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# 04.9 – TGWT of Italy: Lazio and Campania (S1)

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# 04.9 – TGWT of Italy: Lazio and Campania (S1)

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The Grand Wine Tour of Italy: Lazio and Campania (Roma to Roma)

Private Tour with Wine Expert

The Grand Wine Tour of Italy is a journey within a journey. From the renowned Italian Journey by Goethe it takes some key elements, such as the slow and experiential style of travelling, which will allow participants to discover “off the beaten tracks” Italy, Ancient Rome classicism, Italian fine arts and local food & wine traditions.


We will look at some of the traditional destinations of The Grand Tour through the eyes of some very famous artists and writers, who visited the same destinations in the 18th and 19th centuries, as an integral part of their journey of a lifetime to receive a wide on-site informal cultural education.


With the educational support of our wine experts, we will cross six Italian Regions to retrace history and geography of Italian Fine Wine. They will accompany the tour, helping participants understand the distinctive wines of each region, the local vine varieties and the specific characteristics of soils and styles of vineyard plantation, that make each wine unique.


We will visit a selection of particularly relevant wineries for their excellent and world-wide renowned wines as well as for the high standards of hospitality services and experiences they provide. Their experts will lead the guests through the history of the wineries, the vineyards, the vinification and the fining cellars and the prestigious company estates and historic houses. With a bit of luck, we will have the chance to meet the descendants of the founders, who still carry on this wonderful adventure.


Food & Wine, Fine Arts, Cultural & Natural Heritage, along with authenticity of places and people will be at the heart of The Grand Wine Tour of Italy experience.


We will discover the world-famous Italian sparkling wines where they are born, different grape varieties, which made Italian wine famous in the world, and a special selection of local vine varieties, particularly significant for their special symbiotic relationship with the soils from which they originate and with the traditional cusine they are paired with. We will have direct experience of all this thanks to a careful selection of Italian fine trattoria & osteria, which elegantly develop the local food traditions.


The great art of Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, opera theatre history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala in Milano, the stunning archeologic site of Pompei, sea, valley and hill landscapes, along with the Northern Italy Lake District will be some of our destinations.


To round off a unique experience, we will often stay overnight in historic houses, we will enjoy tasting lunches at the wineries, to directly experience the wine pairings, we will enjoy the Italian Cultural and Natural Heritage through some outdoor experiences.


The transfers as well will be part of the experience. On board our luxury minivan with driver, you will be also accompanied by our experts, to get the opportunity of gaining a deeper knowledge of the wines and the different experiences of the day. Do not forget to keep an eye out the window: the scenery will change at any turn!


Also during your free time, your tour leaders and local guides will be delighted of being at your disposal to give specific advice on the best local experiences and opportuinities.


To guarantee the best quality service, every tour will welcome at most ten participants. We look forward to accompanying you through this new and wonderful adventure.


The Grand Wine Tour of Italy is developed in collaboration with The Grand Wine Tour Association, to create a unique experience. It is the result of decades-long experience of its organizers in the cultural and food & wine tourism industry. Italy Destinaiton by Paltours and The Grand Wine Tour Association are the perfect combination to create your memorable tour.



Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights



Transfers: Private Mercedes minivan with driver

Number of participants: small groups up to 10 people


Discover the whole The Grand Wine Tour of Italy portfolio, departing from Milano, Bologna, Roma, Napoli


The Expert Guides of The Grand Wine Tour of Italy


Antonio GrimaldiWine has always been an important part of his life. It all began when as a child he used to follow his father in the little family cellar in wintertime. Therefore, it was very clear what field he would have chosen for his education: Wine Science. This decision brought, obviously, to a series of simple and straightforward consequences: Bachelor in Agriculture Sciences (University of Firenze, Italy), PhD in Wine Microbiology (University of Adelaide, Australia) and then Master in Wine Marketing (University of Piacenza, Italy). To complete the picture he also got a professional diploma as a Wine Sommelier.  Wine consultant, cellar winemaker, export manager, sales agent, wine tour guide: there is not a single aspect of wine that he has not explored.


