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A Food Lover’s Tour of Italy with Academia Barilla

On behalf of Fine Cooking , Academia Barilla will host you
on an incredible journey into Italian food culture.

Fine Cooking has partnered with Academia Barilla to bring you an incredible journey into Italian food culture. Enjoy white-glove treatment throughout your visit, with luxury accommodations, and private transportation. You’ll experience the perfect blend of hands-on classes, visits and tastings with regional producers – even a day at the spa!

Your trip starts and ends with a class in Academia Barilla’s state-of-the-art kitchen, cooking and eating traditional recipes, paired with the best wines the region has to offer. In between, you’ll tour Parma and its outer provinces to visit producers of the local specialties in both food and drink, learn about their process, and sample their wares. Highlights are below.

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Tour Highlights

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

What’s Included:

  • Round-trip group transfer to and from Milan Malpensa Airport (airfare to and from Milan is not included)
  • 6 night of luxury accommodation with breakfast included
  • 6 dinners, 5 lunches in a range of excellent Parma restaurants
  • 2 cooking classes at Academia Barilla with a private chef, followed by a tasting of the dishes made during class
  • Academia Barilla Chef Kit, including Apron, Chef Hat, and Recipe Colleciton
  • Tour of the Academia Barilla facility, including the Gastronomic Library
  • Guided visits to producers of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma with product tastings
  • Guided visits to producer of Aceto Balsamico, a winery and Culatello producer with product tastings
  • Spa day in Salsomaggiore Terme
  • Chartered transportation to all activities and producers
  • English-speaking guide throughout all tours and visits

Note: Level of activity requires moderate walking, including steps, uneven sidewalks and terrain.

Dates and Prices

Dates of Tour: Sunday, May 18 – Saturday, May 24, 2014
Must book no later than: We are no longer taking reservations for this tour.
Price: $3,999* per person, double occupancy

Note: There is a supplemental charge for single occupancy throughout the trip of $545 per person

*Please note, price does not include airfare

Customer Support

1.877.787.5407    M-F 9-5, EST



International Support:
1.203.304.3047

About Our Partner

Academia Barilla is the world’s premier center for Italian Gastronomy and culture, and as such its mission is to protect, develop, and promote the art of Italian gastronomy worldwide. Its courses bring together food lovers, chefs, and gastronomy experts from around the world to celebrate Italian culinary traditions.

The Faculty and the Area