Pathway thru vineyards above Manarola in the Cinque Terre, Italy.

Indulgent Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany and Cinque Terre

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Pisa, Florence, Lucca, La Spezia...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Indulge in the delicious food and wine of Tuscany and Cinque Terre during this 8-day journey. Uncover the beauty and history of the region as you taste your way from scenic cities to historical landmarks. From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Renaissance art of Florence, discover all Tuscany has to offer. Savor the renowned wine of the area, indulge in private cooking classes, and visit the seaside haven of Cinque Terre.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit the Square of Miracles and climb the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Savor the wines and cheeses of the Chianti area during an immersive tasting experience
  • Witness the amazing art of the Renaissance at the Uffizi Gallery and view masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio
  • Learn the steps to making authentic pasta dough from professional chefs in Florence before indulging in your tasty creations for dinner
  • Taste the revered olive oils of Tuscany, which are known for their amazing flavors and quality
  • Indulge in Italy’s sweet treat of gelato during a delightful tasting in La Spezia
  • Savor the flavors of pesto during an intriguing pesto-making class and dinner in Riomaggiore
  • Relax on a private boat ride and experience the flavors of Cinque Terre during an exclusive food tour in Monterosso al Mare

Detailed Description

Italy is known for its delicious cuisine, and the flavors of the country can be enjoyed through a food and wine tour of Tuscany and Cinque Terre. Your wonderful 8-day journey will begin when you land at Pisa International Airport. Soon after, you will set out with an expert guide for a tour of Pisa’s highlights. The next day, you will transfer to the captivating city of Florence. Along the way, you will pause in the Chianti area for wine and cheese tasting at an authentic vineyard. The following day, you will immerse yourself in the culture of Florence with visits to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The perfect conclusion to the day will then be a private pasta-making class and dinner.

As the sun rises over Florence the next morning, you will depart for your next destination of Lucca. After arriving in the city, you will explore some of its historical sights during a walking tour with a local guide. The final part of your tour will be a savory and memorable olive oil tasting at a nearby farm. The next morning, you will arrive in the scenic city of La Spezia. During your time in this coastal destination, you will visit the ancient San Giorgio Castle and indulge in a sweet gelato tasting at an authentic ice cream shop.

After one wonderful night in La Spezia, you will set your sights on the gorgeous Cinque Terre area. Cinque Terre is made up of five picturesque towns, and you will first arrive in Riomaggiore. Here, you will tour some of the sights of Riomaggiore and the nearby town of Manarola with an expert guide before enjoying an immersive pesto-making class and mouthwatering dinner at a local restaurant. The following day, you will feel the warmth of the sun as you take a private boat to the remaining towns of Cinque Terre: Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare. The boat will leave you in Monterosso al Mare, and here, you can partake in an indulgent food tour. After your final night, a private driver will transfer you to Pisa International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,195 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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