PHOTO: Sunset at the Roman Forum. (photo via Flickr/Benson Kua)
For a truly romantic and dreamy adventure, consider spending part of your summer in Italy.
Trafalgar Tours has a 10-day journey through Italy that encompasses nine cities and promises more amazing moments than you can count.
The Flavours of Italy tour will especially appeal to foodies and those who appreciate authentic regional cuisine, but this trip has something that everyone will love. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to delight in seeing all of the wonderful sights and landscapes Italy can offer.
This trip kicks off on a great foot, providing one of the best glimpses of Italy right from the first moment. You will start out in Rome, where you can stroll among many historical landmarks and famous attractions. From the Colosseum to St. Peter’s Basilica, this city is packed with unforgettable sights. You can then venture to the wine region of Rome, where you can take in incredible views of the countryside while also indulging in a wine tasting so you can sample some of the region’s best wines.
After that, it’s off to Florence for a walking tour of the city, with highlights that include Michelangelo’s statue of David. The evening will be spent enjoying a delicious dinner at a family-owned vineyard.
Heading next to the Tuscan hills, dive into the culture of local cuisine, as you tour a fruit and vegetable market in Florence, while a local professional chef shares insider secrets revealing the tips to an impressive Italian feast.
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A visit to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa presents a photo opportunity you cannot pass up. However, don’t overlook any of the other many amazing sights that surround this landmark. There is something incredible to see everywhere you look.
Next on the agenda is a visit to Bologna—which, no surprise, is a region famous for its traditional meats. Delight your taste buds with authentic meats and meat-based pasta dishes. Work off those calories with a relaxing walking tour of the city and surrounding villages. Don’t miss a chance to see the famous Kissing Towers!
This itinerary is filled with one gorgeous destination after another, as you will be reminded while heading to the romantic mecca of Venice. Immerse yourself in the city’s unique sights and sounds, as you wrap yourself in this truly unrivaled ambiance. Of course, take time to cruise the canals, but you also won’t want to miss the chance to take a stroll through the charming streets. The agenda includes a stop at the Rialto Bridge, followed by a walking tour mixed with a lesson on local food preparation. A visit to the centuries-old market will provide valuable insight as to how the locals prepare such mouth-watering meals.
Whether you want to perfect your cooking skills and wow dinner guests for years to come, or simply get a close-up look at the many famous sights and beautiful scenery this entire region offers, this travel experience is unlike any other you have ever had.