If an Italian holiday is on your bucket list, we have a series of small group tours and cooking holidays that will take you into the heart of this vibrant country so rich with history, culture and cuisine.
The Travel Team’s Marilynn Militello brings her extensive experience in Italian travel planning to support five exclusive holidays curated by restauranteur and foodie, Dave Cosentino. Dave’s desire is to give everyone an opportunity to explore the Italian country side and savor the extraordinary flavors that derive from the region.
These inclusive holiday packages will take you inside quintessential Italian cities such as Verona, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Sicily, Bologna and more. These small group tours are capped at 20 guests to create an intimate environment conducive to once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
What to Expect
Dave and his associates have personally visited and vetted each accommodation to ensure your absolute satisfaction. Each tour includes 3 and 4-star accommodations, group air, transfers and most meals. Itineraries include a variety of tours and excursions, as well as time to explore these invigorating cities at your leisure.
Looking to Extend?
Marilynn can coordinate all of your pre and post tour arrangements should you wish to extend your tour with additional personal travel. Her in-depth knowledge of the region and all that it has to offer will ensure your extended stay is meaningful, memorable, and, most importantly, without hassle.
Highlights of the 2020 Only Italy Tour Schedule
Roman Classic Cooking Holiday – February 15 to 23
Rome is the backdrop for this cooking holiday that walks you through four courses of Italian classics including scratch pastas and sauces, pizza and bread making, “secondi” main dishes, and delightful desserts. Walking tours of the city and a culinary field trip to an extra virgin olive oil facility and vineyard round out the 8-day experience.
Northern Italy Holiday – April 4 to 18
This tour takes you inside all of northern Italy’s most sought-after destinations including Verona, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Piemonte and Lake Como. Walking tours of ancient villages, chartered boat rides along the Adriatic coast, vineyard tours, sweeping views from the sea to alps and much more await on this incredible 14-day journey through Italy.
14-Day Roman Holiday– May 16 to 30
Explore the diverse Roman landscape on this 14-day tour with stops in Rome, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast and Naples. Step back in time with tours of the Colosseum and Vatican, relax in a Tuscan villa and savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the region. Enjoy day trips to Siena, Florence, Pompeii, Capri and Nerano.
Southern Italy Holiday – August 22 to September 4
Enjoy coastal Italy on this 14-day tour of the country’s southernmost cities including stays in Tropea, Sicily and Matera. Sandy beaches, sea cruising, luxury boutiques and stunning views are part of this adventure. Views of Mt. Etna, winery tours and a rare excursion to Matera’s UNESCO World Heritage Site are among the highlights of this trip.
Gourmet Cooking Holiday – November 7 to 15
Where else would you hone your Bolognese cooking skills but in Bologna? Expert chefs will guide you through the preparation of fresh pastas and sauces, classic Bolognese dishes and Emiliani foods. Trips to local markets, winery tours and an exclusive tour of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese-making process are included in this trip.
Dave and Marilynn have carefully curated these amazing experiences with your ultimate enjoyment in mind. These small group tours are booking quickly, so don’t hesitate to express interest.