Claudia Tacchino: After graduating in Philosophy in 1998, she attended an MA – Master in Arts & Culture Management at SDA Bocconi in Milano, where she started her career as a teacher and researcher in Arts Management (1999-2015) and where she was appointed coordinator (2004-2008) and director (2009-2014) of an MA – Master in Performing Arts Management. In 2014 she spent a semester at New York University as visiting scholar. In 2015 she moved to Lake Iseo, where she started consulting Guido Berlucchi Winery in Franciacorta on hospitality management and events. She teaches Arts and Event Management at SantaGiulia Fine Arts Academy in Brescia, where she launched in 2019 a Master programme in Management of Arts, Heritage and Cultural Tourism. She has also attended the three-level training course to become a professional sommelier at AIS – Associazione Italiana Sommelier di Brescia.

Quote di partecipazione (*)

Fees 2022 – 2023

Fee: 1.820 euro  Single room extra fee: 290 euro


(*) Per person with double occupancy.

The Fees include

  • Wine expert Guide for the entire tour;
  • Private transfers with driver and Mercedes Minivan for the entire tour;
  • 3 winery guided tours;
  • 3 nights in hotels, historical houses, charme hotels, boutique hotels, with overnight stay and breakfast;(**)
  • 2 private lunches and wine tastings at the wineries, wines included;
  • 1 lunch in Italian restaurant or fine “trattoria” of the local tradition;
  • 1 dinner and wine tasting in a winery, wines included;
  • 1 dinner at the hotel;
  • 1 technical tasting guided by our sommelier wine expert;
  • Guided tour of Amalfi and Ravello;
  • Entrance and guided tour of Pompeii Archeological Site;
  • Transfer with high speed train Napoli – Roma (1:15 h);
  • Porterage service at the hotels;
  • Italy Destination by Paltours assistance;
  • Globy Incoming Insurance.

(**) Hotel details in the Tour Plan or similar of the same or superior category.

The Fees do not include

  • Everything not mentioned in The Fee Includes.

Esigenze Alimentari Specifiche

Italy Destination by Paltours staff will make any effort to guarantee food special needs. However, it may happen that they can not satisfy every single request. All the particular dietary requests have to be advanced along with the reservation.

Punto di Ritrovo

We will meet in the morning at the Roma Termini railway station, to leave by private minivan.


Book your tour or ask for further information:

Tel. +39 030 7400561


  • Bank transfer
  • Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express)
Payment Terms
  • 25% deposit upon booking.
  • Final payment 30 days before the date of departure.
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 60 days before the date of departure: 100 euro.
  • From 59 to 30 days before the date of departure: 25% of penalty;
  • From 29 to 15 days before the date of departure: 50% of penalty;
  • Less than 15 days before the date of departure: 100% of penalty.

# 4.9 Itinerary of The Grand Wine Tour of Italy: Lazio & Campania (S1)

“Poles are planted between the long, low rows of vines, and the brown grapes hang gracefully from the top, ripening in the warmth of the soil below”. (J.W. Goethe, Italian Journey, 1786-1788).

Food & Wine, Art & Cultural Heritage, Nature & Outdoor, combined with the authenticity of places and people, will be at the heart of The Grand Wine Tour of Italy experience.



Day 1: Lazio

Roma, Le Ferriere and Gaeta

    Private transfers with driver and wine expert guide
    Guided tour and private lunch and tasting at Casale del Giglio in Le Ferriere
    Visit to the Roman Cryptoporticus at Villa Ireland in Gaeta
   Private Technical Tasting Italian Rosé Classical Method in comparison
    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Villa Irlanda in Gaeta

We will leave from Roma towards Le Ferriere (LT) to visit the Casale del Giglio winery where we will have lunch at the family farmhouse. Casale del Giglio was founded in 1967 by Dr. Berardino Santarelli and is located in the Agro Pontino. This territory represented an environment to be explored from the point of view of viticulture. For this reason, the Casale del Giglio research and development project was launched in 1985, inspired by the wine-growing models practised in Bordeaux, Australia and California, which are comparable in terms of climate and soil characteristics. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and many others are the international grape varieties magnificently interpreted by these lands.

After lunch, transfer to the Hotel Villa Irlanda in Gaeta, accommodation in the reserved rooms and dinner at the hotel. The hotel is located on the ancient archaeological site of a Roman Villa with cryptoporticus, whose construction, dating back to the 1st century B.C., is said to have belonged to Marco Filippo, adoptive father of Emperor Octavian Augustus.

