We are a small culinary travel company that believes the best way to understand and appreciate another culture is through enjoying local food customs (and we just love to eat, drink and make merry!).  With our tours, you become more than a tourist.  We take you to meet the people who make the wine, create the meals, handcraft the cheese. These authentic experiences turn you into a traveler.  Our tours are unique in that generally include a local food or wine festival into every tour, not only because it is delicious, but because Italian festivals are just plain fun.  We hope to see you soon on one of our epicurean adventures.   Check out our 2012 tours below. 

Delicious Sicily

October 5th - 12th, 2012

Breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, luscious red wines, ancient ruins, fabulous pasta, cannoli.  What could be better?  Delicious Sicily begins in Palermo and ends in Catania, taking in both coasts of this beautiful island.  We will visit incredible local bakers whose stories are as incredible as their pastries, take cooking classes on estates surrounded by olive trees, visit beautiful temples, browse the vibrant produce and fish markets and so much more.  Click HERE for more details!

October 28th - November 4th, 2012

October is THE month to visit the gorgeous Piedmont region.  We start in Turin and take you inside Slow Food’s biennial Salone del Gusto to sample delicacies from all over Italy (and the world).  Then we will meander through the Langhe hills to visit cheese producers, wineries, pastry shops, and, learn how to make pasta and go on a truffle hunt!  The grand finale is the Alba Truffle Festival,  back for its 83rd year, that is one of the biggest festivals in Italy.  Rates and the daily itinerary coming soon!  Click HERE for more details.

Gourmet Piedmont

Truffles at the Alba Truffle Festival

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We begin and end the tour in Rome, one of the best cities in the world to eat.  We will take a foodie walking tour through the city to sample many of the city’s specialties, as well as check out highlights such as the Coliseum and the Vatican.   Then we will depart for picturesque Umbria to experience rural life and medieval hilltop villages.  We will visit wineries, chat with the locals, traditional salumerias and attend a chocolate festival in the world-famous village of Perugia.  Click HERE for more details!

Roman Coliseum & Forum

Culinary Tours of Italy

October 14th - 21st, 2012

Rome & the Villages of Umbria

Fish at the Catania fish market