one of the world’s greatest destinations by exploring the
gastronomic delights in its ancient cities, quaint villages, magnificent
vineyards, and breathtaking lakeside villas. Take in the sights
and relish Italy’s epicurean tastes through some unique gourmet
tours that could change the way to look at food for good.
This is the land famous for its pizza and pasta
dishes, but today’s food
and wine in Italy has evolved into a feast for the senses. Dishes
are prepared in the traditional culinary customs with each region
having a distinct flavor, using its natural, bountiful harvests.
Italian dishes are marked by its simplicity, yet allowing inventiveness
to play around with flavours, to the delight of distant travellers
who continue to spread it across the globe.
A culinary or gastronomic tour of Italy lets the traveller learn
the Italian way
of life through its food. Seasoned chefs pass on the traditions
of Northern Italian cooking while Valtellina in Lombardy
beckons. Your trip may bring you to see Villa Del Balbianello on
the other side of Lake Como or to the monastery of Villa Luppis
for a visit to a wine cellar. Explore and
taste the fresh produce from the colourful town markets before escaping
to one of Tuscany’s private
villas for a lecture on Italian cheeses. Walk under the morning
Tuscan sun, cooled by breezes perfumed with rosemary and thyme as
you prepare for your cooking lesson, creating dishes from the freshest,
seasonal ingredients available. Umbria
brings you to a famous pottery town of Deruta as well as the hill
town of Assisi and the black truffles of
Norcia. Your seaside hotel in Sicily
brings you a picturesque harbor view while you take lessons on antipasto,
primo, secondo piatto and contorno, which you partake later with
a fine Marsala wine.
Whatever your heart desires, Italy abounds with
many destinations that offer some of the best culinary experiences
in Europe, whether you are a skilled or aspiring cook, a gourmet,
or a gourmand, you’re sure to discover a whole new delicious
world in Italy.
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