Italy, a country in Southern Europe is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is famous for its huge contributions to the worlds of art, architecture, fashion, luxury cars, opera, literature, design, film and football – the list goes on, and we haven’t even mentioned the cuisine, wine and gelato yet.
Cuisine is considered an art and Italians are extremely proud of their culinary tradition and generally love food and talking about it. As you travel through Italy, you will notice how each region has specific dishes and ingredients that they are best known for, yet there are basic ingredients such as pasta, cheese, olive oil and lots of fresh vegetables that all of Italy uses.
A host of dining experiences can be crafted by Wine Paths with a choice of restaurants housed at ancient medieval castles, former barrel cellars, elegant country settings or nestled among vineyard hamlets and wineries. The classical Italian cuisine enriched with fresh produce and mostly from inhouse organic gardens is often served in picturesques settings: panoramic terraces with a view of green hills, sloping woodlands, vineyards or beautiful seaviews.
Each region has its flagship wine style such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico and one of the world’s finest wines: Amarone della Valpolicella.
Contact our select choice of restaurants below directly to book your table or more exotic Italian culinary tour experiences can be planned through our local travel experts.