Travelling places – Italy 


Join me this northern hemisphere autumn on an unforgettable culinary adventure to Sicily and North-eastern Italy, the home of Tiramisu and Italian coffee. 

If you enjoy the company of a small convivial group, staying in small boutique hotels and villas, meeting locals and enjoying authentic local cuisine and wines and visiting historical sights, art galleries and museums.

Discover the Friuli region, named after Julius Caesar, where medieval hill-top towns overlook vineyards, cherry orchards and the magnificent Port of Trieste, once Europe’s gateway to the New World. In this surprising corner of Central Europe where Romance, Germanic and Slav cultures enrich the recipes, enjoy a rare insight into the art cities below spectacular mountains, meeting wine makers and artisans. 

In Sicily, the Mediterranean’s largest island, discover the diverse cultural legacy left by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and the Spanish. Highlights including staying in a private palace in ancient Ortigia and meeting the Baron of Syracuse. Sample the worlds finest olive oils with Natalia Ravida and follow Stanley Tucci to meet the Occhipinti sisters. 

Included in your adventure are airport to hotel transfers, all accommodation, gratuities, breakfast every day and either lunch or dinner. There are lots of wonderful experiences included with entrance fees and guiding throughout. Also, there is free time so that you can wander around the markets, take a walk through the glorious countryside, sip a coffee in a Trieste coffee house or relax with a gelato around the pool. 

Designed for both first time travellers to Italy or if you are passionate about this wonderful destination and returning you may love this immersive journey to explore the less travelled areas in the shoulder season when there are fewer tourists. 

I invite you to join me on a journey like no other to Italy and Sicily. The trip blends cultural richness with gastronomic indulgences including superb wines and the worlds best olive oil. The thoughtfully crafted itinerary promises a delightful fusion of tastes and traditions. 

What truly sets this journey apart are the relationships we’ve cultivated that gain us exclusive experiences often not available to the public. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure offers a rate chance to savour la dolce vita, exploring, tasting and creating lasting memories. 

There is only one room left so do contact Travelling Places for a chat and a more detailed itinerary.

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By Gina Storey