Project Description


Italia Gastronamica

Experience the real Italy! 

12 Day Guided Culinary Tour 

 September 23 – October 5 2019

Organised and Presented by
Enzo and Susan Ardovini from Italian Holidays & Cruise Holidays of Viera


  $7,250* PP

Plus 12 Days From Rome To Rome
An Italian Dream Holidays Custom Tour  

* Price includes tour fare and taxes  based on double occupancy, no single supplement available & subject to availability .


Food is the heart and soul of Italian culture, it is our true passion. What better way to discover and celebrate the real Italy than by experiencing an authentic vacation inspired by those who have learned the age old traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Come along with Enzo and Susan to discover the culinary and cultural delights of Rome, Vallecorsa and the Amalfi Coast. Our aim is that you experience real Italian life. There is no better way to achieve that than through food and conversations across the dinner table. During this hands-on holiday experience you will be welcomed into the homes of many Italian families and meet with some of the finest artisan food producers in the areas of Lazio and Campania.

About us: Sue and Enzo are the creative force behind The Big Dream Factory. Their love for the central region of Italy has also led to the development of the Adopt An Olive Tree program.

Day 1 Arrive Rome. At the airport you will be picked up and driven to the center of Rome where the Monastery is located. You will have time to relax after the long journey. At 7 PM you will be picked up and taken to our residence for dinner.
Day 2 Today we explore Rome by foot, such as the Colosseum, the Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona. In the evening you can take a stroll with us through the Jewish Getto.
Day 3 EARLY START! Today we are guests of the Vatican for the Wednesday morning audience, hopefully we will be seated just feet away from the Pope. Today we will enjoy lunch with the nuns after which we will visit the Vatican museums
Day 4 After breakfast we leave Rome and head south to the village of Vallecorsa nestled in the mountains of the little Alps. Along the way we will stop at a dairy farm where we will see how some local cheeses are made, including mozzarella.
Day 5 Today we will travel high into the mountains to pay a visit to a farm where we will experience the ancient art of truffle hunting.
Day 6 We will be met by Gabriella and her husband for some coffee at a sea town called Gaeta. There we will visit old Roman Cistern, and after visiting the local farmers market, we will go to her home for a cooking class.
Day 7 Sunday, you are free to walk around the medieval town of Vallecorsa. Later we will be meeting up with the family to have lunch. Be prepared to experience an Italian feast.
Day 8 We leave Vallecorsa for the Amalfi coast, while there we will stay in a town above, Amalfi and Positano. After checking in we have the afternoon free for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 9 After breakfast we will start a 5 hour journey and experience a walk along the Path of the Gods which leads to Positano
Day 10 You have the morning free to do some shopping, In the afternoon we will visit a small liqueur factory to see how Limoncello is made.
Day 11 After breakfast we will be driven to Pompeii, Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore. We will visit a local winery overlooking the Bay of Naples, where we we learn how the wine is made and taste some of the best vintage made locally.
Day 12 Today is a free day for you to do some last-minute shopping and/or visit the gardens of Ravello. Later in the afternoon we will make our way to Rome and The Hilton by the airport. The next morning you can walk to your terminal to start your journey back home.

Price Includes:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • All entrance fees and seminars
  • Chauffeured transportation
  • Half Board accommodation at the following hotels
casa santa maria

Rome: Casa Santa Maria Filippine Monastery

Village of Vallecorsa: Vytae Spa-Resort

Village of Vallecorsa: Vytae Spa-Resort

Amalfi Coast Grand Hotel Sant’Orsola

Amalfi Coast: Grand Hotel Sant’Orsola

Italian Dream Cuisine
Italian Dream Cuisine
Italian Dream Cuisine

Terms & Conditions: * All fares are tour-only except where indicated, per person in USD based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at time of booking. Government document issuance, travel insurance, airfare and handling/service fees are extra per person. Other restrictions may apply, please contact our agency for further explanation and assistance.

The Distinctive Travels Group and Cruise Holidays of Viera reserve the right to correct any errors, omissions, and inaccuracies in this publication, and to change any fares or terminate this offer at any time without notice.

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