Experiencing the Italian food and wine specialties of the region is the perfect way to start a journey to get to know Italy, from its land to its people and history. One of the joys of travelling in Italy is the immense diversity of culture, that one encounters from region to region and their amazing recipes. Foccacia in Liguria, Mozzarella di Bufalo and Pizza in Naples, Truffles in Florence, Risi e Bisi in Venice and on it goes…
Wine touring has become Italy’s third greatest attraction, after beaches and art. Each year over 3 million tourists travel through the vineyards, to sample the wines and meet the producers. Italy’s annual “Cantine Aperte” or open cellars brings 750,000 visitors in a single day.
Be guided by our local Italian wine experts and discover the wineries where some of the world’s most prized Italian wine is produced, from the Chianti Wine Region and the Montepulciano red wine Region in Tuscany, Valpolicella and Prosecco Wine Regions in Veneto as well as Sicily with its ancient heritage in viticulture.
We can also tell you the restaurants where you can find quality cuisine and where the locals eat, from the little family run trattoria, to the best international restaurants. Italians are passionate about their food.
When you become a client of Passion for Italy Travel we will give you a list of restaurants for each town that are recommended by the experts themselves – the local inhabitants.
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