Delight in this nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes, and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle in to the beautiful and charming family-owned farmhouse and wine estate Borgo San Donino. Within reach of the estate is a connoisseur’s pick of artisan producers and extraordinary historic sights. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, there will be time to access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians, and most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends, and life. An optional extension to Venice is available.