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It is often said that real understanding of a country's culture comes from sampling the country's food; this is particularly true for a country such as Italy, that elevated food to a "form of art", a land that, more than having "a" cuisine has a multitude of different ones, each one rooted in the traditions, climate and produce of a region or, most often, of a small area.

SLOW FOOD ITALIA PRESIDIA
The Slow Food Presidia are sustainable food production initiatives which build the capacity of a group of producers in order to improve production techniques, develop production

protocols and find local and international markets. To date, more than 300 Presidia have been created around the world, involving over 10,000 small-scale sustainable farmers. Each Presidium supports a quality product at risk of extinction; uses traditional processing and/or

Because the true hearth of Italy, more than the well-known cities of great historical and

agricultural methods; and safeguards native breeds and local plant varieties.

artistical relevance, are the thousands of small towns and villages spread throughout the country, each and every one with its history, culture, ancient churches and palaces, The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity selects products for inclusion in the Presidia project by evaluating the following two aspects of the product: • Is the product relevant to the gastronomic This is why a thousand mouth-watering dishes await travellers visiting Italy, hundreds of gastronomy specialities, a host of truly tasty typical products, and a real wealth of excellent wines, thanks to an agricultural system that is careful about preserving the traditional flavours and nutritional values. • Is the product of Taste, Environmental, and Social Quality? culture of the regions of production, linked to local identities, and produced in well-defined areas with specific geographic/climactic/cultural characteristics?

monuments, and, naturally, local produce, food, wines and culinary traditions.

The following tours were born wishing to offer travellers the opportunity to experience the true Italy, visiting the country's most

The product must taste excellent - this is the only way to guarantee that anyone who tastes the product will experience the pleasure of taste, which is a fundamental aspect of the Slow Food philosophy. All told, there are at least three main elements that are important to evaluate while considering a product's taste quality: balance, origin, and complexity:

interesting tourist destinations - such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples etc. - but also having the chance to discover some of the lessknown but not less interesting destinations, all seen through the magnifyng glass of the local enogastronomic specialities.

Balance means harmony between the aromas and flavors typical to a product; Origin refers to

In a nutshell: these tours' purpose is that of putting together the best sightseeing with the best food and wines that Italy has to offer, for an unforgettable travel experience.

the product's expression of particular taste qualities linked to its area of origin; Complexity refers to the positive development of the flavor of a product during the course of a tasting. In general, a product must be as natural as possible. This does not mean 'organic', the product does not need to be certified, but sustainable, made in a way that does not damage the environment, animal welfare, and the health of consumers who eat it.

Slow Food, that since its founding had always stood for the pleasures of the table, for the importance of genuine, good-tasting food, was the natural choice of a partner in order to develop such a concept and make it real.

Thus the tours were born, merging Albatravel Genova Srl knowledge of our country with Slow Social Quality is the most recent addition to

Food Italy recommendations for quality food, wines and places to eat: wonderful

the Slow Food approach to Presidia, linked primarily to the development of the first Presidia in Africa and South America. In these countries, it is enormously important to consider certain aspects of production linked to social equity in determining quality. The activities of the

sightseeings, masterpieces of art, rare, tasty food specialities - the Slow Food Presidia, truly excellent wines, the best "trattorie" - small, often family-run restaurants and eateries - that offer traditional dishes - the Slow Food Osterie d'Italia, cooking lessons, accomodation in charming hotels and all the necessary services. Unique, top quality enogastronomical and cultural tours of Italy that simply cannot be compared with the usual, more generic similar tours available on the market, a brand-new Slow Food Italia offer, an exclusive for the worldwide market.

Presidia must respect indigenous people and promote the cultural identity of the producers. Discrimination linked to social position,

nationality, gender, religious or political belief, ethnicity, etc. are not allowed, and the use of child labor is forbidden. One more aspect of Social Quality is a fair price for a product, and the Presidia to work to promote the

commercialization of food products that can bring wider social improvement through a fair price for products.

SLOW FOOD ITALIA AND THE TERRA MADRE PROJECT
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. A series of overlapping groups and entities make up the Slow Food network: • more than 100,000 members in 153 countries

In synthesis, a Presidium product must be good, clean and fair.

There are 193 Italian Slow Food Presidia from more than 1300 small producers: farmers, fishermen, butchers, sheperds, cheese-makers, bakers, pastry cooks, etc. The Ark of Taste project was launched to rediscover, catalog and promote foods which are at risk of extinction, but have productive and commercial potential and are closely linked to specific communities and cultures. Today the Ark lists more than 900 unique foods from 50 countries around the world that are threatened by industrial standardization.

