Italian Cuisine and Cultural Tour

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We make special arrangements and changes for private groups. Contact us for details! This tour takes you through Italy from the fashion capital of Milan to the culinary capital of Parma, the vinegar workshops of Montana, and the romantic canals of Venice. You'll follow the truffle experience, visit the quiet towns of San Gimignano, and savor the Renaissance beauty of Florence. Experience rural life in five towns in La Spezia, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and explore Siena in Tuscany. Finally, you'll end the tour in Rome and the Vatican, rich in history, culture and cuisine.

Daily Itinerary
San Francisco-Milan
 Accommodation: Night on airplane

Duomo-Da Vici Statue -Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II- Parma
  • Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral)

A stunning example of Gothic architecture and one of the most iconic landmarks in Milan, Italy. With its intricate facade, full of spires, statues and fine details, the cathedral is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the 14th century and took several centuries to complete. Visitors can explore the interior, which features a spacious nave, beautiful stained glass windows and an impressive altar. The roof offers stunning panoramic views of the city.

  • Da Vinci Statue

Located near the Milan Cathedral is a statue honoring the legendary Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. Famous for his versatility in the fields of art, science and invention, Da Vinci spent a significant part of his life in Milan and had a profound impact on the city's cultural heritage. This statue is a tribute to his genius and his contribution to various fields.

  • Vittorio Emanuele II Arcade:

The Vittorio Emanuele II arcade is a luxurious and ornate shopping arcade that is a testament to Milan's reputation as the capital of fashion and design. Named after the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, the arcade has a magnificent glass and iron dome, adorned with exquisite mosaics, sculptures and exclusive stores. It is not only a shopping destination, but also a place where visitors can admire the elegance of Italian architecture and savor fine dining in its cafes and restaurants.

  • Parma

An ancient city in northern Italy, famous for its cuisine. Parma ham and Parmesan cheese are its representatives and are loved by enthusiasts all over the world. The city has preserved its cultural heritage in the form of ancient buildings, the Palma Cathedral and the theater, and exhibits a wide range of architectural styles. The city is also home to cultural figures such as composers and poets. The beautiful scenery and ancient streets add to the city's charming atmosphere and make it a popular tourist destination.

Parma -Parma Ham -Parmesan Cheese Factory - Modena -Balsamic Vinegar Factory - Venice - Designer Outlet Noventa Di Piave


  • Parma Ham and Parmesan Cheese Workshop

Prosciutto di Parma and Parmesan cheese are among the icons of Italian cuisine. Prosciutto di Parma is made from selected cuts of pork dried to perfection, based on the climatic and environmental characteristics of the Parma region. Parmigiano-Reggiano is an excellent hard cheese, produced in the Parmesan region using traditional methods.

  • Montena Vinegar Workshop

Montena, located in Modena, Italy, is one of the famous producers of Balsamic Vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is a high-quality aged fruit vinegar based on grape juice that is fermented and aged over a long period of time. In Montana, you can visit a vinegar workshop to learn about the production process and taste different vintages of vinegar for a taste of its rich flavor.

  • Venice:

Venice is a romantic and unique city located on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy. Famous for its water transportation and unique architecture, Venice's canals and bridges add to the city's charm. St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are some of the most famous sights in Venice.

  • Designer Outlet Noventa Di Piave:

This is a designer outlet center located in Noventa Di Piave, near Venice. In this shopping center you can find products from famous brands from all over the world, including fashion, shoes, accessories, etc., often at discounted prices. It is a shopper's paradise where you can find high quality products.

Venice - City Tour -Ponte del Sospiri -Palazzo Ducale -Piazza San Marco -Basilica di San Marco - Burano Island-Bologna


  • Water Capital Sightseeing:::

Venice is famous for its water transportation and unique city structure. In this romantic city, you can take a traditional dragon boat ride through the canals, admire the beautiful architecture and ancient bridges, and experience the unique water culture.

  • Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs is one of Venice's most famous bridges, connecting the Doge's Palace to the prison. Legend has it that the bridge was named after the sighs of the prisoners as they passed over it on their way to prison. The bridge is also popular with tourists for its beautiful architecture and romantic legends.

  • Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace is a historic building in Venice that was once the center of government of the Venetian Republic and the residence of Doge. It is a blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, with an ornate interior, and is one of Venice's most important cultural heritages.

  • St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square is one of the most famous squares in Venice and is surrounded by historic buildings such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bell Tower. It is the cultural and social center of Venice and one of the most popular attractions for tourists.

  • St. Mark's Basilica:

St. Mark's Basilica is a magnificent Byzantine church located in St. Mark's Square. Famous for its gilded dome, carvings and artwork, it is one of the most important religious buildings in Venice.

