Culinary experiences in General

From cooking classes to market walks, foodie tours to vineyard visits, special meals to pub crawls, these are the best culinary experiences

Experiences in General

Italian cooking class

From fine dining to cooking lessons, the top foodie faves of Italy

 
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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in Italy

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Amalfi

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Amalfi

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Amalfi Coast

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars on the Amalfi Coast

 
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Wine tours
Amalfi Coast

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Amalfi Coast

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Amalfi Coast

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on the Amalfi Coast

 

Dining in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Castelli Romani

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Castelli Romani

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Castelli Romani

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Castelli Romani

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Cinque Terre

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in the Cinque Terre

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Cinque Terre

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Cinque Terre

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Cinque Terre

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in the Cinque Terre

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Florence

 
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A fresco workshop (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Art class
Florence

Learn to paint, drawn, sculpt, or make ceramics in one of the world's great capitals of art

 

Dining in Italy

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Sample delicacies on a food tour of Florence (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Food tour
Florence

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Florence

 
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Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo )
Gelato
Florence

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Florence

 
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Wine tours
Florence

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Florence

 
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L'Antico Trippaio
Florence: Centro Storico

The most central lampredotto (tripe sandwich) stand in Florence

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Herculaneum

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Herculaneum

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Lazio lake district

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Lazio lake district

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Lazio lake district

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Lazio lake district

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Milan

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Milan

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Milan

 

Dining in Italy

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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Paestum

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Paestum

 
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A tasting of four types of mozzarella (with salumi and bread) (Photo by Sandra)
Mozzarella farms
Near Paestum

The mozzarella farms of the Cliento coast

 

Experiences in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Parma

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Parma

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Parma

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pisa

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Pompeii

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Pompeii

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Pompeii

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Pompeii

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Positano

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Positano

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris
Wine tours
Positano

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Positano

 

Dining in Italy

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Wine tours
Ravello

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Ravello

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Rome

 

Dining in Italy

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Who doesn't love gelato in Italy? (Photo by Robyn Lee)
Gelato
Rome

A gelato crawl to some of the best ice cream parlors in Rome, Italy

 
Aperitivi at Meo Pinelli (Photo courtesy of Meo Pinelli)

Bar hopping for free stuzzichini (snacks) and canapés during the aperitivo Happy Hour

 
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Food tours of Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Rome

 
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Sipping wine in Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits around Rome

 
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Indulge in a long, luxurious dinner, Roman-style

 
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The ceiling in the piano nobile dining room (Photo by Maggi R.)
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L'Eau Vive
Rome: Tiber Bend

Fine French cuisine and a hymnal singalong provided by a lay sisterhood in a frescoed palazzo

 
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Shaving the ice (Photo by Francesco G.)
Sora Mirella
Rome: Trastevere

Rome's last remaining grattachecca (granita, or shave ice) cart in Trastevere

 

Dining in Italy

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Learn to cook in Paris (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Sorrento

 
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Sampling French cheeses on a food tour of Paris (Photo )
Food tours
Sorrento

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Sorrento

 
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Wine tours
Sorrento

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Sorrento

 

Experiences in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Venice

 

Dining in Italy

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Cicchetti and wine
Cicchetti
Venice

A cicchetti (or cichetti) crawl though Venice, nibbling on snacks, canapes, & finger foods while enjoying ombra glasses of wine

 
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Nibble on cicchetti during a bacaro crawl in Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Venice

 
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Enjoy vino (or the classic Venetian spritz) on a wine tour of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Venice

 

Dining in Italy

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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )
Food tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars around Mt. Vesuvius

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour
Wine tours
Mt. Vesuvius

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Mt. Vesuvius

 

Dining in Italy

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Italian cooking class (Photo )
Cooking class
Vietri sul Mare

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Vietri sul Mare

 
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Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for rail travel

