Culinary Experiences

The true essence of Italian family traditions lies within the ingredients that have been carefully grown and harvested in the same territories for centuries, and the regional recipes that shape the soul of every town you'll visit. This is where sipping on local wines is not merely relevant to pairing them to the flavors of a meal, but it is truly honoring the passion of the people who have dedicated their lives to creating such a unique masterpiece.

Here are some ideas to wet your appetite:

  • Make a traditional Tuscan meal with a Countess and sit down for dinner in her private villa.
  • Shop for fresh local ingredients in farmer's markets and then make lunch from scratch in a Roman family's home.
  • Take a cooking class in the kitchen of a 13th century castle & enjoy lunch with the estate's own wine and olive oil.
  • Enjoy an Italian aperitivo with a Baroness in her 16th century Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal.
  • Go truffle hunting with a "trifulau" and his dogs in Piemonte's Langhe region.
  • Savor Italy's finest wines in boutique wineries as you tour their cellars with the owners.
  • Tour Modena's traditional "acetaia" where you can sip on syrupy-smooth balsamic vinegars.
  • Help harvest the olives at a farm in Tuscany and learn all about what goes into making the finest extra virgin olive oil.
  • Visit a family owned dairy farm and see how Italy's best mozzarella di bufala is made.
  • Learn about the ancient tradition of Tuscany's Pecorino cheese and the importance of its ageing stages.