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Italy Food Tours

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Italian food is famous across the globe for its elegant simplicity and robust flavors. Discover the nuances of Italian cuisine that varies greatly between its twenty regions and uncover unique cultural insights. Through Zicasso’s personalized trip planning process, your culinary adventure to Italy will open the door to the most genuine Italian experience.

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Spaghetti alle Vongole on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

A Hands-On Culinary Tour of Amalfi Coast & Bay of Naples

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Let the rich tomato sauce simmer as you sip a refreshing glass of local wine, and then unwind in the anticipation of the heavenly flavors to come. Your custom tailored tour combines the pleasures of captivating history and gorgeous landscapes with the delectable tastes of Southern Italian cuisine. The sea laps at your toes on a beach along the Amalfi Coast as you finish an unforgettable meal in an ancient tower on the Mediterranean. With a glass of Limoncello at your side, bite into a pizza you made from scratch. Your culinary tour of Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast makes you feel at home.

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Woman enjoying a glass of wine and the view in Montalcino, Italy

Italian Indulgence: A Food & Wine Tour of Tuscany, Umbria, & Lazio

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

Rome will make your mouth water with the ineffable flavors of cuisine emboldened with history and tested with time. Sip the bittersweet flavor of an espresso in view of detailed baroque fountains. Sample the crumbly herbaceous Pecorino cheese directly from the makers' shelf. Wander along vast vineyards blanketing the hillsides leading to medieval walls. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the culinary delights of Italy, letting you bask in the flavors of fresh pasta and a culture known for its cooking. Traverse the countryside of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio to find perfection in the kitchen.

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Medival Castello di Roccascalegna on a hill surrounded by fields and vineyards in Roccascalegna, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

7-Day Italian Culinary, Wine, and Gelato Making Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,920

The regions of Italy have perfected their flavors, turning cooking into a cultural statement. Experience the celebration of Abruzzo cuisine in learning the traditional craft on your custom-tailored Italy culinary itinerary. The nutty aroma of olive oil encapsulates a family-owned olive mill. Wines offer bouquets of strawberry and raspberry. Dramatic castles adorn soaring cliffs and the velvety, light texture of gelato beckons you back for another bite. Fishermen cast their nets into the Adriatic. Medieval lanes lead to unforgettable panoramas. Lounge on the beach, learn to make pasta from start to finish and bask in the refined flavors of Italy.

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Enjoy a relaxing morning boat ride along the bay in Mondello, Mediterranean, Palermo

Taste of Sicily: VIP Food & Wine Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

On this VIP culinary Italy itinerary, experience life beyond the mainland with a gourmet taste of Sicily’s rich history of cuisines. Sample fine wines on premier estates. Wander the vibrant open-air markets in Palermo, passing colorful produce and fresh seafood. Witness the golden stones of Arab-Norman palaces. Discover the largest ancient temple on the island rising out of the blossoming wildflowers. Discuss ideal wine pairings with an experienced sommelier and enjoy an unparalleled panorama of the beach on a secluded cruise of a gorgeous bay. Bask in the beauty, luxury, and flavor of Sicily on this unforgettable Italy vacation.

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Olive grove in Sicily, Italy

Slow Food & Leisurely Wine Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

Through the beauty of the cuisine, you will discover endless passion, embrace unfamiliar flavors, and take pleasure in history and gastronomy while exploring Southern Italy. Olive trees captivate with produce ready for harvest and grapevines absorb vibrant minerals, adding depth to sophisticated wines; lemon trees offer fragrant hints of citrus and the coastline erupts with revitalizing aromas of the sea. Celebrate zesty sauces and inspiring seafood, mouthwatering stews and refreshing salads during your customizable Southern Italy itinerary connecting you to the villages, towns, and cities of the region, from Sicily to Puglia.

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Cheese wheels parmesan, cheese dairies Tuscany, Italy

Flavors of the Vine & Countryside: Exploring Italy’s Slow Food Movement Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

Italy is made for indulgence. Your customizable Italy itinerary will treat you to the culture and cuisine of the north and allow you to experience geography’s influence on history.  Your journey will bring enticing food, wine, and art as you explore Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, and Tuscany. Scour the woodlands in search of white truffle, and then bask in the beauty of the rolling hills while sampling a Brunello di Montalcino. Stroll through vibrant aisles in a local market and taste the decadent pasta made by your own hands. From rich chocolate to vibrant espresso, enchanting villas to medieval walls, your itinerary in Italy will satisfy your gastronomical and cultural desires.

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Waiter serving aperitif drinks in Venice, Italy

Two-Week Northern Italy Tour: Food, History & Culture

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

The treasures of Italy usually conjure a mixture of delicious cuisine and fabulous art that illustrates the beauty of the peninsula. Step beyond the façade of generalizations for an intimate discovery of regional specialties and captivating histories during your custom-tailored trip to Italy. Whether visiting the northern regions of Italy for the first time or the fifth, the abundance of famous artwork and enchanting artifacts, dishes made with seasonal ingredients and neighborhood specialties reflect true beauty. Byzantine mosaics, Renaissance palaces, historical wines, and Baroque villas embody the majesty and grandeur of your personalized Italy.

