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Flavors of Northern Italy

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Embark upon a cultural and gastronomic journey to the enchanting region of Northern Italy—an area renowned for spectacular landscapes, world-class wine, and a rich heritage. This meticulously crafted itinerary offers the unique opportunity to live like a local, featuring guided tours, private artisan visits and tastings, and the ability to deeply connect with the beauty of Northern Italy's culture, cuisine and gracious hospitality.



Program Highlights

– With your small group (maximum 20 guests), enjoy seven nights accommodations at a historic country farmhouse—a tranquil haven amidst a wine and olive oil-producing estate.

– Join a hands-on culinary experience with a skilled chef to learn the art of crafting traditional Italian recipes passed down through generations.

– Cruise around scenic Lago d'Iseo with free time to discover its various island hamlets.

– Wander through Verona's timeless streets, visit Juliet's House, and be mesmerized by the grandeur of the Verona Arena.

– In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit family-owned and -operated vineyards, meeting the esteemed vintners and partaking in exclusive tastings and presentations.

– Delight in a special excursion near Modena for a tasting of aged balsamic vinegar during a convivial meal with the property’s owner and his family.