Abbondanza! Exploring the Cuisine and Culture of Italy
Discover why “eating well means living well” on this sumptuous exploration of gastronomy in Italy. From buffalo mozzarella to olive oil, unravel the secrets of Italian cuisine!
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Program No. 22987RJ
19 days
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At a Glance

In Italy, learning can be delicious. Awaken your taste buds and stimulate your mind as you discover the culinary traditions the country is famous for. Journey the length of Italy in search of local farms, family-run vineyards and other culinary treasures that help to make Italian cuisine the envy of the world. Along the way, journey to the idyllic Capri Island, admire frescoes in Spello, and enjoy free time to explore Florence on your own.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile and a half; some uneven ground and cobblestones. Stairs without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheese, dried figs, prosciutto, olive oil and other delicacies are made, and sample these culinary delights throughout your journey.
  • Enjoy field trips to local farms and vineyards to get a first-hand look at where Italy’s delectable cuisine and wines get their start.
  • Hear from local experts on why food is such an important part of Italian cultural traditions.
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Wilma Barbieri
Wilma Barbieri is a Palladian Architecture expert who has been sharing her knowledge of art and architecture since 1984. She has collaborated with both Italian and foreign universities and museums and was appointed by the Venice Cultural Association to work with UNESCO from 1997 to 1998. Wilma has been the appointed expert for royal dignitaries including Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, Prince of Denmark and is a guest professor at the University of Architecture of Florida, Venice.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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