Food & Wine

In Italy, food and wine are not merely eaten and drunk, but savored and worshipped.foodwine

A good meal is almost a sacrament, a good cook practically a saint. We’ll make sure that you leave Italy a believer. Your Italy by Design travel plans will include food and wine suggestions that will add tremendously to your understanding and appreciation of Italian culture. As each of the 20 regions in Italy has its own gastronomical heritage, we will provide you with information specific to the areas on your itinerary. Our restaurant suggestions, which range from Michelin star temples of cuisine to informal country inns, are the result of personal experience and constant research. We’ll give you some background on the bread, cheese, wine, olive oil and desserts typical of the region, then point you in the direction of food stores, markets, gelaterie, wine shops, coffee bars, formaggerie, bakeries, and delicatessens where you can try them out for yourself. And if you want some “hands on” experience, we can also arrange gastronomic itineraries and cooking classes.