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In Italy, cuisine and wine are valued as so much more than simple food and drink. They are an expression of the long history and undeniable passion of the Italian people. The family recipes and traditions that are palpable in every dish or glass of wine is a testament to the deep-rooted love and appreciation that Italians have for their culture. This makes sharing a meal in Italy a truly immersive experience, during which travelers get to truly know what it means to be Italian. Fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients are thoughtfully prepared in classic traditions from recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. For those looking to experience the best in both food and wine, there truly is no better destination than Italy.

With 20 distinct regions, each boasting their own unique cuisine styles and traditions, Italy offers countless ways to experience the food and wine culture of the country. Trips 2 Italy offers completely customizable wine and culinary travel packages that make for stress-free, indulgent travel. Crafted by a knowledgeable team of experts, each custom food and wine travel itinerary caters to the specific requests of the customer and includes some hidden gem locations and activities that only true Italians would know. Our goal is to provide our guests with a unique, personalized travel experience that allows them to indulge in Italy’s delicious food and wine scene in a way that is ideal for them. 

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There is a common misconception that one will find the style of cuisine that we know in America as Italian food when in Italy. However, there is no such thing as “Italian cuisine” in Italia. There are only regional cuisines that are based on each part of the country’s own history, traditions, and resources. Though the cuisine of Italy can be characterized generally by a handful of key ingredients – pasta, vegetables, meats, fish, cheeses, and olive oil – the styles, recipes, and ingredients of each region varies greatly. For the most incredible culinary vacation, travelers will delight in experiencing one or a combination of Italy’s most well-known regions.

The Emilia-Romagna region, most well-known for its quintessentially Italian products – balsamic vinegar from Modena, prosciutto di Parma, and parmigiano reggiano cheese – offers travelers a cuisine that is heavily reliant on stuffed pastas, cured meats, and aged cheeses. The region is known as the “bread basket” of Italy for its sumptuous flavors and decadent ingredients. 

Alternatively, the Tuscan region of Italy offers cuisine that is rooted in cucina povera (poor cooking). In Tuscany, the meals are crafted from inexpensive and simplistic ingredients that are prepared in such a way that the true beauty of their flavors can shine through. Guests will enjoy taking in views of Tuscany’s rolling hills and vast countryside while dining on rustic dishes made with locally grown produce such as olives, mushrooms, grapes, and more.
The Sicilian region offers a cuisine that is perhaps the most culturally diverse. An island of the coast of Italy, Sicily was once inhabited by Spanish, Arab, and Greek people. Colors of all the cultures that once called Sicily home are present in the modern-day cuisine. When dining in Sicily, travelers will literally taste the region’s vast history through dishes prepared from seasonal, locally grown crops. Sicily’s land is fertile and perfect for growing everything from olives and grapes to grains and fruits. Locations along Sicily’s Mediterranean coastline will feature these ingredients in many seafood-based recipes, while the inland cities will use them in dishes made of poultry and lamb. 

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Piedmont, a region that is hailed for its creation of the slow food movement, offers cuisine that is characterized by rich flavors and elegant ingredients. Most notably, the rare and highly valued black or white truffle. With dishes such as polenta, risotto, and braised game and root vegetables, the Piedmontese signature recipes are often cooked low and slow to bring out true depth of flavor.

Other regions throughout Italy, such as Campania – known for its pizza and classic buffalo mozzarellaLombardy, Veneto, Umbria, and many others also offer their own unique regional cuisines. The varied culinary styles of Italy’s 20 regions give travelers a chance to taste the many facets of true Italian culture. 
No matter which regions travelers choose for their customized culinary package, they are guaranteed a deeply immersive, food-centric experience. From food tours, to cooking classes, to customized meal itineraries, Trips 2 Italy will ensure than travelers get to indulge in as many of the local recipes and traditions as possible.


As the world’s most well-renowned and oldest wine production area, Italy is home to over one million wineries. Each produces wines that are crafted in the traditional methods of ancient, Italian winemaking using the finest, locally grown grapes. For a lover of vino, no travel destination captures the essence of luxurious wines quite like Italy.

Tuscany, the heart and soul of Italy’s wine culture, produces some of the world’s most famous wine varieties, such as Chianti, Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, and Brunello. With its iconic hills and sprawling vineyards, Tuscany serves as the ideal backdrop to a once in a lifetime vacation. Another important wine-growing region, Veneto, serves as the birthplace of such popular white wines as Soave and Prosecco. Comparatively, the Piedmont region is well-known for its tannin-heavy, full-bodied reds such as Barolo and Barbaresco

Whether travelers prefer red, white, sweet, or dry – whether they are experienced wine connoisseurs or just enjoy the occasional glass or two, Trips 2 Italy can customize the ideal culinary and wine package. With wine tastings, food parings, vineyard views, and cellar tours, the hardest part of planning the trip will be choosing which of Italy’s famed wine production regions to visit!

Throughout Italy, food and wine serves as a bridge between the cultural gap, allowing people from all walks of life to come together at the table for a feast of the senses. To dine in Italy is to taste the rich history and vast traditions of a nation that is celebrated worldwide for its luxurious and decadent culinary offerings. From delectable, handmade pastas, to vine-ripened tomatoes and basil drenched in flavorful olive oils, to wines handcrafted in the world’s most elegant wine production regions, Italy’s cuisine and wine is unparalleled. With a reputation as one of the world’s premiere culinary epicenters, it is no wonder that Italy is considered one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world for foodies.


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