gastronomy tours  June 2009

On the road again with Academia Barilla Join us as we travel to Venice Parma Rome and Sicily

On the road again … with Academia Barilla. Join us as we [...]

On the road again … with Academia Barilla. Join us as we travel to Venice, Parma, Rome and Sicily.

It’s that time of year again. What time you ask? Time to start planning your next trip to Italy, of course.We all know that the Italian peninsula is home to an infinite number of things to see and do and taste. But why make it hard on yourself, when you can let Academia Barilla and their team of Italian food, wine and culture experts plan your trip for you. Join us for a behind the scenes tour of your favorite region in Italy, or allow us to introduce you to someplace new.

Speaking of new, we have designed two new tours for 2009: Venice, Parma, Rome: A Trio of Italian History and Sicily for Food Lovers.

If you have never been Italy or just breezed through on your last whirlwind tour of Europe, we invite you to get to know three of Italy’s most spectacular cities – Venice, Rome, and Parma. You will begin your adventure in Venice, where a local guide will show you around the local markets and introduce you to some of the city’s incredible craftsmen. In Parma, you will have the chance to visit the prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano producers. You will also be treated to a hands-on cooking class with at the Academia Barillia culinary center. Then you will head off to the eternal city for a tour of the city’s monuments and hidden treasures. And to top it all off, we will arrange for you to stay in luxury hotels and eat in unforgettable restaurants and trattorias.

If, however, you have been waiting for your chance to explore Sicily, now is the time to do it. We have organized a special insider’s tour that will take you around the island in seven days. You will have the chance to visit Palermo, Trapani, Erice, Marzano del Vallo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Marzamemi and Siracusa. And in these fascinating cities and towns, you will have the opportunity to taste and learn more about Sicilian specialties like marzipan, olive oil, sea salt, Marsala wine, cous-cous, cheese and swordfish. In addition, we will take you to visit some of the island’s breathtaking archeological sites.

We believe that food and culture go hand in hand. There is often no better way of getting to know a new place than by exploring its local culinary traditions and historical monuments. Let us do the navigating and you will be sure to leave satisfied.

For more information about our new tours, please visit the Academia Barilla website or you can call us from the US by dialing 0039 0521 264060.

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