Italy Food & Wine Experience 2019

  • Travel the Italian countryside and tour three historic cities, all in first-class and five-star accommodations
  • Get a true taste of Italy with fine dining each evening, wine tastings, vineyard tours, and authentic cooking classes
  • Immerse yourself in Italian culture at museums, galleries, and historic sites such as the Sistine Chapel and Roman Colosseum

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1
Arrival—Venice, Italy

• Private transportation to your hotel from Marco Polo Airport, including a motorboat ride from Tessera pier

• Settle in to your hotel and relax during the afternoon

• Evening walking tour of Venice followed by dinner at Do’Forni

Meals included: Dinner at Do’Forni
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Junior Suite

Day 2
Venice, Italy—Baglioni Hotel Luna

• Walking tour of St. Mark’s area including a visit of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica

• Dinner at La Caravella restaurant

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Junior Suite

Day 3
Venice, Italy—Baglioni Hotel Luna

• Private boat ride to Lagoon Islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello

• Lunch at Locanda Cipriani in Torcello

• Gondola to Hotel Gritti

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and cocktails
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Junior Suite

Day 4
Venice & Florence, Italy—Relais Santa Croce

• Travel from Venice to Florence via first-class, high-speed rail

• Free time to settle into your hotel or explore the neighborhood

• Walking tour of Florence including visit to the Academy of Fine Arts

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodations: Relais Santa Croce, Deluxe Room

Day 6
Florence, Italy—Relais Santa Croce

• Colle Bereto winery tour and tasting

• Private dinner at the Westin Excelsior’s rooftop restaurant, Sesto

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodations: Relais Santa Croce, Deluxe Room

Day 5
Florence, Italy—Relais Santa Croce

• Group class at Mama Florence cooking school

• Afternoon relaxation time

• Dinner at Tredici Gobbi

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodations: Relais Santa Croce, Deluxe Room

Day 7
Florence & Rome, Italy—Baglioni Hotel Regina

• Travel to Rome via high-speed rail

• Walking tour and dinner at Tullio restaurant

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Deluxe Room

Day 8
Rome, Italy—Baglioni Hotel Regina

• Colosseum visit with exclusive access

• Group lunch at Tre Scalini restaurant in Navona Square

• Private visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Deluxe Room

Day 9
Rome, Italy—Baglioni Hotel Regina

• Food & Wine Experience at Santa Benedetta Wine Estate including lunch and a pasta-making lesson

• Dinner at Girarrosto Toscano

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodations: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Deluxe Room

Day 10
Departure from Rome, Italy

• Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your departure from Baglioni Hotel Regina to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Meals included: Breakfast

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