Flavours of the Renaissance

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WHAT TO EXPECT

A seven day symphony of food, history & culture.

Get off-the-beaten path and go where few travellers have gone before. Visit the “Tuscany” for Italians with like-minded individuals.

Relive the Renaissance and experience Italy’s glory days of Art & Architecture

Eat, explore and be Italian in places you would never discover on your own.

A curated itinerary based on our personal knowledge and local connections with the place we call home.

6 nights sleeping in boutique luxury charm 4-star accommodations located just steps away from one of Italy’s most beautiful Piazzas

Get to know Italy’s people through their cuisine with a hands-on private cooking class in a 17th century Villa that once had its life as a convent

Dine on great meals with great people, wine included

When you travel with us you travel among friends.  Friends that love and know this place like the back of their own hand.

Expect amazing service & advice that only an insider has access to

Unpack once.  Settle in and relax, because it is your vacation after all!

WHAT TO EXPECT

A seven day symphony of food, history & culture.

Get off-the-beaten path and go where few travellers have gone before. Visit the “Tuscany” for Italians with like-minded individuals.

Relive the Italy’s glory days of Art & Architecture

Eat, explore and be Italian in places you would never discover on your own.

A curated itinerary based on our personal knowledge and local connections with the place we call home.

6 nights sleeping luxury boutique 4-star accommodation located just steps away from one of Italy’s most beautiful Piazzas.

Get to know Italy’s people through their cuisine with a hands-on private cooking class in a 17th century Villa that once had its life as a convent

A tasting of local award winning wines paired with local charcuterie and small plates

Dine on great meals with great people, wine included

When you travel with us you travel among friends.  Friends that love and know this place like the back of their own hand.

Expect amazing service & advice that only an insider has access to.

Unpack once.  Settle in and relax, because it is your vacation after all!

HIGHLIGHTS

Walk the winding medieval streets of Ascoli Piceno, and experience one of the most awe-inspiring piazzas in Italy.

Indulge in cuisine that is fresh, local & organic – the original Slow Food at its finest.

Get to know Italy’s rolling hills and hill-top villages. Explore many of Italy’s “Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia”

Tap into the local scene while experiencing two of Italy’s wine regions first hand. Get to know the people behind our world class wine production.

Walk on top of the largest medieval fortress in Italy and experience 360 degree views of ancient olive groves & vineyards lined with Montepulciano grapes.

Enter one of Italy’s most magnificent sanctuaries and visit the house of Nazareth

HIGHLIGHTS

Walk the winding medieval streets of Ascoli Piceno, and experience one of the most awe-inspiring piazzas in Italy.

Indulge in cuisine that is fresh, local & organic – the original Slow Food at its finest.

Get to know Italy’s rolling hills and hill-top villages. Explore many of Italy’s “Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia”

Tap into the local scene while experiencing two of Italy’s wine regions first hand. Get to know the people behind our world class wine production.

Walk on top of the largest medieval fortress in Italy and experience 360 degree views of ancient olive groves & vineyards lined with Montepulciano grapes.

Enter one of Italy’s most magnificent sanctuaries and visit the house of Nazareth

pricing

Starting at €2995 per Person based on double-occupancy

For solo travellers a Single Supplement of  €504 per person is required

Please use our booking engine or inquiry with us directly here for exact pricing of your dates & any desired upgrades

PRICING

Starting at €2995 per Person based on double-occupancy

For solo travellers a Single Supplement of  €504 per person is required

Please use our booking engine or inquiry with us directly here for exact pricing of your dates & any desired upgrades

Experience the Italy you have been craving!

 Click on the calendar below to choose from the available dates

Private Travel

Our off-the-rack itineraries offer everything available in our set-date trips – luxury boutique hotels, exclusive events, local immersion and memories to last a lifetime – with the convenience choosing your own dates and going with your own travel companions. Think of these trips as genuine leather shoes handcrafted by your favourite Italian designer: select your perfect pair, pick your dates, choose your travel companions, pack your bags, and meet us in Italy!

