Ocean Isle Tour - Northern to Cental Italy
May 3-12, 2023 - Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & UmbriaBooking Request
Join Curata Travel for a culinary adventure from Northern to Central Italy!
Our 10 days will be filled with excursions to explore the culinary depths of the Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, and Umbria regions. Living like a local is what this experience is all about! We won’t just eat good food (and a LOT of it!) - we will meet the artisans who produce it and get a deep understanding of the traditional that drive this amazing food culture.
These areas are home to some of the classics - Parmigiano Reggiano, Chianti Classico, Truffles, Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena - the list goes on! Enjoy experiences, meals, and an itinerary carefully curated by our team to highlight the specialities of each region.
You will explore markets and wander with amazement through winding cobblestone streets and experience sights, smells and tastes that you could never imagine! Keep scrolling down for more trip details!
Experience a traditional truffle hunt with our guide Brunello and his faithful dogs as they lead us through their carefully cultivated truffle beds (as seen on CNN's "Searching for Italy" with Stanley Tucci!)
Walk the wine cellar of a 7th century castle in Tuscany, before tasting the famous Chianti Classico and enjoying antipasti overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills.
Visit a caseficio (cheesemaker) to see how Parmigiano-Reggiano, the "king of cheeses," is made, from milk to the final aging process.
Visit the famous 8th generation butcher shop of Dario Cecchini, the Butcher of Panzano, and we'll enjoy a "meat feast" of a dinner in his restaurant!
Tour a fifth generation, family-run producer of authentic Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena to see how this famous product is made.
Visit the medieval hilltop town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. You'll love visiting the basilica, wandering the streets, and enjoying a fantastic lunch!
May 3-12, 2023 (10 days, 9 nights).
2 nights - Parma (Emilia Romagna)
3 nights - Panzano in Chianti (Tuscany)
3 nights - Perugia (Umbria)
1 night - Rome* (Lazio)
*note: we will be staying outside of the city center.
Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight into Milan Malpensa (MXP) and out of Rome Fiumicino (FCO). Flights are not included in the tour cost.
Guests will be met at the Milan Malpensa airport on May 3 at 12p.m. for transfer to our first destination. Guests will be dropped off at the Rome airport on May 12 (the time for the group transfer to the airport will be based on the most common flight time).
Double occupancy: $5350/ person
Single supplement: $550
Deposit of $2,000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed Terms & Conditions 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.
- Two guides from Curata Travel;
- 9 nights hotel accommodations in comfortable, centrally-located 3- and 4-star hotels;
- All planned excursions & classes;
- All meals as outlined in the itinerary. Lunches and dinners include water, local wines and coffee where available;
- Private motorcoach transportation throughout the tour;
- Group airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times.
Airfare; personal or trip insurance; COVID testing or vaccination fees; passport/visa fees; airport transfers outside of the planned group transfers; any items of a personal nature (laundry service, phone, hotel bar tabs); meals or beverages not included in the itinerary or should the guest deviate from the scheduled itinerary.