English (inglese) Italian (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...train station la ferroviaria [or] la stazione lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah [or] lah stat-zee-YO-nay
ticket un biglietto oon beel-YET-toh
first class prima classe PREE-mah CLAH-say
second class seconda classe say-CONE-dah CLAH-say
one way solo andata SO-low ahn-DAHT-tah
round trip (return) andata e ritorno ahn-DAH-tah ay ree-TOUR-noh
Just the supplement Soltanto il supplemento soul-TAHN-toh eel sou-play-MEN-toh
Just a seat reservation Soltanto una prenotazione soal-TAHN-toh oo-nah pray-no-tah-tsee-YOH-nay
I have a Eurailpass Ho il Eurailpass oh eel YOO-rail-pahs
sleeping couchette una cucetta oo-nah koo-CHET-tah
berth in a sleeping car un posto nel vagone letto oon POH-sto nell vah-GOAN-nay LET-toh
track binario been-AR-ree-yoh
train treno TRE-no
car (carriage) carozza ka-RO-tza
seat posto PO-sto
departures partenze par-TEN-zay
arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay
left luggage deposito bagagli day-PO-zee-toh ba-GAHL-yee
     
punch your ticket timbrare il biglietto teem-BRA-ray eel beel-YET-toh
Is this the right platform for the Rome train? E questo il binario per il treno à Roma? ay KWAY-sto eel been-AR-ree-yo pair eel TRE-no ah RO-ma? 
delayed in retardo een ree-TAR-do
strike sciopero SHO-pair-oh
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
City / Train station names
English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Main station
Rome Roma Termini
Florence Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Venice Venezia Santa Lucia
Milan Milano Centrale
Genoa Genova Porta Principe
Naples Napoli Centrale
Leghorn Livorno Centrale
Turin Torino Porta Nuova

Useful Italian for air travel

English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)   Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
the airport l'aeroporto LAHW-ro-port-oh
the airplane l'aereo LAIR-reh-oh
terminal terminal TEAR-me-nahl
flight volo VOH-lo
gate uscita d'imbarco oo-SHEE-tah deem-BARK-oh
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
departures partenze par-TEN-zay
arrivals arrivi ah-REE-vee
delayed in ritardo een ree-TAR-doh
on time in orario een oh-RAH-ree-yo
early in avanti een ah-VAHN-tee
boarding imbarco eem-BARK-o
connecting flight la coincidenza la ko-een-chee-DEN-za
check-in accettazione ah-chet-ta-zee-YO-nee
immigration controllo passaporti cone-TRO-lo pah-sa-POR-tee
security check controllo di sicurezza kohn-TRO-lo dee see-kur-AY-tzah
customs dogana do-GA-na
shuttle la navetta lah na-VET-tah
boarding pass carta d'imbarco kart-ta deem-BARK-o
baggage claim ritiro bagagli ree-TEER-oh bah-GA-lyee
carry-on luggage bagaglio à mano bah-GA-lyo ah MA_no
checked luggage bagalio bah-GA-lyo

Useful Italian for car travel

English (inglese) Italian  (italiano)  Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
car automobile ow-toh-MO-bee-lay
scooter/motorboke un motorino oon mo-tair-EE-no
gas station stazione di servizio stah-zee-YO-nay dee sair-VEE-tzee-yo
gas benzina ben-ZEE-nah
diesel gasolio [or] diesel gah-ZOH-lee-oh [or] DEE-zell
Fill it up, please al pieno, per favore ahl pee-YAY-noh, pair fa-VOHR-ray
Where is... Dov'é doh-VAY
...the highway l'autostrada lout-oh-STRA-dah
...the state highway la statale [written "SS"] lah sta-TAHL-eh
...the road for Rome la strada per Roma lah STRA-dah pair RO-mah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
keep going straight sempre diritto SEM-pray dee-REE-toh
to cross attraversare ah-tra-vair-SAR-ay
toll pedaggio peh-DA-jo
parking parcheggio par-KEH-jo
road map carta stradale kar-ta stra-DA-lay
where can I pay the fine? dove posso pagare la multa DOH-veh Po-so pag-GAR-ray la MOOL-tah


Typical road signs / terms » more

English (anglais) French (français) 
Stop Stop
Exit  Uscita
Staffic light Semaforo
One-way Senso unico
Dead-end Strada senza uscita
Parking prohibited No parcheggio or parcheggio proibito
Pedestrian zone Area pedonale
Limited Traffic Zone (you pay to drive in) ZTL or Zona Traffico Limitato

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).