Private Travel Pricing From:
2 travellers – €4,795
4 travellers – €4,295
6 travellers – €3,495
8 travellers – €2,995
Single Supplement €504

 

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Tailor-made Travel

See one of our tours you love?  But you are looking for something tailored to your needs? Not a problem!  Just like swapping out those white laces for something more your style, all our ready-to-book itineraries can be customized to get you runway ready.  Want something unique as you are?  Drop us a line at info@theitalianontour.com and our Trip Designer will take on your request to handcraft you an adventure of our region that you will remember for a lifetime.

Gourmet Gluten-free

We make it easy to travel Italy gluten-free.  Travel worry free and inquire with us directly to make any one of our ready-to-book itineraries Gourmet Gluten-free.

Gluten-free Supplement €204

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Click on the calendar below to choose from the available dates

 

Private Travel

Our off-the-rack itineraries offer everything available in our set-date trips – luxury boutique hotels, exclusive events, local immersion and memories to last a lifetime – with the convenience choosing your own dates and going with your own travel companions. Think of these trips as genuine leather shoes handcrafted by your favourite Italian designer: select your perfect pair, pick your dates, choose your travel companions, pack your bags, and meet us in Italy!

Private Travel Pricing From:
2 travellers – €4,795
4 travellers – €4,295
6 travellers – €3,495
8 travellers – €2,995
Single Supplement €504

 

REQUEST YOUR DATES

Tailor-made Travel

See one of our tours you love?  But you are looking for something tailored to your needs? Not a problem!  Just like swapping out those white laces for something more your style, all our ready-to-book itineraries can be customized to get you runway ready.  Want something unique as you are?  Drop us a line at info@theitalianontour.com and our Trip Designer will take on your request to handcraft you an adventure of our region that you will remember for a lifetime.

Gourmet Gluten-free

We make it easy to travel Italy gluten-free.  Travel worry free and inquire with us directly to make any one of our ready-to-book itineraries Gourmet Gluten-free.

Gluten-free Supplement €204

Read more
Click on the calendar below to choose from the available dates

 

Private Travel

Our off-the-rack itineraries offer everything available in our set-date trips – luxury boutique hotels, exclusive events, local immersion and memories to last a lifetime – with the convenience choosing your own dates and going with your own travel companions. Think of these trips as genuine leather shoes handcrafted by your favourite Italian designer: select your perfect pair, pick your dates, choose your travel companions, pack your bags, and meet us in Italy!

Private Travel Pricing From:
2 travellers – €4,795
4 travellers – €4,295
6 travellers – €3,495
8 travellers – €2,995
Single Supplement €504

 

REQUEST YOUR DATES

Tailor-made Travel

See one of our tours you love?  But you are looking for something tailored to your needs? Not a problem!  Just like swapping out those white laces for something more your style, all our ready-to-book itineraries can be customized to get you runway ready.  Want something unique as you are?  Drop us a line at info@theitalianontour.com and our Trip Designer will take on your request to handcraft you an adventure of our region that you will remember for a lifetime.

Gourmet Gluten-free

We make it easy to travel Italy gluten-free.  Travel worry free and inquire with us directly to make any one of our ready-to-book itineraries Gourmet Gluten-free.

Gluten-free Supplement €204

Read more

Day by Day

Day 1: Meet up in Rome and travel across one of Italy’s beautiful national parks to reach Ascoli Piceno.  Tonight, at dinner get to know your fellow travellers and learn about the exciting week ahead.

Day 2: Ease into Italian life as we make our way to wine country. This morning, enjoy a wine tasting experience as prelude to lunch.  Lunch will be in one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages at a restaurant renowned for its modern take on traditional, local dishes.

Day 3: Today get to know Ascoli Piceno and its beautiful Renaissance squares with our local guide and expert of the area.  Lunch in the heart of truffle country at one of our favourite local family-run establishments known for its fresh, local, and traditional cuisine. And if  you are lucky you might even taste Nonna’s handmade Olive all’ascolana (stuffed olives).

Day 4: Today your guide will whisk you away into the Italian countryside for a cooking class at a 17th century villa. Your instructor will take you on a culinary journey using fresh ingredients grown onsite or nearby the Agriturismo (farm-stay). For lunch enjoy the fruits of your labour and relax by the poolside before returning to Ascoli in the late afternoon.

