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Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Savour your way around Italy through authentic gourmet experiences! Start your journey in Florence, where you’ll enjoy some of Italy's best art, architecture, food and wine. Move on to Bologna to learn about local food traditions, before exploring the majestic Tuscan countryside and visiting the charming towns of Chiusi and Pienza. End in Rome, the Eternal City, with a stroll around the country’s most legendary sites!


With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. 

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable. 

Location:

  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Florence, Tuscany, Italy
  • Bologna, Italy
  • Siena, Tuscany, Italy
  • Frascati, Rome, Italy (FCO)
10  Days | 8  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Rome (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Round-trip transfers from railway station to the hotel in Florence area, Bologna, San Quirico D'Orcia and Frascati
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 2 tastings
  • High-speed train from Rome airport to Florence, and from Florence to Bologna, in standard class
  • Intercity train from Bologna to Chiusi, and from Chiusi to Rome, in first class
  • Transfer from Frascati hotel to Rome airport
  • 4 More Moments activities included:
    • Private guided food tour in Bologna with tastings
    • Tortellini cooking class in Bologna with tastings
    • Full-day guided excursion to Montalcino with tastings
    • Full-day guided excursion to Pienza with tastings
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Rome.

Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 2

Welcome to Rome – Florence (approx. 313 km)

Upon arrival in Rome, make your way to the railway station inside the airport and board the high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 3

Florence: At Leisure

Enjoy the day at your pace and sample world-famous art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. The entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Walking is by far the best way to explore the city and see attractions like the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. If you are an art and history lover, opt for an optional excursion ($) to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture, David. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 4

Florence – Bologna (approx. 104 km) -Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet your private driver for your transfer to the railway station and take the train to Bologna. Upon arrival, meet your driver who will take you to the hotel to check in. In the afternoon, begin your walking tour of the city. 

More Moments Activities Included:
Private Guided Food Tour of Bologna:
  • Discover the rich and delicious culinary traditions of Bologna with our foodie walking tour. You will taste some of the most traditional delicacies of the gastronomic capital, such as handmade pasta, cold cuts, cheese, chocolate... while walking through its medieval historical centre, featuring typical porticoes.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 5

Bologna: Sightseeing

After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure. Spend an afternoon or evening learning how to cook traditional Italian meals in the home of a chef.

More Moments Activities Included:
Tortellini Cooking Class:
  • Prepare handmade pasta and other dishes with your host, a gastronome and Italian cuisine lover. Your host has refined a menu of Emilia-Romagna specialties, using products and raw materials from the local market. Get ready to learn some of the secrets of Italian cuisine. Once the cooking class is finished, you and the chef will enjoy the dishes you prepared. Also, learn to pair local recipes with fine Italian wines.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 6

Bologna – San Quirico D’Orcia - Montalcino (approx. 247 km): Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet your private driver for your transfer to the railway station and take your train to Chiusi-Chianciano. This area of Tuscany boasts endless rolling hills covered with sunflowers and a rich green valley which encompasses the Orcia river. Meet your driver who will take you to your hotel to check in.

More Moments Activities Included:
Full-day Guided Excursion to Montalcino:
  • Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s most renowned wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this full-day guided tour. Start at a cellar to learn about the wine's production process and meet the locals behind the wine. We will take you to one of the most prestigious wineries of the area. There you will visit the cellar and learn about the techniques before tasting three wines produced at the winery: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Rosso IGT. Lastly, you will visit the medieval village of Montalcino, where you can stroll along the small and fabled streets, an ideal place for getting lost among adorable craft shops, bars and wine houses.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 7

San Quirico D’Orcia -– Pienza: Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will take you to one of the farms of Val d’Orcia producing the famous Pecorino cheese of Pienza. You'll get a chance to learn the secrets of the best cheese and try local products.

More Moments Activities Included:
Full-Day Guided Excursion to Pienza:
  • Enjoy a guided visit of a cheese factory where you can taste eight different sheep cheeses and a cold cut platter served with a red wine called Orcia D.O.C. Next, we will take you to Pienza, widely known as the “ideal city of the Renaissance,” founded by Pope Pius II. Admire the unique paintings and bell tower of the Cattedrale dell'Assunta  and explore the village’s town hall, central square and the Palazzo Piccolomini, famous for its hanging gardens and as the filming location for Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tastings
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 8

San Quirico D’Orcia - Frascati (approx. 217 km)

After breakfast, meet your private driver for your transfer to the railway station and take your train to Rome. Meet your driver who will take you to the hotel in Frascati to check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 9

Frascati: At Leisure

Enjoy the day at leisure. Take advantage of the easy train ride to reach Rome 30 minutes away and enjoy the many possibilities of the Eternal City. Italy’s capital is one of the world’s most romantic, awe-inspiring, vibrant, and charismatic cities in the world.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

Day 10

Frascati - Rome airport - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Easy Pace Gourmet Italy

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Demidoff Country Resort(or similar)
Bologna, Italy
Metropolitan (or similar)
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Dimore Del Capitano(or similar)
Frascati, Rome, Italy (FCO)
Flora(or similar)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Transfers between hotels and activity/exclusion meeting points
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 6 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.