Witness Italian Culinary Magic on a 7-Day Tour

Epitourean •

Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Day Land-Only Food Tour of Italy ($1,698 to $1,898), Including:
  • Ground Transfers between Airport and Resort
  • All Meals, Cooking Classes, and Culinary Tours
  • Priced per Person Based on Double-Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by December 15, 2016

Without food, there is no Italy. Pastas, sauces, fresh herbs, and savory cheeses are quintessential parts of Italian life—try them all on this fun and fascinating culinary tour that will have you saying mangia,
courtesy of Epitourean.

Day 1: Benvenuto!

• Fly from the U.S. to Rome
• Transfer from the airport to your hotel and get settled in your new surroundings
• Munch on a light lunch (with an aperitivo) then take a guided walking tour of Castro dei Volsci, the medieval village where you'll be staying
• You'll head to the town of Pofi in the evening and savor delicious food at Pizzeria Borgo Antico
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Lunch and dinner provided.

Day 2: Olive Oil
• Take your morning cappuccino at breakfast
• Journey to Arpino, where you'll see a real olive oil mill—experts show you every step of this essential ingredient's creation
• At lunch, sample various oils and see how they can affect food's taste and feel
• On your way back, swing by Meringo's for true gelato italiano
• For dinner tonight, you'll be cooking with a renowned pastry chef, who'll teach you to make a meal like a local
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 3: It's All About the Cheese
• After breakfast you'll go to a nearby farmer's market and grab some ingredients for today's dinner
• Visit a cheese store to sample authentic ricotta, mozzarella, and more
• Take a brief rest back in your room, then it's time to get working on tonight's meal—you'll be using crostini, frittata, zucchini, and other tasty ingredients
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 4: Mouthwatering Prosciutto
• At La Pastorella, you'll witness the sausage-making technique that makes prosciutto so delicious
• Enjoy a picnic for lunch, jam-packed with tasty meats that are freshly made
• Tonight, after a rest, you'll focus on "Primi Piatti," which includes sagna con fagioli, fettuccini con tartufo, and other treats
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 5: Savor a Little Vino
• Venture out to a vineyard in Val Comino—an area notable for its delectable cabernets
• At the vineyard, vintners will demonstrate how grapes are transformed into delicious wine
• Move on to the town of Atina, where you'll have lunch at another winery
• An expert sommelier will provide an array of tastings, educating you on the background of each flavor
• Back at the casa, prepare another amazing meal with the chef
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 6: Pizza—The Ultimate Italian Dish
• The in-house chef will show you a coveted pizza recipe, covering each step to creating the perfect pie
• You'll have the afternoon to do as you wish
• Then, celebrate your final evening in Italy with a delicious dinner at Risorante il Frantolo
Overnight at Casa Gregorio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 7: Back to the U.S.
• After breakfast, head to the airport and catch your comfortable flight back to the U.S.

The Dates
Land-Only Departures

March 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,698)
April 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,698)
May 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,798)
June 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,798)
July 1 to 31, 2017 ($1, 798)
August 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,798)
September 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,898)
October 1 to 31, 2017 ($1,898)
November 1 to 30, 2017 ($1,798)

Rates are per person based on double-occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $500.

  • It might look like a boot, but food-obsessed Italy feels more like a decadently stuffed Christmas stocking.

    -- Lonely Planet

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book-by date: customer must contact merchant by December 15, 2016 to make booking
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies, it is listed at the bottom of the page: bit.ly/1EkU2xV
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes ground transfers between airport and resort; and all meals, cooking classes, and culinary tours
  • Voucher excludes airfare, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, any costs not specified as included
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to tour operator
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $500
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 30, 2017 • Enjoy By November 30, 2017