You’ve had a taste of Italy—now it’s time to experience it. Our sister company offers
customized tours of Italy, from the city to the countryside.
In Italy, food and wine are celebrations of passion, love and family. Come experience the most sought after culinary traditions in the cradle of the Italian food-basket with our L&B Italian family.
We offer an array of food tours, classes and trips, each led by a hand-picked expert guide, sommelier or chef.
In Venice, take a trip with our sommelier to one of the most exclusive wine events in the gorgeous countryside. Better yet, prowl the Testaccio markets in Rome with a premier chef teaching you how to choose the freshest, authentic ingredients. Enjoy the tastiest fish by cooking on a boat, docked off the turquoise coast of Sicily; all accompanied by delicious Sicilian “Grillo.” Learn from our “sfoglina” in Tuscany how to make pasta by hand, the traditional way. Finally, you can’t leave without learning to cook with the truffles in Piedmont.
In Italy, food is something to celebrate with everyone, so bring your friends and family to celebrate with us. We will treat you like family!
Your personal local guide will provide you a walking tour of the picturesque Venetian calli (streets) and ponti (bridges) of Venice, telling you the incredible history and secrets of this unique city. You’ll admire the center of the Venetian power during the Serenissima Republic of Venice: Piazza San Marco (St Mark square) and its fascinating buildings, such as the Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), which was the heart of the political life and public administration of the Venetian Republic. Follow some incredible off-the-beaten-track itineraries and discover Venice’s best-kept secrets, then taste the authentic Venetian food & wine traditions in a typical “osteria.” Mix up with the locals and enjoy a tasty Venetian aperitif with “cicchetti e un’ombra di vino” (finger food and a glass of wine), that will invigorate your spirit and make you look at Venice from the locals’ point of view!
Taste your way through the backstreets bars of Venice with this delicious and wine tour. Your guide will take you to 5 different enotecas to discover where local Venetians go to drink, eat and mingle. You will visit a nearby bar that occupies the former site of a charcoal store and then stroll over to the Carnnaregio neighborhood and visit an 18th-century watering hole on the bustling street of Strada Nuova. The tour will then cross the Grand Canal on a traghetto passenger ferry and stop at the historic, open-air Rialto Market, where many Venetians shop for daily fresh produce and seafood. You will visit three more bars in central Venice, each with unique atmospheres and specialty cicchetti dishes. Your tour will end at the iconic Rialto Bridge.
Now you’re ready to eat, drink, think and stroll through the streets of this city as a real Florentine! Tastings of Florentine everyday life…the “perfect cappuccino” or hot chocolate, food tastings in the most typical Florentine market that includes wines, cured meats, bruschetta and cheeses, olive oils, truffle oils and visit a bakery for tasty goodies, ending at a popular Florentine gelato shop. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see.
Indulge in a taste of Florence on this four-hour food and walking tour. As you travel through the streets of Florence, you will visit and experience Italian specialty shops to include coffee and hot chocolate, and explore the most typical Florentine market that includes wines, cured meats, bruschetta, cheese, and olive oils. Your tour will end at a popular Florentine gelato shop.
The day will begin with your private, English-speaking chauffeur picking you up in a Mercedes at your hotel. From there you will head up into the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills to a castle in the countryside. Once at the castle, a staff member will lead you on a private tour of the enchanting castle which includes its wine cellars and vineyards.
The castle has an incredibly rich history and was built by the Pazzi family in 1184 AD. In fact, this very castle was actually host to the plot to assassinate the royal Medici family in Florence. After the tour, you will have a cooking class with three courses which includes learning to make handmade pasta, sauces, and dessert. Once you have finished cooking, it’s time to try your masterpieces along with three wines produced at the vineyards of the castle in the castle dining room. Then, you will meet your driver who will take you back to your hotel.
A good day Always start with a good COLAZIONE!” Italians conceive to have a coffee in a bar as a ritual and a very important social moment, a way to have a break from their work and to talk with friends and colleagues. After breakfast, Italians are ready to go to the food market, the residents in Florence’s city center go to S.Lorenzo and S. Ambrogio, historicals indoor food markets, where Florentines go to find the best food (going early in the morning you can find the chefs of the best restaurants in town selecting the best meat from the butchers– Florentine’s butchers have a great reputation since the middle age- fresh vegetable, handmade pasta and bread….by the way a bakery is waiting for you, ask for SCHIACCIATA and you’ll know what is the Italian favorite snack!
Happy end to the Florence foodie tour, a wine tasting in a typical Fiaschetteria (from – fiasco- the Tuscan bottle of Chianti wine). As you taste these traditional wines, try to understand why Florentines can’t do without a good glass of Chianti, chicken liver pate’ on Tuscan bread (costino toscano) and ribollita!
Discover and experience how Prosecco is traditionally produced and what makes it distinctive. You will travel through the ancient rolling hills and vineyards to visit the cellars of two wineries and enjoy various tastings of Prosecco.
Your English-speaking driver w.ill drive you to the breathtaking hills and “borghi” (tiny villages) of the Prosecco area, completely covered by terraced vineyards: this is the home of the most famous Italian sparkling white wine. You will follow the Prosecco wine route through the sloping vineyards and medieval villages of the Veneto Region, stopping to admire the picturesque 16th century Molinetto della Croda (the Watermill Set in the Rock), and the unique Osteria Senza Oste (the Inn without a Host). You will visit two local estates and discover all the secrets of Prosecco winemaking. You’ll see the huge stainless steel tanks and learn about the current Prosecco winemaking method, called Martinotti or Charmat, as well as enjoy sipping delicious high-quality prosecco. Let the experts guide you through an emotional wine tasting of excellent traditional Prosecco, which will involve all your senses. A pleasure for your palate and your soul!