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Italy is a dream travel destination and home to numerous iconic gastronomical delights, such as pizza, lasagna, Florentine steak, risotto, and carbonara, to name a few. If you are as excited about the delicious Italian delicacies as we are, check out our list of the best cooking tours in Italy that should be added to the bucket list of every gourmet traveler in the destination.
Italy is a dream travel destination that prides itself on having it all. Unparalleled cultural heritage? Check. Numerous world-famous sights? Check. Incredible scenery? Check again. And when it comes to the mouth-watering national cuisine, Italy is second to none. The country is home to numerous gastronomical delights, known and loved all around the globe. They include such iconic foods as pizza, lasagna, Florentine steak, risotto, carbonara, to name a few. The traditional Italian cuisine offers you a lot to explore, and it's no surprise that cooking tours in Italy can be found on top of the travel bucket list of any gourmet. And the best part is that most of the traditional Italian recipes are much simpler than you think! If you are as excited about the delicious Italian delicacies as we are, check out our list of the best Italian itineraries by Firebird. Stay assured, every itinerary features cooking masterclasses with the professional chefs so you can bring to life the authentic tastes of Italy in the comfort of your home kitchen once you return after the trip.

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Treat yourself to the world-famous Italian cuisine, tasty wine, and cheese while enjoying an Italy food tour. Our Italy food tours are planned by the best destination experts and include smooth logistics, rich sightseeing, centrally located hotels, and local professional guides. Be prepared to see the must-visit places, as well as to immerse into mouthwatering food and drinks. Read the essential food & drinks to try in Italy and tips for eating in Italian restaurants for more inspiration.


Essential Food & Drinks to Try in Italy

Don't miss out on any gastronomical experiences in Italy.

Read more about the best local delicacies and make sure to try some of them during your Italy adventure.

Italian Gelato
  • Rigatoni Carbonara, Rome
  • Pizza al Taglio, Rome
  • Sarde in saor, Venice
  • Sparkling wine & Spritz, Venice
  • Florentine steak, Florence
  • Risotto, Milan
  • Pasta allla Norma, Palermo
  • Arancine, Palermo
  • Castelmola Almond Wine
  • Cannoli, Taormina

Tips for Italy Travel

Learn more about the peculiarities of touring Italy and dining in local restaurants.

Italian Pasta
  • Food

    Most restaurant in Italy are open from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. for dinner.

  • Currency

    Make sure to bring some cash for tips and other small expenses; the local currency in Italy is the Euro.

  • What to pack

    It's highly recommended to bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and a waterproof jacket for rainy weather.

  • How much to tip

    In some Italian restaurants, tips are added to your bill; if your bill has "servizio," you don't need to tip. Otherwise, you can tip 5-10% of your bill.

  • Language

    If you want a bill, you have to ask for a waiter to bring it. Use the phrase “il conto dettagliato” or ““il conto lungo“.

  • Souvenirs

    Some of the best souvenirs to bring from Italy include but are not limited to Italian wine, olive oil, ceramics, and Murano glass.

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