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Heart of Italian Cuisine: 10-Day Gastronomy and Culture Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,815

This 10-day culinary journey through Italy presents a feast for the senses as you encounter new sights, flavors, and smells in this rich landscape. Your Italian culinary legacy tour begins in Palermo and travels to Rome, both revealing Italy’s diverse character in the open-air markets, kitchens, and regional ingredients. Finally, the rolling hills of Tuscany will beckon as you bask in the vibrant neighborhoods and charming countryside of Florence.

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Taormina Greece Theater in Sicily, Italy

Cultural & Gastronomy Tour of Southern Italy in 14-Days

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

This luxurious 14-day Southern Italy tour has you traveling through revered regions and back-country villages to uncover tales of ancient cultures and modern delicacies. Luxuriate on the beaches in Sicily after sipping homemade wines, marvel at spectacular views from a Norman Castle, admire art and architecture in magnificent cathedrals, witness active volcanoes, and learn how to make cannoli during your majestic experience of Southern Italy.

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Tuscany countryside with green grain fields and rustic farmhouse

Rustic Italy Vacation: Tuscany & Emilia Romagna

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The true path into the heart of the Italian Peninsula is through the food that is experienced during your 8-day culinary tour of Italy in Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Discover traditional flavors and embrace prestigious culinary arts. Whether searching for luscious olive oil or enjoying fabled wines, your luxurious gastronomy tour features the heritage of rustic cuisine that is found in the celebrated regions of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany.

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Tortellini en Brodo in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Italy Food & Culture Tour for Seniors: Turin to Bologna

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

History and culture surface through traditional cuisine and celebrated wine during your personalized senior tour of Italy. Indulge in the exceptional flavors and the local specialties of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. Savor the distinct taste of white truffles, craft the elegant stuffed shells of tortellini pasta, and experience the excitement of driving a Ferrari on a search for authentic heritage spanning more than two millennia. From forested countryside to magnificent medieval towers and charming city skylines, travel from Turin to Bologna for an immersive tour at your pace indulging in passionate history, flavorful cuisine, and captivating tradition.

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Vineyards in Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy

Luxury Italy Wine Tour of the Top Regions

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Embrace the marvels of Italian flavor and the splendor of Italy's scenery during this 9-day luxury Italy wine tour. You will have an immersive experience of the wine culture and Italy's fabulous history of wine consumption, which will reveal sumptuous vines, elegant tastings, and exclusive excursions. From regal estates to stately panoramas, you will wander through antique cellars, stroll through medieval towns, and sample the spirit of Italy through its illustrious wines.

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Featured Articles

Types of Italian Food by Region
Three dishes of various Italian foods
Types of Italian Food by Region

The regional foods of Italy have their own distinct ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques, with each specific destination demonstrating its heritage, and it’s here that you can discover, taste, and indulge during your Italy tour.

Deriving from centuries of malleable borders blending the traditions of former empires, kingdoms, and ancient settlements, some regions have gastronomic similarities while others separate themselves with distinctive and mouthwatering culinary traditions.

The surprising truth of Italian food by region is far more detailed and geographically, as well as culturally, specific.

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4 Best Cities to Explore the Food of Tuscany
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy
4 Best Cities to Explore the Food of Tuscany

The four best food cities of Tuscany capture the region’s distinctive flavors and celebrate the remarkable terrain that forms a gastronomical paradise. Many of the culinary customs surrounding the simplicity of Tuscany’s cuisine take root with the local Etruscan settlements and tradition of peasant cooking.

No matter the roots of the cooking methods and styles, Tuscany’s cuisine has helped shape the larger image of Italian food in an area known for sunflower fields and Renaissance lords, cypress trees, and hilltop towns whose recipes you can enjoy during your Italy trip.

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4 Best Cities to Explore Food of Emilia-Romagna
Bologna in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
4 Best Cities to Explore Food of Emilia-Romagna

The four main culinary cities of Emilia-Romagna take inspiration from the iconic and famous flavors that capture the true essence of Italian cuisine. Yet these four cities have their own unique spin on traditional, local dishes that set them apart from one another and the rest of the country.

Emilia’s culinary customs focus heavily on animal fats and pork products. Romagna has stronger ties to Byzantine heritage influenced by the sea and classic land dishes.

Whether looking for fine cuisine or typical street food, Emilia-Romagna has the most quintessential tastes you can find during your Italy trip.

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Food & Wine Travel Guide
Italian food and wine set on an outdoor table
Food & Wine Travel Guide

Food and wine can be an introduction to a home, a village, a region, a community, or a greater country, and this Food and Wine Travel Guide gives you ideas on how to explore them all.

From learning how to craft a traditional dish to sampling the evolution of a family recipe, tasting the shifting layers of a customary vineyard to exploring the different ways a country embraces a specific market, local flavors are endlessly eye-opening.

You can use our Food and Wine Travel Guide as inspiration to discover the world’s best food and wine destinations.

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