Indulge in the best of the Mediterranean region's food and wine on this comprehensive three-week getaway. Start the trip in Athens, home to both the famed Acropolis and the bustling Varvakios Market. Spend a few days island-hopping for winery tours and some of the world's best olive oil, before catching a flight to the south of Italy. Enjoy the best of Italy's cuisine, from pizza in Naples to parmesan in Bologna as you eat and drink your way through the country.
You’ll start in the bustling Pignasecca Market, one of Naples’s oldest street markets and a place that will surely awaken your senses. Here you’ll enjoy a traditional Neapolitan breakfast just like locals! Then, sip a cappuccino or espresso and taste the popular sweet pastry called sfogliatelle, thin phyllo dough filled with sweetened citrus-flavored ricotta cheese. Italy's food markets are more than just a place to buy your groceries; they’re an impressive cultural experience. You can learn a lot about a place by perusing seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs, interacting with vendors, and discovering local history as told by your passionate guide.
After learning the market’s hidden secrets, you’ll make your way to one of the oldest pizzerias in the city. Set in Naples’ historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this legendary venue is the home to your pizza-making class. As they say in the Neapolitan language, a professional pizza chef, called pizzaiolo or pizzaiuol, will teach you all the tips and tricks. Of course, the best pizza you’ll ever have is the one you’ll make with your own hands!
To end your tour, make one final stop at Piazza San Gaetano for a limoncello tasting. Sorrento’s traditional lemon-flavored liquor is famous worldwide and the perfect digestive to follow an Italian meal.
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Parents who want to travel with small children without disrupting their fellow explorers can turn to this 10-day itinerary. You'll explore Rome's archaeological and religious sites on private tours, with plenty of time to relax in the parks, then head to Sorrento for some time on the beach and boat cruises. Wrap up the trip in Naples with a pizza-making class and visit the islands of Ischia and Procida before you head home.
With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.