Getting to know Italy like a local

Thanks to its timeless beauty, inestimable art treasures, enviable climate, acclaimed cuisine and the warmth and generosity of its people, Italy is one of the top travel destinations in the world. Here at Veritas Italy we don’t want you to settle for just the tourist hotspots. By participating in unique events and mixing with the locals you’ll discover the real Italy, far from the well-trodden tourist track.

Take a look at some  exciting travel ideas we have selected for you: Magical Puglia for a sensational full-immersion in the culture and lifestyle of a rising travel destination. In this part of the world travellers receive the warmest of welcomes.  The beautiful coastal villages with their white-washed homes overlooking  sapphire waters, make it a perfect place to unwind and relax.  We recommend the best vineyards for premium wine tastings and fabulous restaurants. Meet the locals at one of our social dining events and make new friends. The choice is up to you, it’s your holiday after all!

The Food & Culture Tour is ideal for those who are after a  door-to-door service.  From the moment  you are greeted and welcomed at  Rome’ s  airport,  right till the end of the 8 day tour.  You’ll be staying in a beautiful country style farmhouse,  owned by local family who are very passionate about preserving and sharing the customs and traditions of their land. The food you’ll enjoy is grown locally and straight from the farm to the table! Join a small group of like-minded people, and meet  local producers, take part in hands-on cooking classes, go on excursions, and eat some of the region’s most delicious food!

If  you want to become a pro in  Italian cooking,  why not take some time out and become an expert  in Florence and Lucca. Or just like Julia Child, David Lebovitz, Jamie Oliver and other celebrity chefs have done in the past, learn the art of Sicilian cooking with internationally acclaimed Sicilian chef and author, Fabrizia Lanza, owner of the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school. She excels in bringing people together in the name of food and ancient family traditions.

Italy’s major food events

Be a part of some of Italy’s premiere culinary events, including Taste of Roma in September, where among the many talented experts there will be the legendary Heinz Beck.  The culinary maestro, one of the world’s greatest,  has brought Rome’s Restaurant La Pergola to a stellar position, with three Michelin stars and Wine Spectator Grand award recognitions.

Discover  new trends and food specialties at the Salone del Gusto Internazionale in Turin, where over 200,000 food & wine aficionados gather every year. At Veritas Italy we are strong advocates of biodiversity-safeguarding projects.  It’s always a thrill to visit the Slow Food Movement precinct and hear about the amazing things they do across the globe.