strictly indigenous vines & the awarded winery “Dalle Nostre Mani”.
  • Lunch Break in Fucecchio
  • Cooking Class & Dinner – Learn how to use local herbs from the garden and cook an authentic Tuscan meal

Day 7 – Fucecchio/Bologna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit the hilltown of San Miniato – This wonderful medieval town, perfectly preserved, is famous for its views on Tuscan countryside and for their white truffle.
  • Transfer to Bologna (approx. 2 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Bologna/Modena

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Modena
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Factory Tour –
    Learn about all the different steps in the production of this world famous cheese (from the milk to the aging process)… and taste it!
  • Free Time in Modena – Explore the city center of this beautiful medieval city, with its porticos, the cathedral and the market.
  • Visit to a Traditional Acetaia – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP Factory
  • Return to Bologna
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 9 – Bologna/Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bologna Walking Tour – Piazza Maggiore, Fountain of Neptune, the Two Towers, the University of Bologna (the oldest in the world).
    Bakery Visit – Visit the laboratory of a traditional bakery and taste their bread, pizza, pastry and organic coffee.
  • Bullet Train to Rome (approx. 2 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh
  • Trastevere – Discover the most picturesque neighborhood of Rome and its traditional groceries.
  • Farewell Dinner Aperitivo & Program Closing

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Rome, Italy for Home

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