The Foundation's most recent project is the • 2,000 food communities in the Terra Madre network • more than 10,000 small producers involved in creation of a network of Earth Markets - places where small-scale producers and farmers can sell their products directly to consumers. These farmers' markets are run according to certain

Presidia projects

Slow Food principles and are overseen by a community management group.

Members join one Slow Food Convivia, local chapters who are working autonomously to defend their culinary culture and to support a more sustainable food future, spreading the Slow Food philosophy and making it real. More than 1,300 Convivia around the world form the backbone of Slow Food. Osterie d'Italia Slow Food is a comprehensive region-by-region guide to the most interesting and typical small restaurants of Italy. Eight countries have national branches that have been established to coordinate Slow Food activities, organizing events and projects with a deeper knowledge of the needs of their members; after Italy, where the association was born, Slow Food branches were created in Switzerland, Germany, USA, France, UK, Consistently with the Slow Food philosophy, the recommended places to eat are those that have Slow Food's headquarters plans and promotes the movement's development worldwide. The association is led by the Board of Directors, Slow Food's founder Carlo Petrini is the president. deep roots in the territory, that propose dishes which are typical of the local culinary tradition, that use only fresh, locally-produced quality ingredients to prepare their dishes, that offer good selections of wines, that are welcoming and with a friendly atmosphere. The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity was founded in 2003 in partnership with the Tuscany Regional Authority to support Slow Food's projects that defend food biodiversity and traditions by working with groups of producers, with a particular focus on developing countries. Key projects are Presidia, Ark of Taste and Earth Markets. Gaining the right of being listed in this guide is no easy feat and the quality must be always guaranteed, since the Slow Food experts monitor the respect of the afore-mentioned Terra Madre is a project conceived by Slow Food, the philosophy of which evolved over the the organization's history and crystallized at its realization that "eating is an agricultural act and producing is a gastronomic act". Slow Food had always stood for the pleasures of the table, for criteria at least once a year. Osterie d'Italia Slow Food is a comprehensive region-by-region guide to the most interesting and typical small restaurants of Italy. In this special guide, the experts at Slow Food identified the best local places to eat, providing over 1,800 profiles of traditional taverns, agritourism farms, wineries, trattorie and typical restaurants.

OSTERIE D'ITALIA TYPICAL RESTAURANTS' SLOW FOOD ITALIA GUIDE

Japan and The Netherlands.



the importance of good-tasting food, and for the defense of cultures facing growing

homogenization as a result of today's so-called modern rationales regarding production,

distribution, and economies of scale. It was where these "rationales" were leading that brought Slow Food to realize the need to protect and support small producers, and to change the systems that put them in danger by bringing together those players with decisionmaking power: chefs consumers, and cooks, educational agricultural

institutions,

research entities, NGOs, etc. It became clear that it is only through repeated, cumulative, local action, following a guiding global vision, that a significant impact can be achieved.

Thus Terra Madre was born: To give voice and visibility to the rural food producers who populate our world. To raise their awareness, as well as that of the population at large, of the value of their work. To sustain their ability to work under the best conditions, for all of our good and for the good of the planet. For these reasons, constructing a global network —with information-sharing tools, the means to learn from each other, in and many opportunities for

collaboration

ways—seemed

invaluable. We must continue to have fertile lands, lands on which sprout and grow plants and animals appropriate to those environments, rather than needing to be pumped full of chemicals to make them thrive artificially. And we must also continue to have the people capable of stewarding these lands, to have their know-how, so we can have food that still carries the tastes of our youth.

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launched the network in 2004 in Torino, and was on an unprecedented scale. This first edition brought together 5000 producers from 130 countries and shone global media attention on their crisis. The second edition was in 2006, and incorporated an additional 1000 cooks, from renowned to modest, but all aware of their role relative to high-quality food producers. Also in attendance were 400 researchers and academics, seeking to bridge the theory of their work with hands-on practice. 
 Country: Italy Period: July 2013 Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: All Types Search: 37 Wine and Food Tours

Ameglia, Sarzana, the Poets’ Gulf: Portovenere, Lerici and Mt. Caprione
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Sarzana - La Spezia Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions, gorgeous landscapes and historical heritage ofthe Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, an unforgettable experience involving all the senses.Pleasurable days spent visiting ancient wine cellars, tiny, picturesque towns perched on thecliffs facing the emerald sea, antique shops, fishermen’s villages and charming, elegant Rivieratowns, savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.

