Italy Tour - Northern Italy Culinary Tour of Verona & Bologna

Edible Excursions Food Tours, For the Love of Chef Diane in Venice Italy at canal side produce marketFood's latest culinary experience, brings culinary nomads together in the quest for the holy grail of food and wine travel discoveries. Edible Excursions Food Travel engages passionate food lovers in culinary journeys, immersing them in the great traditions of local cuisines, against the backdrops of the magnificent cultural tapestries of each region. Delicious travel experiences, all at a reasonable price… delectable, memorable, and unique!

The Culinary Heart of Italy 
A Tour of Verona and Bologna


The Ultimate Foodie's Tour!
2-Weeks - Date to be rescheduled

Includes:  1-week at Private Villa, 1-week at Resort, transportation in Italy, personal guides, all admission fees, at least 3 gourmet food producer tours, winery tours, and shared meals cooked together at Villa.

We are currently finalizing tour pricing for this 14-day Italy Tour. If you think you are interested, please e-mail Chef Diane and we will contact you with all the details. Become one of 12 culinary nomads who share the Ultimate Foodie's Tour of Italy!

 Villa Bartolomea, The Italian Villa we will call home For the Love of Food invites you to join us on an incredible two week Edible Excursion tour to the Culinary Heart of Italy. Our Edible Excursion Tour is designed to offer the Culinary Nomad an opportunity to experience the unique cultural and culinary heritage of this region of Italy.

             The first week will be spent in the beautiful Villa Bartolomea located on the River midway between Verona and Vicenza. There, we will tour the world class vineyards of  the Valpolicella region as well as the beautiful wine village of Soave. Villa Bartolomea, The Italian Villa we will call home

We will also use this location to explore the wonderful Roman City of Verona, the Palladian villas of Vicenza, and spend a day cruising and shopping at Lake Garda.

You will also have two free days in Lake Garda Verona where you can explore the Italian countryside on your own. Venice is only a hour away from our location and would make an ideal day trip.

 Our second week will be spent outside of Bologna in the magnificent setting of Produce Market - Like the ones we will shop at for ingredients for shared meals cooked together!Dozza, Italy Located about 30 minutes outside of Bologna on the main highway, Dozza is a 12th Century fortified papal mountain top castle, currently home to approximately 80 people, an internationally renown biennial art festival, and the beautiful Monte del Re Resort where we will be staying.MONTE DEL RE RESORT Where we will be staying the 2nd Week of our Culinary Adventure

 From this scenic location we will immerse ourselves in the great culinary traditions of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna. A local guide will give us access to small artisan producers of balsamic vinegar, proscuitto di Parma ham, and parmigiano reggiano cheese. We will tour Bologna with its wonderful shops filled with salume, tortellini, chocolates and other regional delicacies.

 MONTE DEL RE RESORT Dining Room, where we will be staying the 2nd Week of our Culinary AdventureOur evenings will be spent dinning in some of the fabulous restaurants that the city has to offer. We may even be able to arrange a meal with a Cesarine, one of the government certified, home cooks that allow strangers into their homes to watch them make a family meal in the traditional manner. You even get to share the meal with the family afterwards.

 As in Verona, you will have two free days to Soave, Italy Castleexplore on your own. You may want to visit Ravenna with its beautiful 5th century Byzantine mosaics or journey to Ferrara, the home of the Borgia’s. Also, Florence is an easy day trip from Bologna by train.

 Chef Diane is truly excited about being able to offer this fabulous trip to you. For the Love of Food sincerely wants you to joins us in this adventure and become a Culinary Nomad.