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PRIVATE TOUR

TOUR OF THE HIDDEN GEMS OF

ASTI, TURIN, PARMA, CINQUETERRE,

Italy has always been synonymous with "good food," offering an unmistakable explosion of flavors, scents, and aromas

Diverse geography, rich world history, and varying cultural influences evolved into regional food and wine traditions.
Flavors from pure regional ingredients, combined with generations-old techniques, build sophisticated but delicate flavors.
Italian eno-gastronomy's goal is for you to taste and enjoy the unique character of each ingredient accompanied by the appropriate wine without overwhelming your senses.

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MARCO POLO PROGRAM
ABROAD IN ITALY

WE ARE GOOD AT WHAT WE DO

BECAUSE WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT

TOUR OF THE HIDDEN GEMS OF

ASTI, TURIN, PARMA, CINQUETERRE,

Italy has always been synonymous with "good food," offering an unmistakable explosion of flavors, scents, and aromas

Diverse geography, rich world history, and varying cultural influences evolved into regional food and wine traditions.
Flavors from pure regional ingredients, combined with generations-old techniques, build sophisticated but delicate flavors.
Italian eno-gastronomy's goal is for you to taste and enjoy the unique character of each ingredient accompanied by the appropriate wine without overwhelming your senses.

MPI-logo150-resized.png

MARCO POLO PROGRAM
ABROAD IN ITALY

WE ARE GOOD AT WHAT WE DO

BECAUSE WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT

10 DAYS OR 15 DAYS

DISCOVERING TRADITIONS AND SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN

ENO-GASTRONOMY ALONG WITH OUR EXPERTS AND CHEFS

SAMPLE 10 DAY ITINERARY:

**PLEASE NOTE:  The 10 or 15 days are spent in Italy -  an additional 2 days will be needed for international flights.

DAY 1 

DEPARTURE FROM NYC

DAY 2 

• ARRIVE IN ITALY. PRIVATE SHUTTLE BUS PICK-UP AT THE AIRPORT. 

AFTER 2 PM, CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL IN ASTI, WELCOME WITH APERITIF AND RELAX

• WELCOME DINNER RESTAURANT

DAY 3

• TOUR TRUFFLE REGION

• LUNCH AT FINE TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANT

• AFTERNOON: TRUFFLE LECTURE AND LABS VISIT

• DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS, TRUFFLE HUNTING

• DINNER: THE SOMMELIER WILL JOIN US IN SELECTING THE WINES TO PAIR WITH FOOD

DAY 4

• CULTURAL AND GASTRONOMY TOUR IN ASTI

• LUNCH AT FINE TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANT

• VISIT BERSANO WINERY AND TASTING WINES

• DINNER IS A TYPICAL FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT

DAY 5

• ITALIAN RICE EXPERIENCE: FROM THE PUDDY FIELD TO THE TABLE

• LUNCH AT THE PRIVATE FARMYARD OF RICE PRODUCER - DEMO RISOTTO COOKING

• AFTERNOON FREE TIME AND DINNER ON OWN

DAY 6

• GASTRONOMIC GOURMET TOUR IN TURIN. ENJOY TURIN ON A FULL STOMACH.  DURATION 3.5 HOURS

• TASTE A VARIETY OF TRADITIONAL FOODS. DISCOVER THE TOP 5 TRADITIONAL FOOD STOPS IN TURIN.

DAY 7

• TRANSFER BY PRIVATE BUS TO PARMA - HOTEL CHECK-IN

• LUNCH AT FINE TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANT

• VISIT PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA HAM PRODUCER

• CULTURAL AND GASTRONOMY TOUR OF PARMA - DINNER AT FINE TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANT

DAY 8

• TOUR CINQUE TERRE - OLIVE OIL PRODUCER OR PESTO LAB

• LUNCH AT FINE TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANT

• FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING AND BEACH TIME - DINNER RESTAURANT IN PARMA

DAY 9

• VISIT PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DAIRY 

• TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA

• LUNCH “ACETAIA LA TRADIZIONE” IN SAN VENANZIO

• VISIT LAMBRUSCO PRODUCER AND TASTING OR FERRARI MUSEUM

• DINNER ON OWN EXPERIENCING PARMA RESTAURANTS

DAY 10

• FLORENCE CHIANTI REGION. 

• WELCOMED BY THE WINEMAKERS.  LISTENING TO A BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE

WINERY'S HISTORY AND THE TYPES OF WINE MADE, JOIN A GUIDED TOUR OF THE FACILITIES

AND NEARBY VINEYARDS.

TASTING SESSION.  THE WINES WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LOCAL SNACKS PRODUCED IN THE REGION, SUCH AS CHEESE, BREAD, OLIVE OIL AND SALUMI.

DAY 11

• FAREWELL DINNER WITH OPERA SINGER AT THE DINNER OR OPERA AFTER DINNER

(OPTIONAL AND DEPENDING ON SEASON TICKETS)

DAY 12

TRANSFER WITH SHUTTLE BUS TO THE AIRPORT

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