Price From 199,00 €

Chianciano Terme, Castelnuovo Abate and Montepulciano
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Chianti Area Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano,
Explore a region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise: visit the magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Pisa with its amazing Leaning Tower, medieval Lucca, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers; learn to shop for fresh produce and then prepare traditional local dishes, visit...

Price From 216,00 €

English Available in Other Languages No

Colle Val d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti and Montalcino
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Chianti Area Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Explore a region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise: visit the magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Pisa with its amazing Leaning Tower, medieval Lucca, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers; learn to shop for fresh produce and then prepare traditional local dishes, visit...

Price From 218,00 €

Radda in Chianti, Lucarelli and San Gimignano
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Chianti Area Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Explore a region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise: visit the magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Pisa with its amazing Leaning Tower, medieval Lucca, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers; learn to shop for fresh produce and then prepare traditional local dishes, visit...

Price From 236,00 €

Pollenzo, Castagnole Lanze, Grinzane Cavour and Asti
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Asti Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano,
Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, an unforgettable experience involving all the senses. Pleasurable days spent among rolling hills covered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancient cellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops, savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.

Price From 250,00 €

English Available in Other Languages No

Palermo, Erice, Trapani and the Madonie Park: Polizzi Generosa
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Palermo Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean, a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Asian influences can be found in the architecture, in the ancient ruins from different civilizations and in the unique cuisine; a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea. A region of archaelogical wonders, marvelous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions, Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments,...

Price From 250,00 €

The Brenta Riviera: Marano, Padua and Baone
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Padua Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The heartland of the former Venetian Republic, a region that has one of the country's richesthistorical, natural, artistic, cultural, and culinary heritages. Veneto offers a wealth of sights andflavours to be treasured for a lifetime: gondolas that glide along canals, imposing Romanamphitheatres, majestic mountain ranges, ancient cathedrals but also lots of characteristicshops, delicious foods and excellent wines.

Price From 250,00 €

Pollenzo, Treiso and Barbaresco
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Neive - Cuneo Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano,
Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, anunforgettable experience involving all the senses. Pleasurable days spent among rolling hillscovered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancientcellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops,savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.

Price From 250,00 €

English, Hrvatska Available in Other Languages No

Pollenzo, Nizza Monferrato
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Nizza Monferrato Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, anunforgettable experience involving all the senses. Pleasurable days spent among rolling hillscovered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancientcellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops,savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.

Price From 255,00 €

San Martino in Campo, Perugia and Orvieto
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Orvieto Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover Umbria, the so-called “Green Heart of Italy”, a region not only with a lush nature butalso full of ancient towns with cobblestone streets, stunning cathedrals and old fortresses, aplace rich of tasty foods and good wines; starting point of the tour is Orvieto - whose cathedralis a gothic masterpiece - and Todi, then it follows the tracks of St. Francis in Assisi, moves toPerugia with its Etruscan walls, 16th century palaces and chocolate factories, Spoleto, wherethe...

Price From 256,00 €

Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples, Grotte
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Agrigent Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano,
Discover Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean, a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Asian influences can be found in the architecture, in the ancient ruins from different civilizations and in the unique cuisine; a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea. A region of archaelogical wonders, marvelous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions, Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments,...

Price From 262,00 €

English Available in Other Languages No

San Martino in Campo, Torgiano, Umbertide and Magione
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Magione Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover Umbria, the so-called “Green Heart of Italy”, a region not only with a lush nature butalso full of ancient towns with cobblestone streets, stunning cathedrals and old fortresses, aplace rich of tasty foods and good wines; starting point of the tour is Orvieto - whose cathedralis a gothic masterpiece - and Todi, then it follows the tracks of St. Francis in Assisi, moves toPerugia with its Etruscan walls, 16th century palaces and chocolate factories, Spoleto, wherethe...

Price From 268,00 €

Rimini, San Leo and Forlimpopoli
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Rimini Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The Emilia Romagna region takes its name from the Aemilian Way, the road that was built by the Romans to connect Rome to northern Italy; during the Middle Ages trade, culture and religion flourished thanks to the region's monasteries and the University of Bologna - the oldest in Europe; in the Renaissance, it became the seat for refined seigniories such as the House of Este of Ferrara. Emilia Romagna is a treasure-trove of delightful towns of great artistic importance, cathedrals and ancient...

