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Eating in this region is truly a Mediterranean experience.
Fresh and bright, Southern Italian cuisine is a direct offshoot of the region’s pleasant weather, Mediterranean influences, and laid-back lifestyle. Long summers bring bountiful tomato harvests—and the red sauces, pizzas, and salads that most diners associate with Italian cooking. On this small group Food & Wine Tour, explore the region’s best tastes in the undiscovered coastal towns and tucked-away villages where staples like olive oil and wine are lovingly produced.
Your tour package includes
- 11 nights in handpicked hotels
- 11 breakfasts
- 2 lunches
- 6 dinners with beer or wine
- 3 wine tastings
- Baroque Noto
- Avola wine region
- Italian contessa dinner
- Sassi di Matera cave dwellings
- Campanian cooking lesson
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What a joy touring Southern Italy! Small towns and villages, countryside, food, wine and all led by our Directo,r Paz. My third trip with this marvelous, knowledgeable lady. Our bus driver Salvo contributed to the pleasure and ease of the trip. Italy is not just about the pasta (I had linguine wit...
Enjoyed this tour so much. Great wineries and food. Wonderful travel group and tour director. This is a chance to visit some small towns and places you would not normally find. Really enjoyed walking and seeing sights in the small towns located near our accommodations. Great wine at the wineries a...
Optional wineries were excellent value in terms of food and wines. Locations were diverse from old wineries to new organic wineries. Strongly recommend optionals.
Hotels, flights & FAQHere's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
HotelsWe handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This charming hotel is located on Catania, Italy’s famous Via Etnea. Guests enjoy Sicilian specialties for breakfast, Turkish bath, and gym. Nearby yo...
This elegant hotel is located in Maierato municipality of Calabria. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a restaurant. Nearby, you'll find C...
This recently renovated hotel is located in the center of Matera. Guests enjoy the quiet and comfortable rooms, the on-site restaurant, and compliment...
This sleek hotel is located in the historic center. Guests enjoy a covered garden, a bar, and WiFi. Nearby, you’ll find the Roman Theatre, the Arco di...
This seaside hotel is located in the town of Vietri sul Mare. Guests enjoy a private beach, nightclub, and pool table. Nearby, you’ll find the Path of...
This modern hotel is located in the historical center of Naples. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a lounge bar, and meeting space. Nearby you’ll find Castel...
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