($5050 p/p twin share) Let all your Italian dreams come true! Our Treasures tour takes you on a intimate journey through the lush Lombard hills and plains, down to the ancient hill top towns of Tuscany and Umbria. Eat with the locals, drink with the locals and live like the locals, whilst enjoying the most beautiful landscapes in the world! Your first accommodation is a heavenly farm house stay whose owners produce delightful, award-winning wines and scrumptious food! While in Tuscany you will stay in an historic farmhouse located in beautiful grounds with breathtaking views, and a stylishly restored 17th century palazzo right in the heart of Montalcino, where Italy's most prestigious red wine - Brunello di Montalcino, is produced.
(AUD$6250 p/p twin share) Are you looking for a small group tour of Italy? Do you love great food and great wine? Are you exalted by gorgeous views? If your are then this is the tour for you! Experience Lombardy and Piedmont from the high Alps to the fertile plains and valleys. Tick off the beautiful Lake Como from your bucket list. Stay in unique 'Agriturismi' or farm stays. Learn to make the local pasta of the Valtellina and go on a truffle hunt in Piedmont. Experience the local wines of the Barolo, Oltrepo' Pavese, Gavi and Valtellina wine regions and immerse yourself in the local foods of these delightful regions!
(AUD$3850.00 p/p twin share) Experience the real 'La Dolce Vita'! On this tour you will be living life like a local. Explore picturesque towns in the beautiful and untouched region around Jim's dad's home town of Varzi, along with the famous city of Milan (with an optional walking tour including skip the line viewing of Da Vinci's Last Supper fresco). Enjoy the gastronomic delights of Lombardy and Piedmont and marvel at charming medieval towns and castles, monasteries and local markets.
($5050 p/p twin share) This tour of Northern Italy takes you on a fascinating journey through the stunning Veneto, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna regions. From the stunning Alps north of Lake Garda to the fertile plains of Emilia Romagna, this tour is truly a feast for all the senses! Enjoy some of Italy's finest landscapes and cuisines on this delicious itinerary. Stay in an historic Palazzo that has been running as a hotel for over 500 years! You will also reside in a beautiful farm house that produces aged balsamic vinegar and a winery in the Valpolicella wine Region. Emilia-Romagna is widely considered to be the best food region in all of Italy. Enjoy Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto, aged balsamic vinegar and the enormous array of fresh pasta on offer in this foodie paradise!
(AUD $4650 p/p twin share) – Immerse yourself into the stunning landscapes of Tuscany and the Italian Riviera! The first part of this small group tour takes in the spectacular Ligurian coastline with two days spent enjoying the Cinque Terre. Whilst here you will also learn how to make pesto and the prized Focaccia di Recco or cheese focaccia. You are then treated to a delightful three day sojourn in Tuscany, as we explore the beautiful and historic gardens of Villa La Foce, the stunning towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, and San Gimignano Tuscany's famous city of towers!
13 Day 'Ti Amo' Rome, Naples and the Hidden Delights of Central/Southern Italy Tour
(AUD $5900 p/p twin share (4 guests) AUD$5700 p/p twin share (5-7 guests), AUD$5350 p/p twin share (8 guests) AUD $650.00 Single Supplement) - This tour is a smorgasbord of the hidden delights of inland and coastal Central/Southern Italy: coupled with intimate experiences of the grand Italian cities of Rome and Naples! It is a true feast for the senses in every way. Intimate gatherings with local food and wine producers, delicious meals in gorgeous locations and guided visits to a host of fascinating places. This tour has all the ingredients to satisfy the most intrepid and culturally curious travellers!
(AUD$3000 p/p twin share) Experience the delights of Lakes D'Orta and Maggiore and stay in the lap of luxury at Piedmont's stunning Villa Sparina Resort! Enjoy the big bold reds of the Barolo wine region and pick up some great bargains at Europe's largest designer shopping outlet!
($4,650 p/p twin share) This magical itinerary provides an intimate, local experience of hidden Venice, the artisans of the Veneto, the unique beauty of the Dolomites and the ancient villages and food and wine traditions of Friuli Venezia Giulia! It is conducted by local expert guides and drivers, and managed by our good friends and passionate locals of Treviso, Marianna and Chiara.
($4,200 p/p twin share) Come and enjoy a week filled with amazing culinary and cultural experiences! Get to know the locals and explore the traditions of the Amalfi Coast, whilst enjoying its breathtaking beauty. Our Flavours of the Amalfi Coast Tour is conducted by Amalfi coast locals, Lisa and Claudia, an aunty and niece team! Lisa and Claudia deliver quality, personal attention, support and local knowledge to our guests, to create for them the best holiday of their lives!