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Culinary Delights of Italy, France, & Spain Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain, Italy, France

Places Visited

Paris, Saint-Germain, Beaune, Burgundy...

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Suggested Duration

17 Days

Sample the delicacies and uncover the secrets of Europe’s most authentic culinary scenes. Andalusian tapas, Parisian pastries, old-world Burgundy, contemporary Catalonia, and Italy’s best food region – Emilia-Romagna. Spread over 17 days, it’s a feast of traditional food markets, wine tasting and pairings, gourmet dining, local produce, and cooking with renowned chefs. From Mediterranean seafood to pasta in Bologna, this is a tour of indulgence and influences. Zicasso offers a variety of Spain,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in old-world Andalusia with three-day culinary experience in Ronda, taking in everything from authentic tapas to sherry and Mediterranean seafood
  • Explore the heart of Burgundy, tasting at village vineyards and learning the secrets behind Cote De Nuits cooking
  • Discover Roman food markets and dine on a vintage Roman railway car
  • Go fine dining in Catalonia before a Catalan cooking class with a top chef
  • Learn to make famous French pastries with a cooking class at the Ritz in Paris
  • Complete the tour in Italy’s favorite food region, Emilia-Romagna, home to the finest Italian cheese, balsamic and prosciutto
  • Try Cava in the home of Cava (Penedes), go tasting at Frascati DOCG vineyards, and enjoy multiple food and wine pairings
  • Compare and contrast the food markets of Bologna, Paris, Rome, and Barcelona
  • Cooking classes are the best way to uncover regional specialties, like when you learn to prepare pasta and desserts in Bologna 

Detailed Description

Europe’s culinary secrets are found in specific regions. For pastries it must be Paris. For prosciutto and balsamic you must go tasting in Emilia-Romagna. Tapas is a passion from Andalusia while a legendary dish like beef bourguignon originates in Burgundy. What about the wine? It’s almost impossible to compare the flavors of Catalan Cava, Cote De Nuites Pinot Noir and the light white blends from Frascati. Then there are the chefs. Some are from the old-world, maintaining traditional recipes as part of their legacy to the culinary world. Others refine and revolutionize, taking local produce into a new-world realm.

This handcrafted tour explores the finest cuisine of France, Italy, and Spain. It showcases two regions in each country, regions chosen primarily for their gastronomy. Throughout the tour, you’ll enjoy local cooking classes with renowned chefs. You’ll explore food markets and the origins of world-famous local produce. It’s a tour focused on authentic flavors and uncovering secrets, not just dinner reservations. There is fine dining, but also informal dining and a chance to find flavors down the back streets as well. Food and wine pairing is also a large part of the experience, along with culinary walking tours through small neighborhoods. Along the way, you’ll discover more than food, these destinations also home to some of Europe’s great icons.

Paris is a place of pastries, sweet treats, food markets, and gourmet dining. You have three days here, including a pastry class. Burgundy is old-world France. Go Pinot Noir tasting at villages and vineyards, try classic beef dishes and unwind in Beaune. Fly to Barcelona to discover contemporary Catalan dining. Taste Cava in Penedes and take a cooking class with a renowned local chef. Andalusia is the home of tapas and you spend three days in Ronda, an old Moorish town filled with flavor. Cheeses, oils, sherry, seafood, the list goes on in this corner of Spain. Fly to Rome and two days of wine and food tasting, in markets and railway cars. Then finish the tour in Europe’s finest food region, Emilia-Romagna. It’s home to so many of Italy’s most famous flavors – prosciutto, balsamic, Parmigiano, bolognese and more. 

To get more insight to plan your perfect Spain, France, and Italy itinerary, take a look at our Spain, France, and Italy page.

Starting Price

$4,466 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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