Flavors of Northern Italy
Dates: June 14-22, 2024
Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy- a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.
Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. Access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita, the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!
You'll stay at a charming farmhouse on the Selva Capuzza wine estate- also the 1859 battle site of Italy's fight toward its independence. The farmhouse apartments, winery, and nearby restaurant provide award-winning wines, delightful accommodations and generous hospitality for all who visit.
To make a reservation, reserve online at brynmawr.orbridge.com or by calling 866-639-0079.
Costs and Inclusions
- 7 nights accommodations
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners served with wine
- Lessons, private tours and tastings, and unique small-group excursions noted in the 9-day itinerary
- Full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director and expert local guides
- Private motor coach transportation
- Luggage porterage
- Gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, drivers and wait staff for included meals
- Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times
Book now to take advantage of special savings!
Classic Room: $4,995/person (regularly $5,499/person)
Superior Room: $5,295/person (regularly $5,799/person)
Single Traveler (Classic Room): $4,995(regularly $5,499
Pre-Tour Extension: Cinque Terre
Explore Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera, an area teeming with meaningful traditions surrounding wine, cuisine, and family. Cinque Terre is also a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Arrive in Milan and travel to Sestri Levante, your home base for 3 nights while exploring the towns of Cinque Terre, including Portofino, San Fruttuoso and more.
The price includes: 3 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch, Cinque Terre card for train transportation, guided touring and tastings, private transportation for included tours, boat excursion and entrance fee to San Fruttuoso, luggage porterage, gratuities to hotel staff, guides, drivers, porters and airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.
Single Traveler: $2,995
Post-Tour Extension: Venice
Spend 3 days exploring the beauty of Venice- enjoy a gondola tour, a private water taxi city tour down the Grand Canal and a visit and tasting at a local vineyard.
The price includes: transfer by train to Venice, 3 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch, guided touring accompanied by an art historian, private visit to an artisan workshop, private gondola boatyard visit, guided vineyard tour and wine pairing with lunch, water taxi transportation for canal and lagoon tours, luggage porterage, gratuities to hotel staff, guides, drivers, porters and airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.
Single Traveler: $2,995
Itinerary stops and sequence subject to modification.
Depart the U.S. for Verona, Italy
Arrive to Selva Capuzza and settle in at your accommodations at Borgo San Donino before a welcome dinner.
Boat excursion, Al Rocol cellar tour and wine tasting.
Fresh pasta making and dessert cooking classes, followed by lunch made during class. Walking tour of property including an olive oil tasting and wine presentation.
Guided sightseeing, Renaissance Gates, Castelvecchio Bridge, San Zeno Basilica, Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet's balcony, Roman monuments and amphitheater, Giuseppe Lonardi winery tour and tasting, Amarone cooking demonstration and dinner.
Guided tour of the Tower of San Martino della Battaglia, award-winning de Tarczal winery visit with tasting and lunch, leisure time in Malcesine beside Lago di Garda.
Balsamic vinegar tasting and lunch at award-winning Acetaia Caselli, Palazzo Ducale UNESCO World Heritage Site inside visit.
La Casara cheese demonstration and tasting, Soave castle, leisure time in Sirmione, special farewell dinner.
Depart Verona for the U.S.