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The Italian on Tour

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Local Specialist
Headquarters
  • Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Trips
  • 6
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A True Taste of Italy April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Visiting Marche was a pleasant surprise for us. We were on a longer trip and decided to do the Taste of Italy for 5 days to visit a new area. What we most enjoyed about our visit was the city of Ascoli Piceno with its beautiful medieval center. In fact, we walked from our hotel after dinner every evening and explored the Roman amphitheater. A very different feel overall compared to the busy roads of the major cities. Our cooking class was exquisite and we were even given some home made fig jam to bring back to Seattle. Forget Tuscany next time, this is the real deal !! Thank you for showing us around, Ashley
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The best pasta making experience! Great Tour! April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Each day started with the best cappuccino we ever tasted! There was good variety between our three classes and they turned out to be all engaging and extremely fun for our group. The genuine feeling of making pasta by hand with somebody who has been doing it for 60 years cannot be boiled down to a review. Our ingredients and accompanying wines were above and beyond our expectations. Would go back in a heart beat!!
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Amazing Gluten Free vacation! March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We were in a group of 4 people, two of us were not needing gluten free meals and we had a chance to taste everything. Even the cooking classes were separate so we could try different dishes! September was perfect for the weather. Rick, Charlotte North Carolina
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Gluten Free Italy without a worry! March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had given up on the idea of a culinary tour of Italy after being diagnosed as being a celiac over 10 years ago but I am glad I found this options possible with these guys. During the tour we even had a chance to make gluten free Gnocchi and other traditional dishes that I would have never thought I could eat ( and let alone cook!). A marvelous experience overall, especially the feeling of not having to worry for an entire week about gluten contamination. Rylee, Perth
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The safest Gluten free experience you could ask for March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had given up on the idea of a culinary tour of Italy after being diagnosed as being a celiac over 10 years ago but I am glad I found this options possible with these guys. During the tour we even had a chance to make gluten free Gnocchi and other traditional dishes that I would have never thought I could eat ( and let alone cook!). A marvellous experience overall, especially the feeling of not having to worry for an entire week about gluten contamination. Rylee, Perth
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Italy as you have never experienced it! March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
In 10 days we watched and learned how wine is made, visited some of the best restaurants of our lives, tasted a black truffle for the first time, cooked some incredible dishes with expert hands and made some friends in the process! We could not have asked for more. Simply perfect! Thank you, Page and Richard
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Stride Review

They offer highly specialized and customized small group and private guided food, wine, and cultural tours of Italy.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Owned by two adventurous foodies, their unique style brings a love of food and culinary traditions to the forefront. Prepare for a laid back, but wonderfully fulfilling experience. The Italian culture with its incredible warmth, compassion, and boisterousness will be as much a character on your tour as the landscape, the locals, and the food (and the wine).

Who Travels With Them?

Foodies, this is the tour company for you. If you love local immersion, cooking, wine tasting, cycling, and history (as it relates to food) you’ll love traveling with Italian on Tour. This is not the company for you if you’re hoping to see a lot of major landmarks or do more traditional sightseeing.

Where Do They Operate?

They have a very specialized approach, focusing primarily in the Marche region on the Eastern coast of Italy. This relatively unknown region has a “hidden secret” vibe - and their local connections and knowledge make you feel as though you’re visiting relatives and friends.

Why Travel With Them?

This is a very unique culinary travel experience, designed especially for you by passionate travel experts. They’re extremely personal in tone, and this approach is refreshingly relaxed. Personal doesn’t imply unprofessional or low quality though. Rather it implies that when traveling with Italian on Tour you truly experience the Italy that everyone thinks of when they think of the countryside, the food, and the culture.

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From The Italian on Tour

Ascoli Piceno is a picturesque town located in the region of Marche in central Italy.  Just a stone’s throw away from Umbria and Abruzzo, making it the perfect location to visit all three of Italy’s regions with ease.  It is filled with architectural charm, boasting a history that dates back before the inception of Rome.  Once known as the city of one hundred towers, it is covered in travertine, and is home to one of the most beautiful piazza’s in Italy, Piazza del Popolo.  In the evening the streets around the Piazza come alive, buzzing with energy, as friends meet-up to enjoy drinks, and the city emerges for the nightly passeggiata. Take the evening in like an Italian, enjoying an apertivo at Caffe Meletti or follow the tempting aromas to one of Ascoli’s many restaurant tables.

Ascoli is easy walkable, allowing you to relax and go back in time while you cross its amaze of tiny alleys and cobblestone streets.  Unlike many of the towns of Tuscany that have been surrendered to tourism, the heart of Ascoli still beats to the rhythm of its 50,000 residents.  It is big enough to support a local shopping and dining scene, but small enough to have maintained its authenticity and culinary heritage one which includes the second largest medieval representation in Italy, the Quintana, and the Famous Oliva all’Ascolana festival.

Our Italian Kitchen

Travelling a region with everything from snow-capped mountains to Blue flag beaches you will be able to have the total Italian experience, and the cuisine showcased at The Italian on Tour is no exception.  From fine-dining in ancient medieval fortresses, to a relaxed evening at a family-run agriturismo, every meal, every place represents a unique niche of regional cuisine that we believe embodies the best of Italy.  Although every place is exceptional on its own, every meal you have with us maintains one commonality:  farm-to-table.  Locally grown and freshness are not a bonus, here it is just how things are done.

The honest connection of the producer to the land and constant pursuit for quality directly translates to the food and drink. This pride in regional cuisine, respect for the land and local traditions can be tasted in all three parts of Italy visited on our tours: Marche, Abruzzo, and Umbria.

8 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 2,331

Highlights

  • Ride the rolling hills of Marche and Abruzzo surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and world class vineyards
  • Indulge in cuisine that is fresh, local, organic – Slow Food at its finest
  • Cycle to some of Italy’s most enchanting medieval villages
  • Meet the makers, and experience first-hand how wine is made
  • Climb up one of the mountains featured in the Giro D’Italia and reward yourself with the incredible views from the top
  • Visit the largest medieval fortress in the Italy, and breathe in the history while walking within this ancient fortitude
  • Get to know your home for the week and take a walk around Ascoli Piceno, the city of 100 towers, with your tour leader
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7 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,500

Highlights

  • Dive into 9 days of authentic Italian experiences exposing you to the heart of Italian culture!
  • Get off-the-beaten path and go where few travellers have gone before. Visit the “Tuscany” for Italians with like-minded individuals.
  • Discover the ancient building material of the Renaissance, Travertine!
  • Explore and be Italian in places you would never discover on your own.
  • A curated itinerary based on our personal knowledge and local connections with the place we call home.
  • Get whisked into the world of wine with fun and informative in depth tastings for the laid back foodie and connoisseur alike
  • Two private cooking classes of regional and traditional cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients
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