Home to western civilisation

The glory of Rome to the splendours of Renaissance Florence and magic of Venice.  Not only is Italy the most well known shaped country in Europe, it has the greatest amount of World Heritage Sites.  When you think of images of Europe, you invariably picture Italy.  From the the Tuscan tanned dreamlands, to the  snowy Alps, the canals of Venice and the ruins of Rome, postcards were made for this country!

Whilst it is going through a period of change (again) it would be remiss to not put on your most glamorous clothes and explore this country.

Armani has outfitted Italy’s Carabinieri police force since 1988 and the Polizia can count a Lamborghini police car amongst its fleet

With a history muddled with bloodshed, back-stabbing, rise and falls of power and which has provided us with both the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, there is a plethora of historical sites and stories for you to explore. This is even before we mention the turbulent times of the gladiator games, the warring guilds and families that allowed the Renaissance to blossom and the geniuses that came out of this period – namely Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Machiavelli and Brunelleschi to name but a few (sadly, no signs of a Splinter or April O’Neil in the history books…)

Italian food has morphed to become the world’s food with Italians themselves consuming on average 25kg of pasta and 100 litres of wine each per year!  But you cannot beat good, simple, fresh pasta from Italy and you can learn how they do this seemingly simple thing so well on some of our experiences whilst having one of the many beautiful Italian wines – which provide 1/5 the world’s total.

This is your time to utter the immortal words – “Veni, vidi, vici”

Italian Experiences

Michelin Star Cooking Experience

Pick & cook your own Michelin Star food & discover 'real' Italian food. Heighten your tastebuds & elevate your skills.

Florence Appetite

Experience Florence, the capital of Tuscany, where eating meets art!! Browse local markets, indulge in aperitivo & create your own gelato!

Amalfi Coast Culinary Experience

Delve into the tastes & aromas of the renowned Amalfi region of Italy. Explore the quaint, pastoral villages & get to grips with the region's unique cuisine.

Ride Hannibal’s Trail

Cycle from Barcelona to Rome...No elephant's required! Join this epic stage ride for the full month, or choose week-long stages.

Lake Como Cycling Experience

Ride through cycling's spiritual home. Experience the highlights of the Giro di Lombardia & immerse yourself in the cycling culture.

Tuscan Life

Become a Renaissance master in Florence. Learn Italian following in the footsteps of masters by indulging in food, wine & art.

Learn Italian in Rome

Learn to speak La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City! Learn Italian in Rome with Ever Thought of Trying!

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

Follow the chef & learn to cook traditional Tuscan cuisine surrounded by olive groves & vineyards in the beautiful cooking course.