Culinary Tour of the Italian Countryside
The central Italian region of Ciociaria (pronounced cho-cha-REE-a) is known for simple rustic dishes, fresh cheeses, and extra virgin olive oil prepared using traditional methods. You can taste all the authentic flavors of the area on this 7-day culinary tour from Epitourean.
The tour includes:
- Round-trip ground transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport
- All meals and wine
- 4 hands-on cooking classes
- Daily culinary tours and excursions
- 6 nights in a deluxe room at Casa Gregorio
- Note: airfare is not included.
We've listed some trip highlights below. Click here for a full itinerary.
Stay in a Historic Hotel
Parts of Casa Gregorio date back to the 18th century, when it was a home for nobles. A full restoration in 2010 added modern comforts to rooms, but you can still see historic features such as coffered wooden ceilings and the original tile flooring. Downstairs, there's a 16th-century olive oil mill.
Hands-On Cooking Classes
You'll meet with local chefs for cooking classes that cover each course of a traditional Italian dinner, from antipasti to dessert. Using fresh ingredients, participants prepare classic dishes such as fettuccine with truffles, stuffed zucchini, and pizza.
Ciociaria is known for its fresh provolone, ricotta, and buffalo mozzarella; you can taste all three on a tour of a local dairy farm. The trip also includes tours of an olive oil mill, a vineyard and wine cellar, and a prosciuttificio, where you can sample hand-cut prosciutto and pork sausage.
Local Cuisine and Wine
Each day, the group sits down to meals showcasing regional specialties such as seafood from the Tyrrhenian Sea and cured meats. One lunch highlights the aromatic flavors of extra virgin olive oil. Lunches and dinners usually include wine pairings.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Airfare is not included in this offer.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes. Epitourean can arrange for lodging in Rome either before or after the main tour, plus any day excursions requested.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
Groupon customers should call 800-390-3292 or email email@example.com to inquire about desired dates.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
If the dates requested by the customer are not available, they can request flexible dates so that they can use their voucher for a future date (where we honor the discounted price and pre-paid status), or they can request a refund through Groupon, as long as it is within the Groupon refund period.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Each guest (adult or child) will need to purchase a Groupon. Due to the nature of the cooking class focus of these tours, we do not recommend children under the age of 10.