A Culinary Journey Through Incredible Italy

Duration 14 days
Ideal time to visit April–October
Price guide
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Embark on an epicurean adventure through the heart of Italy, where every dish tells a story of tradition and innovation. From the cosmopolitan allure of Milan to the picturesque landscapes of Piedmont, the culinary journey unfolds, revealing the rich flavours of Bologna's beloved cuisine and the timeless elegance of Florence's dining scene. Indulge in the culinary treasures of Rome, where history meets gastronomy, before basking in the sun-kissed delights of the Amalfi Coast.

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy a private truffle hunt in Piedmont
  • Recreate regional specialties in Bologna
  • Cycle through the Chianti countryside for a scenic experience
  • Explore the history and architecture of Florence and Rome
  • Visit a pasta factory on the Amalfi Coast
  • Go on a mozzarella and limoncello tasting session

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
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  • Days 1-2 Milan
  • Days 2-4 Piedmont
  • Days 4-6 Bologna
  • Days 6-9 Florence
  • Days 9-11 Rome
  • Days 11-14 The Amalfi Coast
A Culinary Journey Through Incredible Italy
Price guide
  • Days 1-2 Milan
  • Days 2-4 Piedmont
  • Days 4-6 Bologna
  • Days 6-9 Florence
  • Days 9-11 Rome
  • Days 11-14 The Amalfi Coast

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1-2

An introduction to Milan

Your luxury trip starts with one night in Milan, the vibrant heart of northern Italy. Renowned as a global capital of design and style, Milan boasts iconic landmarks such as the majestic Gothic cathedral, Duomo di Milano and the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a historic shopping arcade. The city pulses with life along its bustling streets lined with chic boutiques, trendy cafes, and world-class restaurants. You’ll have our recommendations for sightseeing and restaurant recommendations and we’ll arrange specialist private excursions.

A private guided tour of Milan with The Last Supper

Set off on an exclusive journey through Milan’s highlights. Marvel at the majestic Gothic cathedral, explore the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and indulge in luxury shopping along Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Visit La Scala Theatre and Castello Sforzesco before admiring Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Last Supper, in an intimate setting.

Days 2-4

Two nights in Piedmont

Renowned worldwide for its prestigious wines, including Barolo and Barbaresco, this region is a haven for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. The rolling hills of Langhe and Roero, dotted with picturesque vineyards and medieval villages, offer a captivating backdrop for leisurely strolls and wine tastings. Piedmont‘s culinary tradition is equally impressive, with mouthwatering dishes such as agnolotti, bagna cauda, and the iconic truffle delicacies showcasing the region’s gastronomic prowess. Beyond its culinary delights, Piedmont boasts a wealth of historical and architectural treasures, from the royal residences of Turin, the regional capital, to the stunning Sacri Monti pilgrimage sites nestled amidst the tranquil Alpine foothills.

Regional delicacies



Private truffle hunt

Led by expert truffle hunters and their faithful canine companions, you’ll venture into the region’s pristine forests in search of these elusive culinary treasures.

Learn about the intricate art of truffle hunting, passed down through generations, as you witness the remarkable bond between hunter and dog.

With each successful find, you’ll delight in the rare and exquisite flavours of freshly unearthed truffles, a true testament to Piedmont’s gastronomic excellence.

Wine tour in the Langhe region

On this exclusive wine tour and tasting experience, we invite you to explore the breathtaking landscapes that have produced some of Italy’s most esteemed wines.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll wander through rolling hills adorned with vineyards, soaking in panoramic views of the charming countryside. Delve into the rich history and craftsmanship behind renowned varietals such as Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera as you visit esteemed wineries nestled amidst the tranquil scenery. Immerse yourself in the art of winemaking with guided tours of cellar facilities, where you’ll gain insight into the meticulous process from grape to bottle.

Then, indulge in expertly curated tastings, where each glass unveils the distinctive terroir and complex flavours of the Langhe’s finest wines.

Days 4-6

Two nights in Bologna

Bologna, the esteemed capital of Emilia-Romagna, boasts the distinction of hosting the world’s oldest university and showcases breathtaking medieval architecture alongside delectable cuisine. Renowned for its vibrant culture and liberal atmosphere, this city stands as a formidable contender in Italy. Its strategic position makes it an ideal starting point for delving into the culinary delights of the surrounding region. Immerse yourself in medieval markets and architecture, ascend the iconic towers, indulge in savory hams, cheeses and classic Bolognese dishes, stroll beneath the city’s myriad porticoes and explore captivating museums.

On the menu

Parma ham factory

Cooking class

Visit to a Parma ham factory

Step into the heart of Parma’s culinary heritage with an exclusive visit to a renowned Parma ham factory.

Guided by expert artisans, you’ll embark on a captivating journey through the centuries-old tradition of crafting this iconic delicacy.

Witness the meticulous process firsthand as you explore the production facilities, from the initial salting and curing stages to the final aging in cool, controlled environments.

A cooking class experience in Bologna

Immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of Bologna’s historic university quarter with this ‘Cucina Italiana’ experience.

Led by professional chef, a passionate Bolognese native, you’ll explore the vibrant medieval markets, hand-selecting the freshest ingredients for your menu just as locals have done for centuries.

With your chef’s expert guidance, you’ll craft fresh handmade pasta and tantalising regional specialties, culminating in a memorable feast shared among newfound friends.

A visit to the Ferrari Museo Maranello

Departing from the historic streets of Bologna, you’ll traverse the scenic countryside of Emilia-Romagna, en route to the birthplace of one of the world’s most revered automotive brands.