Price From 268,00 €

Desenzano Sul Garda, Peschiera del Garda and Verona
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Desenzano Del Garda - Brescia Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many
It is the largest lake in Italy, located about halfway between Brescia and Verona it is part of the border between the Lombardy and Veneto regions. Lake Garda brings the gift of a last and unespected breath of Mediterranean before reaching the passageways of the Dolomites heading north. Here, the intense blue of Lake Garda touches the mountains; the olive trees’ branches rustle with the wind, and the lemons mature in the sun. Along its enchanting shores there are several interesting towns,...

Price From 272,00 €

Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

San Martino in Campo, Torgiano and Perugia
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Perugia Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Time to relax and take it easy in the wellness centre.Traditional dinner at the Trattoria I Birbi di Torgiano within the grounds of an old farmhouse inthe hills surrounding Perugia, where the menu will be dedicated to some typical Umbrian andSlow Food Presidia products, accompanied by a selection of regional wines. Overnight.

Price From 276,00 €

The Castelli Romani area: Grottaferrata, Genzano and Frascati
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Castelli Romani Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The beauty of the Lazio region is often obscured by the fame of Rome but the region has a lot to offer besides the Eternal City: a wealth of art, history, culinary traditions and culture.Thus, Rome will be the only the starting point before moving on to discover the heritage the enigmatic Etruscans, a dominant power in ancient Italy for 300 years, the medieval quarters in Viterbo, the Castelli Romani area, with Castelgandolfo, the Pope’ summer residence. Discover off-the-beaten-track...

Price From 290,00 €

Sorrento, Positano and Cetara

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Amalfi Coast Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archeological sites. Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where the pizza in its modern aspect and taste was conceived, Pompeii, the ancient Roman town buried in 79 AD by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento, the lively seaside resort home to the famous Limoncello, along the celebrated Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site where a series of mountainside towns that seem to tumble into...

Price From 293,00 €

Grottaferrata, Tivoli and Frascati
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Grottaferrata Castelli Romani Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The beauty of the Lazio region is often obscured by the fame of Rome but the region has a lot to offer besides the Eternal City: a wealth of art, history, culinary traditions and culture.Thus, Rome will be the only the starting point before moving on to discover the heritage the enigmatic Etruscans, a dominant power in ancient Italy for 300 years, the medieval quarters in Viterbo, the Castelli Romani area, with Castelgandolfo, the Pope’ summer residence. Discover off-the-beaten-track...

Price From 293,00 €

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast: Amalfi, Tramonti
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Amalfi Coast Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archeological sites. Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where the pizza in its modern aspect and taste was conceived, Pompeii, the ancient Roman town buried in 79 AD by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento, the lively seaside resort home to the famous Limoncello, along the celebrated Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site where a series of mountainside towns that seem to tumble into...

Price From 297,00 €

Mazara del Vallo, Selinunte and Marsala

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Mazara Del Vallo Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean, a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Asian influences can be found in the architecture, in the ancient ruins from different civilizations and in the unique cuisine; a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea. A region of archaelogical wonders, marvelous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions, Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments,...

Price From 302,00 €

Ferrara
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Ferrara Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The Emilia Romagna region takes its name from the Aemilian Way, the road that was built by the Romans to connect Rome to northern Italy; during the Middle Ages trade, culture and religion flourished thanks to the region's monasteries and the University of Bologna - the oldest in Europe; in the Renaissance, it became the seat for refined seigniories such as the House of Este of Ferrara. Emilia Romagna is a treasure-trove of delightful towns of great artistic importance, cathedrals and ancient...

Price From 309,00 €

The Parmense Hills, Torrechiara and Polesine Parmense
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Castell Arquato Piacenza Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The Emilia Romagna region takes its name from the Aemilian Way, the road that was built by the Romans to connect Rome to northern Italy; during the Middle Ages trade, culture and religion flourished thanks to the region's monasteries and the University of Bologna - the oldest in Europe; in the Renaissance, it became the seat for refined seigniories such as the House of Este of Ferrara. Emilia Romagna is a treasure-trove of delightful towns of great artistic importance, cathedrals and ancient...

Price From 345,00 €

Pollenzo, Alba and Grinzane Cavour

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Asti Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English, Español Available in Other Languages No

Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, an unforgettable experience involving all the senses. Pleasurable days spent among rolling hills covered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancient cellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops, savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.

Price From 352,00 €

Syracuse, Val d’Anapo and Noto
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Syracuse Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Discover Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean, a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Asian influences can be found in the architecture, in the ancient ruins from different civilizations and in the unique cuisine; a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea. A region of archaelogical wonders, marvelous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions, Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments,...