Before dinner, we will have a private technical tasting led by our wine expert. The focus of the meeting will be a tasting guide to Italian Classic Method rosé sparkling wines. Our sommelier will select a few wines for us from:

Among the wines from Lazio that we will taste during the day:

  • Some of the Italian most interesting interpretations of international varieties

Discover the whole The Grand Wine Tour of Italy portfolio, departing from Milano, Bologna, Roma, Napoli

Day 2: Lazio | Campania

Gaeta, Sorbo Serpico and Furore in the Amalfi Coast (UNESCO)

    Private transfers with driver and wine expert guide

    Guided tour of the Feudi di San Gregorio winery in Sorbo Serpico

   Tasting lunch at Marennà Restaurant (Michelin Guide)

    Guided tour of the Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore on the Amalfi Coast

    Sea view tasting dinner at Hostaria di Bacco Furore

  Overnight stay in sea view rooms at Bacco Furore Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Sorbo Serpico to visit the Feudi di San Gregorio winery with a tasting lunch at the Marennà Restaurant, noted by the Michelin guide for its quality cuisine, where the Chef offers creative tasting menus with references to the territory, in combination with the wines of the winery.

Feudi di San Gregorio is today an icon of the "Oenological Renaissance of Southern Italy" for its careful work in enhancing the value of native vines, the land and traditional Irpinian viticulture. It transcends the classic concept of the "cellar", turning it into "a place for meeting, confrontation, knowledge, meditation, a laboratory of ideas and culture, a place of welcome and refreshment". World-class professionals participated in the project: Japanese architect Hikaru Mori and Italian designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli.After lunch, we will head to the beautiful Amalfi Coast where we will visit the Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore. "The grapes that grow clinging to the rock of Furore are exposed to the magical action of the sun and the sea of the Amalfi Coast. In addition to the charm of the geometry of the winery's vineyards, there is the evocative cellar carved into the rock." At the end of the visit, dinner-tasting at the adjacent Hostaria di Bacco, splendidly overlooking the sea.

Overnight stay in the sea-view rooms of the Bacco Furore Hotel, a setting that surprises with its frescoed landscape. Opening the window of your room, you will find yourself projected from the green of the mountains to the blue of the sea of the Amalfi Coast.

Among the wines of Campania that we will taste during the day:

Day 3: Campania

Amalfi Coast (UNESCO), Pompeii (UNESCO) and Napoli (UNESCO)

  Private transfers with driver and wine expert guide

  Guided tour of Amalfi and Ravello (UNESCO)

   Lunch at the Raffaele Restaurant in Ravello

   Guided tour at the Pompeii Archeological Site (UNESCO)

  Overnight stay in sea view rooms at the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia in Naples

After breakfast we move on to Amalfi for a guided tour of the town. Overlooking the Amalfi Coast (UNESCO site) and dominated by the imposing Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi was one of the most powerful Maritime Republics between the 9th and 11th centuries and preserves wonderful monuments of Byzantine tradition.

We will move on to Ravello, the natural terrace on the Amalfi Coast, where we will have lunch at the Ristorante Raffaele, before continuing on to discover the ancient remains of Pompeii. We will be greeted by an authentic Roman City, destroyed and preserved at one time by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. We will relive the excitement of life at that time thanks to its domus, baths, marvellous frescoes and mosaics, amphitheatre and streets perfectly preserved since the tragic eruption. The Pompeii site was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

At the end of the visit we will transfer to Naples, where we will be accommodated in sea view rooms reserved at the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia, on the city's seafront. The hotel was designed in 1906 by the famous architect Giovan Battista Comencini in the Art Nouveau style. From its balconies you can admire an unforgettable view of Naples, its gulf, the "smoking mountain" of Vesuvius and, in the foreground, the majestic Castel Dell'Ovo.

Dinner at your leisure and overnight at the hotel.


Day 4: Campania | Lazio

Napoli (UNESCO) & Roma (UNESCO)

  Private transfer with driver to Naples Central Station

    Transfer to Roma Termini by high-speed train (1:15 h)

   End of tour

After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the station in Naples from where we will travel to Rome on a high-speed train. Return to your places of departure or continue to discover other wonderful destinations in Italy.

Goodbye and farewell!

Discover the whole The Grand Wine Tour of Italy portfolio, departing from Milano, Bologna, Roma, Napoli



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2 Regions, 8 destinations, 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 9 official wine denominations

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