Upon arrival at the Ferrari Museo Maranello, immerse yourself in the prestigious legacy of Ferrari as you explore a captivating collection of iconic cars, innovative exhibits, and interactive displays.

Get up close to legendary models, marvel at the engineering mastery behind each vehicle, and uncover the rich history of Ferrari’s unparalleled success in motorsport and beyond.

Days 6-9

Three nights in Florence

Nestled amidst the picturesque Tuscan landscape, Florence stands as a captivating hub of history and charm in Europe. Its grand piazzas and palazzos have played a pivotal role in shaping modern Western consciousness. Within the historical centre, a treasure trove of the world’s finest Renaissance artworks and sculptures awaits, inviting exploration on foot. While this area can be traversed in under an hour, immersing oneself in its richness would undoubtedly require much more time.

Make it mine

In the city

In the countryside

A classical walking tour

Delve into Florence’s rich Renaissance heritage on a guided walking tour of its historic centre.

Marvel at Michelangelo’s iconic masterpiece, David, housed in the Accademia Gallery. Admire the majestic Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome, as well as the nearby Giotto’s Campanile and Ghiberti’s enchanting ‘Gates of Paradise’ at the Baptistry.

Stroll through the Piazza della Signoria, a hub of Florentine politics, adorned with captivating outdoor sculptures.

Cycle through the Chianti countryside

Embark on a scenic bike ride through the picturesque Chianti countryside, an ideal way to soak in the stunning landscapes.

Equipped with 21-speed mountain bikes, helmets and water bottles, you’ll journey through winding roads flanked by cypress trees, with verdant hills rolling by.

Explore local churches and medieval villages along the way and indulge in a wine tasting at a renowned winery.

Conclude your adventure with a sumptuous Tuscan meal, savoring the flavors of the region.

Gelato tasting

Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour offers a delectable exploration of one of Florence’s finest gelaterias, where each scoop tells a story of tradition, innovation, and unparalleled flavor. You’ll learn about the meticulous process of crafting gelato from fresh, high-quality ingredients and discover the secrets behind achieving the perfect texture and flavor balance. Sample a variety of classic and inventive flavours, from creamy pistachio to tangy lemon sorbet, as you savour each spoonful with delight.

Days 9-11

Two nights in Rome

Rome, the capital and largest city of Italy, requires no introduction. It stands as one of the most historically significant places globally, showcasing glorious reminders of its illustrious past, spanning from ancient Roman marvels to Renaissance masterpieces. However, Rome’s cosmopolitan streets also embrace the present moment, pulsating with excitement and forward-thinking energy as ever

Make it mine

In the kitchen

In the city

Your pizza-making workshop

Immerse yourself in the art of authentic Italian pizza-making during this workshop.

Led by a seasoned pizza maker, you’ll learn the ins and outs of crafting the perfect pie.

From kneading the dough to selecting and preparing the toppings, you’ll have hands-on experience every step of the way.

And the best part? You’ll get to savour your delicious creation fresh from the oven.

A tour of Ancient Rome

Explore the Roman Forum, a historic hub of civic activity hosting triumphal processions, elections, speeches and trials for centuries.

Next, stroll along the Via Sacra to the Palatine Hill, an ancient area offering stunning views of the Circus Maximus, an ancient chariot racing stadium.

Finally, venture into the awe-inspiring Colosseum, a masterpiece of Roman architecture and engineering, with a seating capacity of up to 50,000 spectators.

A pause in Pompeii

A trip to Pompeii offers a remarkable glimpse into ancient Rome, akin to traveling back in time. In 79 AD, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius froze the city in time, with plaster casts of preserved bodies serving as poignant reminders of its tragic fate. Excavations, ongoing since the 18th century, continue to unveil the city’s secrets.

Walking through Pompeii’s Forum, you’ll be struck by the grandeur of Roman architecture, which dwarfs later historical sites. Explore Roman streets, taverns, and opulent villas adorned with frescoes and mosaics, including a mosaic doormat with a warning about the resident dog. Even political graffiti adorns some walls, offering insight into ancient life. The baths, central heating systems, and tranquil courtyard fountains evoke a sense of comfort and luxury, making it easy to imagine life in Pompeii.

Days 11-14

Three nights on the Amalfi Coast

Draped along the cliffs on the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, between Salerno and the city of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic and glamorous spots in Italy. Between the two, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello’s candy coloured buildings spill their way down into blue bays.

The peninsular combines affluent sophistication with a honest simplicity, where super yachts and gurgling Italian sports cars next sit amidst an unchanging rural way of life. The food gloriously reflects this and some of Europe’s finest restaurants can be found here, thriving on fresh local produce, whilst the rustic Neapolitan food found everywhere here to many epitomizes Italian cuisine. The views and food are perhaps the main draw here, but there is a rich history to explore too, hidden beaches to discover and pristine trails in the Lattari Mountains to climb.

Make itmine



A visit to the pasta factory with mozzarella and limoncello tasting

Campania takes great pride in its tradition of handcrafted pasta. Today, you’ll visit a local pasta factory established in 1848, where every pasta is meticulously handmade using bronze extrusion, a method dating back centuries. This process creates a rough, porous texture, perfect for capturing sauces and enhancing flavor.

Additionally, you’ll tour the oldest mozzarella cheese factory on the Sorrentine peninsula, renowned for producing the region’s famous limoncello.




Your ultimate Almafi Coast discovery tour

Explore the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, nestled like an amphitheater between mountains and sea. Journey to Ravello, renowned for its stunning villas, enchanting gardens and unparalleled coastal vistas.

Then, immerse yourself in the charm of Positano, hailed as one of Italy’s most picturesque coastal destinations.

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