Tuscan Food & Wine

Eating well and drinking wonderful wine—aren't these among the main reasons that visitors flock to Italy. We at Sophisticated Italy are well aware of this—and have developed a series of programs illustrating the finest in Italian cooking and wines. We are honored to be the only American members of the prestigious Italian "Accademia della Cucina"—we are always on the lookout for the newest in Italian cooking and restaurants—but this must be combined with the rich tradition that characterizes the historic development of Italian cuisine.

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This program “The Taste of Italy” is our best seller—a combination of great food, principally in Tuscany, wine tasting of the finest Tuscan wines, unusual sightseeing, art treasures off the beaten path and even a day in the fabled Cinque Terre. We know it is a winner—we recommend it for small groups (minimum 10 pax). Parts of it can be also adopted for individual trips. Breakfast in the two hotels is always included.


First Day: Firenze

Second Day: Sant’Antimo – Montalcino – Pienza

Third Day: Siena

Fourth Day: Chianti Region

Fifth Day: Lucca

Sixth Day: Pietrasanta

Seventh Day: Cinque Terre

Eighth Day: Return to the US


Wine Tasting/Gastronomy in the Langhe
A Taste of the Langhe and Tuscany
Truffles! Truffles! Truffles!
Wine/Food Tour of Florence and the Tuscan Countryside


Tuscan Cooking (offered in both the Tuscan Countryside and in Florence)
The Cooking of “Milan with Style” (Milan)
The Cooking of Aristocratic Sicily (offered both in Catania and Palermo)
The Cooking of Umbria (Perugia and the Umbrian Countryside)
Contemporary Italian Cooking (Florence)
The Italian-Jewish Culinary Tradition (Florence)