  • Burano Island ~ The Colorful Island:

Burano Island is a small island near Venice, famous for its colorful houses and traditional embroidery art. Visitors can roam the narrow streets, admire the colorful architecture and savor the local cuisine.

  • Bologna:

Bologna is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, famous for its ancient university, medieval architecture and culinary culture. You can visit historic buildings such as the Ferdinand II Library and the Notre Dame Cathedral while sampling local specialties such as Bolognese sausage and lasagna.

Bologna -Truffle Hunting -San Gimignano -City Tour -Piazza del Duomo -Torre Grossa -Piazza della Cisterna - Florence
  • Bologna

Bologna is a city in the north of Italy, famous for its ancient university, historical buildings and gastronomy. The city has a rich cultural atmosphere, and you can visit historic buildings such as the Bologna Cathedral and the Ferdinand II Library, while savoring local cuisine such as Bolognese sausage and lasagna.

  • Truffle Hunt

Truffles are a precious ingredient that is highly valued in some parts of Italy. On a truffle hunt, you can follow an expert truffle hunter into the mountains or woodlands to experience the process of finding truffles and learn about this precious ingredient.

  • San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a small medieval town in Tuscany, famous for its towers and beautiful countryside. The town has preserved many of its medieval buildings and is a great historical and cultural heritage site to visit.

  • Old Town Sightseeing:::

In Bologna's Old Town area, you can stroll through the narrow streets and admire the old buildings, elaborate churches and squares. This is a great way to experience the history and culture of Bologna.

  • Cathedral Square:

Cathedral Square is one of the main squares in Bologna, surrounded by historic buildings and churches. It is a place where you can feel the atmosphere and history of the city.

  • Grossetta:

The Grossa Tower is a leaning tower in Bologna, similar to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the view of the city of Bologna.

  • Well Square:

The Well Square is an ancient square in Bologna, famous for its elaborate architecture and wells. It is a place to relax and admire the local architecture.

  • Florence(Florence)

Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region and is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city is full of culture and art, and you can visit famous sights such as the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Cross.

Florence - La Spezia - Cinque Terre(ByTrain) - Pisa - Leaning Tower - Duomo & Baptistery


  • Raspigi (San Gimignano)

A medieval town in Tuscany, Raspigi is famous for its distinctive towers and beautiful cityscape. The town has preserved its medieval buildings and walls and is inscribed on the World Heritage List.

  • Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre are five small villages on the eastern coast of Italy, famous for their spectacular coastal scenery and colorful houses. The towns are Monterosso, Verneto, Cucidinha, Mangiola and Richmond, each with its own unique charm.

  • Pisa

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, famous for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa is also home to other important buildings and attractions such as Pisa Cathedral and the University of Pisa.

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous attractions in Pisa, famous for its pronounced tilt. It was originally the bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral, but due to soil problems it tilted and became a world famous structure.

  • Church Complexes

The Tuscan region is full of fine church buildings, from the cathedral in Florence to the churches in other small towns that embody the history and art of the region. These churches, often with magnificent exteriors and interiors, are part of the cultural heritage.

DAY 7 Florence -Piazzale Michelangelo -Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore -Piazza della Signoria -Basilica di Santa Croce -Siena -City Tour


  • Michelangelo Square

Also known as "Signoria Square", it was the political and cultural center of Florence. The square is home to a series of sculptures and palaces, the most famous of which are the Fountain of the Lions (Fontana del Nettuno) and a replica of the statue of David (the original is located in the palace of the Medici family).

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers

Officially known as the "Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore", it is a spectacular cathedral, famous for its distinctive dome and ornate façade. You can climb up to the dome and enjoy the view of Florence from above.

  • Lords' Square

Located in front of the Royal Palace, this historic square is an important meeting point in the city center. Here you can see a series of sculptures, including Michelangelo's "David" statue.

  • Church of the Holy Cross (Basilica di Santa Croce)

The Church of the Holy Cross is a magnificent church and one of the most important religious buildings in Florence. It has an ornate interior and houses the tombs of several important historical figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo.

  • Siena

Siena is an ancient city famous for its beautiful medieval architecture and unique squares. In Siena's main square, the "Campo", you can admire the colorful Town Hall and the Gaiety Church. Every summer, Siena also hosts the famous horse riding event, the "Grand Prix de Siena".

  • Old Town Sightseeing:

In the old city districts of Florence and Siena, you will travel through narrow streets and explore old buildings, restaurants and small stores. In Florence, you can visit the Royal Palace, explore the old artisan's street "Alley of the Tradesmen" and search for hidden treasures in the various alleys.

