Enjoy the Best Food and Wine Experiences on This Trip of a Lifetime in Italy

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Overview of Italian Gourmet Grand Tour

Our Gourmet Grand Tour of Italy is the ultimate food lovers’ tour of Bellissima Italia! Taking in the absolute best of Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and the Veneto, you will enjoy outstanding VIP gourmet experiences, all with your private driver. You will stay in luxurious boutique hotels; tour by comfortable chauffeured Mercedes; see how Italy’s exquisite Culatello Ham and Prosciutto di Parma are produced; visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese maker; learn how to make homemade pasta in Bologna; taste historic Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Balsamic Vinegars in “Acetaias” in Modena; tour castles and fine wine estates in Piacenza; indulge in velvety Amarone and Franciacorta bubblies; delight in special private guided walking tours of various cities such as Verona, Bergamo, Bologna, Mantua and Venice; and dine in carefully selected trattorie and ristoranti. Sound delicious?

The tour begins in Milan and heads southwest into the wine country of Piacenza, then further south to the gourmet paradise of Parma, Modena, and Bologna, stopping for a fun visit at the Galleria Ferrari. You will then veer east to Byzantine Ravenna and north on up to gorgeous Ferrara, and romantic Venice. After an unforgettable stay in La Serenissima, head west to Roman Verona, and into Valpolicella. Continue west towards Lake Garda, stopping in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo to sleep in a beautiful Relais & Chateaux set amid the vineyards. The historic and little-known art city of Bergamo is next with a few nights in spectacular Lake Como to complete the magnificent gourmet journey through some of Italy’s most beautiful towns and villages. We have created this itinerary for foodies, also looking for luxury, spectacular scenery, and culture. Taste the best of Italy on this private chauffeured gastronomic tour! Contact us for more info.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano Cheese, Culatello ham, Prosciutto di Parma tastings
  • Amarone, Piacenza and Franciacorta wine tours
  • Sightseeing in Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Mantua, Venice, Bergamo, Lake Como
  • Cheese tour to Parmigiano
  • Visit Castles and Historic Wineries
  • Galleria Ferrari visit
  • Mosaics of Ravenna
  • Private Mercedes and Art Guides

Unveiling Your Customized Italian Gourmet Grand Tour: Explore Your Tailored Itinerary

  1. Milan - Piacenza – Polesine Parmense

    Antica Corte Pallavicina
    Hotel Antica Corte Pallavicina

    VIP Wine Tasting at Torre Fornello & Lunch in Historic Trattoria

    • Historic Countryside Relais
    • Lunch with wines, wine tasting, welcome gourmet gift
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  2. Polesine Parmense – Parma hills – Roccabianca – Colorno – Polesine Parmense

    Delicious Culatello ham
    Delicious Culatello ham

    Culatello Ham and Prosciutto di Parma Tastings

    • Historic Countryside Relais
    • Full breakfast, lunch with wines, ham and cured meat tastings, casual dinner with local wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  3. Polesine Parmense – Mantua – Canneto sull'Oglio – Cremona – Polesine Parmense

    gourmet - fine-dining-dal-pescatore
    Fine dining at Restaurant Dal Pescatore

    The Beauty of Mantova and Cremona, hidden gems of Northern Italy

    • Historic Countryside Relais
    • Full breakfast, 3 Michelin starred lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  4. Polesine Parmense – Parma countryside – Maranello - Modena- Modena countryside - Bologna

    Balsamic Vinegar
    Balsamic Vinegar

    Parmigiano & Balsamic Vinegar Tastings

    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, traditional lunch with wines, cheese tasting, Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena tasting
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  5. Bologna

    Handmade Tortellini
    Handmade Tortellini

    Cooking Class in Bologna including Pasta Making

    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, Cooking Class and Lunch with local wines
    • None
  6. Bologna - Imola - Ravenna - Bologna

    Ravenna, San Vitale, famous mosaic
    The famous mosaic's of San Vitale, Ravenna

    Excursion to Ravenna & Michelin Starred Lunch

    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, 2 Michelin starred lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  7. Bologna - Ferrara – Rubano - Venice

    gourmet - restaurant-le-calandre
    3 star Michelin dining at restaurant Le Calandre

    Discover Fabulous Ferrara and on to Venice

    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, 3 Michelin starred lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes/Private boat
  8. Venice

    Panoramic view of Venice
    Panoramic view of Venice

    Relax and Savour the delights of Venice

    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast
    • None
  9. Venice - Valpolicella - Verona – Erbusco

    Zymè winery in Valpolicella
    Zymè winery in Valpolicella

    Amarone Wine Tasting & Private Tour of Verona

    • 5* Relais and Chateaux
    • Full breakfast, traditional lunch with wines
    • Private boat/Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  10. Franciacorta

    Ca Del Bosco cellar
    Ca Del Bosco cellar

    Franciacorta Wine Country

    • 5* Relais and Chateaux
    • Full breakfast, Traditional lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  11. Erbusco - Bergamo - Brianza - Bellagio

    Villa Monastero, Lake Como
    Villa Monastero, Lake Como

    Excursion to Bergamo & Lake Como

    • 5* Luxury hotel
    • Full breakfast, lunch at a wine estate with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  12. Lake Como

    Michelin starred dining, Lake Como
    Michelin starred dining, Lake Como

    Private Cruise on Lake Como & Michelin Starred Lunch

    • 5* Luxury hotel
    • Full breakfast, Michelin starred lunch with wines
    • Private boat
  13. Bellagio- Milan

    Buon Viaggio!
    Buon Viaggio!

    End of Tour

    • None
    • Full breakfast
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes

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Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

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As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

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