This specialty program offers intimate experiences with celebrated Italian makers, producers, and chefs, showcasing age-old methods and ingredients of the Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions’ world-famous wine and cuisine. Make a beautiful, historic Italian villa outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona’s Roman Arena and other ancient sites, discovering Italy’s cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Listen closely while Giuseppe, Luciana, Silvia, and other makers of local foods and wines divulge their ancient traditions. Create and taste your own gnocchi di pane, brodo di carne, and dolci chocolate salami, among other authentic dishes. In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards and sample local varietals. Stroll the historic town of Soave in the cheese making area of Lessinia and visit a family-run artisan cheese producer. Delight in experiencing Italy in a way few people ever have.
$$$ From approximately $3,995 per person, plus airfare
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