Living la dolce vita! The beautiful natural scenery of these regions, where Italy meets the Alps, will make for a breathtaking background for this culinary adventure!
We’ll start on Lake Como in the Lombardia region, working our way east to Valeggio sul Mincio near Lake Garda, and finishing in Chioggia on the Venetian Lagoon.
Whether learning about a special ingredient or executing new skills like pasta-making, you will gain a deep understanding of the wines, oils, foods, and cultural traditions of these regions!
View some of the famous villas dotting the shores of Lake Como from our private boat tour before a stopping in Bellagio for the afternoon.
Spend an afternoon making (and then eating!!) tortellini in this land of the famous nodo di amore ("love knot").
Enjoy a free day in Venice to explore such famous sights as the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica, or take a gondola ride through the famous canals!
Take part in a winery's annual grape harvest! Grab a pair of shears and you'll be put to work amongst the vines! (weather and crop permitting)
September 22-October 1, 2023 (10 days, 9 nights).
Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight into Milan Malpensa (MXP) & out of Venice (VCE). Flights are not included in the tour cost.
You will be picked up at the Milan Malpensa airport on September 22 at 12:00p.m., then dropped off at the Venice airport on October 1 around 8:30a.m. (your flight home should be scheduled after 10:30a.m.).
Double occupancy: $5,350/ person
Single supplement: $550
Deposit of $2,000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.
Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.
Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.
Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
All hotel accommodations (3 nights in Tremezzo, 3 nights in Valeggio sul Mincio, 3 nights in Chioggia)
All planned excursions & classes
All meals (with the exception of 1 lunch), accompanied by local wines
Private transportation throughout the tour
Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times.
Any spending during free time, any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.