TASTES OF ITALY

Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna & Veneto Experience the beautiful rich cultures of these glorious cities, well known for their history and architecture, the sites, sounds, aromas and tastes will intertwine – satisfying all of your senses!

TASTES OF ITALY

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Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

DEPART TORONTO FOR ROME  ON AIR TRANSAT

Day 2: DAY 2 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 ARRIVAL IN ROME

Arrive at Rome airport. Your English Speaking tour leader will escort you to your hotel

by private bus. Private three hour city tour of Rome (earphones included, entrance tickets not included). Free time following the excursion. Three course welcome dinner. Overnight. (D)

Day 3: DAY 3 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 EXCURSION & COOKING CLASS

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure to Navona Square by private bus. Enjoy the

‘Renaissance & Baroque in Rome + Pizza Cooking Class’ excursion. Hosted by a professional ‘pizzaiolo’ chef in a real Pizzeria kitchen including a pizza lunch at the activity location. Return to hotel followed by free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight. (B,L)

Day 4: DAY 4 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 ROME, ASSISI & PERUGIA EXCURSION

Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. Morning departure to Perugia by private bus. On the way stop in the town of Assisi for a private walking tour (earphones included, entrance tickets not included). Following the excursion depart for Perusia and check-in to your hotel followed by free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight. (B)

Day 5: DAY 5 MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 PERUGIA EXCURSION

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure to Perugia House of Chocolate for a two part tour of the ‘Chocolate Museum’ and ‘Chocolate Factory’ including tasting followed by a walking tour of the city. Free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight. (B)

Day 6: DAY 6 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 PERUGIA, CARPI & MODENA

Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. Morning departure for Modena by private bus, check-in to hotel. Travel to a Balsamic Vinegar factory in the Modena and Carpi area for the ‘Balsamic Experience’. Visit the facilites and cellars and enjoy a Parma ham and Parmesan cheese tasting, followed by dinner. Return to hotel. Overnight. (B, D)

Day 7: DAY 7 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 MODENA, PADUA & VERONA

Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. Morning departure for Verona by private bus. On the way stop in Padua for a private walking tour (earphones included, entrance tickets not included). Check-in at hotel in Verona followed by free time. Gourmet dinner with wine tasting at a restaurant set among ancient Roman ruins. Overnight. (B, D)

Day 8: DAY 8 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 VERONA & VENICE

Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out. Morning departure for Venice Mestre by private bus. Check-in at hotel. Travel to Tronchetto Island for a boat cruise to the Rialto area

to enjoy the private ‘Bacari Tour’. Enjoy a walking tour including a tasting of the Italian and Venetian aperitifs ‘cicchetti’, ‘ombre’ and ‘spritz’ served alongside finger foods including a tasting of local fish-delicacies. Transfer by boat back to Tronchetto then private bus to Venice Mestre. Overnight. (B)

Day 9: DAY 9 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 VENICE & FAREWELL DINNER

Breakfast at hotel followed by free time. Late afternoon transfer with your group to a local Venice Mestre restaurant for a farewell dinner.  Return to hotel by private bus. Overnight. (B, D)

Day 10: DAY 10 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 DEPARTURE

Breakfast in hotel followed by check-out and transfer to the Venice airport for your flight home.