Get exclusive access to master chefs and food artisans on a culinary journey through Italy designed to your needs.


Get exclusive access to master chefs and food artisans on a culinary journey through Italy designed to your needs.

Take full advantage of our organization and network on a bespoke food and wine trip through Italy. Dive deep in areas that address your needs. Meet producers, artisans, and chefs, including some of the most influential Italian food and wine industry figures, and begin forging new relationships.

For the last 15 years, food and wine professionals—from James Beard, World’s 50 Best and Michelin award-winning chefs, to leading hospitality groups, specialist retailers, importers, buyers, and food media—have relied on our network and know-how of the Italian food scene.

“If you ever find yourself in this lush land, seek out Livio and Kathrin as your guide as they are experts on farmers, butchers, fishermen, wine makers and chefs throughout Italy…”

—James Beard award-winners Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago


Completely tailored.

Whether you’re a chef, entrepreneur, food buyer, importer, journalist, or TV producer, we can tailor your trip to cover the food and wine areas you need.

Whether it’s meeting producers, visiting artisans, or sitting at the tables of influential chefs, we can develop an itinerary across Italy from the very north to its southernmost regions and islands.

One-on-one access.

We open up our network and invite you to the table of artisans, producers, and influential chefs on a one-on-one basis and help you take the first steps towards forging new relationships.

Go behind the scenes.

Take an inside look into the operations of artisans, producers, and master chefs. Taste their products, eat at their tables and get to know their kitchens and methods.

Fit to your schedule
any time of the year.

We understand that as a professional, your time is valuable. That’s why we tailor our trips to fit your schedule, any time of the year.

We can plan your days with multiple visits from one end of Italy to the other, covering the food and wine subject areas you need in the time you need.

“Whenever I plan a trip to Italy the first persons I call are not my travel agent, not my children nor my chefs, they are Livio and Kathrin. They are so in tune with the very heart and soul of Italy, that they are essential … To me there is no better traveling to Italy than with Zest of Italy.”

—Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Save time
and leave the trip planning to us.

We cover all the logistics to ensure every part of your itinerary counts with visits to hand-selected artisans, chefs, producers, and everything in between, including transport and accommodation.

Just get yourself to Italy, and we will take care of the rest.

Contact us for a bespoke food and wine trip to Italy


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