Siena - Assisi - Basilica di San Francesco - Piazza del Comune - Tempio di Minerva - Bagnoregio Civita - Rome


  • Siena::

Siena is an ancient city in Tuscany, famous for its beautiful medieval architecture and the famous "Grand Prix of Siena". The Town Hall and the Gaudo Chapel on the main square "Campo" are the city's most important attractions.

  • Assisi:

Assisi is a small town in central Italy, famous for St. Francis of Assisi. The Basilica of St. Francis is the most famous building in the city and is an important religious pilgrimage site.

  • Basilica di San Francesco:

The Basilica di San Francesco is one of the most important religious buildings in Assisi and is a World Heritage Site. Built on two levels as a Franciscan monastery, the church has a richly decorated interior that illustrates the life and deeds of Francis.

  • Town Square:

Assisi's town square is the center of the city, surrounded by buildings and restaurants. In this square you can feel the religious and cultural atmosphere of the city.

  • Temple of Minerva:

The Temple of Minerva is the remains of an ancient Roman temple in Assisi, Italy, now used as a Christian church. The temple retains its ancient architectural style and is one of the most important monuments in Assisi.

  • Città della Pieve:

Città della Pieve is a small town in the Umbria region, famous for its charming streets, squares and medieval architecture. The town has a rich cultural and artistic heritage.

  • Rome:

Rome is the capital of Italy and has a long history and rich cultural heritage. You can visit ancient Roman ruins such as the Roman Arena, the Roman Capitoline Hill and the ruins of the ancient baths. The Vatican City is also an important part of Rome, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

  • Città del Cielo (City of the Sky):

"Città del Cielo" may refer to the small town of Orvieto in the Umbria region of Italy, which is known as the "City in the Sky" because it is situated on an elevated plateau from which you can enjoy spectacular views.

Rome -Patheon -Piazza Navaona -Fontana dei Quattro -Colosseo-Arco di Costantino -Fontana di Trev -Piazza di Spagna
  • Pantheon

The Pantheon is an ancient Roman building built in the 2nd century BC and later became a Christian church. Famous for its massive dome and unique architectural style, it is one of the most important monuments in Rome.

  • Piazza Navona

This is an ancient square, considered one of the most beautiful in Rome. There are three fountains in the square, the most famous of which is the Four Rivers Fountain, a baroque sculpture.

  • Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Four Rivers Fountain)

Located in Piazza Navona, this fountain symbolizes the four major rivers (the Nile, the Ganges, the Doma and the Rio de la Plata). This intricate and artistic sculpture is a classic of the Baroque style.

  • Colosseum

The Colosseum, also known as the Roman Colosseum, is an ancient Roman architectural monument that was used for a variety of entertainment and combat activities. It is one of the largest ancient sites in the world and is now an important tourist attraction.

  • Arch of Constantine

This is an ancient Roman triumphal arch built to commemorate the victories of Constantine the Great. It is located on the Via Grande Constantine in Rome and is an important landmark in the city.

  • Navona Square,(Trevi Fountain)

Trevi Fountain is a fountain located in Rome, Italy, and is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, with a height of 25.6 meters and a width of 19.8 meters. Trevi Fountain is a famous attraction in Rome. Tourists usually make a wish here because it is said that the soldiers of the Roman Legion would drop coins here to pray for their triumphant return before going to war.

  • Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square)

Famous for its magnificent Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna is a popular meeting place. It is also surrounded by cafes, stores and cultural institutions.

DAY 10
Rome - Vatican -Vatican Museum -San Pietro Basilica- Rome Airport


  • The Vatican

The Vatican is an independent city-state located within the city of Rome and is also the residence of the Catholic Pope. It has many important religious and cultural attractions such as St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

  • Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are one of the most important art museums in the world, with a huge collection of art and artifacts. Here you can view many important works of art, including Michelangelo's Genesis frescoes and paintings by Raphael.

  • St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica is the largest Christian church in the world and one of the landmarks of the Vatican. Its dome and grandeur are impressive. You can climb up to the dome and enjoy the view of the Vatican and Rome city center.

  • Rome Airport

There are two main airports in Rome: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Rome Waqqi) and Ciampino-Rome Giovanni Ronaldi Airport (Ciampino Airport). They are Rome's main aviation hubs, offering both domestic and international flights.

  • Istanbul (Turkey)

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey and was once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It has a rich historical and cultural heritage, including:

  • The Blue Mosque.

This mosque is famous for its blue tiles and magnificent architecture.

  • Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia's Cathedral)

Once a Byzantine church, later a mosque, now a museum.

  • Topkapi Palace

Once the palace of the Ottoman Empire, it is rich in collections and fine architecture.

DAY 11
San Francisco

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