While the selection of restaurants is huge, the truly great, authentic eateries are few, hard to find, and even harder to get a table! We have traveled throughout the country and have personally selected the best venues — from the great temples of cuisine, to the charming local trattorias, cafes, and gelato parlors. We will never suggest a place we have not personally tried ourselves. Our recommendations include not only the best restaurants at each site, but those with an excellent price-to-quality ratio.

Along with fine dining, we offer visits to delectable gourmet shops, as well as to the colorful and festive outdoor food markets, overflowing with fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables, just-caught fish, and specially-prepared Italian delicacies.

"I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians."

Elton John


Chocolate-Making Workshop in the heart of Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the delights of chocolate, in this unique and unforgettable chocolate-making workshop! Accompanied by your private English-speaking driver and assistant, take a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. There, visit a master cioccolataio and learn about the history and techniques of chocolate making as he takes you behind the scenes for a tour of the factory. Then assist your chocolate master in the creation— and tasting!—of some of your very own chocolate confections, returning to your hotel with a heart full of sweet dreams!