Spring 2023

We're planning two 2023 Spring trips in Italy, one including Easter in Rome!

And, we're very excited to announce that award-winning photographer Tchell Depaepe is joining our Easter in Rome adventure! She will be teaching us how to take amazing vacation photos using smart phones. If you've ever wanted to learn how to take better photos, this is your chance!  Space is very limited so book now if you'd like to join either trip. See Below for both options.

April 7 to 15, 2023

Easter in Rome

The official Kitchen Table Travel tour starts on Friday, April 7 2023. Please arrive at least one day early to allow for any delays and jet lag so that you can be ready to go that Friday at 10am. We can help you book the hotel that we will be staying at in Rome to simplify things because that's where the tour  starts, or you can stay at a hotel of your choice.

Day One 

April 7, 2023 Friday 

Rome

-We‘ll meet at the hotel at 10am. If you are staying elsewhere the night before, please arrive earlier to get checked in and to drop off your bags. We’ll be starting the day with a walking tour of Rome guided by Marta Rezzano, local sommelier and guide. There’ll be lots of history and culinary delights involved in this fun and lively Roman adventure.

-Full of food and knowledge, you’ll enjoy a bit of free time to wander around the eternal city before we meet up again for an Italian cheese and wine dinner led by a local Roman sommelier. 

Included: Lodging, lunch and dinner, and above activities.

 

Day Two 

April 8, 2023 Saturday 

Rome

-This morning we’ll visit a traditional Roman indoor market where locals buy their produce, pantry items, meat, cheese, breads, and household goods. We’ll wander the maze of stalls and sample typical treats and learn about Italian foods. 

-After, enjoy some free time to take in the sights and sounds of Rome before we meet again for a special tour that will showcase the traditional foods of Easter in Rome.

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Day Three

April 9, 2023 Sunday

Rome

-We’re working hard to get tickets to Easter Mass at the Vatican with Il Papa! If you are not Catholic, it’s still worth checking out such a once in a lifetime experience. Easter lunch will follow and then you will have the rest of the day to once again explore all that Rome has to offer during this festive season.

Included: Lodging, breakfast and lunch, and above activities.

 

Day Four 

April 10, 2023 Monday

Casperia

Today we hit the road and head to the countryside for the enchanting medieval village of Casperia where we’ll spend the next few days lodging in a 15th century palazzo. We’ll still be in the region of Lazio, which is famous for its olive oil. We’ll tour some olive groves and taste oils and learn about the history and production of this famous Italian export. A light lunch is included in the tour. 

-We’ll have some time to explore Casperia before heading to Grano e Farina, a highly rated and professional level cooking school where we’ll have an incredible dinner prepared for us by the chefs in their own home. 

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Day Five

April 11, 2023 Tuesday 

Casperia

It’s cooking class day with Grano e Farina. We’ll start the day with a visit to a local artisan flour mill. Learn about how and where heirloom grains are grown and how they can be produced to showcase their best qualities. You’ll take some of that flour and use it in your class to make pasta with Julia, a sfoglina, and Pino, a master chef. Pino and Julia are both very involved in the famed Pasta Grannies project and will be able to impart much wisdom from their experiences. We'll all enjoy the beautiful and delicious lunch that everyone has worked to prepare. 

-After lunch, you may want to rest a bit before we head to a nearby local village to explore and dine. 

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Day Six

April 12, 2023 Wednesday

Casperia-Orvieto

Today we start with a hearty breakfast before heading off with Lucio, a local environmentalist, for a nature walk. Lucio is an expert in the natural formations, plants, and history of the area and his nature walks are fun and a decent workout! Because we work so hard on these walks we always follow up with a nice lunch with our guide. 

-After bidding farewell to Lazio, we hit the road again and head to the charming ancient hilltop village of Orvieto in the Umbria region. We can check into our hotels and explore the town before meeting for dinner. Orvieto has much to offer including a network of underground caves and famed artwork in their stunning basilica. We’ll be providing you with an Orvieto Card which gives you entry to major attractions.

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Day Seven

April 13, 2023 Thursday

Orvieto 

After a leisurely morning we’re going to a nearby dairy farm to see how artisan goat cheese is made. We’ll learn the incredible process of the journey from goat to finished product and the skill involved in producing such incredible cheeses. Of course we’ll be tasting everything as well!

-After, we’ll get more free time in Orvieto before meeting up for dinner. 

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities.

 

Day Eight

April 14, 2023 Friday

Orvieto 

-Today we head to Madonna del Latte, an Umbrian organic winery famous for its rich, volcanic soil for a tour and an early wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie. 

-Once we are full of local wines and cheese, we’ll go to Civita di Bagnoregio, an Etruscan hilltop town, accessible only by a pedestrian bridge, 

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch, and above activities. 

 

Day Nine

April 15, 2023 Saturday

Orvieto-Rome

We bid farewell to Orvieto and on the way to Rome, we will stop at the famed Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, a famed renaissance statuary garden known for its stone carved “monsters”. Wander the peaceful forest setting and take in the amazing art. 

We’ll have a spot of lunch before driving back to Rome

-Tonight we have our farewell dinner! 

Included: Lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Notes:

-Airport transfers are not included. 

-House wine is included at meals. All other wines and alcoholic beverages are not included. 

-April 7, 8, and 9th include some free time in Rome. You can use that time to visit sights such as the Colosseum or museums. You must book tickets in advance for many of these activities. We can direct you to reputable websites for tickets.

