This adventure explores the rich north of Italy’s boot, traveling from the Adriatic side west to the Ligurian Sea. We’ll stay in two lovely locations: a wine estate just outside Verona and a charming boutique hotel a block from the beach in Viareggio. We’ll taste award-winning Amarone wines in the Valpolicella Region, taste our way through the foodie zone famous for things like the balsamic vinegar of Modena, and make our way to northern Tuscany for truffle hunting and the Cinque Terre villages. In May we’ll travel east to west, and in September we’ll reverse course and end on the east side.
This small-group tour includes:
Accommodations, private ground transportation, most meals (with wine, naturally), wine tastings, private guided tours, cooking lessons, tastings and tours at balsamic vinegar and risotto rice producers, and exclusive local experiences like truffle hunting with an expert hunter and truffle dog! And your own private, 24/7, Italian-speaking guide, of course.
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May 4 – 14, 2022 (east to west: Verona and Venice to Viareggio)
Sept. 23 – Oct. 3, 2022 (west to east: Viareggio to Verona and Venice)
Cost: $4,250/per person, double occupancy; $5,525/per person, single occupancy
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