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A Crafted Italian Palate

Italy

13 Day Itinerary

Best Time
May, June and September
Perfect for
Families, Foodies, Romantics, Slow Travel
Guide Price

£9,100pp

$11,500pp

Arguably the home of elegant cuisine, this Italian odyssey, from top to toe, epitomises gastronomical excellence. Starting in Piedmont, moving through the hills of Tuscany and onto the azure shores of Amalfi, this journey ignites the palate in true Italian flair.

Highlights

  • Traditional truffle hunting through the hills of Piedmont alongside an expert hunter and trained dogs, a practice dating back to the Middle Ages.

  • A vineyard tour and wine tasting experience in the grounds of Castello di Vicarello, with winemaker Carlo Bachheschi Berti.

  • Stay in the Emilia-Romagna region, where the best of Italy’s delicacies are produced. Tour olive groves, sample balsamics and learn the craft of making Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Dine at the Chef’s Table in the renowned Rossllini’s restaurant on the Amalfi Coast, observing the theatre of the kitchen during your meal.

Day 1 - 4: Casa di Langa, Piedmont

Day 4 - 7: Castello di Vicarello, Tuscany

Day 7 - 10: Casa Maria Luigia, Emilia Romagna

Day 10 - 14: Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast

Day 1 - 4: Casa di Langa, Piedmont

  • Embark on a truffle hunting experience alongside seasoned experts and trained hunting dogs
  • Dine on a wild lunch among the fertile truffle fields with a menu crafted by the chefs at the Casa

Sat in the cross-section of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alta Langa, the flavours of this journey first ignite at Casa di Langa, a sanctuary
dedicated to the indulgence of the finest delicacies of Piedmontese cuisine. Most notably, the fertile grounds produce a cornerstone of Italian cuisine – truffle.

Admired for its unique flavour and utter rarity, set out in search of the delicacy alongside expert truffle hunters and trained dogs, a practice that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Dine on lunch within the hills as you breathe in the rich aromas of the soil and sample some of the best dishes, complemented, of course, by truffle and crafted by the chefs of the Casa.

Day 4 - 7: Castello di Vicarello, Tuscany

  • Enjoy a wine tasting tour through the vineyards of the Castle
  • Try your hand at mastering the local cuisine alongside chef Aurora Baccheschi Berti

From Piedmont, travel down the country into the rolling scapes of Tuscany, the most revered wine region of the world. At Castello di Vicarello, seven hectares of vineyard yield almost 100,000 plants that, in turn, produce rich, complex and intense wines. Run by Carlo Baccheschi Berti and his eldest son, Brando, tour the land and sample the wines fresh from the vine.

Back within the walls of the castle, built by the Republic of Sienna over 900 years ago, you will enter the kitchen of chef Aurora Baccheschi Berti. Here, with her guiding hands at your helm, follow family recipes from her own cookbook, passed down through generations gone by, and master the Italian classics of ravioli maremmani and papa al pomodoro.

With nothing but home grown ingredients that have been harvested from the fields outside your window, these flavours pay homage to the land that brought them life, and you can taste every hint.

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Day 7 - 10: Casa Maria Luigia, Emilia Romagna

  • Stay in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, the pinnacle of elevated Italian cuisine
  • Go behind-the-scenes of Italy’s most famed produce including olive oil, balsamic, parma ham and parmesan

From Tuscany, travel to Emilia-Romagna, the region famed for its gastronomic offering. Built to extend the art of hospitality beyond their first opening, the three-Michelin starred Osteria Francescan, Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore opened the doors to Casa Maria Luigia, a home away from home in the Italian country.

From parmesan farm visits to olive oil and balsamic tasting, and even a stop at a local parma ham farm for a private tour, the taste buds alight at the gate of this exceptional food affair.

Day 10 - 14: Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast

  • Enjoy a pizza making masterclass in the home of the delicacy, Naples
  • Dine at the private Chef’s Table of Rossellini’s for an utterly indulgent gastronomical experience

Finally, with a break in Naples for a pizza making masterclass, journey to Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. With a candlelit dinner at the Chef’s Table of Rossellini’s, where just four guests can dine, have no distraction as you feast on world-renowned dishes and experience the theatre of the kitchen.

The next morning, wake to the scents of citrus that permeate the coastline and visit a local lemon farm for a look into the growing, farming and harvesting of the fruit that has so proudly become a symbol of Amalfi’s gastronomical flair. Italy is the beacon of gastronomy, revered around the world.

Inhabiting what it truly means to create food made with soul, it is about the journey, from farm to table, that each ingredient has made. This odyssey takes you to the root, introduces you to the soil that shaped your dish and ignites your palate with the intricacies of true Italian flavour.

What is typically included

  • All accommodation
  • All ground transfers
  • Private vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Pasta making masterclass
  • Truffle hunting excursion
  • Dedicated True concierge

A Crafted Italian Palate

13

Day Itinerary

Best Time
May, June and September
Perfect for
Families, Foodies, Romantics, Slow Travel
Guide Price

£9,100pp

$11,500pp

$11,500pp

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Guide Price: £6,400pp

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Guide Price: £5,500pp

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