Wine Touring and Culinary Long Weekend in Rome

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Food & Wine Weekend in Rome Highlights

Guided exploration of Rome's wonderful wine bars
Hands-on learning experience working with fresh ingredients
Exclusive cooking lesson with professional chef in private home
Long weekend relaxation focusing on local foods and wines


Food and Wine Weekend in Rome Program

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Rome Food & Wine Walk
Day 2 – Frascati Wine Tour
Day 3 - Private Cooking Lesson with Professional chef.  Afternoon departure.

Your long weekend in Rome is intended to allow you to relax and enjoy your weekend while Le Baccanti handles the details. Your three-day getaway will be filled with top-quality culinary experiences and treats, fine locally-produced wines, and interaction with our delightful partners in the city. You will enjoy the wine-bar scene along with a highly specialized, personable local guide to show you the ropes, and experience a completely different approach to regional wines on your full-day tour through the Frascati wine-producing regions outside Rome. You will also have a chance to whet your culinary appetite with a marvelous cooking course with a private expert chef in a beautiful Roman home in the city center.

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Rome Wine-Tasting Walk
Arrival at your charming 4-star hotel in Rome, a location selected particularly for their wonderful client service, inviting decor, and excellent location in the historic city center of Rome. You will be checked-in for 3 nights in a Superior-level room(s).  We have also included the single supplement in groups with odd numbers of participants to avoid any surprise additional surcharges.
Your day continues with an afternoon Rome Wine-Tasting Walk. You will meet with your expert local guide who will lead you through an exploration of a selection of Rome's finest local winebars.  Enjoy some snacks in each tasting session, and get an insider glimpse into the best, most authentic wine bars in the city center. Your guide will be happy to provide you with excellent dining recommendations should you wish to continue your evening in this magical city.

Day 2 - Frascati Wine Tour
Your second day in Rome will begin when your private English-speaking driver retrieves you from your hotel, and takes you out into the countryside outside of Rome for your full-day wine tour exploring the Frascati wine region. Your itinerary will include time for a self-guided visit to either the Tivoli Gardens or Hadrian's Villa, both stunning examples of Roman history just outside of the city. Your day also includes two visits to Frascati wine estates, both with spectacular cantinas and tours through the property as led by winery owners or qualified winery staff members. All tours and visits will be in English, or when possible, the language of your choice. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch in a nearby trattoria, and taste the wonderful regional red, white and sparkling wines before you head back to Rome at the end of your day.

Day 3 - Private cooking course with professional chef
Your last day with Le Baccanti will be spent in the company of a wonderful private chef on this delightful private cooking course. The course is held in a private Roman home, and will feature the best, freshest local ingredients as your chef walks you through the preparation of a full multi-course meal, focusing on regional delicacies and reinterpretations of classic Roman cuisine. After your lesson, you'll be seated for your meal of prepared dishes, all thoughtfully paired with excellent local wines, water, and coffee.
You will have the remainder of the day at your disposal prior to your departure, relative to your eventual departure time. Please note that check-out times from the majority of hotels is in the morning, although you will likely be able to leave any small luggage with your hotel during your last day in Rome.

Why should you come to Rome? This southern Italian region offers some truly memorable local wines that are not necessarily widely known outside the Roman area. As such, this would be a remarkable wine experience for wine lovers looking to discover something a little different from the usual Italian wines. This three-day getaway also is of great appeal to people who love good food and wine, and wish to combine an experience focusing on both of these wonderful Italian specialties. Your thirst for excellent wines will be sated with this tour, as you unearth local delicacies reserved for true aficionados of fine Italian wine and cuisine.
Who should come to Rome for this long weekend? Naturally, this tour will appeal to foodies and wine lovers, but also for anyone with an interest in regional food and culinary history. If you're looking for a experience combining wine and food, you'll savor this long getaway's focus on what goes into the creation of Roman culinary masterpieces and their sensational local wine pairings.

Le Baccanti will handle the details, and guarantee that you will create memories of a lifetime during your short break here in Italy.


SPECIAL NOTES:  Depending on your arrival time, we might need to update your itinerary to make the courses and activities align. Email us with any specific requests or preferences you might have so we can help you make the most of your weekend in Rome.
As your weekend includes a private cooking course, please do let us know if you have any food allergies or intolerances so the menus can be adjusted accordingly.

What's Included in your Food & Wine Weekend in Rome Package

Three nights at a charming 4-star hotel with double occupancy rooms with three breakfasts.
Afternoon guided wine-tasting walk through Rome's best enotecas.

Guided tasting with English-speaking expert of 2 white wines, 2 red wines and accompanying snacks (prices will vary on onsite selection of wines, to be paid onsite).
Full-day Frascati Wine Tour with private English-speaking driver and luxury vehicle (approx. 8 hours).

Guided visit and tastings at one top-rated Frascati winery.

Lunch booking at excellent local restaurant (meal not included, to be paid onsite).

Self-guided exploration of either Hadrian's Villa or Tivoli Estate, entrance fees to be paid on-site. Time permitting, self-guided exploration of nearby town or village.
One private cooking course and meal in private Roman residences with professional chef.
Possibility to have one free afternoon to shop and explore Rome.
Informative material.
22% VAT taxes.

What's Not Included in your Food & Wine Weekend in Rome Package


Personal expenses.
Travel insurance.
Any other good or service not listed above.

Please let us know if you will need any transfers for airport services, or for your cooking experience. We would be delighted to organize these additional services for you.

SPECIAL NOTE: While we are happy to accommodate any small adjustments to this schedule as listed above, the itinerary and contents of the package are not generally customizable or exchangeable. We would be delighted to create an unique, fully-personalized complete vacation for you with our specialized travel advisors at Bacco Escapes. Please contact your advisor for full information on the options our expert staff can construct for you.