Day 5: This morning’s jaunt will take us to Loreto, a beautiful basilica nearby the sea. Experience the breathtaking Renaissance masterpieces located at this pilgrimage site.  Travel down to the blue coast for a seafood lunch by the seaside.  Relax like a local with an evening walk through Ascoli’s breathtaking city squares.

Day 6: Today we will head towards the region of Abruzzo, making our way to Italy’s largest medieval fortress.  Feel as though you entered into your own Game of Thrones episode as we explore the streets within this walled city. After we will delve deeper into Abruzzo and dine at a local restaurant known for its Slow Food and rustically refined dishes.

Day 7: After breakfast bid farewell to Ascoli before being driven to the bus or train station. Arriverderci!

Rome

Porto Recanati

Loreto

Civitella del Tronto

Ascoli Piceno

Rosara

Offida

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Your Personal Renaissance

Sample the flavours of Italian life with seven spectacular days based out of Ascoli Piceno, located just around the corner from Rome.  Unpack once and unwind in accommodation located a stone’s throw away from one of Italy’s most Beautiful Piazzas. Your journey will focus on the culture and food of our region allowing you to get to know the rhythm of our city, and soak up some of Italy’s “La Dolce Vita”.  While exploring two of Italy’s wine regions, which is rich in Renaissance architecture, you will be rewarded with an exclusive wine tasting experience and full-immersion in the local food scene. Breathe in beautiful architecture and relive the Italy’s golden years with visits to Loreto and Ascoli Piceno.  Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying fantastic food and learning a few cooking secrets along the way. To ensure your trip is nothing but spectacular you will be joined by a Fully-bilingual, 100% Italian, 100% local guide with an International culinary resume. Get off-the-beaten path and enjoy an in-depth experience of the authentic Italy you have been craving.

 

 

DURATION

7 days

INCLUDES

Flavours of the Renaissance includes:

  • Six nights double occupancy stay in 4-star characteristic and historical accommodations with ensuite bathroom
  • Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations on day of departure
  • Transfer from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Ascoli Piceno
  • Daily breakfast with local ingredients
  • Welcome Aperitivo (cocktail with small plates) in a local historic residence
  • Five lunches representing the cuisine of the territory
  • Private cooking class followed by lunch composed of local ingredients paired with regional wine
  • A guided tour of a world class vineyard
  • A wine taste of local award-winning wines paired with local charcuterie and small plates
  • Private guided tour of Ascoli Piceno, the City of Travertine
  • A visit to the largest medieval fortress in Italy
  • A visit to Loreto, the sister city of Nazareth 
  • Visits to some of Italy’s Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia (Most beautiful Medieval Villages & Hamlets)
  • A knowledge local, bilingual guide that is with you throughout your day
  • All meals include fine local wines, coffee, and dessert
  • When out on the road with us handcrafted gelato & espresso are always on the house
  • All entrance fees to museums & monuments
  • Taxes, tips, and service charges

EXCLUDES

Travel to and from Italy, travel insurance, any other meals not noted in the itinerary, and excursions not listed above.

*All prices are in Euros unless otherwise stated

 

 

GETTING THERE

All our tours start at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Here you will meet your guide at Noon before embarking on your journey to Ascoli Piceno.*

The nearest train station and bus station are located in Ascoli Piceno. Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations  is included on the day you depart from our tours.  

If your arrival or departure does not coincide with the meeting and departure times stated above we can assist you in booking a private transfer at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to and we will gladly help you find the best transfer to suit your travel needs.  

If you are connecting to or from another part of Italy we are also happy to assist you in planning your pre and post trip connections. We have the insider knowledge and on the ground support to ensure you find the best option available to arrive or depart from your tour.

 

*Please note that all guests arriving on our tours are responsible for ensuring they make it to the meeting point by 12 pm at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Those who are unable to make it to the meeting point for the time specified will not be guaranteed a transfer from Rome to Ascoli Piceno and will have to seek other arrangements to participate in the reminder of the tour.  Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding the latter.

