Just south of Tuscany, the central region of Lazio shares borders with six neighbors as well as the Tyrrhenian (Mediterranean) Sea. Called Latium in English, it is Italy’s second largest economy (after Lombardy) and second most populous region (after Campania), both of which make sense since it is home to the country’s bustling capital of Rome. 


About the Lazio Region


Lazio offers a variety of landscapes from the Maremma Laziale (the continuation of the Tuscan Maremma) in the north, to the flatlands of Agro Pontino in the south, and the alluvial plains around Rome. The western Tyrrhenian coast faces the Pontine Islands, an archipelago named for the largest island, Ponza, while the east features the volcanic lakes of Bracciano, Bolsena and Vico. The preapennine hills of Colli Albani and the Aurunci Mountains offer other distinctive landscapes.


Savoring History and Cuisine of Lazio


Special departure with University of Massachusetts Boston Professor of Italian Studies Vetri Nathan and Chef-Instructor Angelo Guida

Dates & Pricing

DATES (7 days)
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Per person in double occupancy: from $3,590


Single Supplement: $540


For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Discover three UNESCO Sites: the city of Rome, Villa d’Este in Tivoli and the Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri
  • Visits and tastings to wine, olive oil, cheese and gelato makers
  • Delve daily into history, traditions and culture in this unique area in south of Italy with Professor of Italian Studies Vetri Nathan
  • Relax in unique, cozy agriturismi or 3- or 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Experience an intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage, the Mediterranean Diet with Chef-Instructor Angelo Guida on two hands-on cooking classes
  • Explore the Lazio region and discover the island of Ponza and historical towns such as Rome, Cerveteri, Frascati, San Felice al Circeo, Sperlonga, Gaeta and Monte Cassino
  • Learn more about local recipes and savor the cuisine of south of Italy, meeting and cooking with Angelo Guida’s family for an unforgettable lunch together!
  • Travel with professional Tour Leader Cristiano Bonino and compare the cultural regional differences that make Italy so unique and worth-exploring

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches (1 with Angelo Guida’s family and 1 on board during a boat ride)
  • 5 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Entry fees to Villa d’Este, Cerveteri Etruscan Tombs, the Cleaved Mountain and the Monastery of Monte Cassino
  • Ferry rides to/from Island of Ponza
  • Daily exposure to history and culture of Italy with University of Massachusetts Boston Professor of Italian Studies Vetri Nathan
  • 1 visit and tasting to an olive oil maker and 1 gelato demo and tasting
  • 2 hands-on cooking classes with Chef-Instructor Angelo Guida (1 with his family!)
  • 1 visit and tasting to a local winery and 1 to a mozzarella cheesemaker
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • One group transfer to Formia train station from last hotel on your last day
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 3 lunches and 1 dinner on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader. (Info here)
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts



To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!