Price From 362,00 €

Gallipoli, Porto Selvaggio, Depressa (Tricase) and Otranto
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Gallipoli - Lecce Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history; enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including the Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses. Apulia is also a land of flavors and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn land fruits into products that...

Price From 366,00 €

Bagni di Stigliano, Bracciano, Cerveteri and Trevignano Romano

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Area: Cerveteri - Roma Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

The beauty of the Lazio region is often obscured by the fame of Rome but the region has a lot to offer besides the Eternal City: a wealth of art, history, culinary traditions and culture.Thus, Rome will be the only the starting point before moving on to discover the heritage the enigmatic Etruscans, a dominant power in ancient Italy for 300 years, the medieval quarters in Viterbo, the Castelli Romani area, with Castelgandolfo, the Pope’ summer residence. Discover off-the-beaten-track...

Price From 412,00 €

Gallipoli, Lecce, Galatina, Cutrofiano and Porto Selvaggio
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Gallipoli - Lecce Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history; enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including the Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses. Apulia is also a land of flavors and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn land fruits into products that...

Price From 441,00 €

Montevarchi, Valle del Chio and Castellina in Chianti
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Area: Chianti Area Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Private tours Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

Explore a region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise: visit the magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Pisa with its amazing Leaning Tower, medieval Lucca, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers; learn to shop for fresh produce and then prepare traditional local dishes, visit...

Price From 457,00 €

Pollenzo, La Morra, Carmagnola...Grinzane Cavour

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Area: La Morra - Cuneo Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano Available in Other Languages No

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Price From 532,00 €

San Martino in Campo, Orvieto, Todi...Castiglione del Lago.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Area: Orvieto Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano, English Available in Other Languages No

A tour to discover Umbria, the so-called “Green Heart of Italy”, a region not only with a lushnature but also full of ancient towns with cobblestone streets, stunning cathedrals and oldfortresses, a place rich of tasty foods and good wines; starting point of the tour is Orvieto whose cathedral is a gothic masterpiece - and Todi, then it follows the tracks of St. Francis inAssisi, moves to Perugia with its Etruscan walls, 16th century palaces and chocolate factories,touches the...

Price From 648,00 €

Alberobello, Grotte di Castellana, Martina Franca...Castro Marina.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Area: Alberobello Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano Available in Other Languages No

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Price From 682,00 €

Napoli, Pompei, Massa Lubrense...Cetara

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Area: Naples Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano Available in Other Languages No

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Price From 682,00 €

Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano...Montalcino
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights Area: Florence Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano Available in Other Languages No

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Price From 704,00 €

Roma, i Castelli Romani, Frascati...Casamari.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights Area: Rome Interest Points: Art, History, Culture, Nature Type: Fly and Drive Available in Many Languages: Italiano Available in Other Languages No

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CHIANTI+AREA

Date
July 2013

Rooms
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Price per Person
216.00 €

Total

Wednesday 24

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Availability: Immediate

Double
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291.00 €

Single

FIT 20 3
EUR

Sale Total:

2

intinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Time to relax. Overnight.

Day 2: Castelnuovo Dell’Abate, Montepulciano
Morning departure for Montepulciano. Visit the old town. Lunch will be in the charming old town centre at the Antica Osteria dell’Acquacheta, in a rustic family atmosphere where some of the best Tuscan recipes (such as Pici all’Aglione) will be served. An afternoon visit to Castelnuovo dell’ Abate and stop at the Poggio di Sotto farm and vineyards for a visit of the cellars and a tasting of DOC and DOCG wines. Overnight.

Day 3: Departure
Breakfast and check-out. Descriptions

Characteristics
Explore a region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise: visit the magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Pisa with its amazing Leaning Tower, medieval Lucca, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers; learn to shop for fresh produce and then prepare traditional local dishes, visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, Pecorino cheese and olive oil, shop for delicacies in the many food shops. Note

The Price Includes

· 2 nights at the Admiral Palace 4*, Chianciano Terme or similar· Buffet Breakfast Daily· 1 lunch at an “Osterie d’Italia” typical Slow Food restaurant· 1 guided tasting of Slow Food wines from Tuscany· Vat 21%

The price doesn't include
Meals and Dinners in Hotel (if not included) Relax & Beauty treatments at the SPAs (where available) Private Transfers from/to the airport/the train station, between different locations Car with driver Car Rental (included in the Fly & drive tours) Entrance fees and guided tours if not included Beverages (mineral water, wine, etc.), if not included Tips and extras Everything not included in the 'the price includes'

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