 Your Personal Renaissance

Sample the flavours of Italian life with seven spectacular days based out of Ascoli Piceno, located just around the corner from Rome.  Unpack once and unwind in accommodation located a stone’s throw away from one of Italy’s most Beautiful Piazzas. Your journey will focus on the culture and food of our region allowing you to get to know the rhythm of our city, and soak up some of Italy’s “La Dolce Vita”.  While exploring two of Italy’s wine regions, which is rich in Renaissance architecture, you will be rewarded with an exclusive wine tasting experience and full-immersion in the local food scene. Breathe in beautiful architecture and relive the Italy’s golden years with visits to Loreto and Ascoli Piceno.  Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying fantastic food and learning a few cooking secrets along the way. To ensure your trip is nothing but spectacular you will be joined by a Fully-bilingual, 100% Italian, 100% local guide with an International culinary resume. Get off-the-beaten path and enjoy an in-depth experience of the authentic Italy you have been craving.

 

DURATION

7 days

INCLUDES

Flavours of the Renaissance includes:

  • Six nights double occupancy stay in 4-star characteristic and historical accommodations with ensuite bathroom
  • Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations on day of departure
  • Transfer from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Ascoli Piceno
  • Daily breakfast with local ingredients
  • Welcome Aperitivo (cocktail with small plates) in a local historic residence
  • Five lunches representing the cuisine of the territory
  • Private cooking class followed by lunch composed of local ingredients paired with regional wine
  • Guided tours of world class vineyards
  • A wine taste of local award-winning wines paired with local charcuterie and small plates
  • A privately guided tour of Ascoli Piceno, the City of Travertine
  • A visit to the largest medieval fortress in Italy 
  • A visit to Loreto, the sister city of Nazareth
  • Visits to some of Italy’s Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia (Most beautiful Medieval Villages & Hamlets)
  • A knowledge local, bilingual guide that is with you throughout your day
  • All meals include fine local wines, coffee, and dessert
  • When out on the road with us handcrafted gelato & espresso are always on the house
  • All entrance fees to museums & monuments
  • Taxes, tips, and service charges

EXCLUDES

Travel to and from Italy, travel insurance, any other meals not noted in the itinerary, and excursions not listed above.

*All prices are in Euros unless otherwise stated

 

 

GETTING THERE

All our tours start at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Here you will meet your guide at Noon before embarking on your journey to Ascoli Piceno.*

The nearest train station and bus station are located in Ascoli Piceno. Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations  is included on the day you depart from our tours.  

If your arrival or departure does not coincide with the meeting and departure times stated above we can assist you in booking a private transfer at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to and we will gladly help you find the best transfer to suit your travel needs.  

If you are connecting to or from another part of Italy we are also happy to assist you in planning your pre and post trip connections. We have the insider knowledge and on the ground support to ensure you find the best option available to arrive or depart from your tour.

 

*Please note that all guests arriving on our tours are responsible for ensuring they make it to the meeting point by 12 pm at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Those who are unable to make it to the meeting point for the time specified will not be guaranteed a transfer from Rome to Ascoli Piceno and will have to seek other arrangements to participate in the reminder of the tour.  Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding the latter.

 Your Personal Renaissance

Sample the flavours of Italian life with seven spectacular days based out of Ascoli Piceno, located just around the corner from Rome.  Unpack once and unwind in accommodation located a stone’s throw away from one of Italy’s most Beautiful Piazzas. Your journey will focus on the culture and food of our region allowing you to get to know the rhythm of our city, and soak up some of Italy’s “La Dolce Vita”.  While exploring two of Italy’s wine regions, which is rich in Renaissance architecture, you will be rewarded with an exclusive wine tasting experience and full-immersion in the local food scene. Breathe in beautiful architecture and relive the Italy’s golden years with visits to Loreto and Ascoli Piceno.  Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying fantastic food and learning a few cooking secrets along the way. To ensure your trip is nothing but spectacular you will be joined by a Fully-bilingual, 100% Italian, 100% local guide with an International culinary resume. Get off-the-beaten path and enjoy an in-depth experience of the authentic Italy you have been craving.

