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Flavors of Northern Italy
Settle in and spend time learning and enjoying Northern Italian culinary traditions con gusto. A key ingredient of this signature journey is the luxury of unpacking once and dedicating your days to the rich cultural opportunities unique to this region.
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Program Highlights:
  • With your small group (maximum 21 guests), enjoy seven nights accommodations at a historic, family-owned country farmhouse amidst a wine and olive oil-producing estate.
  • In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards, discover local varietals, and enjoy exclusive tastings and presentations.
  • While chefs and producers divulge secrets of their crafts, sample the best of Northern Italy’s specialties like gnocchi di pane, savory spiedini and sweet sbrisolona.
  • Take in the area’s layered history, with visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena and the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio along the River Adige.
  • See Palazzo Ducale— a UNESCO World Heritage Site—which was the royal residence of the Gonzaga family from 1328 to 1707.
  • Stroll through Parco Giardino Sigurtà, an award-winning, 148-acre garden district featuring an avenue of over 30,000 roses, an extraordinary yew tree maze, peaceful water gardens, and a stone of eternal youth.
  • Experience the panoramic beauty at captivating Lago di Garda—Italy’s largest lake.
  • What's included: 7 nights accommodations; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners; all lessons, tastings, private tours, and special small-group excursions as noted on the 9-day itinerary; full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director and expert local guides; private transportation; luggage handling; gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, and drivers; and airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.