Spend time with the fashionable Milanese shopping Milan centro with a visit to the Milan Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele for an Italian aperitivo. Shopping at La Rinascente with a tasting at the Obika' Mozzarella Bar, food finds at Peck's and visit to a Visconti Palace with a stop at Luini's for a panzerotti, typical Italian street food. Dinner along the canals of Navigli, Milan's hip club district. Riding the Italian Metro to a Milan suburb to experience the lifestyle of an Italian city dweller.
Traveling along the Via Emilia to visit a castle in a magical forest dating to the time of Charlemagne. Experience the regional artisan food of Emilia Romagna attending a cooking class in Italy's Food Valley where pasta, parmigiano and prosciutto are legendary. Staying in a country house in the Bolognese Hills you can visit an Etruscan-Celtic Museum to learn about the first taste travelers in Italy, play golf, hike or visit a caseificio (cheesemaker) with stop at an Italian outlet mall and Maranello to test drive a Ferrari!
Orvieto and the hilltowns of Umbria to Montefalco for a taste of Sagrantino wine. Traveling to Assisi for the mysticism of Francis and Clare and to Perugia for a contemporary view of Italy and a taste of Baci chocolate. Staying on a working olive farm that produces artisan Umbria extra virgin oil and food products from generational families and small producers committed to preserving and protecting the culinary and cultural traditions of regional Italian food.
Truffles and termes (Italian hot springs) and traveling to visit the vineyards and olive orchards of Tuscany including an estate farm that has been making wine since the year 804 located on the grounds of a Medici Villa. Here you will have a rare chance to see the production of Vin Santo, a traditional Tuscan dessert wine. Tasting regional Cinta Senese prosciutto with a stop at the Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm in Radda in Chianti. Staying in a farmhouse villa and stopping in Florence for Renaissance art and essences and a panoramic view of the city from the surrounding hills with a visit to the heart of Tuscany to a city designed by a Pope to taste pecorino cheese and buy artisan linens of exquisite quality.
The Green Heart of Italy - Umbria
Truffles and Termes in Tuscany
Sample Travel Itineraries
Italy has been inviting the world to its shores forever
Thinking about a trip to Italy? Whether you travel to Italy to discover memories of your Italian family or travel to Italy to create your own family memories, Italy will guide you along . . . Roman roads, past castles and Etruscan ruins, through medieval walled villages, around alpine lakes with mountain vistas, visiting Renaissance chapels and Gothic cathedrals, on foot, horseback or barge, by train, car, bus, or plane. To experience the culture, history, art, food, wine and remarkable landscape.
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*suggested itineraries are represenative and are dependent on time of year, number in group, length of stay and availability of accommodations