-Some of the Rome activities may end up being scheduled differently or slightly changed to accommodate our vendor's schedules  and to make the most out of Rome's Easter festivities.

Price - $4200 per person. 

A $1000 deposit is required for booking.

Airfare and airport transfers are not included in this price. 

Travel Insurance is required to join this trip. 

Please see our Terms & Conditions.

April 17 to 24

Culinary Adventures in the Italian Countryside

Day One

April 17, 2023 Monday

Rome

10:00 

We’ll meet in Rome this morning for a delicious and fun day to start our journey!  We’re going to see the largest market in Rome in the Trionfale neighborhood near the Vatican. We’ll walk amongst the food stalls, meet some of the vendors, learn how Italians do their shopping, and of course enjoy some delicious treats. 

Afterwards enjoy some free time before we meet again in the evening for a sommelier-led cheese and wine dinner. Our wine dinner will include a variety of low-intervention wines, pairings with cheese and charcuterie, and we’ll learn why some pairings work and some don’t and how to create your own. 

Included: Lunch, Dinner, and above activities.

 

Day Two

April 18, 2023 Tuesday

Rome - Casperia

After a light breakfast, we depart Rome for Montopoli di Sabina, the famed hills in Lazio just outside of Rome. This area is rich in agriculture and beauty and has not yet been discovered by tourists.

First we’ll be headed to the village of Casperia to check into our beautiful bed and breakfast that’s in a 15th century palazzo. We’ll get settled in before our olive oil tour amongst this world renowned olive oil region. We’ll learn how olives are cultivated and processed and afterwards enjoy a tasting with a light lunch. 

We’ll have some time to explore Casperia before heading to Grano e Farina, a highly rated and professional level cooking school where we’ll have an incredible dinner prepared for us by the chefs in their own home. 

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 



Day Three

April 19, 2023 Wednesday

Casperia

It’s cooking class day with Grano e Farina. We’ll start the day with a visit to a local artisan flour mill. Learn about how and where heirloom grains are grown and how they can be produced to showcase their best qualities. You’ll take some of that flour and use it in your class to make pasta with Julia, a sfoglina, and Pino, a master chef. Pino and Julia are both very involved in the famed Pasta Grannies project and will be able to impart much wisdom from their experiences. We'll all enjoy the beautiful and delicious lunch that everyone has worked to prepare. 

After lunch, you may want to rest a bit before we head to a nearby local village to explore and dine. 

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 



Day Four

April 20, 2023 Thursday 

Casperia-Orvieto

Today we start with a hearty breakfast before heading off with Lucio, a local environmentalist, for a nature walk. Lucio is an expert in the natural formations, plants, and history of the area and his nature walks are fun and a decent workout! Because we work so hard on these walks we always follow up with a nice lunch with our guide. 

After bidding farewell to Lazio, we hit the road again and head to the charming ancient hilltop village of Orvieto in the Umbria region. We can check into our hotels and explore the town before meeting for dinner. Orvieto has much to offer including a network of underground caves and famed artwork in their stunning basilica. We’ll be providing you with an Orvieto Card which gives you entry to major attractions.

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and above activities. 

 

Day Five

April 21 2023 Friday

Orvieto

After a leisurely morning we’re going to a nearby dairy farm to see how artisan goat cheese is made. We’ll learn the incredible process of the journey from goat to finished product and the skill involved in producing such incredible cheeses. Of course we’ll be tasting everything as well!

Afterwards, we’ll get more free time in Orvieto before meeting up for dinner. 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and above activities.

 

Day Six

April 22, 2023 Saturday

Montepulciano

We say goodbye to Orvieto and make our way to Tuscany, to the village of Montepulciano. Once there, we’ll check into our lodgings and explore this picturesque village and all it has to offer. There’s wonderful art, architecture, and of course, the famed wine of the region. Enjoy some free time before meeting up for dinner. 

Included: Breakfast, Dinner and above activities.

 

Day Seven

April 23, 2023 Sunday

Montepulciano

Today we’ll be touring a local farm, Podere il Casale. The farm is 100% organic and besides fruits and vegetables, it produces cheese, wine, oil, grains, and honey. We’ll see the beautifully cared-for property, greet the goats, and see how cheese is made. We’ll also learn the lifecycle of the products and how they travel from the hard working hands at the farm to your dinner plate. We'll finish up our visit with lunch and a cheese and wine tasting (all items produced on the property!).

After our lunch we’ll go into Pienza, a gorgeous small hilltop Tuscan village that’s been a UNESCO World Heritage spot since 1996, for a walk and sightseeing. Pienza is known as the ideal Renaissance village, famous for its charm and magnificent views of the valleys below. 

We can then enjoy some rest and downtime before meeting up again for dinner. 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and above activities.


Day Eight

April 24, 2023 Monday 

Montepulciano-Rome

We bid farewell to Montepulciano and make our way to Rome.  Along the way, we’ll stop at the famed Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, a famed renaissance statuary garden known for its stone carved “monsters”. Wander the peaceful forest setting and take in the amazing art. 

We’ll have a spot of lunch before driving back to Rome where we’ll check into our rooms and enjoy a bit of free time before our farewell dinner. 

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and above activities. 

 

April 25 is departure day.

Price - $3500 per person. 

A $1000 deposit is required for booking.

Airfare and airport transfers are not included in this price. 

Travel Insurance is required to join this trip. 

Please see our Terms & Conditions.