Peach Pasta Squad takes Italy!

June 20-29, 2025 - Cinque Terre, Bolgheri & Panzano in Chianti

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Join us on the culinary adventure of a lifetime!

Join us on a journey through Italy's culinary gems, beginning in the vibrant villages of the Cinque Terre, where fresh seafood, Ligurian pesto, and breathtaking coastal vistas await, followed by a journey to Bolgheri, a Tuscan village renowned for its exceptional wines and gastronomic delights, and finally, immerse yourself in the rustic charm of Panzano in Chianti, surrounded by rolling vineyards and olive groves, indulging in Tuscan flavors and savoring Chianti wine.

Living like a local is what these 10 days will be 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.

Keep scrolling for more tour details and specific Trip Notes for this particular tour.

Tour Highlights

Relax during a sunset cruise along the five towns of the Cinque Terre, sipping prosecco and enjoying antipasti between swim stops.

We'll put you to work in a hands-on pesto making class, learning the traditional mortar & pestle method to produce this Ligurian staple!

Walk the wine cellar of a 7th century castle in Tuscany, before tasting the famous Chianti Classico while overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills.

Visit an olive oil producer to learn how this famous product is made, followed by a professional olive oil tasting and light lunch with delicious pairings.

Visit a water buffalo farm and caseificio (cheese maker) to experience traditional mozzarella di bufala right from the source!

Visit the 8th generation butcher shop of Dario Cecchini, the famous Butcher of Panzano and enjoy a 'meat feast' of a dinner at his restaurant!

Live like a local and explore a town's weekly market, followed by lunch and wine tasting at a special enoteca.

Relax in the healing waters of the underground natural thermal springs of our hotel in Marina di Castagneto Carducci.

Double occupancy: $5,750/person
Single supplement: $650

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.

Pricing includes:

- Nine nights of accommodations (3 nights in Monterosso al Mare, 3 nights in Marina di Castagneto Carducci, 3 nights in Panzano in Chianti). For full tour flyer, click here.

- All planned excursions & classes

- Experienced tour directors and local guides

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodations, all lunches & dinners (with the exception of 1 lunch on your own), accompanied by local wines.

- Private motorcoach 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 additional transfer will be at your own cost.

Not included:
- Airfare

Travel Insurance

- Gratuity for driver and guides, at your discretion

- Any spending during free time, personal purchases, extraneous hotel charges (minibar, laundry service, etc.) and any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.

Once you complete the Booking Request Form (click the button at the top of the page), a member of our team will contact you.

You'll receive our Terms & Conditions/Registration form to complete, along with instructions for making your deposit.

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own international flights. Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Florence (FLR) airport on June 20, 2025 at 12:00p.m. and dropped off at the FLR airport on June 29, 2025 by 9a.m. One group transfer for arrival and departure will be provided.

A few items of note for some of the destinations and the trip as a whole to help set expectations and better prepare you for the trip. Some of the expectations are outlined in the Terms & Conditions form that you will use to register (see specifically the Traveler Code and Traveler Expectations sections), but to reiterate some as they specifically relate to this itinerary.

Cuisine - As hopefully most of you know, our tours focus heavily on the culinary specialities of each region and town we visit. So when we arrange a lunch/dinner or culinary experience, we are working with those restaurants to plan menus in advance that highlight the seasonal produce, and dishes that reflect the region we’re in. You can expect plentiful pasta dishes, cured meats & cheeses, beef dishes (we are visiting a butcher, after all!), seafood while on the coast, and fresh, local ingredients. Plus plentiful red wine in the land of Chianti, of course!

We will be collecting some of this information at a later date from you, but if there are food allergies we need to be aware of, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. If there are entire categories of food that you just don’t eat (and are not willing to try), this might not be the tour for you! 

Terrain: As you'll find throughout Italy, walkways are often made up of cobblestones and limestone paving. Tuscany is known for its hills, so good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around!

Good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around! You should be able/comfortable walking at least 15 minutes at a time.

Excursions: With all of our excursions, you are not forced to participate if something like this is not your ’thing.’ You always have the option to stay behind and enjoy some free time on your own (please note, as mentioned in the Terms & Conditions, there is no compensation or refund for any portion of the tour or excursion you do not participate in). There will be one boating excursion while in the Cinque Terre, so you should be able to get on & off a small boat with minimal assistance.


Cinque Terre - A picturesque and colorful coastal area comprised of five charming villages nestled among rugged cliffs, known for its stunning views, hiking trails, and vibrant Ligurian culture.

Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri - A charming coastal town on the Tyrrhenian Sea, offering sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, and proximity to Bolgheri, famed for its world-class wines, cypress-lined avenues, and a captivating blend of history and natural beauty.

Panzano in Chianti - A quaint Tuscan village with an idyllic location in the heart of the Chianti wine region, offering panoramic vineyard views and a relaxed atmosphere.

Tour Highlights

See some of the places we'll be visiting!