Date
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 - Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022
Hours
Tour 1: SOLD OUT! October 20 – 28 and Tour 2: November 1 – 9, 2022
Location

We are proud to present ZAP’s exclusive, customized Northern Italy travel offering! This package will be auctioned during our 2022 Winemakers Auction & Dinner, held on March 27, 2022. Whether or not you will be joining us to bid that night, you can reserve your spot now at a guaranteed reserve price.

When I reached out to Bob Biale, proprietor of Robert Biale Vineyards, to serve as our illustrious host, I already knew he loved traveling to Italy. Somewhere in my mind, I might also have known that Bob’s mom, Clementina, was raised near the town of Alba in Northern Italy. So, it was kismet when he chuckled and shared with me that, yes he knew Northern Italy and would be delighted to return to lead our group on a grand journey through the Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy provinces! 

ZAP has created an exquisitely curated wine and food Northern Italy adventure like no other. And, this is your opportunity to join Bob, and his wife, Wendy for 9 days and 8 nights of glorious pleasures of the table, surrounded by breathtaking panoramas, charming villages, and cultural heritage, complete with luxurious accommodations, private boutique winery visits, a cooking class, guided by a local food and wine expert and so much more!

A bit of inspiration for this Northern Italy tour comes from the American actor, Stanley Tucci (Italian on both sides) who went “Searching for Italy” and found culinary wonders from Bologna, Modena to Parma, looking for the best food of the land. We’ve taken this exploration to an entirely higher level with the addition of tastings at acclaimed wineries, a Michelin-starred restaurant dinner, truffle hunt, and sports car museum tour. You’ll also have plenty of time to wander the streets of towns and villages to shop, relax at a café, taste the most exquisite Parma Ham, aged balsamic vinegar from Modena and, of course delight in the succulent flavors of the season!

Italy has attracted awe-struck tourists for centuries. Chances are, if you’ve been to Europe, Italy was one of your first destinations. And, if you haven’t been, destiny awaits! 

Rebecca Robinson
ZAP Executive Director

How It Works

Due to the anticipated popularity of this tour, there are two trips planned with Bob and Wendy Biale. When you complete your registration form, please indicate your first and second date preferences. We are making a limited number of advance offerings available to secure your spot now, before the night of the Winemakers Dinner & Auction at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco on January 28. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-reserved basis with deposit.


Highlights

• Luxurious 4-star hotels in Alba (4 nights), Bologna (2 nights), and Verona (2 nights) with breakfast

• 6 gourmet lunches with wine

• 4 decadent dinners with wine, including at a Michelin-starred restaurant

• 12 tastings or activities, including truffle hunt, sports car museum visit, boat tour and cooking class

• Traveling companions, ZAP hosts Bob and Wendy Biale

• English-speaking guides and local transportation

• Each group will not exceed 20, plus Bob and Wendy

• Transfers to and from Milan

Exclusions, Options and Additional Details

• Airfare not included

• Any expenses not listed above

• Ability to extend travel through Food & Wine Trails

• Travel Insurance not included

$16, 848 for two*

*Single supplements available

More information including itineraries available at Food and Wine Trails 

October Itinerary:

https://www.foodandwinetrails.com/cruises/zapitaly_oct2022/

November Interary:

https://www.foodandwinetrails.com/cruises/zapitaly_nov2022/

Participating Wineries
Robert Biale Vineyards
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