 

DURATION

7 days

INCLUDES

Flavours of the Renaissance includes:

  • Six nights double occupancy stay in 4-star characteristic and historical accommodations with ensuite bathroom
  • Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations on day of departure
  • Transfer from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Ascoli Piceno
  • Daily breakfast with local ingredients
  • Welcome Aperitivo (cocktail with small plates) in a local historic residence
  • Five lunches representing the cuisine of the territory
  • Private cooking class followed by lunch composed of local ingredients paired with regional wine
  • Guided tours of world class vineyards
  • A wine taste of local award-winning wines paired with local charcuterie and small plates
  • A privately guided tour of Ascoli Piceno, the City of Travertine
  • A visit to the largest medieval fortress in Italy
  • A visit to Loreto, the sister city of Nazareth
  • Visits to some of Italy’s Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia (Most beautiful Medieval Villages & Hamlets)
  • A knowledge local, bilingual guide that is with you throughout your day
  • All meals include fine local wines, coffee, and dessert
  • When out on the road with us handcrafted gelato & espresso are always on the house
  • All entrance fees to museums & monuments
  • Taxes, tips, and service charges

EXCLUDES

Travel to and from Italy, travel insurance, any other meals not noted in the itinerary, and excursions not listed above.

*All prices are in Euros unless otherwise stated

 

 

GETTING THERE

All our tours start at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Here you will meet your guide at Noon before embarking on your journey to Ascoli Piceno.*

The nearest train station and bus station are located in Ascoli Piceno. Transfer from your hotel to Ascoli Piceno’s train and bus stations  is included on the day you depart from our tours.  

If your arrival or departure does not coincide with the meeting and departure times stated above we can assist you in booking a private transfer at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to and we will gladly help you find the best transfer to suit your travel needs.  

If you are connecting to or from another part of Italy we are also happy to assist you in planning your pre and post trip connections. We have the insider knowledge and on the ground support to ensure you find the best option available to arrive or depart from your tour.

 

*Please note that all guests arriving on our tours are responsible for ensuring they make it to the meeting point by 12 pm at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  Those who are unable to make it to the meeting point for the time specified will not be guaranteed a transfer from Rome to Ascoli Piceno and will have to seek other arrangements to participate in the reminder of the tour.  Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding the latter.

The Italian on Tour Benefits 

Small Groups

Your experience will be in small groups from 2 to a maximum of 8 people. Ensuring you individual attention throughout the duration of your stay.  We are here to take care of you every step of the way. 

Local Support

When you travel with us, you are not just another number:  you are an honorary guest!  We are here to take care of you and offer on the ground local support throughout your stay. You can count on us any time of day.

No Stress

Along with our Full-time Local Support we are here to offer our assistance with pre and post-trip planning at no additional cost, with no strings attached.  Just pure and truthful knowledge from one traveller to another.

We are Italian

We don’t just speak Italian, we live here.  Our insider knowledge and personal relationships allow you to experience Italy as if it was your home.  Giving you the all access pass to Italy’s local and lively scene.

We get you

We are not just locals and experts of authentic Italian vacations, were travellers of Italy too.  We understand what you want to see and experience, and we know the best way to make that happen!

The Gold Standard

We don’t subcontract out meaning everything has been tried, tasted, and tested by us.  If it doesn’t meet our personal Stamp of Approval, it doesn’t make it on our tours.  You can sleep soundly at night knowing you are safe from tourist traps, subpar service, and second rate Italian food.

Unpack Once

Travel Italy at a more leisurely pace. Get to know the city we call home. Relax, drink a glass of wine among friends, and soak up a little of Italy’s “La Dolce Vita”.

Learn from the best

Get to know the people through their stomaches.  Food and culture go hand-in-hand in Italy with recipes being passed down from generation to generation.  We take you to cook with local chefs that still make it the way Nonna does.  Because Nonna knows best, and you want to know her secrets.

Handcrafted Gelato & Espresso, ALWAYS on us!

We do hospitality right.  Whenever you are out on the road with us you never have to reach for your wallet to get that extra cup of coffee or much needed scoop of artisan gelato.

Travel with like-minded individuals

Italian culture is all about conviviality and family and friends, so why would you want to travel this beautiful country alone?  Surround yourself with great people, in a great place. Get inspired and come back renewed from your Italian vacation.

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