Power to The Pizza

12 days from £3,695pp

Calling all pizza and pasta lovers! On this trip, you will spend time tucking into authentic Italian cuisine and also learning about what makes Italy such a foodie haven.   

The trip begins in Bologna where you’ll tour a food market, learn how to make pasta and sample the local cuisine. You’ll also spend time in the Emilia-Romagna region and learn how parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar are made. From there it’s on to Florence to gaze at Michaelangelo's 'David' and fill yourself up on a Bistecca alla Fiorentina – a huge T-bone steak – before continuing on to Siena where you’ll stay at a homestay, where your food will be cooked by the hosts using locally-grown ingredients.

Next up head to the capital, where you’ll tour the Vatican out of hours and sample endless flavours of gelato before heading on to Naples for pizza, Sfogliatella and limoncello. After visiting the ruins of Pompeii, you’ll spend time relaxing on the coast with a wonderfully full stomach.   

Highlights

  • Learn how to make pasta like a pro in Bologna 

  • See how parmesan, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto is made in the Emilia-Romagna region 

  • Be wowed by Michaelangelo's 'David' in Florence

  • Sample Bistecca alla Fiorentina – a huge T-bone steak 

  • Stay at an authentic homestay in Siena and tuck into local produce

  • Tour a local vineyard in Siena and enjoy an authentic, homecooked dinner

  • Try authentic pizza in Naples  

  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii and relax on the Amalfi Coast

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Power to The Pizza

12 days from £3,695pp

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Italy includes international flights, private transfers, excursions, accommodation and some meals.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-3

Bologna

City

Ready to taste some authentic Italian flavours? This is the trip for you! Once you touch down in Bologna you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll have some time to settle in.  

The next day, you’ll head off on a culinary walking tour of Bologna. Your bright and early start means you’ll be perusing the markets when the local chefs are picking up the day’s ingredients too. Tour the market with a guide, check out the local produce and then stop for coffee and a spot of breakfast. After visiting the markets, you’ll head off on a pasta cooking class. It’s only right - Bologna is the birthplace of tortellini and Bolognese sauce! After you’ve learned how to make pasta like a pro, you’ll have a bit of time before you head out for dinner. Tuck into a plate of authentic Tagliatelle alla Bolognese and cap off the night at some of the regions famed wine bars. 

The following day you will visit the Emilia-Romagna region for a full day food tour. Over the course of the day, you’ll discover how parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar are made and visit local produces to try each at the source. There’s also time to learn how prosciutto is stored and cured, before spending the evening exploring the restaurants of Bologna at your leisure.  

4

Florence

City

Bid farewell to Bologna, today you’re off to fabulous Florence. After a train ride, you’ll be taken to your hotel to check in. Then it’s time for a walking tour of the city, during which you’ll see the Uffizi Gallery, Santa Croce Basilica and Accademia to see Michaelangelo's 'David'. Treat yourself to a light lunch, as later that night you’ll be tucking into Florence's most famous dish: Bistecca alla Fiorentina - a huge T-bone steak, cooked to high Florentine standards. 

5-6

Siena

General Tour

A private transfer will take you to Siena, and you’ll stop off at Chianti along the way to visit a vineyard for lunch and sample some wines. In Siena you’ll be staying in an authentic homestay on the outskirts of town. Relax before dinner at 7.30pm, then tuck into a delicious homegrown feast.  

The next day you’ll tour the surrounding vineyards and then spend dinner socialising with the fellow foodies who are staying there. Over a relaxing meal you’ll learn all about vine growing, wine making and tasting. If you’d like to add a little more activity to the day, book an additional Tuscan cooking class.  

7-8

Rome

City

Leave the Tuscan countryside behind and take a taxi to Siena where you’ll tour the town including the Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. In the afternoon you’ll board a train to Rome and when you arrive, you’ll be met and taken to your hotel to check in.  

Spend the next day exploring Italy’s charming capital. You’ll adventure around the Vatican out of hours before it’s open to the public, plus you’ll enjoy a buffet breakfast inside before going on a small group tour to the Sistine Chapel and the Museums. In the afternoon, it’s on to the Colosseumwhich you’ll tour with a guide before heading out to try some of the city’s famous Gelato. After a day of sightseeing, you’ll welcome Aperitivo hour and your guide will recommend a great spot for a glass of wine and a few snacks.  

9

Naples

City

In the morning you'll take a train to Naples for one reason and one reason only: pizza! But while the pizza is epic, you'll also enjoy some other dishes too. In the afternoon you'll head out with a private guide to see for yourself. Start with 'Sea Cuppo' (fried seafood), followed by an authentic pizza in a local pizzeria. Afterwards, you'll enjoy coffee, Sfogliatella and limoncello at a renowned bar at the end of the tour. Spend the rest of the afternoon taking a stroll along the scenic seafront. 

10-12

Sorrento

Beach

Before heading on to Sorrento, you'll visit the ruins of Pompeii with a private guide. Once you arrive in Sorrento, the rest of your time is yours to spend as you like. Explore Sorrento's restaurants or kick back and relax in this stunning coastal location.