Italian Espresso Foodie

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Can't think of Italy without thinking about food? We've put together this gastronomic adventure especially for you, hitting up Italy's culinary hotspots for 10 mouth-watering days. Take foodie walking tours in Rome and Florence. Go wine tasting in Lucca. Eat with the locals in Milan and take a seafood cruise in Venice. You'll soon learn the way to Italy's hea...

Overview

Trip type
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Lodging level
Basic - 2 star

Highlights

    • Witness renaissance masterpieces on a guided tour of the Vatican City
    • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

What's this trip about?

    Can't think of Italy without thinking about food? We've put together this gastronomic adventure especially for you, hitting up Italy's culinary hotspots for 10 mouth-watering days. Take foodie walking tours in Rome and Florence. Go wine tasting in Lucca. Eat with the locals in Milan and take a seafood cruise in Venice. You'll soon learn the way to Italy's heart is through its stomach.

Details

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Age rangeNo age restrictions
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Start CityRome
End CityRome

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Cinque Terre
  • Florence
  • Lucca
  • Milan
  • Rome
  • Venice

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Itinerary

Day 1: Start Rome

Welcome to Rome! Once known as the 'capital of the world' this richly historic, passionate and elegant city will steal our hearts as soon as we arrive. We'll meet and greet our Contiki crew at 4pm, before heading on an orientation tour of the city. Yep, that means the...

Day 2: Rome to Florence via Siena

Rise and shine, we're headed to another historical heavyweight today...But not before stopping off at Siena for lunch. This place has medieval masterpieces and the historic city centre has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. We'll soak up all of that histor...

Day 3: Florence

Florence is often referred to as a 'walking museum', and today we'll find out why. With a locally guided foodie walking tour, we'll discover Renaissance Florence on foot, swooning at the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace while stuffing ourselves w...

Day 4: Florence to Cinque Terre via Lucca

Farewell, Florence. We'll never forget you. But we've got more dreamy Italian hot spots to hit up.Another stopover will let us check out lovely Lucca, with its charming piazzas, Renaissance architecture and historic cafes. You can opt to join us as we visit an organic...

Day 5: Cinque Terre

Some people think Cinque Terre is just one place, but it actually translates to the 'five lands,' made up of 5 stunning towns with their own unique identity and traditions. Included in your trip is an unlimited Cinque Terre hike and train ticket, so whether you're int...

Day 6: Cinque Terre to Milan via Lake Como

We're hitting the road today to one of the most elegant cities in Europe.But not before experiencing the glitz and glamour of Lake Como, with its attractive villages and gorgeous gardens. The showstopper is the lake itself, of course, and we'll have the option to get ...

Day 7: Milan to Venice via Verona

The dreamy destinations just don't stop coming...Welcome to Verona, the heart of Renaissance romance (and the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet). Beautiful architecture, rich history and plenty of jaw-dropping art makes this place a very worthy stopover. W...

Day 8: Venice

Wake-up sleeping beauties! Venice is yours for the entirety of this glorious Italian day. We'll be jumping aboard our own private boat and hitting the canals en route to the historical heart of the city. A guided walking tour and a chance to make your own Venetian mas...

Day 9: Venice to Rome via Bologna

See ya, Venice. You'll always have a piece of our hearts. Today we're headed back to Rome to see the city in more depthBut not before stopping off for lunch in Bologna, a gorgeous medieval tumble of a place that is also the home of Bolognese sauce, or Ragu. As lunch s...

Day 10: End Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day - so get up and get going early to make the most of this ancient city. When in Rome...take an included guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Religious or not, the Vatican's Italian Renaiss...

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Price per day$261
Last Updated: 7/11/2023

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Jul 2022

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I had the best wine and pasta in my life. The choices were absolutely superb.

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